New York rapper Nas is celebrating some serious Black excellence. The hip-hop veteran went online this week to applaud his cousin and Hollywood superstar Yara Shahidi on securing a major ABC Studios deal.
Nas Salutes Yara Shahidi
Heading into Wednesday, Nasir Jones went to his Instagram page to shout-out Shahidi. The Queens legend shared a headline revealing Yara and her mom Keri would form a production company together.
“I am in Awe of these two Women! Can’t wait to see how they continue to change the game! Cheers 🥂 @chocolatemommyluv @yarashahidi 7th Sun Productions. Wisdom at work” -Nas’ Instagram
According to reports, Yara signed an overall deal with Disney Television Studios. Her new joint company 7th Sun is expected to develop scripted and unscripted programs for ABC Studios.
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with my home family, ABC Studios, in this exciting next chapter, alongside my family,” Yara Shahidi said in a statement. “It’s exciting to add our production company to the roster of my peers and mentors who are also actively committed to sharing meaningful stories.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
Wait, There’s More
Back in February 2020, Nas’ daughter Destiny Jones gave Yara a major shout-out. She welcomed Shahidi into her 20’s with a 20th birthday message.
“Happy Birthday Lil Sis/Cuz @yarashahidi 💕 Welcome to the 20’s club!!! You are brilliance, intellect, empathy, and sunshine all wrapped up inside the cutest little human!!! I love you forever. (P.S. I’m still down to teach you how to drive, but I understand your hesitation 🤣😩). 🎁🎉” -Destiny Jones’ Instagram
Before You Go
Before enjoying her 20th birthday, Yara made sure to gear up for the major milestone. She shared a bunch of throwback pics of herself tot he masses.