Watch Rosie Perez Tell Desus And Mero How She Discovered J.Lo And Knew She Would Be Famous All Those Years Ago

“He said, “I want to talk to the girl with the accent,” and I got pissed off and grabbed the phone and was like ‘Yo, what the fuck?'”

Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate Rosie Perez was on “Desus & Mero” this week and she was stunning, sporting her famous curls and flashing her dimpled smile under a hat only she and Pharrell have enough swag for. But don’t get it twisted — she’s from Brooklyn — Rosie will put you in your place if she has to. Several times, she had to give Mero the “don’t play with me” look. They’d laugh and carry on, but her ability to check these two when their questions got out of hand will remind you of your tia who you know better than to mess with.

They asked some great questions, which led to Perez telling the story of how Spike Lee “discovered” her. She also recalled how the famed director asked Public Enemy to write a song for her to dance to and how that song ended up being “Fight The Power.” Yes, the same “Fight The Power” that made the title scene from “Do The Right Thing” an iconic moment in dance, cinema, music, hip-hop, and civil rights.

Perez also discussed Harvey Weinstein and what it’s like being a survivor of sexual assault. Perez described how difficult it was to overcome the guilt she carried after her assault: “Over time, all of sudden, you go, ‘Fuck that shit, I didn’t do nothing wrong.’”

The 53-year-old actress also spoke about her new NBC series, “Rise,” where she plays a bounty hunter. Have I used the word iconic yet to describe her? Because Rosie Perez is iconic.

Check out the extended cut of their interview to see Perez mean mugging something serious.

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Gina Rodriguez Went Right For Rob Gronkowski's Manhood In This Rap Battle Because He Made It Too Easy


Gina Rodriguez Went Right For Rob Gronkowski’s Manhood In This Rap Battle Because He Made It Too Easy

Rob Gronkoswki never had a chance against Gina Rodriguez.

TBS has a new show called “Drop the Mic” that has celebrities going head-to-head in rap battles, much like “Lip Synch Battle” except this show trades lip-synching for freestyles. This week, Gina Rodriguez went up against New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and the poor man didn’t know what hit him. Gronkowski was the first to go and he started to crash and burn right after his first sentence. He did have a couple good digs during his first verse, though.

“Gina’s always bragging about how she’s good at rapping so let’s hope she’s better at this than acting,” Gronkowski raps. “You’re an uglier Betty and I wish you’d stop. I can tell that you’re a virgin because you never came out on top.”

Rodriguez was quick to put Gronkowski in his place and then acknowledged that she owned him. #Legend


In the second round, Rodriguez did not hold back and really just laid into Gronkowski. This is when the rap battle really gets interesting.

“Gronk, you can barely talk. ‘You Tarzan, me Jane.’ Your success is impressive, you did it with no brain,” Rodriguez raps. “He says he’s never spent his salary because he’s thrifty. You’re 27 years old. You don’t look a day over 50.”

Gronkowski raps about being a Super Bowl winner, which is cool and all, but Rodriguez clearly wasn’t having it. After another round of him talking about his athletic accolades, Rodriguez went in for the kill.

“I went to NYU in search for better knowledge. University of Arizona, that’s barely a college,” Rodriguez raps. “You won the Super Bowl but had teammates for help. A won a Golden Globe. B*tch, I did that shit myself.”

And with that, Rodriguez dropped her mic and walked off.


Sorry about your luck, Gronk. You should have known that Rodriguez, who played a rapper in the movie “Filly Brown,” was going to bring the fire to this rap battle.

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