Kanye West, Sttering K Brown

Musician Kanye West, left, and award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown, 41, were spotted out and about on the west coast on Monday. Kanye, 40, was all smiles outside his Calabasas office several days after the arrival of his newborn daughter, Chicago West, via a surrogate. The father-of-3 was in a jovial mood as he strolled past the paparazzi, wearing a blue plaid jacket with attached blue hoodie, dark grey pants and a pair of his Yeezy Season 2 crepe sole canvas combat boots (retail $550).

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Sterling K. Brown has lunch at The Palm in Beverly Hills

Sterling K. Brown grabbed lunch at The Palm in Beverly Hills, Calif., a day after becoming the first black actor ever to win a Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. The 41-year-old actor cried tears of joy over his latest achievement which comes two weeks after he became the first black actor in history to win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama.

Sterling K. Brown has lunch at The Palm in Beverly Hills

Last year, Brown also became the first actor to win an Emmy in 19 years. Some journalists questioned why black actors are just now being recognized for their skills in Hollywood.

"[O]h my god, how have these awards never gone to black actors before? How is this happening for the first time!?" asked Splinternews.com.

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  • Alicia.Ashe

    Loved Sterling since Army Wives.

  • Kanyade

    Happy for Sterling.

  • Ela

    Yes Army Wives was my ish.

  • bashi

    Ye looking very happy Family man

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Sterling deserves every award he gets.

    Kanye is a shell of the man that I thought he was. Still talented though.

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I'm so happy to see Kanye smiling. I heart Sterling. Amazing in his craft.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Love you Kanye. Be well.

  • Yardgirl

    Awww so nice to see Kanye smiling!! I love me some Sterling, he deserves all of the awards and more!!

  • iWasteTime


  • You Could Never

    If adding to his family makes Ye this happy Im here for it. Hardly EVER see him smiling and its nice to see.

    STERLING! We love you bro.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hey watz

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    The sellout known as Kanye

  • Carrington

    Is Sterling's tongue too long to lick with gawd, or what?

  • what?why

    Show me these two together - side by side! Kanye is superimposed onto a the pic of Sterling. my view

  • Ghost

    Yes! I forgot he was in Army Wives...I miss that show.

  • Ghost

    Love Sterling! So happy for him. Hope to hear some GOOD music from Kanye soon...

  • Shira Harding-James

    Sterling K Brown has been underrated for years!!! I became a fan during Army Wives in 2007.

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  • Shira Harding-James

    Yes yes! He’s been so underrated! That’s where I first remember him and he was amazing....hell that show was amazing!

  • cherrypie

    Was Army Wives really that good? Never knew anyone who watched it. Considering watching it just because of him. He's amazing in This Is Us and was amazing in the OJ Story also.

  • cherrypie

    I just scrolled down. Several people have said its a great show. I'm going to check it out.

  • Shira Harding-James

    It won’t disappoint

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • Shira Harding-James

    I enjoyed it because it really captured what being a military spouse and active duty personnel was really like. More accurately then most of these other shows in my opinion. It had a big military spouse following but ended right when it was getting good, 2013 I believe.

  • pure_rachet

    Looks like they are ready for a sweaty sultry hook up.

  • Kayke

    I haven't gotten through an episode of This is Us without tearing up! Happy to see Sterling shining.

  • tintin

    tearing up or saying awwww, that's so sweet

    the writing on this show is phenomenal.

  • tintin

    Kanye is in such good spirits nowadays

  • more

    I don't understand why he look so jolly in these pictures but when you actually see him around his family he looks either sad or distant??

  • cherrypie

    Thank you! I will definitely check it out.

  • what?why

    The pic looks fake - took two separate pics and put into one. All the other pics are just 1 person.

  • Congrats

    Congrats to him! I don’t watch that show but I’ve heard about it.

  • Trace da Ace

    Congrats to both of these men!!!! So happy to see Kanye with a smile on his face....now all we need is some new music....the GOOD Kanye music...not that cray cray mess he was doing....also....has anybody heard any other music off his life of pablo album??? I swear it feels like all they play is his old stuff on XM radio....

  • Renee26

    Yes Sterling!! He did an amazing job in Marshall and I love his character on This is Us

  • Renee26

    Former artist Kanye LOL

  • Shamari123

    Yes, Life of Pablo was a good album. There are a few good songs on there. I really like "Real Friends" (my fave on the Album), "Fade", "I love kanye", "Feedback", "Ultralight Beam", "Waves", etc. It was not a bad Album at all.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    LOL!!! That is a good one!

  • AJ

    I absolutely love Sterling, but where is his wedding band?

  • Luv Pitties

    It was good until everything became centered around Claudia Joy and her nonsense

  • Luv Pitties

    I stopped watching when they brought in Ashanti and that new crew. I still remember that love scene with Sterling and his side piece it was so hot

  • Shira Harding-James

    Yes those new characters were horrible!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Sterling the IT man at the moment(Whom I worked with in 'This Is Us' & OJ The American Crime Story)is a brilliant actor. But a little goofy in person.
    Congrats on his Sag & Golden Globe Awards. I see my vote counted.

    Kanye(Whom I worked with in 'Jesus Walks' )I had a very bad experience almost working with him again in his concert stage show. Which I had to decline.

  • Dr.Rue

    I can't get into the show but I'm glad sterling is doing well

  • more

    until you actually see him with his children and wife .....

  • Marlika

    I hate those damn ugly Yeezy boots! And I have yet to see anyone else wear them besides him. Matter of fact I hate his ugly ass sneakers too!! ?

    On another note Yezzy looks good here smiling. Too bad he didn’t decide to spend his life with a better person and family. ?????

    Only a nigga will turn a white trashy hoe into a housewife. Smdh

  • MRiGOThim

    I'm glad to see Yeezy smiling...but why Sterling K. Brown looking like he just took a hit of that shit?!!!!

  • T3

    I can totally see him being goofy. He seems to be very similar to his character in This Is Us in real life. Good guy!

  • sunni_daze

    When Kanye is photoed alone he looks almost normal and happy. When he's with the wife and kids he loooks like he's doubled down on the meds.

  • TawnyDelux

    I just love a smiling Kanye West

  • Birdman24

    Kanye has 4 kids