Monthly Archives: June 2014

2014 BET Awards: The Complete List Of Winners (LIST)


The hottest event of the summer is finally here–the 2014 BET Awards.

Chris Rock hosts the hottest ticket in town, bringing out your favorite celebs including Lil Wayne, Pharrell, and Chris Brown, to celebrate all things entertainment.  Check out the list of winners to see if your favorite artist took home a trophy:

Best Female R&B & Pop Artist


Jhene Aiko

Janelle Monae

K. Michelle


Tamar Braxton

Best Male R&B & Pop Artist 

August Alsina

Chris Brown

John Legend

Justin Timberlake

Pharrell (Winner)

Best Group

A$AP Mob

Daft Punk

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


Young Money (Winner)

Best Collaboration

August Alsina Ft. Trinidad Jame$- I Luv This

Beyonce Ft. Jay-Z-Drunk In Love

Drake Ft. Majid Jordan- Hold On ( We’re Going Home)

Jay-Z Ft. Justin Timberlake- Holy Grail

Robin Thicke Ft. T.I. and Pharrell Williams- Blurred Lines

YG Ft. Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan- My Hitta, My Hitta

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Drake (Winner)


J. Cole


Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Angel Haze

Charli Baltimore


Iggy Azalea

Nicki Minaj (Winner)

Video of the Year

Beyoncé – Partition

Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love

Chris Brown – Fine China

Drake – Worst Behavior

Pharrell Williams – Happy (Winner)

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Chris Brown

Colin Tilley

Director X

Hype Williams

Best New Artist

Ariana Grande

August Alsina (Winner)

Mack Wilds

Rich Homie Quan

ScHoolboy Q

Best Gospel Artist

Donnie McClurkin

Erica Campbell

Hezekiah Walker

Tamela Mann (Winner)

Tye Tribbett

Best Actress
Angela Bassett

Gabrielle Union

Kerry Washington

Lupita Nyong’o (Winner)

Oprah Winfrey

Best Actor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Forest Whitaker

Idris Elba

Kevin Hart

Michael B. Jordan

YoungStars Award

Gabby Douglas

Jacob Latimore

Jaden Smith

KeKe Palmer


Best Movie

12 Years a Slave

The Best Man Holiday

Fruitvale Station

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Brittney Griner

Lolo Jones

Serena Williams (Winner)

Skylar Diggins

Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

Blake Griffin

Carmelo Anthony

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Kevin Durant (Winner)

LeBron James

Centric Award

Aloe Blacc – The ManJennifer Hudson f/ T.I. – I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)

Jhené Aiko – The Worst

LiV Warfield – Why Do You Lie?

Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing

Best International Act: Africa

Davido (Nigeria)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Mafikizolo (South Africa)

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Toofan (Togo)

Best International Act: UK

Dizzee Rascal


Krept & Konan

Laura Mvula

Rita Ora

Tinie Tempah

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2014 BET Awards Performances: Chris Brown, Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Pharrell & More


The biggest night in urban music is here as the 2014 BET Awards take over the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday night. Opening the 14th annual show was Pharrell Williams, who brought a cheerleading squad to the stage for his G I R L single “Come Get It Bae.” Always one with a surprise ready, Pharrell called on his fellow Virginia-native in Missy Elliott, who made a rare appearance, performing her hit-song “Pass That Dutch.”

Hosted by Chris Rock, the 2014 BET Awards will feature performances from Beyoncé and JAY Z, Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Wayne, Drake, John Legend, Trey Songz, August Alsina, T.I. and Iggy Azalea, Robin Thicke, Jhene Aiko, Jennifer Hudson, and the return of Chris Brown.

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2014 BET Awards: Celebs Win The Red Carpet In All-White Ensembles (PHOTOS)


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And just like that, the 2014 BET Awards red carpet has ended–but there’s still much for us to discuss, of course.

Some of your favorite celebrities showed up and showed out for the star-studded event in Los Angeles, where the weather was warm, but the all-white ensembles were even hotter. All-white-everything seemed to be the name of the fashion game, but Keke Palmer was as good as gold in an Alon Livne dress while giving Kendall Jenner (and her hip bones) a run for her money by showing some major upper thigh.

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Eva Marcille also showed some skin in a flowy, floor-length gown that featured cutouts near her shoulders and her sides, along with a thigh-high slit.

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Amber Rose kept covered for the occasion, but she was still lookin’ like milk!

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Adrienne Bailon was a lovely lady in white. Just look at her bangin’ body in that form-fitting Michael Costello gown.

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Also wearing Michael Costello was Paris Hilton, and yes, she was serving.

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But look at these boots! Gabrielle Union made the most out of her pleated frock’s slit.

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And Regina Hall sizzled in a borrowed-from-the-boys ensemble.

Who had your favorite look of the night?


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[Video] Beyonce and Jay Z Behind The Scenes Of The ‘On The Run’ Tour

On The Run Tour Rehearsals (7)

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You can just imagine how much time and energy goes into pulling off a stadium tour like Jay and Bey’s ‘On The Run.’

This week, the megatour kicked off in Miami, and now we’re getting a peek at how everything flawlessly came together through a behind-the-scenes video produced by The Carters. [These two film and document everything!]

From the setlist, to stage setups, to lights, to choreography, to wardrobe, to scary pyrotechnics, the couple rehearsed for a little over a week to make sure all was on point before transferring everything to Sun Life Stadium. And what a show it was.

Catch the rehearsal footage below:

Bonus: You know all of those rumors about Beyonce acting cold towards Jay, even on stage? Well, that was probably all a part of the show.

Catch what the Miami Sun Times had to say about that as well…

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Yes, at times, it felt a bit like the Carters’ chemistry wasn’t all it could be. With the media caught in a putrid hailstorm of rumors and accusations, we couldn’t help noticing the way Bey shook off his kisses or turned away from his doting playfulness. But it seems this could all be part of the act, as one of the most dramatic moments comes halfway through, when Beyoncé goes into “Why Don’t You Love Me,” acting out a painful evening of leaving 13 angry messages, all “Where are you? You know I can’t sleep without hearing your voice,” and “Nothing’s open at 3 in the morning but legs.” During the track, she took giant breaks of silence to just stare vehemently into the crowd, her hair blowing in fake wind. It was probably one of the rawest things we’ve ever seen at a stadium show.

Beyoncé has made a career of playing the tough, I-don’t-needa-man boss lady. And On the Run hit a high note during “Resentment,” when we watched as the pair shot at each other in that abandoned church, dressed in wedding attire. Images of guns flashed across the screen with words like “this is not real.” Bey shot Jay dead and made off alone. But then the show went one deeper.

“Love is an act of faith and forgiveness,” she said as the jumbotron showed time moving backward. “Forgiveness is giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me. Forgiveness is the final act of love.”

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August Alsina’s New Video for “FML” f/ Pusha T

August Alsina shares his new video for “FML” featuring Pusha T. The record is off the R&B singer’s debut album Testimony and depicts a very chilling storyline about dealing with suicide. “FML” is an acronym for “Fuck My Life,” so it’s understandable why August Alsina decided to take such a graphic approach with his latest record. And when we say graphic, we mean it. The video for “FML” is directed by Payne Lindsey and Alsina. Testimony is available for purchase on iTunes.

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T.I., Iggy Azalea, Rick Ross, Juicy J to Perform at 2014 BET Awards

iggy-azalea-tiThe 2014 BET Awards lineup keeps getting hotter. With three days left until the 14th annual show begins live from the Nokia Theatre LIVE in Los Angeles, more artists have been announced as performers.

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With a new single out, T.I. and the chart-topping Iggy Azalea have been added to the main show. Joining the Hustle Gang is Young Money’s Tyga, who will be a part of the big show indoors for a second-time. Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Juicy J, French Montana, DJ Khaled, Yo Gotti, DJ Mustard, YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Tinashe, Rich Homie Quan, and Snootie Wild have also been announced as performers for the awards pre-show.

The 2014 BET Awards takes place this Sunday, starting with the pre-show at 6 p.m. EST followed by the main show at 8 p.m. EST. Hosted by Chris Rock, it includes previously announced performers Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Pharrell Williams, Usher, John Legend, Trey Songz, Jhené Aiko, August Alsina, and Jennifer Hudson.

Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Drake lead the way with five nominations each.


Teyana Taylor Looks Happy In Love: New Music + New Love


It sounds like Teyana Taylor has moved onto bigger and better things in her love life as rumors circulate that she’s snagged Iman Shumpert.

Is it safe to assume that Teyana’s no longer worried about Brandon Jennings? Yes. Yes, it is.

“I’m happy. I’ve moved on,” she told “The Breakfast Club” during a recent interview. “I’m so happy and the n*gga I’m with right now is making me feel so beautiful.”

The “Google Me” singer didn’t name any names at the time, but the couple may have told on themselves.

Teyana shared a shot of herself kissing her unidentified boo on Instagram, writing, “Happy Birthday baby.. #ILoveU.” Well, guess what? Today is Iman’s birthday and the man in the relfie (that’s a relationship selfie), has a build similar to Iman’s.

Check out the pic below.

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Chris Brown Previews “New Flame” Single with Usher & Rick Ross

chris-brown-new-flameChris Brown is getting back to the music. Now a free man and with a summer smash still burning up the radio and clubs in “Loyal,” the R&B star is ready to give fans another heater. Featuring Usher and Rick Ross, Brown took to Instagram to preview the song “New Flame.” “You gon’ be my baby, love me love you crazy/ Tell me if you with it, baby come and get it….try a new thing,” sings Breezy in the 15-second snippet before Usher’s vocals come in.

Chris Brown’s oft-delayed X LP is set to arrive sometime this year.

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New Music: Usher Feat. Juicy J “I Don’t Mind”

usherWith the feel-good “Good Kisser” still in heavy rotation, Usher blasts off his new single “I Don’t Mind.” The Dr. Luke-produced mid-tempo features a guest verse from Juicy J and what sounds like ad-libs by fellow ATLiens Migos. Both Usher and Juicy J are set to perform at the 2014 BET Awards this weekend in Los Angeles, will they debut their new collaboration for the first-time live? Stay tuned.

Listen below.

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New Music: Usher Feat. Juicy J – “I Don’t Mind”


Kendrick Lamar: “I Don’t Want to Be Something That Just Comes and Goes”

29lamar1-superJumboUntil his massively awaited sophomore major label album arrives, there’s not much to say about Kendrick Lamar that hasn’t already been said. However, The New York Times published a truly compelling and insightful profile on Compton’s golden child this morning.

Shadowing the rapper on Kanye West’s Yeezus tour over the course of three weeks last year, writer Lizzy Goodman provides a sharp analysis of K. Dot’s current place in the hip-hop ecosystem, gathers quotes from relevant figures like Eminem and his old high school teacher, and offers a rare window into his personality, which is uniquely non-hip-hop: he doesn’t make it rain in the club, he’s in a long-term relationship and he doesn’t even drink. “This is part of his commitment to staying focused on his singular ambition: greatness,” she writes.

This isn’t a story about juicy quotes or half-cooked controversy, just a great piece on one of hip-hop’s true modern gems.

Read some of our favorite quotes from the story below…


“If my edge is dull, my sword is dull, and I don’t want to fight another guy whose sword is dull,” Lamar later told me. “If you’ve got two steel swords going back and forth hitting each other, what’s gonna happen? Both of them are going to get sharper.” He laments what he sees as the impotency that has taken over the rap game. “Everybody that’s in the industry has lost their edge,” he said. “There’s really no aggression. You gotta say things particular, and everything is so soft.”

Backstage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, West personally approached Lamar about joining him on the road. “It’s a different kind of thrill when an actual artist asks you, when Kanye asks you,” Lamar said, pronouncing West’s first name the way he always does, with the emphasis on the last syllable, kahn-YAY. “Now I know he’s really interested in what I do.” Lamar said it was easy to make that happen after the chat, but his team remembered a lot of back and forth. “Believe it or not, we were actually trying not to do the tour,” says Terrence Henderson, better known as Punch, the president of Top Dawg Entertainment, Lamar’s label. “We wanted Kendrick to be recording that whole time.”

I had been shadowing Lamar on tour with West off and on for almost three weeks before I saw the two rappers in the same room. The tour had swept through the Southern states and headed West. We were in Texas on an unusually cold Saturday evening just after a record-setting snowstorm. Lamar was heading to the stage at Houston’s Toyota Center. As he walked down the hallway, a black van pulled up, and West got out with Kim Kardashian. As the two men greeted each other, their respective posses fell back — except for Lamar’s videographer and his counterpart in West’s camp, both of whom acted as if this was the moment they’d been waiting for all tour. They traced a tight circle around the men, lenses open to capture every word of a conversation that lasted less than 30 seconds. The two rappers embraced, then Lamar paused, allowing West to proceed down the hallway first, before continuing to the stage to play his set.

This is how it is with Lamar all the time — he is constantly engaging in a mental version of the literal gatekeeping Big Mingo was overseeing in Brooklyn the day we first met. Every thought (“You’re going to win a bunch of Grammys”) and every request (“Come to my club”) is weighed in an ever-changing calculus designed to maximize success and maintain sanity. “Everybody can’t take this lifestyle,” Lamar said early on. “To put that pressure on somebody not made for it, they’ll go crazy.”

Lamar typed on 2Teez’s iPhone (where he stores some of his raps), while the same foreboding beat played over and over again on the computer, little bars pulsating on the screen in hypnotic unison. “I’m the worst,” he eventually said, breaking the silence. “Whenever I get good news about anything . . . man, I guess I’m bad at receiving compliments.” He stopped typing but didn’t look up from the phone, his face all but obscured beneath his black hood. “Like yesterday with the nominations, things like that — it made me feel like I had to be in the studio because I had to do it, not again, but. . . .” He couldn’t quite finish his thought. “It just bothers me,” he said finally. “I don’t want to be something that just comes and goes.”

Read the full story on NY Times.