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Jeremy O. Harris on "Slave Play," breaking Tony records and Black artists in America


Jeremy O. Harris shocked Broadway with his provocative debut “Slave Play” -- and then found the work embraced with a record-breaking 12 Tony nominations in 2020. The controversial and charismatic playwright explains his approach to art, race and creative inspiration in this extended interview, at an inflection point in his young career. Harris also shares his thoughts on Drake, Rihanna -- a noted fan of “Slave Play” -- why he would never try to be the "next" Toni Morrison, “the white gaze” in art, and why he began making quirky "coronavirus mix tape" art online this year. This is the newest installment of “Mavericks with Ari Melber,” a series of interviews with artists, musicians and cultural icons. Warning: this video contains some adult language.