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Gary Owen responds to being excluded from ‘Think Like A Man’ Essence cover

Gary Owen responds to being excluded from ‘Think Like A Man’ Essence cover

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Gary Owens isn’t here for the drama that others are attempting to pull him into.  He quickly shutdown rumors of feeling slighted by not being on the latest cover of Essence Magazine with the rest of his ‘Think Like A Man Too’ cast members.  Gary made it quite clear to The Jasmine Brand that it wasn’t a big deal or concern.

“You know what, I didn’t even think nothing of it, until it got brought to my attention and it’s very rare that all of us guys have been included in everything like whether it’s an interview or a magazine. Like, the last movie was Michael, Taraji and Kevin and that wasn’t a big deal, it just happened that they wanted 5 guys, and that’s the 5 they chose and I was fine with it because magazines know their readers better than I do. I didn’t look at it like a racial thing, I just looked at it like, ‘Okay, that’s who caters to their readers’. And I was happy that Will Packer got some shine because he’s the producer and some people were like ‘Why did Will Packer get on and not you or Jerry?’ Will Packer is the reason why all of this is happening so, for him to get a little shine, I’m all for it.”

He also wanted people to stop attempting to cause a rivalry between he and his teammate Kevin Hart because none exist.

I don’t like the ‘Is there beef between me and Kevin Hart?’ question because we’re both comedians in the movie and it’s not like that. We’re boys. I always say it’s like LeBron and D-Wade, we’re teammates. We get along great; he’s one of my friends. So, there’s enough for everybody and there’s enough in this movie where everyone can get their laughs.

Check out the full interview here.


And there you have it.  He understand the business and doesn’t take everything as a snub.  He just gave everyone a lesson on  how to stay in your own lane and out of industry messiness. Kudos to Gary!



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