Last night the 2014 BET Honors aired, there were tons of amazing performances that went down as music legends Aretha Franklin and Barry Gordy were honored. Other honorees included Ice Cube, Kenneth Chenault, Carrie Mae Weems and Nelson Mandela. Performers included Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Karen Clark-Sheard, Mariah Carey, Janelle Monae and more. The event was hosted by Wayne Brady in Washington, D.C at the Warner Theater.
Check out the performances when you continue. . .
If you’re keeping track, Beyoncé is still touring and singing around the globe. Last night, Mrs. Carter performed at the BRIT Awards in London. Dressed in a skin-tight and gorgeous emerald sequined dress, Beyoncé dazzles with her live performance of her single XO.
The London Chamber Orchestra provided the musical accompaniment. Along with dazzling visuals and some great light work, this live performance made me like the song just that much more. Check out the video below:
Vanity Fair’s 20th Annual Hollywood Issue is the most diverse Hollywood issue in its franchise, with two men of color actually making the cover this time, and not the folded-in part of the cover no one can see from the news stands. Six actors of color in total are featured on the cover. Yes! Meet Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomie Harris, and Chadwick Boseman (from left to right).
Check out some close-ups of this cover when you continue, plus find out a few facts about the actors who are featured. Can I just say I would love to be Julia Roberts, right now *fake blushes*:
T.I. is finally speaking out on rumors that he and his wife of three years, partners for 14, are splitting. It all started from a series of tweets that spilled onto twitter, a very public forum. Tweets that were obviously unkind for some married folks. For the first time Black Twitter wasn’t reading too much into the tweets; T.I and Tiny were really fighting.
T.I was wearing shades most of the Grammy weekend, but when he took off those shades behind the scenes at the Roc-Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch, he looked like he had a rough night…(like no sleep from arguing all night, and not a too much Hennessy kind of night.)
Then on Sunday night when he should have been at the Grammys; he was a no-show. T.I. was challenging his wife in a heated twitter exchange:
Dis da 1st day of da rest of my life!!!! IG in da last 24hrs my life has changed!!!! No details necessary…. Just try to accept da change. Cuz it IS upon us. But if u CANT
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards has come and gone, and although I’m a fan of the Awards series, I have to say last night was a little flat overall. There are definitely some cool moments like watching Daft Punk, Pharrell, Stevie Wonder, and Nile Rogers perform a live jam session for Get Lucky. Oh and we can’t forget the Pharrell Hat Grammy memes.
Beyonce and Jay Z open the awards with a sexy routine, but other than seeing them together on stage it isn’t Queen B’s best performance. I know the Beehives think it’s EVERYTHING, but perhaps that’s why I’m not a stan just yet because I need to maintain some objectivity. Beyonce’s performance is simple and cool, but far from EPIC, which is what Beyonce usually brings to the award stage. But I’m not complaining her performance IS definitely visually pleasing to the senses!
Taylor Swift’s audience shots are the best parts of her performances #surfboard …because the jury’s out on the head bang hair toss. O_O
Pink, gives us one of the best performances of the night although she has done an aerial routine in the past. Pink adds a few news stunts that shows off her amazing vocal strength and physical strength. The girl lifts a man…and keeps on singing without skipping a beat.
BUT by far the best moment of the night is Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons, Radioactive Remix, a fusion that sent shock waves across twitter. It’s official Kendrick Lamar should have won Best Rap Artist over Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Those are Macklemore’s words not mine. Check out what Macklemore text to Kendrick Lamar…then watch Kendrick Lamar & Imagine Dragons EPIC performance of the night: (A MUST SEE)
Like myself I’m pretty sure many of you were glued to your televisions tuned in to watch the 56th Grammy Awards to see your favorite artist perform and to see if they would win the awards they were nominated for. As confirmed Beyonce and Jay-Z definitely hit the Grammy stage, and the couple set the bar high as they opened up the show with the first ever performance of “Drunk In Love”. As expected after they took the stage they were definitely the talk of the night. Aside from the Carters tearing down the stage, many seemed to be angry that Kendrick Lamar didn’t walk off with at least not one Grammy award. Nonetheless, he still hit the stage with Imagine Dragon to perform “m.A.A.d City” and showed he was well deserving to at least win one award.
Check out The Carters set things off & Kendrick tear down the stage when you continue. . .