MTV's Hip Hopera: Carmen

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Mekhi Phifer

Beyoncé Knowles

Yasiin Bey

rah digga

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A contemporary hip-hop adaptation of Georges Bizet's classic opera "Carmen."

On a busy street in Philadelphia, police officer Sergeant Derrick Hill is patroling with his partner Porter. Answering a 911-radio call, Hill inadvertently runs into his superior, Lieutenant Frank Miller and Miller's partner Nathaniel. Miller is planting drugs on an innocent young suspect but the corrupt Lieutenant warns Hill not to say anything or he will ruin his career. That evening, at a local pub, Hill is dodging worrisome questions from his sweet but over-protective fiance, Caela, when the beautiful Carmen Brown walks in. She playfully dismisses a number of drooling men, including Miller, but can't help but ... Full Summary >>