Angela Bassett Checked In On Ariana DeBose Over DM After Viral BAFTAs Performance

Angela Bassett did it. The actress opened her BAFTA Awards last weekend after the huge criticism her musical her medley received, she sent Ariana her deboss her DM to make sure she was okay. .


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‘I sent her a DM last night,’ said Bassett variety The red carpet for the NAACP Image Awards Saturday night (February 25th). “She did. It was beautiful, it was beautiful, it was beautiful. I just wanted to make sure she was okay because I got her attention, and she’s A-OK.”

DeBose — last year’s BAFTA Best Supporting Actress winner west side story — Returning to this year’s awards ceremony, she opened the show on February 19 with a rap performance inspired by the female nominees of the year, including Bassett, who was perhaps the subject of her most talked-about lyric.

“That was the challenge. It was like, ‘Come celebrate the ladies,’ and I was like, ‘Absolutely!’ We did it and it was fun. I’m not going to lie, it was a lot of fun,” DeBose told BBC Radio 2. Zoe Ball breakfast show.

But before DeBose could talk about it, she came under fire with sarcastic criticism and memes for her performance, and deactivated her Twitter account.

BAFTA producer Nick Bullen also came to DeBose’s defense, stating: i absolutely loved it. Everyone I spoke to who was in the room absolutely loved it. She was a huge star and she was amazing.”

Watch a clip of Bassett talking about DeBose on the red carpet below.

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