August 27, 2018

Remember Janine from 'House of Payne'? She's now 38 & stuns in strapless jumpsuit in recent video

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Demetria McKinney, known to most of us as the drug addict-turned-career woman in “House of Payne,” put her enviable curves on display as she served a series of poses in a new video. She turns 38 today, but McKinney can easily pass for someone younger.

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McKinney posed up a storm as the camera captured all her angles in a 360-degree maneuver. She stood against a backdrop of “Black Music Honors” and stunned in a strapless black jumpsuit that hugged her curves just right.

Palming a black clutch, the actress who plays “Tamara Calloway” in “Saints & Sinners,” displayed her playful personality in the video, sticking out her tongue and flipping her side-swept curls at various times during the recording.

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HOW DOES SHE DO IT ALL?

Despite her busy schedule as a singer and an actress, plus the fact that she’s also a single mom-of-one, McKinney recognizes the importance of striking a balance:

In a 2017 interview with Chicago Defender, while she was on a musical tour, the “Superstition” actress advised:

“It’s funny; it’s just a testament to what’s for you in God’s time. It’s also about not being upset or stressed out about stuff—it’s human. But you got to kind of let things go.”

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WHAT DID MCKINNEY LEARN FROM MUSIC LEGEND, MICHAEL JACKSON?

Speaking further about how she maintains an equilibrium between her career and personal life, McKinney explained:

“I would really love to take this wig off and sit [sic] it on the headrest as if it were my bestie. …But those moments where I used to be able to of walk out looking any kind of way, being any kind of way and acting silly in public, I have to be aware of this. To understand there’s consequences, and everything that comes with fame comes with a consequence. There is no way around it. Michael Jackson led a very private life for a reason. Beyoncé is private about her life for a reason because you still want to shield those things that are super important to you.”

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And the “Easy” singer does know what she’s talking about. She has successfully kept her 19-year-old son away from public scrutiny, rarely posting photos and videos of him on social media.

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WHAT DOES SHE SHARE WITH THE WORLD?

Privacy nonetheless, McKinney has always been open about the struggles that trailed her path to success in a bid to encourage her fans and other young girls. From being sexually harassed by her stepfather to being homeless and physically abused by a boyfriend, the “Bobbi Kristina” star knows what it is to persevere and overcome.

With her reprisal of “Janine” in “The Paynes,” her roles in other productions, and the take-off of her music career, the sky is only the starting point for Demetria McKinney.

Happy birthday McKinney!

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