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BMF’S Da’Vinchi Dishes on Love – It Ain’t La La + His Tough Childhood & the Hit Show | EURExclusiveWATCH

*The handsome Da’Vinchi of Starz’s “Black Mafia Family” fame is getting lots of buzz lately with his winning smile and hot chemistry with BMF co-star Lala Anthony.  He sits down with iHeart radio and EURweb Spotlight host Jazmyn ‘Jaz’ Summers to dish on it all.

You wouldn’t guess from his easygoing style that his life was pretty tough coming up. When he was just a teen his cousin was murdered sending his older brother spiraling into street life and eventually ending up in jail.

“I was always getting into trouble. A lot of people in the hood are faced with that reality. And it’s crazy ‘cuz growing up I was the baby brother. It was four of us in the house and I was like the good school kid too, but my brothers,  my cousins, and my family when they gravitated towards the streets I just followed right behind them.”

“Then at 13 years old, I went to court and a juvenile detention center and sh*t like that,” Da’Vinchi exclusively shared with EURweb.

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After his cousin was killed he began to look for other options.

“Poverty, street life was the norm.  But when my cousin got killed that was like, yo, what?” he said. “We would hear people dying every day in the streets. But it was never no one that was close to us, someone that’s coming to our house every day. Someone that’s family and that made me realize, yo, this is real,” he reveals to Jaz. “It was definitely a wake-up call and it for sure triggered something inside of me. It made me realize how ruthless people are on the streets. They don’t care about you and dying is really not something that is so far off. It could literally happen any second. ”

Da’Vinchi was born in Brooklyn, to Haitian parents and often endured being bullied so he would hide his nationality.

“Whenever you were a kid and your parents were from a different country, you’re automatically an African booty scratcher, you’re just a foreigner,” he says. “You’re fresh off the boat and they just gravitated towards picking on the foreign kids.”

His character in BMF is “Southwest T” Flenory, the other half of the two BMF brothers that built a multimillion-dollar drug empire.  Sometimes he struggles with the violence on the show,

“I’m here to speak on behalf of the work that I do just so I can explain I’m not trying to promote this violence,” Da’Vinchi says. “I would never try to do that because I come from that environment. I would never promote something that’s going to just kill us.”

He and his team are in the process of creating a mental health tour for students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other institutions.  He also tries to care for his mental health through therapy, prayer, morning phone breaks, and positive affirmations.

After roles on “Grown-ish,” “All American” and now “BMF,” life has changed dramatically for the 27-year-old, especially with the attention he’s getting from the ladies. However, Da’Vinchi denies dating his gorgeous 43-year-old co-star La La Anthony.  The question persists, though, after Lala and Da’Vinchi were spotted back in May 2022 hand-in-hand at a Mary J. Blige/Xscape concert.  La La was also seen attending his Broadway play “Thoughts Of A Colored Man,” and their chemistry is so hot on BMF, fans feel it must be real.  What do you think?  Are these two co-stars getting down?

“No,  I’m single. I’m single,” he emphasizes. And La La told gossip king Jason Lee: “I wouldn’t date a co-star. I think it gets complicated when you work with somebody and you’re in a relationship with them, it’s very hard to separate the two.”

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: La La Anthony attends PrettyLittleThing: Teyana Taylor Collection II New York Fashion Week on September 09, 2021, in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Getty Images for PrettyLittleThing )

Despite being single, Da’Vinchi says there is a special someone but he’s not in a committed relationship.

“I’m so focused on what I’m doing. But when I do go out, sometimes I’ll be like damn this is a lot. It’s a lot of attention but I’m focused on my destination. I gotta fulfill this agenda for my career.”

Now ladies, if you want to slide up in his DMs you won’t need a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) to capture his attention.  He shares with Jaz that he prefers the real thing.

“I’ll take the unique booty,” he jokes.

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More importantly, he wants “Someone that’s super down to earth, super humble, spiritual and she don’t gotta do too much. You know what I’m sayin’? We can go do something in sweats. Whether we’re in a park just talking, shooting the sh*t to chilling at a resort or in Greece.”  He wants his relationships to be about  “our communication and our sense of humor. It’s so good that we could be anywhere and we’re just having fun, not high-maintenance individuals.”

Da’Vinchi recently made history in the Broadway play “Thoughts of a Colored Man” written by playwright Keenan Scott II.

It’s dope cuz we’re making history. It’s the first time ever on Broadway there’s ever been an all-Black cast and a Black director and a Black writer. Wow.  It’s crazy.  You would think we’re further ahead than that but it’s the first time. So just to be a part of that, to go down in history as being the first to play this character is amazing. It’s based on seven emotions.  You have lust, love, depression, anger, passion, wisdom, and happiness. It’s like the Black man’s experience in America seen through these emotions. So it gets deep. It strikes an emotional chord.”

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What’s poppin’ on BMF?  The actor wasn’t spillin’ the tea but he did give us this little hint.

“It is going to get even crazier. I don’t even wanna say anything but something’s coming that’s so far left field that y’all going to be like, yo. That’s all I’m going to say. I’m always shocked who gets killed.”

 

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Right now Da”Vinchi is enjoying his success.

“I think I had humble beginnings and I understand that God has blessed me tremendously.  I understand how fortunate I am. I’m a needle in a haystack. My resume doesn’t match where I’m at right now in life. So I know God has really just put his hand on my life and really just made me accelerate. So I can’t let this success get to my head cuz I  know where I come from. I know that this is straight up God’s doing. So I don’t let the little Hollywood hype thing get to me.”

But the actor does admit.

“I guess it’s that time for me right now. I guess I’m a hot boy right now in the streets.”

Edited for clarity. You can catch the full conversation in the video immediately above. And please don’t forget to subscribe to  Jazmyn Summers’ youtube.  Spotlight edited by Patrick House films.

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