Porsha Williams And 9 Other Well-Known Ladies Who Weren’t Afraid To Shoot Their Shot At Famous Men

March 12, 2018  |  
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Shoot your shot


Social media has changed the way that we date. That is a fact. It’s also changed the confidence we have when we try and play the dating game. People who may have never had the self-assurance to approach someone in person and flirt are getting up the nerve to slide into DMs, comment boldly on posts and shoot their shots on social media in the most interesting ways. It’s like there is less of a risk because it’s online.

But it’s not only the fellas who are shooting their shots. There are also some well-known women who aren’t too proud to mack. Take Porsha Williams for example. The RHOA star, like many of us, can appreciate the beauty of actor and singer Rotimi, but she decided to let him know that she sees him:

And while most outward flirtation doesn’t really lead to much success in Hollywood (a number of women have had their light advances rebuffed), sometimes it’s just worth it to playfully put yourself out there. Honestly though, what’s the worst that could happen?

Check out nine other well-known women who understand this and weren’t afraid to shoot a jump shot at famous men — and sometimes women, too.

Tiffany Haddish

She’s made it clear on more than one occasion that Michael B. Jordan could get it. As she recently told ET, she’s sure her efforts will pay off.

“I haven’t gone on a date with Michael B. Jordan yet,” she said. “It’ll happen. I’m pretty sure he get me. I’m pretty sure he get the picture.”

Sherri Shepherd

Sherri was not afraid to shoot her shot in the form of a hug that caught Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman by surprise. Truth be told, he looked like he was into it.

Keke Palmer

The actress and singer said last year that when it comes to dating, “You don’t have to feel like your sexuality has to be this or that.” With that in mind, she wasn’t shy when it came to shooting her shot at Detroit rapper Kash Doll.

Nischelle Turner

While visiting with Steve Harvey recently, ET reporter Nischelle Turner shared that she tried to make a move on rapper Common after the two flirted with each other on more than one occasion. However, it didn’t go as planned.

“Ok, listen. I finally got up enough nerve to ask Common out for coffee,” she said. “Because we had been playing this reindeer game for a minute of you know, flirt, ‘Hey, hey, hey.’ And he had started dating someone already.”

“I’m seeing someone” is not necessarily a rejection! And now that he’s back on the market, she might still have a chance…

Apryl Jones

A new, cute hairstyle will have you feeling quite frisky and ready to risk it all out here. Just ask Apryl Jones. The beautiful mother of two (and ex of singer Omarion) showed off a new hairstyle — and her appreciation for Michael B. Jordan — in an Instagram Live video.

Bresha Webb

Actress Bresha Webb went viral when she tried to get Drake, who was DJing at a Golden Globes after-party, to dance with her. And even though he quickly passed on the opportunity, she had no regrets.

“Listen, I’m on The Shade Room for asking Drake for a one dance,” she said. “All I wanted was one dance. It was my favorite song. I could be on The Shade Room For a lot of things.”

“I wasn’t asking for his number. I wasn’t asking to smash,” she added. “I was in a happy place.”


Who could forget when Rihanna made NFL player Mychal Kendricks her Man Crush Monday? And while he was interested in connecting when word got out about her post, she decided to pass on the player. Cold blooded.

Teach us your ways, Rih!

DomiNque Perry

While she claimed she was joking, the Insecure actress told a very elaborate story about the time she tried to flirt with her handsome co-star, Jay Ellis.

“I have this thing I do where I do these googly eyes. I have big eyes so they work for me,” she said. “And I was giving him these googly eyes and he’s tall and I’m only 5’1″ so I was like, ‘Oh, this is really going to work! We’re going to hit it off. We’ll just get married and live happily ever after.’ I’m just kidding [laughs]! But I was like, it’s going to work. I remember just staring at him and giving him the googly eyes and he kind of looked at me and was like, ‘Why are you looking like that? Are you ok?'”

Issa Rae

Issa Rae has never been shy when it comes to her love of Drake. She’s talked about it more than once, including in the pilot episode of her HBO hit, Insecure. And at the same Golden Globes after-party that Bresha Webb was slightly curved at, Rae and her friends called out to “Zaddy” Drake while he was spinning the hits.

So imagine her confusion when stories started to surface claiming she rejected any advances on his part. Issa took to social media to rewrite the title of one of those stories from E! Online, saying that her love for Drake is as strong as ever and she would be down for whatever:

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