Friday, May 20, 2016

Check Out This Year's BET Awards Nominations List ... Will Nicki Minaj Win 'Best Female Hip Hop Artist' For The 7th Consecutive Year?



It's almost that time of the year! ... the BET Awards are around the corner and I just KNOW they will pay tribute to the late Prince in thee best way possible. C'monnnn with it, BET!

So, this year, Drake leads the pack with nine nominations. Following him are Beyonce and Rihanna with five noms each. And, Adele, who had a breakout year returning back to music with her hit single "Hello," has earned her first-ever BET nomination in the 'Best Female R&B/Pop Artist' category. 

Also, this looks like the first year in a while that I actually think Nicki Minaj won't win for 'Best Female Hip Hop Artist.' 

The rapstress has dominated that category for the past SIX YEARS! 

However, I do think Remy Ma is Nicki's competition this year. Call me crazy, but with Remy's musical comeback and her Fat Joe-assisted track "All The Way Up" currently dominating the radio at the moment, I believe Remy has a good chance at getting that W. And, Dej Loaf also had a very good year. 

Plus, Nicki has been relatively quiet on the music scene lately, aside from her verse on the "Down In The DM" remix

I also want to point out ... I think BET should just cancel out the whole 'Best Group' category because the only real group nominated this year is Rae Sremmurd and everyone else just collaborated. 

Until we get some real guy and girl groups back into the mix, like some TLC, B2K or Destiny's Child-type singing groups, then I think that category is pretty much useless. 

Anywho...

This year's awards ceremony will air at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 26th on BET. 

Check out the list of nominees below! 

(A name with * next to it is my prediction on who I think will take the win for that category) 

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Adele
Andra Day
* Beyoncé
K. Michelle
Rihanna
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bryson Tiller
Chris Brown
Jeremih
* The Weeknd
Tyrese
Best Group
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
* Drake & Future
Puff Daddy & The Family
Rae Sremmurd
The Internet
Best Collaboration
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – "Play No Games"
Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend – "One Man Can Change the World"
Future feat. Drake – "Where Ya At"
Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – "Feeling Myself"
* Rihanna feat. Drake – "Work"
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
* Drake
Fetty Wap
Future
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Lil Kim
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
* Remy Ma
Video of the Year
* Beyoncé – "Formation"
Bryson Tiller – "Don't"
Drake – "Hotline Bling"
Kendrick Lamar – "Alright"
Rihanna feat. Drake – "Work"
Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley & The Little Homies
* Director X
Hype Williams
Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Andra Day
* Bryson Tiller
Kehlani
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
Erica Campbell
Kirk Franklin
* Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs
Best Actress
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
* Taraji P. Henson
Tracee Ellis Ross
Viola Davis
Best Actor
Anthony Anderson
Courtney B. Vance
Idris Elba
Michael B. Jordan
* O'shea Jackson Jr.
Youngstars Award
* Amandla Stenberg
Quvenzhané Wallis
Silentó
Yara Shahidi
Best Movie
Beasts of No Nation
Concussion
Creed
Dope
* Straight Outta Compton
Sportswoman of the Year
Cheyenne Woods
Gabrielle Douglas
* Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams
Sportsman of the Year
Cam Newton
* Kobe Bryant
Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry
Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award
Beyoncé – "Formation"
Bryson Tiller – "Don't"
Chris Brown – "Back to Sleep"
Drake – "Hotline Bling"
Future feat. Drake – "Where Ya At"
* Rihanna feat. Drake – "Work"
Centric Award
Andra Day – "Rise Up"
* Beyoncé – "Formation"
K. Michelle – "Not a Little Bit"
Rihanna – "Bitch Better Have My Money"
The Internet – "Under Control"
Best International Act Africa
Aka (South Africa)
Black Coffee (South Africa)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mzvee (Ghana)
Serge Beynaud (Cote D'ivoire)
Wizkid (Nigeria)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Best International Act U.K.
Kano
Krept & Konan
Lianne La Havas
Skepta
Stormzy
Tinie Tempah

Attention Seeker Kim Kardashian Shares Her "Pregnancy Scare" On Snapchat



I love how Kim Kardashian uploaded all the steps on Snapchat when she supposedly had a pregnancy scare yesterday:

Like, was there a snap video of her actually pee'ing on the stick too? LOL. 


I wonder how much she got to advertise all those pregnancy tests, ha!

Imagine if her and her ex-bestie, Blac Chyna, were pregnant at the same damn time! Now THAT would be interesting. 

DMX's Girlfriend Is Pregnant With His 13th Child ... Dayum!



DMX reportedly has his 13th child on the way with his new girlfriend, Desiree Lindstorm. The 45-year-old rapper and his ex wife, Tashera Simmons, got divorced mainly because he fathered several children out of wedlock. 

I guess that pullout method isn't working for him, hunh? Bless his heart and congrats to them.



Check out this video of DMX from last night where he's bragging about all the p*ssy he's gotten:


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Wow.

I think he should just go for 20 kids, why not ... piece of cake!

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WATCH: Alicia Keys' 'In Common' Video



Alicia Keys premiered a new music video today for her hit song "In Common." The new single is off her forthcoming sixth studio album which is due out later this summer. 

WATCH: Alicia Keys Performs New Single 'In Common' On 'The Voice' 

Check out the black-and-white visuals below:


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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Whitney Houston's Estate Cancels 'The Voice' Hologram Duet With Christina Aguilera After Footage Leaks (Video)



A duet with Christina Aguilera and a hologram of the late legendary Whitney Houston was set to take place on The Voice finale next week. 

Footage of the performance got leaked online earlier today and shortly after, Whitney's estate cancelled the performance after not being satisfied with the outcome of the hologram. 

Check out the leaked footage below:



Pat Houston issued a statement about the cancellation, saying the hologram is not ready to air: 




That was axed fast!

Welllll, since it's Thursday, check out this Throwback Thursday clip of Christina paying tribute to Whitney at the 2001 BET awards: 

 

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

WATCH: Alicia Keys Performs New Single 'In Common' On 'The Voice'



Alicia Keys is back and she performed her newest single "In Common" on NBC's The Voice on Tuesday night. 

This song is the first release off of Alicia's anticipated sixth studio album. The singer will also be joining The Voice as an official coach next season.

Check out her performance below!


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Angie Martinez Recalls Swinging At Wendy Williams In A Fight Over Q-Tip



During her 25-year career at New York City’s hip-hop radio station Hot 97Angie Martinez recalls her beef with talk-show host Wendy Williams who was also a Hot 97 DJ at the time.

If you don't remember, well, the beef started when Angie got wind of some slick comments Wendy made in regard to Angie's then romantic relationship with rapper Q-Tip.


Wendy wrote on her site: “One of my co-workers is dating Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest. Oh well. I guess some women like men who like men.” 


“Everybody was gay to Wendy,” Angie writes in her new book My Voice which came out today. 

“Every rapper you could think of in that era, I had heard Wendy Williams call them gay. Not one or two. Like every one of them.” 

After Angie made several failed attempts to hash it out, she finally confronted Wendy in Hot 97’s offices in Tribeca. 

“I lost my f–king mind,” writes Angie in her book. 

“Before I knew it I was swinging at her. It was a quick scuffle. It took only a few seconds for me to realize that she wasn’t really hitting me back — she was just trying to get me off of her.” 

After a co-worker separated them, Wendy grabbed a nearby mop. Angie recalls how her foe “just stood there with it like she wanted to have some sort of sword fight or something. It was actually kind of funny, even in the moment.” 

The two were suspended from the station, and loyal Wendy listeners organized rallies outside the Hot 97 offices in support of their idol. 

Some even threatened Angie: “I used to get threatening faxes . . . that said things like, ‘Bitch, get off the radio. I’ll break your jaw,’” she writes.“It was awful and it made me insecure.” 

Well, Wendy was eventually shown the Hot 97 door. Angie alleges that station bosses were fed up with her rude behavior.

Wow!

I wonder if Wendy will promote Angie's book on her talk show. Ha!

[Source: New York Post] 


Monday, May 16, 2016

WATCH: President Obama's Full Rutgers Commencement Speech



Swag! President Barack Obama received his honorary Rutgers degree yesterday (May 15) in New Brunswick, N.J., and he delivered one hell of a commencement speech. 

And, thanks to my brother graduating and receiving his degree in Psych, I had the honor of also seeing the POTUS! 

I loved every minute of Obama's 30+ minute keynote address ... from his advice on building a better future to his indirect remarks about Donald Trump

"In politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. It's not cool to not know what you're talking about" 


BOOM


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And, I loved his jokes as well as the Jersey shoutouts, including the notorious Rutgers grease trucks: 

"... mozzarella sticks and chicken fingers on your cheese steaks ... I am sure Michelle would approve."

Check out Obama's full commencement speech below:



Can Obama just be our President forever!? 

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