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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will center around Waithe as she dives into “the subtext of race, politics, class, gender, creativity, commerce, addiction and self-expression that goes into every pair — all told through the lens of characters who define the unique subculture that is on the verge of going mainstream.” The series will be produced by Boardwalk Pictures, the production company responsible for Netflix’s Chef’s Table and YouTube Premium’s Best Shot, with Waithe serving as Executive Producer.

We’re so excited to see an unscripted project from Lena Waithe, who’s already changed the game for queer people of color in Hollywood. Knowing her passion for sneakers and her ability to inject nuance into all her work, we can only imagine what she’ll dream up.

“I’m a part of a bigger machine. There’s a reason why Nike sends me kicks. Yes, they know I’m a sneakerhead, but they know I’m going to put them on,” Says Waithe 



You Ain’t Got These is set to premiere April 6 on Quibi, a new streaming platform, designed specifically for your phone. The series dives into how monumental the sneaker community has become and who is driving those sales. Episodes will feature the sneaker industry’s most important figures, including designer Kerby Jean-Raymond and NBA all-star Carmelo Anthony.

Waithe says there’s a reason why she tapped ballers like Anthony to be on her show.

“I think hip-hop and sports go hand in hand. There’s a respect level between athletes and rappers,” Waithe notes. “It’s different elements where these people are larger than life that sometimes society forgets that they’re Black. The Black community does not. We know that those people are icons no matter what.”



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