Jay-Z, Heavy D, Memphis Bleek Come Out For “Nutty Professor”

Jay-Z, Heavy D, Memphis Bleek, Samuel L. Jackson, Magic Johnson, Vivica A. Fox, and Ron Howard all came out Monday for the premiere of the Eddie Murphy comedy “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps.”

Unless you’re a card-carrying member of the Amish community, you’ve probably caught wind of the fact that Murphy takes on six different roles for the film with help of some heavy-duty prosthetics and special effects.

Murphy’s co-star, Janet Jackson, is let off a bit easier in the film, as she plays the colleague and fiancĂ©e of one of Murphy’s comedic creations.

“[Murphy]’s awesome. He’s such a wonderful guy,” Jackson gushed at the premiere. “He’s a comedic genius. It was so pleasant working with him every single day. It was a lot of fun.”

During his pass along the red carpet Monday night, Murphy returned the compliment, saying, “She’s real sweet and talented. Everything
you’d expect her to be.”

The film hits theaters on Friday, and the movie’s soundtrack (which features Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, DMX, Method Man, Redman, Eminem, R. Kelly, and others) is already in stores.