Chris Rock – this year’s Oscars host is Essence Magazine’s March cover star and it’s the Comedian’s very first time gracing the mag’s front page. In the interview, conducted before the #OscarsSoWhite Diversity issue reached fever levels, Rock contemplates a diversity controversy and talks fatherhood after divorce as well as fame after reaching the peak.

“I was with Seinfeld the other day. We were like, what we got? Five years? Six years? Literally. That’s not saying making a living. It’s saying, how much longer do you have where people are going to care what you say?…” — Chris Rock, ESSENCE

Essence will continue to change the conversation in Hollywood with its 9th Annual ‘Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon,’ this year honoring Tracee Ellis Ross, Debbie Allen and Entertainment Lawyer Nina Shaw.

The March Issue hits newsstands on February 12th. For more on this month’s issue, visit

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