RED CARPET EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Hart ON "Let Me Explain" And APPRECIATING His FANS At The 17th Annual American Black Film Festival
TheYBF.com spoke with funnyman Kevin Hart at the ABFF red carpet premiere of his film Let Me Explain where he revealed to us why he documented his comedic tour and how much he loves his fans. See what he had to say inside and see Irv Gotti, Dwyane Wade, Omari Hardwick and Bevy Smith on the red carpet.
Over the weekend, Kevin Hart headed down to Miami for the red carpet premiere of Let Me Explain during the 17th Annual American Black Film Festival (which was sponsored by Cadillac). Held at The Gusman Theatre, the film was produced by Kevin Hart and CodeBlack Films. During his chat with TheYBF.com, the funnyman explained the origin of the film and why he decided to document his latest tour around the world. He told us,
"This is capturing a world tour aspect. These shows were huge...we we're doing arenas. But with everything that happened, I couldn't show my fans...because they weren't there. I think what makes "Let Me Explain" so amazing is that I take my fans on the journey I took this past year.
And as crazy and amazing as it was, I appreciate it more because I appreciate the ones who were there for me. And that's what it's about. It's like a fan appreciation. I think I've shown growth..."
During the film, fans gets to see Kevin take "Let Me Explain" around the country and overseas. He also shows clips from his sold out show at Madison Square Garden and touches on sensitive subjects like his divorce and if he dates brown girls or not.
Kevin also did a Q&A with CodeBlack Entertainment founder Jeff Clanagan where they spoke about partnering up to produce the film. He explained that he and Jeff financed the film themselves, and only accepted 4 million dollars from the studio to help distribute the movie.
Throughout the session, Kevin really stressed the importance of business and owning his own stuff. He also touted the power of social media and the downside of bootlegging.
He added that he hopes to do 5 seasons for "RHOH" and BET is exploring the option of taking the show overseas.
Also on the red carpet...
Dwyane Wade, who helped the Miami Heat to victory during the 2013 NBA finals, told us "I came to support a very funny and talented man." Following the premiere, Dwyane and Kevin linked up to host a party at DREAM with Baggage Claim star Terrence J.
Also, Omari Hardwick (shown above with his wife, who recently gave birth), talked to us about the July 2 premiere of "Being Mary Jane" with Gabrielle Union on BET. He explained that the show is great and Mara Brock Akil has done a wonderful job.
Irv Gotti talked about running into "Army Wives" star Ashanti and he said they're on great terms. He added that they'll always be linked for what they accomplished with her debut album.
Chris Spencer posed alongside Anthony Anderson and "The Wire" star Michael J. Williams.
"The Soul Man" star Wesley Jonathan posed for a few films.
Chicago Bulls baller Richard Hamilton came out to support Kevin.
Actress Salli Richardson Whitfield posed alongside her gorgeous husband Dondre Whitfield.
Spike Lee posed with ABFF Founder Jeff Friday and his wife Nicole.
Also, "Fashion Queens" star Bevy Smith talk to us about annoying fashion trends and said she's really over women wearing Christian Louboutins and thinking that "makes" their outfit. "You have on like a horrible cheap dress but if you have on a Louboutin you think you're doing the damn thing. You're not."
Others spotted on the red carpet were LeBron James, Terrence J, Mike Kyser, Spike Lee and Robert Townsend.
Following the premiere, Kevin posed with friends Anthony Anderson, Brian Dobbins and Chris Spencer before heading to Dream.
Video by Krystal Robertson/ New Media Mogul, Inc/Correspondent Adrienne Fleming
Photos via ABFF IG/Chris Spencer IG/Kevin Hart IG/Vince Harper for Cadillac