Michael Blackson: “I am glad we waited to see it in theaters.”

Snoop Dogg, Lil Duval, Gary Owen, Matt Barnes, Danny Trejo, Luenell Campbell, Too Short and Michael Blackson were just some of the many celebrities who attended the “Meet the Blacks 2″ movie premiere in downtown Los Angeles last night.

Snoop and Michael

The sequel to writer/director Deon Taylor’s indie film, the event is the first film premiere to take place at LA’s Regal Cinema since the lockdown last year. Calling it a labor of love, Taylor, who introduced the film, shared with audiences his arduous journey of getting the film made. “I am proof that God works. I was told ‘no’ so many times and so for me this night is special as I get to finally share the movie with you.”

L-R; Michael Blackson, Lil Duval and Deon Taylor

”The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2,” sees the return of comedy superstar Mike Epps who is forced to face off with a neighbor from hell after relocating his family from California to Georgia.

Lil Duval, Alex Henderson, Zulay Henao, Bresha Webb and Michael Blackson who starred in the first movie are back in this sequel and for Blackson, who plays a Vampire Slayer, it was certainly worth the wait to see it on the big screen.

Michael Blackson

”It’s been two years since we shot the movie and I am glad we waited till the pandemic was almost over so we could see it in theaters instead of giving it to a streaming service,” he said. “Luckily, we did jokes that are still relevant today and they were not timely,” adds the actor/comedian. “I am back, and I am in it for more than two minutes. Usually, every movie I’ve done I am a two-minute man, but you are going to get at least 45 minutes of Michael in this film and it’s going to be fun.”

Also starring Tyrin Turner, Andrew Bachelor and Katt Williams as the new neighbor Dr. Mamuwalde, “The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2” is out in theaters June 11.

Samantha Ofole-Prince is a Los Angeles based journalist and movie critic who covers industry-specific news. Follow her on twitter @samanthaofole – Photos by Arnold Turner Eclipse Content/for Hidden Empire

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