BET and Cam Newton Team Up for Digital Talk Show ‘Sip N’ Smoke’

WESTWOOD, CA, USA - JULY 14, 2016: american football quarterback Cam Newton at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Awards 2016 held at the UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. — Photo by PopularImages

Cam Newton is taking his talents to the talk show world as host of a new weekly digital show for BET titled Sip N’ Smoke, the network announced Monday.

The New England Patriots quarterback will be interviewing celebrities, including Steve Harvey, 2 Chainz, singer-songwriter and actress Teyana Taylor, rapper Da Brat, former NFL wide receiver Devale Ellis and more on  the eight-episode series.

“As a sports figure, I don’t always get to shed layers and give people a glimpse of off-the-field Cam, so it’s cool to join the BET Digital family and host Sip N’ Smoke,” Newton said in a statement. “This series gives me the opportunity to put on for ATL, celebrate some of the people and things that inspire me and to create with my production company Iconic Saga.”

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Still from ‘Sip ‘N Smoke’ with Cam Newton and Steve Harvey. Credit: Courtesy BET PR
Still from ‘Sip ‘N Smoke’ with Cam Newton and Steve Harvey. (Credit: Courtesy BET)

“We’re excited to partner with Cam Newton on ‘Sip N’ Smoke’ and to continue serving our vast multi-platform audience with best-in-class topical coverage featuring our most popular personalities,” added Amy Barnett, senior VP and general manager of BET Digital. “BET Digital remains the leading African American entertainment and news brand by engaging millions of viewers every month with an award-winning slate of entertaining and informative content.”

Guests will be invited to sip and sample Newton’s private selection of cigars and cocktails while discussing their connections to Newton’s hometown of Atlanta, Black culture, life, and business.

Sip N’ Smoke is produced by Iconic Saga (Newton’s production company he co-launched in 2016) and Liquid Light Productions. Derrick Speight and Amber Mike serve as executive producers for BET.

The sit-down interview series will premiere on Wednesday, March 31 at 1 p.m. ET on BET.com and BET’s YouTube channel.

Watch a preview of the show below:

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