In what could only be described as wonder-lit, HBO, the stars of Ballers, and Trap Karaoke  took over uptown in ‘Queen City’ aka Charlotte, NC. BlackGirlNerds was there and I’m here to tell you, no detail was left to chance. Hosted at The Fillmore in Uptown, Charlotteans cheered and sneered during a screening of both the Insecure and Ballers season premieres.

I spoke with two of the stars of Ballers, the gentle giant Donovan Carter (Vernon Littlefield) and Jazmyn Simon (Julie Greane). We talked about all things life, love, and what it means to be a Baller.

BALLERS Season 3 premieres at 10PM ET/PT & INSECURE Season 2 starts at 10:30 PM/ET as part of HBO’s new summer lineup, following GAME OF THRONES at 9PM ET/PT.

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Kannapolis artist Shane Manier created two live paintings that will be gifted to the Freedom School Partnership in Charlotte, along with a financial donation from HBO.
Photo Credit: Caron LeNoir Jazmyn Simon is a dainty, cute force of nature. As kind as she is strong, watching her move through the crowd, people seem naturally drawn to her and her appreciation of their presence is genuine.
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Donovan Carter is quite the imposing figure. His success as Vern in Ballers is also his first foray into television. His energy, calm and fun, he melts into the crowd with ease.
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Charlotte loves Trap and TrapKaraoke loves the Queen City
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