The Black girl inspo behind Betty Boop
It’s Day 3 of Black History Month and my sista Maryam Basir is schooling us on the TRUE origin of the Betty Boop character. Maryam and I have been real-life friends for double-digit years now. In fact, I met her at a casting for a hair commercial. I recall our 1st time speaking, I said, Hey! You’re the girl on the hair ads!” She booked that gig, I didn’t LOL. She has been always been a working model and she has successfully transitioned into a movie star, most recently appearing on BET’s “Holiday Heartbreak”.