Oprah's Black Panther Party: Ryan, Chadwick, Michael, and the Best Cake Stedman Ever Had

Actress/producer Oprah Winfrey (L) and businessman Stedman Graham attend the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
Photo: Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images)

Remember when Forrest Gump said, “Sorry for ruining your Black Panther party” at the end of one of the most hilarious scenes of his titular film? Well, that line wouldn’t be uttered at Oprah’s party, because her party (for the film, not the organization) was apparently perfect.

As Vulture reported, Oprah hosted an exclusive party to honor Black Panther’s Golden Globe nominations. The billion dollar-grossing film is nominated for Best Original Score and Motion Picture - Drama.


When the Marvel film premiered in February, her official review consisted of one effective adjective, according to The Hollywood Reporter: “Phenomenal!”

“A beautiful night in Wakanda!” the media mogul captioned her Instagram photos from the celebratory fête, posing with Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman and Ryan Coogler.

At the gathering, Oprah reportedly read the very letter she first sent to Disney CEO Bob Iger, whom she lovingly calls “Bobby.” Because wealthy people shit.


As we know, good food is an indication of a good party, and while Oprah’s known for hiring the best caterers, she also has Jordan’s mama to thank, since Killmonger’s mother came through with a homemade rum cake. The next morning, Stedman gave it a rousing review.


“I tried to tell you guys Ma Dukes @dj_kree8tive has the BEST rum cake in the world,” the Creed II star wrote on his Instagram repost from Oprah’s page. “I have to figure out a way to let all of you try it.”


Why, yes. Yes you do, MBJ.

“It’s probably the best cake I’ve ever had, I have to tell you. This is incredible,” you can hear Oprah’s main man gush, as he slices into the “soft and moist” cake.


I just have one question: Stedman, you going to eat all of that rum cake, or nah?

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Tonja Renée Stidhum

Staff Writer, Entertainment at The Root. Sugar, spice & everything rice. Equipped with the uncanny ability to make a Disney reference and a double entendre in the same sentence.