About The Show

Join Ice Cube, Common, and the cast of “Barbershop: The Next Cut" as they give viewers an inside look at Chicago and the issues that inspired their new movie. Hosted by Sway Calloway, this one-of-kind special explores issues ranging from relationships and artistic expression to gangs and gun violence. Also involved are castmates Anthony Anderson, Cedric The Entertainer, Deon Cole, Regina Hall, Eve and Nicki Minaj, as well as Liz Dozier, Ryan Henry and Vic Mensa.

Set at a local college, the special spotlights a variety of topics that young people are facing across the country ranging from relationships and artistic expression to gun violence, and the importance of barbershops to community activism. Common and Ice Cube along with VH1’s Sway Calloway will lead a dialogue with local college students and grassroots organizers, most of whom have been impacted personally by gun violence.

“Behind The Movie: Exploring Chicago with the Cast of ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’” premieres Monday, April 11 at 10/9C on VH1. Join the conversation using #BehindTheMovie and follow @VH1 on Twitter.