The first time I ever heard of Laurieanne “Boom Kack” Gibson is when she appeared on Diddy’s “Making The Band” and informed promising pop stars to stay on top of their game because, “There’s a batch full of new kittens ready to lick that milk.” If her recent interview with HelloBeautiful is any indication, she’s ready for the claws to come out in what she thinks is a stale state of affairs in the entertainment industry.
She sat down with the site to talk her new show “Fake Off” and her thoughts on the mediocre entertainment scene.
She describes “Fake Off” as the “future of entertainment”:
“It is a cast of dancers, flying experts, illusionist and magicians. For example: when you see some of these Grammy performances or you see a MTV performance and someone may be flying or they’re using a black light or they’re using shadows and projection screens, you get to really understand how it’s done or why it’s not good or when they have a quick change or you can speak to the costume and the lighting.”
After a busy work schedule with the BET Awards and Nicki Minaj’s “Pinkprint” tour, Gibson will provide commentary during the show about what goes into performances at awards shows and big productions.
Gibson goes on to say that today’s millennials aren’t truly entertained anymore. She feels that most singing competition shows are identical and most people aren’t understanding the unique talent and ability it takes to really be an entertainer, because they’re merely “mimicking the idea of what it’s like to be live on stage”:
“Right now I feel like it’s mediocre. I feel like people are settling because you have access to social media where you can take a photograph and you can create something that you can’t do live. So there’s a disconnect. You can buy into a photograph, you can download a record but when you go to a performance you can’t fake it.”
“You can’t put on an outfit and be something that you think a pop star is.”
Gibson reveals that even in this time of mediocrity, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj are standouts because of their incredible work ethic.
“Fake Off” airs Wednesday nights on Tru TV, but Gibson makes it no secret that she’ll be patiently waiting for a call from Lee Daniels if he is ever looking for her to bring some “Boom Kack” to the “Empire” set. Check out the interview in its entirety over at HelloBeautiful.com.