"I'm exploring myself as an actor. I thought it was a good step toward my acting career." That how former B2K badboy Raz B—or, simply Raz, as he is now being called—describes to Clik magazine his role in last week's episode of Noah's Arc, where he played a gay, HIV positive young man.
Most Rod 2.0 readers should be familiar with many of the issues raised in the Clik interview—such as Raz's appearance at gay prides and being the subject of gay rumors. As we noted before, Raz says that he was attracted to the role because of the character's "positive message." In the interview, he passionately discusses the need for HIV prevention amoung black youth. "It's a sad situation when so mmany young people are infected with HIV. Especially [when it's preventable] and our youth try to ignore it. And now they start crying wishing, 'I would have.' "
By the way, this isn't one of our interviews. The article was written by Lloyd Dinwiddie of O1LT.com.
Previously:"Why Would Any Straight Man?" (Rod 2.0) Raz B Guest Stars on Noah's Arc (Jasmyne Cannick) Jody Watley on Black Homophobia (Rod 2.0) HIV Among Gay Black Men Will "Skyrocket" (Rod 2.0) Raz B Will Play Gay (Rod 2.0) Heart of Love (Rod 2.0) Trade Alert (Rod 2.0) Raz B Has Pride (Rod 2.0) John Legend and Cornel West (Rod 2.0) Ray J's One Wish (Rod 2.0) Taye Would Play Gay (Rod 2.0) A Conversation with Darryl Stephens (Rod 2.0) Rockmond Dunbar Joins "Noah" (Rod 2.0) Keith Hamilton Cobb Joins "Noah" (Rod 2.0)