Shanice’s Hubby Flex Worked For Mary J.& Salt-N-Pepa Doing A Job NO ONE Expected

Posted On : March 29, 2017
Actor/comedian, Flex Alexander and wife/singer, Shanice Wilson
Actor/comedian, Flex Alexander and wife/singer, Shanice Wilson

“Smile” singer, Shanice Wilson, and husband, Flex Alexander, have been successful in many areas of their lives. She was a popular 90’s R&B singer and Flex is a well-known actor and comedian. Although he has a pretty lengthy filmography with numerous television and film projects under his belt, he’s probably best known for his hit UPN series, One On One. The show ran for five seasons before it was canceled in 2006.

Long before the success of One On One, or any other acting/comedic routine of Flex’s, he was hired by several singers and rappers, including Mary J. Blige, Salt-N-Pepa, and Queen Latifah. Wait ’til y’all see what he did for them below…

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Flex and Shanice with their daughter, Imani Shekinah Alexander-Knox, born August 23, 2001; and a son, Elijah Alexander-Knox, born March 5, 2004.

Flex Reveals What Jobs He Worked For Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa & Mary J. Blige

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Most fans know all about Shanice and Flex’s careers in music and film, but many have no clue about Flex’s other talents. In fact, Flex first shocked the hell outta us when he revealed that he was a dancer for Salt N’ Pepa back in the day. Not only that, but get this…that’s how dude got his name, Flex:

“That came from hip-hop dancing. I was real flexible and all that. My boy Stretch, another dancer, a legend in the game, gave me that name.” -Flex, via Soul Train

Video Of Flex Performing With Salt-N-Pepa
In the Push It performance below, you can see Flex (on the far left) dancing with Salt-N-Pepa. at the 1:37 mark, a close shot of him with Pepa comes into view…

After his Salt-N-Pepa days, Flex then graduated to higher status when he worked as a choreographer for Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah for quite some time, before the world knew him as Flex- the comedian/actor.

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Spinderella (of Salt N’ Pepa) told People Magazine about how Flex’s natural comedic talent used to always crack them up when he was their dancer:

Via People- Recalls Spinderella, “He was always the comedian”—doing impressions of everyone from Jesse Jackson to Homer Simpson. Encouraged by his pals, he developed a stand-up act.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 16: Flex Alexander and Shanice Wilson arrive at Fox Searchlight Pictures' "12 Years A Slave" Los Angeles special screening at Rave Baldwin Hills 15 Theatres on October 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
(Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)

During his interview with Soul Train, Flex broke down how his reputation as a dancer/choreographer led to the opportunity to act, when casting directors gave him his first role in Juice:

“It was a natural progression. Dancing put me around the right people and I learned a lot. Going to stand-up was an easy transition because I was always kind of goofy. Transitioning to acting came through stand-up. They were casting for a movie called Juice. They came to the Uptown Comedy Club and saw me. I auditioned for the role that Omar Epps ends up playing. Then it came down to the wire. They liked me so much that they gave me a little part with Queen Latifah. It was fun. The transition was pretty smooth; one flowed right into the other.”


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