Lauren London says she was “apprehensive” about being a part of You People when she was first approached about it. The upcoming comedy from writer-director Kenya Barris stars the 38-year-old actress as Amira, and it chronicles her and her boyfriend’s (Jonah Hil, in the film) encounters with their respective families.
In a film reminiscent of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Amira (Hayden Panettiere) and Ezra (Jonah Hill) are living the good life until Ezra pops the question.
When Ezra’s overeager mother Shelley (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Arnold (David Duchovny), who is casually racist, meet Amira’s parents, Akbar (Eddie Murphy), and Fatima (Nia Long), things go horribly wrong.
London told Entertainment Tonight before the film’s streaming premiere, “Before doing the movie, I was just apprehensive [if] this a story I want to contribute to.” “I was just making sure that it was the kind of tale I wanted to help tell. Okay, but why her and him, I [also] probed.
Why? Because she was written with such chic flair and he was such a low-key schlub. It seemed to me that the reason these two were together was due to something deeper than the physical attraction we might have seen. Their meeting, bond, and the spiritual union was the point.”
In Light Of Nipsey Hussle’s Death, Lauren London Reflects On Her Own Romantic Relationships
London discussed her relationship with Hussle and her struggles with grief in a rare interview with Angie Martinez on her In Real Life podcast. If you ask London how she feels about love and relationships right now, she’ll tell you that it’s not something she wants or needs.
The host was surprised by her assessment that “many of them” (the relationships) were motivated by ego rather than love. That being the case, why in the world would I try to free myself from my ego by bringing myself into it while in such a delicate state?
Currently, I’m in a post-ego state. In what way could I possibly benefit from a second? Why? Should I interpret that to mean that something is missing from me? Does that imply that I’m acting inadvertently?
The Dating History Of Lauren London Is As Follows
Lauren had been with Nipsey Hussle, the father of her now four-year-old son, for a long time prior to his death in November 2019. A fan of the rapper’s popular mixtape “Crenshaw,” Lauren reached out to him on social media in 2013 to purchase some copies.
The rapper and Lauren followed each other on social media and eventually arranged to meet in person at his Marathon Clothing shop. She said in an interview with GQ, “I wasn’t dating anybody at the time or doing any of that.
After purchasing a couple of copies of ‘Crenshaw,’ he offered me a box of clothes, and that’s why we eventually connected. When I arrived at his shop near the intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson, he asked, “You want to hang out?”
Though we had spent the better part of eight hours chatting on the phone, this was our first time meeting in person. After weeks of hanging out regularly, I finally realized that we had never actually gone out to dinner and had a real first date. Easy, really, once I got past that initial hurdle. She continued, “It was so easy to incorporate each other into my life and vice versa.
Lauren and Nipsey had a blended family that included their son Kross, the rapper’s daughter Emani, and Lauren’s first son Kameron Carter from her relationship with fellow rapper Lil Wayne.
Lauren Has A Child With Lil Wayne, With Whom She Was Previously Engaged
Lauren London dated Lil Wayne on and off between the years 1998 and 2009 before she began dating Nipsey. Lauren, who was 15 when she met the rapper, discussed her breakup with Lil Wayne in a candid interview.
She went on to say, “I’ve known him for a very long time, and we were in a relationship that didn’t make it. We were engaged for a short time many years ago and tried numerous times to reconcile, but ultimately went our separate ways. Many assume they understand who the real “Lil Wayne” is based solely on their exposure to his stage persona. The father of my son is a wonderful friend who is smart, kind, and full of life. “That’s all there is to it.”
In addition to Lil Wayne, Lauren has been romantically linked to rapper Neef Buck and professional skateboarder Terry Kennedy. In later years, fans began to speculate that she was dating Trey Songz, a rumor she strongly refuted.
Lauren and Lil Wayne, both 40, have a son named Kameron, who was born on September 9, 2009. Although she rarely discusses her relationship with Lil Wayne, the actress did tell Skin Deep author Kathleen Cross that they first met when she was 15 and that theirs was an on-again, off-again romance.