Michael B. Jordan called out the reporter who bullied him in high school2 min read
Michael B. Jordan confronted one of his high school bullies during a recent “Creed III” premiere event “The Morning Hustle” radio show host Lore’ll revealed on a recent episode of her “Undressing Room” podcast that she attended high school with Jordan and was one of the many students who teased the aspiring actor over his name at the time.
“You know what’s so crazy? At one point in my life I was Michael B. Went to school with Jordan,” Lore’le said on the podcast (via NME). “And to be honest with you, we teased him all the time because his name was Michael Jordan. Let’s start, and he wasn’t Michael Jordan.”
“He also used to come to school with a headshot,” she added. “We lived in Newark, that’s the hood. We would joke with him, ‘What are you going to do with your stupid head shot!?’ And now look at him!”
Jordan and Lore’ll later met in person at the “Creed III” premiere. “We go back, Chad back to science [Academy] In Newark,” he told the actor.
“Oh yeah, I was the ugly kid, wasn’t I?” Jordan responded, calling him playfully.
“No, you didn’t hear me! I said we were joking about the name,” Laurel said.
“I heard that,” Jordan said. “I heard it. It’s all good. What’s up?”
Lore’le then admitted to the actor, “But yeah, [you are] Obviously killing things here…you’re not dirty anymore.”
“Creed III” not only marks Jordan’s third boxing champion Adonis Creed, it also marks the actor’s feature directorial debut. The sequel, which featured Jordan’s character opposite Jonathan Majors, won critical acclaim. diversity Film critic Wayne Glaberman called the film a “rock solid sequel” in his review, adding, “In a sports drama that feels like a thriller, Jonathan Majors once again proves his mettle as Adonis’ sinister friend-turned-boxing-nemesis… his Directed with impressive first-time flair by star Michael B. Jordan, the film is infused with a different flavor.”
“Creed III” opens in theaters nationwide on March 3.