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Nia Long Said That J. Cole Isn’t Too Young For Her and I Got Hype!

To say that Nia Long is a national treasure is an understatement. Long has been a part of most of our  lives since at least the mid-’90s, when she played Beulah “Lisa” Wilkes on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and when a visionary Ice Cube saw fit to cast her in cult classic Friday.

Thank you, Ice Cube.

And then there’s Love Jones. Because of course, Love Jones.

Since then, Long has been in movies, music videos, Target … other stuff, basically. Nia Long needs no introduction. We all know who Nia Long is. Because she’s gorgeous and has been for a very long time and we love her, especially within the hip-hop community. Hip-hop loves Nia Long; I’d wear that as a T-shirt and use it as a bumper sticker for my car.

This brings us to a recent sit-down interview she did with Larry King, who made it clear that if they were on a plane together, he’d spit his game and talk his shit. Larry King, you a dirty motherfucker. I respect it.

King asked her why hip-hop has taken such a liking to her, and she answered the question. Something about safe spaces, tranquilizers and growing up with the game or something. Honestly, I don’t remember. I spent too much time looking at how hot she is.

But the next line caught me off guard. King, whose playlist just might be more hard-body than yours (if I found out that King was an M.O.P. fan, I can’t say that I’d be surprised), asked her about J. Cole’s line from 2014 Forest Hills Drive standout “No Role Modelz,” where he said, “My only regret was too young for Lisa Bonet/My only regret was too young for Nia Long.”

To which Queen Nia responded: “He’s not too young; he just doesn’t know it.”

Scrrrr.

Look, I know she’s talking about J. Cole and not Panama Jackson, but when I tell you I almost got on Twitter to @JColeNC with, “Cole, you the man, b!!!! Nia Long is checkin’ for you!” like we grew up together. Nia Long—one of the few women whom girlfriends, wives and sidepieces alike might just “understand” if their man stepped to her—said, in so many words, that if J. Cole had shot his shot, he mighta, coulda had a chance.

I feel like J. Cole just won the lottery (AND was going to give me a cool million), and he probably already did win, because he recently got married. And I’m happy as hell for him (and her too and Nia who is also either engaged or married. Thanks Wikipedia.)

Twice. I’m happy that he’s married and I’m happy that Nia Long is like, “Naw, boo, you ain’t too young … you just don’t realize it.”

I could only be more hype if she had said those words to me.

On the flip side, it has to be a mental but-not-really-but-kind-of clusterfuck for Cole. Imagine, if you will, that he’s sitting at home, probably reading Better Homes and Gardens, sipping on a French vanilla chai latte (it’s what we light-skinned dudes drink when we’re in the privacy of our own homes), remarking about the latest news coming out of the Federal Reserve to his wife, who is feverishly writing down her best bars in hopes of making that guest appearance on a song that Cole promised if she could get her bars up.

His phone buzzes—a phone call, not a text, because this is the kind of news you call with, not text. His mans and ’em says, “Yo, Lightskint Jermaine … tell me you saw the interview Nia Long did with Larry King, fam. PLEASE tell me you saw it.”

Lightskint Jermaine: Naw, b. I’ve been in here making beats and writing bars. I don’t read Better Homes and Gardens at all.

Mans and ’em: What the fuck are you talking about? Shit. Who cares? Just google “Nia Long and Larry King” for me. Right now. I’ll wait. Don’t hang up. And don’t make any sudden movements after you watch it. How’s your wife? Good? Sweet. Don’t tell her what you’re doing, either. I’ll wait.

LJ: [Googles. Watches. Chokes on what could have been.]

Mans and ’em: BRUH!!! NIA LONG SAID YOU GOT A SHOT!!!

LJ’s wife: You watching that Nia Long interview? I saw that shit. Michelle Leslie Brown … you remember her? From 225th Street who used to play ball at the park? She sent it to me. That must be fucking you up. Don’t even think about it. She bad as fuck, though. I bet you wish you had that opportunity! Oh well, what do you want on your Tombstone, Pierre? That’s a double entendre, but I think you get my point. Hang up the phone, Jermaine.

LJ: Bruh. I … I … I’ll call you back.

I imagine his day went something like that.

Cole is probably a very happily married man. Clap for him. But Nia Long basically putting the ball in his court (and let’s be real, he’d probably fumble it; when women like Nia Long put the ball in your court, you’re 10 times more likely to blow it because you’re trying NOT to blow it) was a win for all of us. I don’t even know how, but it was. That’s how I feel right now.

Cole, you the real MVP.

And Nia Long, you are the reason the MVP award even exists.

Panama Jackson

Panama Jackson is pretty fly (and gorgeous) for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. He refuses to eat cocaine chicken. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future. You can hit him on his hitter at panamadjackson@gmail.com.

  • LadyIbaka

    I’d step to Nia and tell her how fine she is! I LOVE her with short hair. I mean she still fine with long hair, but FINER with that buzz cut.

    Larry King, please stick to what you do best interviewing. I shudder at the thought of him spitting game at anyone that is not over 90.

  • Skegeeaces

    Nia Long is ethereally beautiful.

    Soooooo….who’s gonna review “Keanu” with Key & Peele and talk about how amazing she was for the 5.876 minutes she was in the film- Panama or Damon?

    • panamajackson

      WHOA WHOA WHOA! She’s IN that movie???????????

      • Mika

        Yup!

        • KB

          I must go see it now. Had no intentions but since I’m a Stan of hers I must venture out.

          • KB

            I see that she’s also going to be in a new sitcom on ABC coming this summer. Yep, will be watching that. because Nia

          • Asiyah

            I’m going to see it because of the cat lol I’m so pathetic

            • IsitFridayyet?

              You’re not pathetic, the cat is the reason I want to see it also.

      • brothaskeeper

        Don’t spoil it! Let the info breathe like a fine Merlot.

      • Skegeeaces

        Um, YES, Negro!!! Get azz to theater to-DAY!!!!

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  • Brass Tacks

    “…who is feverishly writing down her best bars in hopes of making that guest appearance on a song that Cole promised if she could get her bars up.”

    That thought made me laugh something serious.

    Nia Long is beautiful. I would say more, but I’m trying to grow as a person…

    Bump that! 400% increase in traffic, eh? Hey, Hey, Nia!… If you’re reading this:

    I Love You, Boo!

    • Other_guy13

      “Nia Long is beautiful. I would say more, but I’m trying to grow as a person”…I understand the struggle.

  • chazb

    She is just so damn beautiful and gets better with time.

  • Mika

    She is still so pretty to me. Let me go drink some water.

  • -h.h.h.-

    this was the hope i needed in my life.

    Ms. Long (Nia, can i call ya Nia?):

    If You ever want to get Pizza in the West Village…I got you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_BdbKYW2-A

    • Excuse me miss, what’s your name, can we go, possibly… LOL

      • Tryce Taylor

        …. To the movies, to the park, I’ll have you home before it’s dark….

        Luther was always trying to get us to peep game on how to be gentlemen and ladies. ^_^

  • Cleojonz

    “Nia Long—one of the few women whom girlfriends, wives and sidepieces alike might just “understand” if their man stepped to her…”

    Nia Long has always been at the top of my husband’s list. I’d be that understanding wife. I think it’s because women actually like her too. You never hear of any diva-ish nonsense with her. She seems like she could be your homegirl.

    • Mika

      Word! Never ever heard anything remotely bad about her in the media. And she has been in the business a long time.

    • Women doooo like her.. like she seems like a sweetheart.

  • J Cole gotta be a h*e for the culture though. It’ll be more important than his rap career.

    • MsSula

      Not a h*e for the culture! Ha ha ha ha!

      • Jennifer

        Sounds classier when he says it that way, doesn’t it?

    • LadyIbaka

      He wouldn’t be able to handle Nia!

  • DBoySlim

    Man if Cole don’t get that three thang popping I’ll be so disappointed. Jermaine I need to live vicariously through you. You owe us man!

    • Other_guy13

      Owe us though…lololol

      • DBoySlim

        He needs to take one for the team. The team being every straight black male between the ages of 25 and 1000.

        • Other_guy13

          True

        • brothaskeeper

          *17. (The kids need to know what a real woman is like)

        • Sigma_Since 93

          If he does, I hope his prenup is tight.

          • DBoySlim

            His wife should understand. This isn’t a divorceable offense.

            • Sigma_Since 93

              We are talking about women and their feelings….

              • Question

                This clarification/reminder made me laugh.

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