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WOKE HISTORY: "Big Lez"

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Leslie "Big Lez" Segar

Leslie Segar, better known as "Big Lez", is a living legend and a pioneer in hip-hop, dance, radio, and television. During the 1990s Lez choreographed several hip-hop music videos and also appeared in videos for Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and LL Cool J. Big Lez was the first and only female host on BET’s Rap City from 1993-1999. She hosted radio shows for New York City’s HOT 97 and Atlanta’s V-103. Over her the years she has conducted interviews with some of professional sports and Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Matt Damon, and Shaquille O'Neal. A fitness guru, she has also been the personal trainer for Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mary J. Blige.