Mike Epps joined Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee for another hilarious interview on The Breakfast Club. This time, Epps dished on his recent wedding and marriage to OWN Network Producer, Kyra Robinson, his latest Netflix Special, ‘Only One Mike’ and the release of his Renegade clothing line.
The Epps wedding took place at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, CA – with Snoop Dogg, T.I., Tiny, Doug E. Fresh, Tommy Davidson, DC Young Fly [and more] in attendance. Joining in on the festivities were Epps’ mother, his family from Chicago and cousins from Indiana.
It was said that Snoop missed the BET Awards to show out for Mike’s wedding and T.I. arrived in style to the festivities via helicopter. When asked about his reaction to his friends’ dedication, Epps stated, ‘I love ‘em man, I love them for that. I don’t really have a lot of industry friends, but the ones that I do have, they’re real guys. We just have real relationships like that. We ain’t out here proving to everybody we’re friends either. I been friends with them dudes, but nobody knows that cause we don’t really document it like that.’
When asked about the big day and if Epps had an active role in the wedding planning, he states, ‘Not at all. I was sitting there watching her [Robinson] stressing out and I’m like, Aw man, that’s what it do to you?’ Man the house was full of glitter. I got 5 girls and when they all get together it’s a real production.’
Now at the unnoticeable age of 50, Mike says he’s all about married life, ‘I like to be married, I don’t like to be single. I’m one of those guys – I like to come home to some structure, some food, someone to share my day with. I can’t date a whole bunch of women like that.’
The comedian reflects on his marriage to Robinson, ‘She’s a working black woman, you know; she loves to work, she’s good at her job, she knows what she’s doing. She gives me a lot of insight that I didn’t have because she’s on the producing side of television. It really works, man. That’s why I tell people – you’ve gotta find a good partner; somebody that can see eye to eye with you, understands you and you understand them.’
As an OWN Network Producer, Robinson has certainly made her mark in the entertainment industry. When asked if the pair have plans to team up on future projects, Epps states, ‘We executive produced the Social Awards on BET together. The awards are great; she came up with the idea, we formulated it, took it to Connie, Connie loved it, we’re on our third year doing it now.’
Epps’ latest movies include the upcoming film, ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ with Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes (releasing August 2019). The comedian has also recently appeared in ‘The Last Black Man In San Francisco’ – a pivotal film about gentrification.
During the interview, Epps also announced the launch of his new clothing line, Renegade.
‘Renegade is a clothing line I started with a partner of mine, London. Renegades are disruptors; people that just do what they gon’ do, how they wanna do it. I’m a renegade; I don’t play the game in the business; I don’t play the game with the industry. The industry is high school and I was not good in high school. Hollywood reminds me of a lunch room. That’s what Hollywood is and I ain’t ever sat at any one of the tables… I ain’t one of those honor roll students, but people like me and love me.’
There’s no denying that Epps has generated a mass following of loyal, day 1 fans. From his hit films to his unforgettable standup, Epps continues to reach and captivate worldwide audiences. Even in his 50’s, Epps stays on his grind, showing us all that he’s still just getting started.