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    Grammy Weekend 2018 kicked off with a LIT party where several celebs were in attendance, including Cardi B, Ciara, Janelle Monae, Gucci Mane, Keyshia Ka’oir and more. See the turn up inside…

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    Last year, Cardi B was watching the Gammy Awards at home like the rest of us. This year, she’s nominated for her first Grammy and she’ll hit the stage for a performance.

    But before the official awards ceremony goes down on Sunday, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper hit the stage at Warner Music Group’s pre-Grammy party in NYC to perform some of her hit singles. And the crowd was mad hype during her performance.

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    After her performance...

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    The "Bartier Cardi" rapper got the chance to meet Ciara for the first time and they hit it off.

    "The sweetest person i ever met @ciara ..sooo beautiful," Cardi captioned on Instagram.

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    Ciara wasn't the only one Cardi met for the first time at the event. She also linked up with rapper/singer Missy Elliott backstage and totally fan girled out. Check it: 

     

    I MET MISSY ELLIOT !!!IM MAAAAAA HYPE !!!!!!!!

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    Ha!

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    "Love & Hip Hop" creator Mona Scott Young and Cardi B's sister Hennessy were also in the mix backstage.

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    WONDALAND honcho Janelle Monae came out to party, snapping it up with Chairman & COO Atlantic Records Group Julie Greenwald.

     

    The "Electric Lady" also met Gucci Mane and his wife Keyshia Ka'oir for the first time, despite them all living in Atlanta over the years.

    During the turn up, CiCi and Keyshia Ka'oir hit a few dance moves together: 

     

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    Fun times. 

    On the carpet...

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    Grammy nominee Cardi B struck a few poses in this black off-the-shoulder wrap dress by Carolina Herrera.

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    CiCi served up streetwear sex appeal in a MICHAEL NGO Octane SS18 off-shoulder denim jacket paired with a custom zip tank dress & customized collection -buckle patent thigh boots.

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    This is one hot mama!

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    Newlyweds Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'oir pulled up on the carpet dressed in all black everything. 

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    Janelle Monae pushed through in her usual black and white. She always puts a fun spin on her signature color scheme.

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    Jetting from Paris Fashion Week, model Winne Harlow stepped out to party. Are we feeling it?

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    R&B crooner Tank was in good spirits as he made his way down the carpet.

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    Rap icon Doug E Fresh made an appearance for the party and performance.

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    Engaged couple Shanina Shaik and DJ Ruckus were all loved up on the carpet. They were lip locking and more down the carpet.

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    Record exec Kevin Liles and his wife Erica Liles were in the mix. This denim outfit...

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    Oprah's bestie Gayle King popped up on the scene looking amazing.

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    And Cardi's sister Hennessy also hit the carpet before cheering on her big sis.

    Check out all the fun below:

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    Eva Marcille no longer acknowledges Kevin McCall’s as her daughter’s father and says he’s nothing but a memory to her. Get into her explosive interview, plus catch the love feels from PJ Morton’s star-studded “First Began” video inside…

    Eva Marcille is currently floating on cloud 9 as her love life is flourishing like never before. She gearing up to become a mom again, pregnant with her fiancé Michael Sterling’s baby. Eva will also be a wife soon as she’s set to trek down the aisle to say “I Do” to her fiancé sometime this year.

    The “Top Model” chick has put ALL of the drama with her ex/daughter’s father Kevin McCall behind her. So much so, she doesn’t even acknowledge Kevin as her daughter’s father and has labeled him as just a memory in her life. Damn. Can’t say that we blame her.

    In an interview with ESSENCE, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star gives an update on her relationship with Marley’s father and how she considers Michael as Marley’s dad…not Kevin.

    “We don't have a relationship," she spills about her ex. "He's blocked on all my social media. I have full custody of my daughter and her dad is Michael Sterling, so he is a blast from the past and a memory."

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    As we all know, petty Kevin is known to post some bizarre things on social media, especially when it comes to his ex and his daughter. In November, the singer-songwriter publicly “disowned” his daughter on social media after Eva posted a picture of Marley and Michael on her page.

    With all of his outlandish antics, Eva no longer lets him have any affect on her life. She says Marley, her unborn son and her fiancé are the people that are most important in her life and she doesn’t have time for the games.

    "I do not let him affect my day-to-day in any shape, form or fashion. But I do pray him success, and moreso than anything, peace of mind. Marley is the priority, the biggest priority of my life, outside of my newest child and my fiancé. And at the end of the day, despite personal feelings, she deserves a level of stability, tranquility, and sanity. And [that's] my job as a parent, no matter how hard it is for me to provide”

    She’s right. Have to put your kids first.

    Oddly enough, Kevin hasn’t had a social media meltdown about the interview…yet. He simply re-posted a link to her interview with no caption. Interesting.

    Now, Eva is focused on wedding planning and welcoming her baby boy with Michael in May 2018. She says Marley is excited to become a big sister and being the flower girl in the wedding.

    “She's going to be my flower girl and she's super excited,” Eva says. “We talk about the wedding often, about her being a part of it and her picking out a fancy dress. She talks about her baby brother every day. The bigger my stomach gets, the more she's understanding that there's a baby in there. She's getting really excited about it and becoming a big sister.”

    Aww!

    Eva will make her "RHOA" debut this Sunday, January 28th at 8/7c on BRAVO.

    In new music...

    Right before he learns if he'll win his first Grammy Award, PJ Morton releases new visuals for his Grammy nominated track “First Began.” The song is in the running for Best R&B Song. PJ, who has been nominated six times total for a Grammy throughout his career, is also up for Best R&B Album.

    In the visuals, he tapped a handful of married celebs, including Omari Hardwick and his wife Jae Hardwick, Sterling Brown and his wife Ryan Michelle Bathe, Tamera Mowry Housley and her husband Adam Housley, Erica Campbell and her husband Warryn Campbell, and his own wife, Kornti.

    Catch the unconditional love feels by checking out the video treatment above.

    Good luck PJ!

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    Colin Kaepernick is fulfilling his promise to donate $1million to charities and he has rounded up several of his celebrity friends to help him do it. Find out everyone who has pitched in, plus get the details on some real-life YBF stars who are trying to combat sexual assault inside…

    When Colin Kaepernick started his silent protest against the national anthem, he announced he would be donating $1 million to racial equality groups. He has already donated $900,000 to more than 30 organizations since he started around this time last year.

    Now, the former NFL quarterback is calling on his celebrity friends to match his final donations to finish up the last $100,000 he has left, dubbing the movement #10For10.

    He first called up his homie/Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant asking him which organization he would like him to donate $10K to. Kevin chose Silicon Valley De-Bug, an organization that initiates and leads campaigns advancing the rights of youth, workers, immigrants and those impacted by police and the criminal justice system. The NBA baller than matched his donation where they were able to bless De-Bug with $20,000!

    Check it:

     

    When I committed to my Million Dollar Pledge, my goal was to help organizations as well as support people, that help people. With that in mind, I reached out to my brother @KevinDurant from the @Warriors and asked what social justice organization he is passionate about and where he wanted me to make my next donation. Kevin quickly replied and surprised me by picking an organization I know - Silicon Valley De-Bug! De-Bug initiates and leads campaigns advancing the rights of youth, workers, immigrants and those impacted by police and the criminal justice system. In addition to selecting De-Bug, my brother KD has generously decided to match my donation of $10,000, with $10,000 of his own, making the total donation to De-Bug $20,000!!! My brother Kevin, you are truly a champion on, and off the court. Thank you for helping me complete part of my #MillionDollarPledge! #10for10

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    He then called up several of his other friends, who also chose donations and sent $10,000 to match his donation, including Nick Cannon (Communities United for Police Reform)--then doubled it to $20K, Jesse Williams (The Advancement Project), Steph Curry (United Playaz in San Francisco), Snoop Dogg (Mothers Against Police Brutality)—then he donated another $15K, Serena Williams (Imagine LA), T.I. (Angel by Nature), Jhene Aiko (School on Wheels), Chris Brown (School on Wheels), and Joey Badass (Communities United for Police Reform).

    Check out a few videos from celebs after making their donations below:

     

    This next entertainer, entrepreneur and father does it all! When this brother saw what I was doing with this last part of my #MillionDollarPledge donations he made sure he reached out and got on board with the movement. Not only did he want to go #10for10 with me and match my donation of $10k, but he DOUBLED it and donated $20k. That’s right, my brother @nickcannon and I will be donating a total of $30,000 to Communities United for Police Reform (CPR). @changethenypd spearheads an unprecedented campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, bringing together a movement of community members, lawyers, researchers and activists to work for change. Brother Nick, I appreciate you hopping on and contributing to my #MillionDollarPledge and not only matching my $10k but DOUBLING it! Our $30,000 will be going to help this organization do much needed work in our communities. That’s $980,000 of my money donated and I’ve got 2 days left till I complete my pledge. For a complete list of the donations as well as a list of all the others that have matched my donations or gone above and beyond - Hit up Kaepernick7.com.

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    This next brother of mine is amazing at everything he does - acting, singing, dancing, he’s a true artist! There’s nothing this man @chrisbrownofficial can’t do. When Chris heard about my #MillionDollarPledge - he immediately hit me up and said he wanted to go #10for10 and donate $10,000 to @SchoolsOnWheels too! That’s a combined total of $30,000 going to Schools on Wheels! With 2.5 Million homeless children in the United States - This contribution will help fund services like one on one tutoring, peer tutoring and so much more to help these children reach their full potential. Thank you, Chris, for taking part in the #MillionDollarPledge and donating to our community. When we all work together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish! To see where my $970,000 of donations as well as all the donations from my generous brothers and sisters, just like Chris - head over to Kaepernick7.com!

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    Having won multiple Grammys, AMAs, and Billboard Music awards for his catalog of hits, the next Rapper, Actor, Father, and philanthropist that wanted to get down with my #MillionDollarPledge is my ATL brother, T.I. @troubleman31! He wanted to go #10for10 with me to match my $10,000 and asked that I donate $10,000 to Angel by Nature, an organization founded by Trae the Truth @traeabn in Houston. ABN will be using our $20,000 donation to help push relief efforts for those unfortunately affected by the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. In addition to being a fan of your music, and acting, I am also a fan of your genuine generosity and the work you do in our communities. I can’t wait to see what we collaborate on next. Thank you, brother TIP! $960,000 donated, $40,000 more to go to complete my Million Dollar Pledge! For a complete and current list of organizations that have received donations, head over to Kaepernick7.com!

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    We love when our YBF celebs give back to good cause. Keep it up Colin! 

    In real-life YBF news...

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    Three MALE Texas A&M students are using their talents to help combat sexual assault on their campus. Nice!

    Physics junior Gentill Abdulla, finance junior Princewill Imouokhome and management junior Michael Jordan have teamed up to create Ciaspora, a blockchain company that will be used to report sexual assault.

    These three young, black innovators are using new technology to aide victims who have been assaulted and to help them tell others about the assault under a decentralized system. Blockchain is the same technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency.

    The program is called Lotus Protocol and it’s designed for reporting assaults anonymously (or not) using a self-regulated system where people “will police themselves with honesty in reporting attacks since it is not associated with the legal system.”

    “It’s essentially creating a system that is what is now called decentralized,” Abdulla said. “So that you have just as much power as everybody else has.”

    “Kinda think of it like Google Docs,” Jordan said. “You have a group project and everybody shares with the people within the group. Every time somebody logs on it’s always being updated. So you see the changes that another person makes, they see the changes that you make.”

    Through the use of the Lotus Protocol program, Ciaspora hopes they can provide a voice to sexual assault victims who feel powerless.

    “My goal for [Lotus Protocol] is for it to be an app such as Code Maroon or the Texas A&M app,” Jordan said. “Just like, ‘Hey, this happened to me at this time, this location, boom, boom, boom, here’s the suspect.’”

    Lotus Protocol will be released this summer.

    We think this is a great start in holding people accountable for their actions and giving a voice to those who don’t have a platform. On the flip side, we hope others don’t abuse the system with false accusations against someone who made them mad or someone who gave them "bad sex."

    Thoughts?

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    The Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch brought out all your faves for their annual pre-Grammy ritual of laughs, drinks and catching up. Go inside for flicks of Jay Z, Beyonce, Remy Ma, LaLa Anthony and tons more inside…

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    Toast it up to the good life!

    Before the young, black and fabulous take over the 2018 Grammy Awards ceremony, the stars aligned at the One World Observatory in NYC for the annual Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch soiree. And everyone was in the mix.

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    Jay Z, who’s up for 8 Grammy nominations, and his gorgeous wife Beyonce, who’s in the running for a Grammy for the “Family Fued” collaboration with Hov, rolled up one the scene looking like, not a million, but a billion bucks. Because, what’s greater than one billionaire? Two!

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    The Beyhive leader was dressed to impress for the 40s themed shindig, rocking a custom deep plunging double slit Ralph & Russo gown paired with Giseuppe Zanotti. Shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Hov called up on celebrity stylist June Ambrose to put his look together. He rocked a Ralph Lauren suit, Tom Ford shoes and coat, and a JJ Hat Center hat.

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    The 4:44 rapper had all his homies in the building, including Diddy, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, DJ Khaled (above), Jim Jones (above)and more.

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    All of the men were dappered down for the luxe celebration. Swizz Beatz, Roc Nation exec Lenny Santiago,"Power" stars Omari Hardwick and Rotimi, TV personality/actor Terrence J and his manager/line brother Fred Whit, and rapper Yo Gotti look like they were posing for a GQ cover.

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    New body, who dis? Remy Ma and her "Melanin Magic" shut it down in a red and black printed Michael Kors dress and belt, black YSL sandals and a red Daniel's Leather full-length fur coat.

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    Remy's right hand rap man Fat Joe and her loving husband Papoose came out to party it up.

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    They all stopped for a group photo-op with Terrence J, LaLa Anthony, Will Packer and more.

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    LaLa kept it mystical in all white everything on the carpet before snapping a few flicks with model Jasmine Sanders

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    On the carpet, lovebirds Jasmine Sanders and Terrence J were all wrapped up in love and kisses. 

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    CNN's Van Jones was in the mix, following his epic sit-down interview with Hov where they talked politics, marriage and being a father of twins.

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    The King of the South made his way to the event. Hey Tip!

     

    Atlantive native/singer Monica, who's celebrating the 20th anniversary of "The Boy Is Mine," linked up with Bey for a cute "Southern Belles" flick.

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    Reginae Carter, daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Johnson, made her rounds at the party, nabbing pics with Hov, T.I., and Diddy's sons, Justin and Christian Combs:

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    Big Sean,"What Up Doe?" Surprisingly, his girlfriend Jhene Aiko was not there. Maybe Paris Fashion Week wore her out.

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    Model Winnie Harlow, who was also at PFW, has been hot on the pre-Grammy scene, serving up model fab at several events.

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    Making her rounds, she ran into singer Justine Skye, T.I., rapper Dej Loaf, and Diddy's girlfriend Cassie:

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    Cassie killed her look.

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    Are we feeling Dej's olive green fur look?

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    G.O.O.D. Music rapper Pusha T was in the mix for the swanky soiree.

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    When old-school/new-school actors link up! Jaden Smith and Omari Hardwick both premiered new movies at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Jaden debuted Skate Kitchen and Omari debuted A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night

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    Power 105 radio personality Angie Martinez and famed producer Will Packer stepped out to party.

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    No surprise to see record exec Andre Harrell at the shindig.

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    Designer Dapper Dan, who has recently collaborated with Gucci, and industry vet Steve Stoute laughed it up on the carpet.

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    Jay Z's protégé Young Paris also came out for the Roc Nation fun.

    Below are a few clips of Beyonce chatting it up with Mariah Carey, Justine Skye and Normani Kordei:

     

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    Also, Weight Waters spokesman DJ Khaled showed us how light he is on his feet these days:

     

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    Here's how Diddy and his girlfriend Cassie made their grand entrance. Hov's reaction is priceless:

     

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    And former BET exec Stephen Hill wants us all to know that Monica is NOT pregnant despite the rumors:

     

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    Well alright.

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    Jay Z just gave an epic interview where he touched on politics, marriage, and fatherhood. Go inside to see what he said about Trump that has 45 flexing his Twitter fingers, how he and Bey almost called it quits and more….

    Jay Z doesn’t do much press, but when he does, everyone takes notice.

    The Hip Hop icon (above making his way inside the Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch) sat down with CNN’s Van Jones for his new show, “The Van Jones Show,” to chop it up about politics, marriage and being a father, which aired Saturday (January 27th).

    Hov addressed Donald Trump’s racist “sh*thole countries” comment, calling his rhetoric “hurtful” and “disappointing.”

    "Everyone feels anger, but after the anger it's really hurtful because he's looking down on a whole population of people and he's so misinformed because these places have beautiful people," he said.

    The 4:44 rapper said Trump’s comments aren’t anything new and that people have been talking like that behind closed doors for a long time. He used former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as an example when he was caught saying racist things during a private telephone conversation. While Sterling’s NBA team was taken away from him after the conversation leaked (and he was banned for life from all NBA associations), Hov said that didn’t fix anything.

    What you've done was spray perfume on a trash can," he said. "You don't take the trash out. You keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable and then, you know, as those things grow, then you create a superbug. And then now we have Donald Trump, the superbug,” he continued.

    He went on to say that he thinks something happened to Trump in his life that has him expressing his pain in this hurtful way.

    "Somewhere along his lineage something happened to him ... and he's in pain and he's expressing it in this sort of way."

    Like the saying goes, hurt people, hurt people.

    Peep the clip below:

    Switching gears, the rap icon opened up about the struggles in his marriage with Beyonce and how determined they both were to “fight for our love” after his infidelity.

    Hov said he chose to fight because Bey is his “soul mate” and he loves her. They didn’t want to give up and have their children grow up with their parents separated.

    "For us, we chose to fight for our love. For our family. To give our kids a different outcome. To break that cycle for black men and women," he added.

    "We were never a celebrity couple. We were a couple that happened to be celebrities. We are real people," he continued.

    Peep the clip below:

     

    In the beginning of the interview, Jay talked about how special Blue Ivy is to him and what life is like as a father of twins, Sir and Rumi Carter. See him gush about his babies and check out the full interview below:

    We're loving this grown up Jay Z.

    But not everyone is.

    Y'all know 45 had to get his Twitter fingers working, posting up a tweet about the black unemployment rate: 

     

     

    He obviously didn't see the entire interview, especially the part where Hov said it's not about MONEY being that money doesn't buy you happiness. It's about how you treat people.

    Van Jones popped back at Trump...with receipts:

     

     

    And then Bigot Barbie Tomi Lahren had to add her 2 cents:

     

     

    Thoughts?!

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    Shemar Moore had a special lady on his arm when he hit the carpet at the 2018 Grammys red carpet. Find out how the actor used his emailing skills to nab a date with “Ballers” actress Anabelle Acosta inside…

    Shemar Moore knows how to sweet talk via email.

    The “S.W.A.T.” star pulled up to the 2018 Grammy Awards in NYC with “Ballers” actress Anabelle Acosta on his arm. So, how did he do it? A simple email helped him out.

    The actor told Entertainment Tonight he had to try his hand when he laid eyes on the “Quantico” star.

    "I wrote an email. I did that impromptu, chivalry stuff. I took a chance, I took a leap," he spilled. "Mama is fussing at me! But Miss Anabelle Acosta, she's beautiful, look at her."

    Showing up at the Grammys certainly screams coupledom status, but the actor said they're still in the beginning stages of getting to know one another.

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    "We had never met each other," he explained. "I wrote [the email] just knowing there's no way she's going to hit me back... But I went back to my creative writing classes, I got my mama in my head, 'Show respect,' and I was a poet. Poetry in these fingertips! I wrote a little something something, and I just waited... A few days went by, and then bam!"

    "You know what the first thing she said to me [was]?" he continued. "Mr. Shemar Moore, I hear you've been looking for me. Watch yourself!' I was like, 'Oh, it's on!'"

    Anabelle, who also stars on “Chicago P.D.,” shared she accepted his invitation because she was due for a fun night at an awards show.

    "I thought this would be fun. I presented at the Latin AMAs last year. I told him it was stressful, so I didn't get to enjoy the show. So he gets to present [at the GRAMMYs tonight], get the stress this time, and I get to watch the show," she said.

    The YBF hottie was tapped to introduce Grammy nominated singer SZA’s performance.

    "I said, 'You want to be spontaneous? You want to do something that most people won't do? You responded to my email. Let's just go big and have fun, because it's a good story,'" Moore added. "It's a good story no matter how it plays out. It's already a great story!,” Shemar continued.

    Sounds like a love connection.

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    The YBF baddies got all glammed up to shut down the red carpet at the 2018 Grammy Awards in NYC. Pick your favorite look inside….

    The 2018 Grammy Awards brought some fly and unique looks on the red carpet at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

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    It was Cardi B’s very first time touching down at a Grammy Award show, so chick went all out for her red carpet look. The Grammy nominee made a statement in a white high-low Ashi Studio dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps.

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    The "Bodak Yellow" rapper toted a white rose standing in solidarity with the #TIMESUP movement.

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    The "Finesse" rapper brought her sister Hennessy, also rocking all white, along as her date.

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    The NYC raptress was up for two Grammy Awards, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, but did not take any trophies home. Sucks.

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    SZA, who was up for five Grammy Awards, literally floated on the red carpet in a white Altelier Versace couture gown that we’re loving.

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    The "Love Galore" singer brought her mother and grandmother with her for her first time at the Grammys:

     

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    Cute.

    Nabbing five nominations is a huge feat, but it almost didn't happen as SZA was hesitant about releasing her debut album, CTRL. On the red carpet, "The Weeknd" singer said she was extremely nervous to release it to the masses because she's super shy and wasn't sure how people would respond to it.

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    WONDALAND honcho Janelle Monae switched up her signature black-and-white for some floral fab by Dolce & Gabbana.

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    Grammy winner Ashanti turned heads in a gold sheer and shimmery Elie Madi gown, serving up ballroom realness.

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    We feeling it?

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    Come thru! Eve, who has a Grammy at home, worked the carpet in this crystal Naeem Khan powersuit.

    Speaking of suits...

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    Rap newbie/nominee Rapsody hit the red carpet in a red suit that featured a train.

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    YAS! India Arie pushed through with some leg action and a luscious afro. 

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    Soul singer Andra Day was also about that leg action on the carpet, rocking a lavendar high slit tuxedo gown trimmed in red.

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    Mary Mary's Tina Campbell was all about that train action as well.

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    Twinsies! "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King brought her daughter Kirby Bumpus along as her Grammy date.

     

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    It’s clear Blue Ivy runs the Carter household. Go inside to see the 6-year-old shut down her parents, Beyonce and Jay Z, during the Grammy Awards inside…

    Blue Ivy stole the show during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards held at Madison Square Garden in NYC tonight.

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    Sitting comfortably on the front row in between her parents, the 6-year-old was caught telling her parents, Beyonce and Jay Z, to hold their applause during Camila Cabello’s presentation.

    Little Blue certainly looked angelic in her white ensemble and sparkly, silver “heels,” but she had to lay the law down on her parents during the show and it was quite funny.

    Check it:

     

     

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    We die!

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    Her dad did an interview with CNN's Van Jones where he gushed about how special she is to him and why he's not worried about her growing up. Get those deets HERE.

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    Watch out "auntie" Alicia Keys. Looks like she was getting her together during the ceremony as well. Ha! 

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    It was a packed house as celebs gathered together for Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy bash where Jay Z was honored, Dreamgirls Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson reunited, Jamie Foxx and his girlfriend Katie Holmes were all boo’d up and much more. Soak it all in inside….

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    Before the 2018 Grammys passed out awards, industry vet Clive Davis threw his annual Pre-Grammy gala at the Sheraton Hotel in Times Square to salute industry icons. And who better to honor than Jay Z. His 4:44 album was unapologetic, honest, and raw, sending shock waves through the music industry.

    During his acceptance speech, he revealed why he boycotted the Grammys after DMX was snubbed in ’98, how Beyonce -who was there looking ridiculously perfect - influenced him to come back, and why its important for artists to stay true to themselves.

     

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    Read his full speech below:

    “I'm going to say a lot of real things tonight, but it's all coming from a beautiful and honest place. My introduction to the Grammys—aside from watching Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder and all those guys and aspiring to do what they do—was in 1998 with the album called Vol. 2. You got that album? I was nominated for some awards, but there was another guy, DMX, and he had these two great albums the same year. He did like 900,000. Oh, only Kevin remembers this? [Laughs]. The same year he released those albums he wasn't nominated for any awards, so I actually boycotted the Grammys.”

    “I didn't come until 2004 when a beautiful young lady whom I love dearly had a solo album, and it was a breakout. So my first time was six years later for "Crazy in Love" and that album, and for Beyoncé. So then I realized that art is super subjective and everyone is doing their best. The Academy is human, like we are, and they're voting on things that they like. And we can pretend that we don't care, but we really do. We see the most incredible artists stand on that stage and we aspire to be that. So I was like, 'I have to be here.' We have to all get involved to push this thing further. No matter what happens at the Grammys, we know what it is. Bob Marley is going to be Bob Marley whether he is nominated for a Grammy or not. 2Pac is going to be 2Pac. Biggie is going to be Biggie. That is the truth.”

    “In this industry, for the things we uphold and we love and we treasure and we respect, we have to get involved. I stand up here on the shoulders of all the beautiful people who inspired me. So like all of the people that came before us, it is our duty to make sure that not only are we making the greatest art, we uphold and support each other and the things that are super real. So I'm super humbled and I'm super appreciative to The Academy and everybody here tonight. Thank you so much for this award. This shit is super heavy too, by the way!"

    Love this. 

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    Alicia Keys, Clive Davis and President of the Recording Academy Neil Portnow congratulated Hov during the soiree.

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    The "Girl On Fire" hit the stage to perform a special tribute to the Hop Hop icon:

     

     

    Congrats Hov!

    Before the bash...

     

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    Mr. & Mrs. Carter stunted together in a few flicks before heading out. Bey rocked a custom AzziAndOsta gown, a leather Eugenia Kim beret, Jimmy Choo shoes, a Valentino bag and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Her hubby kept it dapper in a Musike Frére suit, stlyed by celebrity stylist June Ambrose.

    Another couple all loved up...

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    Well here’s a first.

    Jamie Foxx and his girlfriend Katie Holmes have kept their relationship super private, but it seems they’re starting to let the world in some. Just a tad bit.

    Back in December, Katie popped up at Jamie’s store grand opening, but they didn’t snap any pictures together. These days, it seems they aren’t going out their way NOT to be pictured together. Well, kind of.

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    During the event, Katie got up from her seat next to Jamie moments before Clive Davis announced Jamie’s presence, but Clive called her out.

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    “This lady left the room right when I was going to introduce her, she was sitting at that table right with Jamie Foxx and everyone else,” Clive said. “If you’re going to sit together what better night than tonight?,” he continued.

    It’s reported Jamie was cracking up while Katie looked embarrassed. However, Katie ended up coming back to her seat next to Jamie and they enjoyed the rest of the event together.

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    The Carters even stopped back to say hello.

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    Making his rounds, Jamie linked up with CNN's Don Lemon and "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King.

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    Jennifer Hudson isn't letting the drama with her ex keep her inside. The Grammy winner popped up on the carpet in a metallic Rubin Singer dress.

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    Issa reunion! JHud and Bey, who both starred in Dreamgirls, nabbed a selfie moment.

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    These two are going for couple of the year.

    Diddy and Cassie was hot on the Grammy Weekend scene, so it was no surprise they showed up dressed to the 9s for the Clive Davis bash.

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    The model/singer kept it cute in a black and white high-low PAULE KA number while he beau kept it dapper in a black tailored suit.

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    Rapper French Montana and Diddy's sons, Justin and Christian Combs, made their way on the carpet to snap it up with the lovebirds.

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    Cardi B loves to switch up her look at the drop of a dime. The "Bodak Yellow" rapper whipped out a black cropped bob with a bang for the Grammy Weekend festivities.

    Chick slayed the carpet in a cream strapless Ashi Studio gown from the Spring 2018 collection.

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    Oh baby! 

    We imagine this year's Grammy fun is a little different being that Chrissy Teigen is pregnant with her 2nd child and can not partake in drinking. But, we're sure she and John Legend still had fun because Chrissy is hilarious even when she's sober.

    The pregnant model bumped along on the carpet in a custom Jonathan Simkhai dress.

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    By the way, Chrissy and John are expecting a baby boy. Congrats to the couple.

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    Mariah Carey and boo Bryan Tanaka are still going strong. And MiMi is looking damn good these days.

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    Shining! LaLa Anthony rocked this metallic deep plunging Jenny Packham gown for the festivities.

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    Migos, who was nominated for two Grammys, linked up with Hip Hop mogul Diddy.

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    DJ Khaled was the life of the party. Obviously.

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    "Love & Hip Hop" creator Mona Scott Young, singer Monica, and XSCAPE singer/"RHOA" star Kandi Burruss trekked it to the party.

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    Kandi's hubby Todd Tucker wasn't too far behind.

    Are we feeling Kandi's look?

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    Come thru Faith Evans! Ponytail steez, plunging neckline and sheerness did her look justice.

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    The fellas were also looking nice! Ne-Yo, Jadakiss and Fabolous were dappered down.

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    Model Winnie Harlow, showing off in a August Getty Atelier gown, stuck a few model poses on the carpet.

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    Model Jourdan Dunn was pretty in pink while serving up some thigh action.

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    Singer Anthony Hamilton chopped it up with Neil Portnow, President of the Recording Academy.

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    "Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels with the duck lips on the carpet.

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    NBA baller Chris Bosh and his wife Adrienne Bosh served up coupledom vibes in all black everything.

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    Power 105 radio host Angie Martinez got stylish in a black powersuit.

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    We love Tamron Hall, but we're not feeling this look on her.

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    CNN's Don Lemon brought his boyfriend Tim Malone along as his date.

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    We see you Debra Lee!

    On stage...

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    Honey, Gladys Knight is SLAYING our lives. The music icon looked AMAZING while performing during the bash.

    Migos and Jennifer Hudson also hit the stage:

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    Fun times!

    Here's a clip of Migos performing:

     

     

    And the trio, who just released their Culture II album, also met music industry icon Quincy Jones:

     

     

    Did Quincy say what we think he said?

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    The 2018 Grammy Awards went down with a BANG! Go inside to see performances by Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Rihanna, DJ Khaled, Bryson Tiller, Kendrick Lamar and more. Also, Janelle Monae gave a moving speech about the #TIMESUP movement and Beyonce’s mom Tina Lawson threw some shade. More inside…

    This year’s Grammy Awards brought some fun performances, especially for Hip Hop heads. It was more of a mix of YBF entertainers hitting the stage to keep the awards ceremony from being so boring.

    Opening the show at Madison Square Garden, Kendrick Lamar served up a performance of socially charged messages and he also had comedian Dave Chappelle come out during his performance to drop a few jokes before getting back to his electric set. Rock band U2 also joined K Dot on stage to perform his hit track “DNA.”

    Peep a clip above.

    By the way, Kendrick swept the awards show trophies, winning four Grammys for Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap/Sung collaboration with Rihanna.

    Also hitting the stage...

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    Taking it back!

    Bruno Mars and Cardi B, both in head-to-toe Cross Colours outfits, rocked the arena with their infectious ‘90s ode, “Finesse.” Their performance was similar to the video treatment, keeping the “In Living Color” elements and lively dance moves.

    Check it below:

    Bruno was also a big winner last night, winning a total of 6 Grammys. Congrats!

    Also hitting the stage...

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    DJ Khaled is always the life of the party and kept the party going with his “Wild Thoughts” set, also starring (thick) Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.

    RiRi was on point with the choreography as she busted out some dance moves with the slew of dancers on stage. We have to say, this wasn’t her best vocal performance, but she still killed it.

    Check it below:

    For another YBF performance..

    Donald Glover (formerly Childish Gambino) switched from his acting side to his artist side for a performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. He treated Grammy watchers with his track "Terrified" alongside his super talented (and adorable) Lion King co-star J.D. McCrary, who will play young Simba for the animated reboot.

    The "Atlanta" star is set to play the role of Simba. Also, Mr. Glover confirmed he will no longer go by his musical moniker, Childish Gambino after his upcoming fourth studio album that he's currently working on. In fact, he said he's retiring from music.

    "I’m really appreciative of this. I’m making another project right now, but I like endings, I think they’re important to progress," he said.

    By the way, Donald won a Grammy in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category for "Redbone."

    Also making waves on stage...

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    Janelle Monae has never been one to bite her tongue when it comes to speaking out against social and racial injustices. And the WONDALAND honcho had a powerful message about the #TIMESUP movement during the Grammy Awards.

    Before introducing Kesha's performance, the singer/producer shared some powerful words about women standing up and fighting for what's right, including pay equality, discrimination, harassment and more.

    Check it:

    "Tonight, I am proud to stand in solidarity as not just an artist but a young woman with my fellow sisters in this room who make up the music industry," Janelle started off her speech. "Artists, writers, assistants, publicists, CEOs, producers, engineers, and women from all sectors of the business. We are also daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, and human beings. We come in peace, but we mean business. And to those who would dare try and silence us, we offer you two words: Time's up. We say time's up for pay inequality, time's up for discrimination, time's up for harassment of any kind, and time's up for the abuse of power. Because, you see, it's not just going on in Hollywood, it's not just going on in Washington -- it's right here in our industry as well. And just as we have the power to shake culture, we also have the power to undo the culture that does not serve us well. So let's work together, women and men, as a united music industry, committed to creating more safe work environments, equal pay and access for all women."

    We are so an agreeance with EVERYTHING she said.

    Meanwhile...

     

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    After Jay Z was SNUBBED for all 8 awards he was nominated for, his mother-in-law Tina Lawson came through with the SHADE. Hilar!

     

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    The facts about Judge Genece Brinkley, who resides over Meek Mill’s case, are coming out and she reportedly was not the person who suggested Meek to get rid of Roc Nation. Find out who did and get the deets on his donation to Colin Kaepernick’s cause inside…

    Meek Mill’s legal team has been putting in work to have his case thrown out, but apparently they aren’t doing a good job at it. He’s currently serving a 2 to 4 year sentence for a probation violation.

    A while back, his team revealed Judge Genece Brinkley had requested the MMG rapper drop his management team, Roc Nation, for her friend/Philly native/manager Charlie Mack. He’s a legend in Philly and even helped Will Smith at one point in his career.

    Well, that’s not true, according to legal documents.

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    TMZ got their hands on the court transcript and it wasn’t Judge Brinkley who made the management suggestion. In fact, it was his probation officer who tried to get him to ditch Roc Nation.

    It’s said the probation officer tried to convince Meek saying Charlie Mack was a good influence on him and could help him turn his life around.

    "What I like about Charlie, he is not invested in Meek Mills. He is invested in Robert Williams [Meek's real name],” the probation officer is quoted.

    Back in December, Meek’s lawyer called for the FBI to investigate Judge Brinkley. While it was believed she was the one doing some funny business, in court she tried to distance herself from it all.

    "I don't want the record to suggest who your management is or is not,” the judge said.

    Meek’s team of lawyers tried to get the sentence thrown out arguing she was inappropriate, but that doesn’t seem to be working in their however.

    Also, there’s another formal court investigation that has been launched after a court clerk slipped Meek a note asking for money to pay for her son’s tuition. WTH! Just fire everyone in the Philly court system and start over. This is nuts.

    In good news...

     

    Despite my brother’s current circumstances, he continues to stay involved and connected in the community of his hometown of Philly. I’ve spoken to @meekmill several times since his incarceration and during one of these calls, is when he pledged to go #10for10 with me on my #MillionDollarPledge. We’re both donating $10,000 each for a combined $20,000 to Philadelphia’s Youth Service Inc. YSI is dedicated to strengthening the family unit, helping at risk teens and promoting child safety. Meek has worked closely with @ysiphilly and has spoken to teens and young adults there offering motivation and inspiration to those in their YES Program, a program that offers immediate housing and support services to youth at risk. He wanted to make sure that we contribute to another great program doing great things in our community. Now that’s a total of $990,000 I’ve donated as part of my #MillionDollarPledge - Keep staying strong, Meek, we love you and are thinking of you, brother. Head on over to Kaepernick7.com for a complete list of all the different organizations that I’ve donated to, to fight systemic oppression. Only $10,000 more till I complete my Million Dollar Pledge!

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    The "Dreams & Nightmares" rapper chopped it up with former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick while in jail and offered up $10,000 to contribute to his #10For10 pledge where Colin matches the donation. $20,000 will go to Philadelphia's Youth Service Inc., an organization Meek has worked with in the past. Peep the clip above of Colin sharing the news.

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    Celebs trekked from the Grammys straight to the afterparty scene. Peep flicks of Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu, Eve, Qunicy Jones and more inside…

     

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    After an eventful night during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, celebs made their way to the afterparty scene for the turn up.

    Universal Music Group threw a bash at Spring Studios in NYC where a few legends were spotted chopping it up and having fun. Comedian Dave Chappelle, music industry vet Quincy Jones and soul singer Erykah Badu were posted up in a VIP section to party it up.

    Yes, the 84-year-old is still out partying in these streets. And it's no surprise. He recently revealed he has 22 girlfriends all over the world. Chile...

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    Ms. Badu is no stranger on the 1s and 2s and provided the entertainment for the night.

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    After introducing SZA's performance during the Grammys, "The Talk" co-host Eve made her way to the afterparty for some fun:

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    Loving that necklace with the sexy blazer.

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    Comedian/TV personality Trevor Noah nabbed a photo-op with funny man Dave Chappelle, who won a Grammy Sunday night for Best Comedy Album.

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    Dave hung out with all the comedians at the party, including Sarah Silverman.

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    His wife, Elaine Chappelle, made sure to hit the scene with her husband to celebrate his Grammy win.

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    "Ballers" actress Anabelle Acosta also nabbed a flick with the funnyman.

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    The "Quantico" starlet was on the scene after "S.W.A.T" actor Shemar Moore asked her to be his date for the evening. Get more about how he flexed his charm to grab her attention HERE.

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    YAS 'fro! "2 Dope Girls" star Jessica Williams glowed in a neon Tibi number paired with 3.1 Phillip Lim shoes. Gorge.

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    Shaggy rolled up on the red carpet with Sting after they performed during the Grammys ceremony.

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    "New Edition Story" actor/singer Luke James, "Empire" star Bre-Z and singer Jacquees hit the carpet before heading inside the party.

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    Family affair! The Recording Academy's chairman of the board Jimmy Jam, his wife Lisa and their kids, were on the scene.

    At another bash...

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    Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei looked cute at the Interscope Records/ Blanco & Diplo/ SVEDKA Vodka afterparty.

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    Culture vulture Kim Kardashian West was thirsting for attention and she’s getting it. She’s being called out ONCE AGAIN for culture appropriation after posting up flicks of her “Bo Derek Braids” –her words, not ours. Peep the dragging and her clap back inside…

     

    We JUST slid into 2018 and haven't even gotten comfortable on the couch yet and Kim Kardashian West is up to her culture vulture ways. She's causing a stir on social media, but not the kind she likes.  Or does she?

    This chick CONTINUES to steal from black culture, put her spin on it and then try to act as if she discovered something new or is doing something groundbreaking. Or in this case, give credit where it's not due.

    These "new" braids she debuted are not "Bo Derek Braids." And no, we don't care if Bo Derek rocked them in an iconic film.

    But, you can't tell her that though.

     

    BO WEST

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    SIGHS....

    The nerve of her to credit a white woman as the originator of these braids that black girls and women have been wearing since the beginning of time. Yes, actress Bo Derek rocked these braids in the 1979 film, 10, but she's not the first to do it. Kim, these are not"Bo Derek Braids," they are called cornrows or Fulani braids. Take notes.

    As expected, Black Twitter dug in her a** as they should: 

     

     

     

     

      

     

    After she was served up a history lesson, she decided to clap back, tweeting:

     

     

    Girl, bye.

     

    She also was posting up the thirstiest of thirst trap pics all day long to show off her new braids, with at least one pic fully topless and bare breasted. 

    At this point, these incessant naked IG pics are even beneath a chick like her.  Do.Something.Else. 

    But since Beyonce was getting all the attention this weekend with her Grammy fabulousness, we already knew Kim was going to coincidentally swoop in trying to "break the internet." Doing the most with the least.

    Damn, is Kanye West not giving his wife enough attention?

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    Former reality star Deelishis, known for flaunting her ASSets but gets crap for doing so,took her to task.  She explained that if a BLACK woman had posted up this nude flick it would be critiqued totally different:

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    Where is the lie?!

    And how long have we been saying this EXACT thing on this site? We'll wait.

    Even Lindsey Lohan is confused by it all: 

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    Kim's response tho. Teeheeee.

    Comedian Lil Duval also offered up a male's opinion on Kim and her thirst trap flicks:

     

     

    #lilduvaltaughtyou

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    Well...

    Thoughts?

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    Speculation can finally laid to rest as to who will be playing Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic. The Queen of Soul chose Jennifer Hudson to bring her story to life on the big screen. Deets inside…

     

    2017 was the year of biopics and the trend is continuing into the new year.

    This one we’re not even mad at, especially since everyone seems to be on board with the project.

    During Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party, Clive Davis took the stage to announce Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will be playing Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic.

    Yes, we all remember when Aretha said she wanted Halle Berry to play her young self. We assume her plans to nab Halle for the role never panned out. So, she hand selected JHud for the part. And we’re not mad. JHud definitely has the vocal range to play the Queen of Soul.

     

     

    @clivejdavis u truly blow me away ! #pregrammy

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    Clive Davis has a long professional relationship with Aretha and he also has a good relationship with Jennifer as well, so we wouldn’t be surprised if he too is in the biopic.

    The upcoming film will be back by MGM. So far, Straight Outta Compton‘s Scott Bernstein and music producer Harvey Mason Jr. have signed on to produce the film. Harvey Mason Jr. worked with ReRe in the past and he also produced music for Dreamgirls, which starred JHud and earned her an Oscar. Now, MGM is looking for a screenwriter and filmmaker to add to the project.

    They’ll be plenty of material to work with for the biopic as Aretha Franklin has a long list of career highs. She slayed the charts back in the day, is one of the most honored artists in Grammy history, became an icon in the civil rights and women’s movement, she’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the NAACP Hall of Fame, the Gospel music Hall of Fame and she has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    Good luck JHud! Chick's got big (shady) shoes to fill.

     

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    Lolo Jones threw salt on Blake Griffin’s dating game right after he was traded from the LA Clippers to the Detroit Pistons. Damn girl. Deets on the awful date and the trade inside…

    As the saying goes, when it rains, it pours.

    Olympian Lolo Jones is calling out NBA baller Blake Griffin and she’s doing it at the worst time possible. Right after he was traded from the LA Clippers to the Detroit Pistons, she dragged him on social media over a bad date.

    It’s one thing for the date to just be lame as hell (we are totally not shocked by this and bet $5 a total of 10 words were said the entire time...between the two of them). She also blasted him for being a terrible kisser. Damn.

    Responding to a comment made by a fan, she spilled Blake was the worst day of her life.

    The 35-year-old wrote, “Nah, I went on a date with him. Worst date of my life and he’s a terrible kisser.”

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    Sources tell TMZ Lolo and the 28-year-old used to date “years ago.” Folks love trying to get those 15 minutes don’t they?  Especially LoLo.

    As for that trade, the five-time All-Star was a member of the Clippers organization for the last 9 years. The team decided to trade their star forward in a blockbuster trade, adding Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, a first-round draft pick in 2018 and a second-round pick in 2019, according to reports.

    The NBA baller had signed a five-year, $173 million contract with the Clippers over the summer.

    Blake hopped on social media to express how he feels about the trade:

     

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    Damn homie.  Good luck in the D, tho.

     

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    Amber Rose says goodbye to (some of) her lady lumps and we have the first flicks of her results. More inside…

    It’s been about 2 weeks since Amber Rose went under the knife to have a breast reduction. And now, she’s showing off her results.

    Before hopping on her Instagram Story, the Slut Walk creator was spotted making her way to a plastic surgery clinic in Beverly Hills. Dressed down in sweats, chick had her Chick-fil-a drink in her hand. Hey, a girl's gotta eat.

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    A few weeks ago, Amber, who's currently dating 21 Savage, announced she was going under the knife to have her breasts reduced. She went from an H cup to a D cup. And she shared her results on social media today.

    “I don’t know if you guys know, but I was a 36H,” the 34-year-old-mom said in a series of clips on her Instagram Story. “I was really, really big and I think now I might be a D cup, which is like, really small for me.”

    The blonde bombshell, who's currently growing out her hair, opened up her robe to show them, saying, “Look how much smaller they are. So I really went down a lot.”

    We're sure she's feeling lighter and better now.

    Peep a clip below:

     

     

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    Here's to a speedy recovery1

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    Quincy Jones is a self-proclaimed “dog” with 22 extra young girlfriends, and women his age are definitely not his cup of tea. Get into his man-whorish ways inside…

    Just because Quincy Jones is 84-years-old doesn’t mean he has lost his mojo. He’s out here being a womanizer in these streets and he’s not ashamed of it. And he definitely has nothing to hide.  As a matter-of-fact, he acts as if his own ho'd up ways are completely different (and more acceptable) than a woman who may do th same thing.

    Go figure.

    In a new interview with GQ magazine, the music industry vet, who still find a way to get-it-up, boasted about having 22 girlfriends all around the globe. And all of them are younger than him.  And they all know about each other.

    No surprise there. He’s been married three times and each of his ex-wives were a lot younger than him.

    "I got 22 girlfriends."

    He continued:

    "Hell yeah. Everywhere. Cape Town. Cairo. Stockholm—she's coming in next week. Brazil—Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, and Rio. Shanghai—got a great girl over there from Shanghai, man. Cairo, whew."

    Now, what his definition of "girlfriend" is, we'll never really know.  He’s pimping all over the globe, chile.

    "Yeah, I don't lie. And it's amazing—women get it, man. Don't you ever forget they're 13 years smarter than we are. Don't you ever forget it."

    He likes them young, but his daughters are keeping him in check with how young he can go.

    "Well, my daughters gave me new numbers, because they kept saying, 'Dad, you can't go out with girls younger than us.' I said, 'Y'all are not young anymore.…' So the new numbers are 28 to 42. They gave them to me."

    Like we said, he likes them young so anyone near his age is out of he question. So would he date someone his age?

    "Hell no!,” he said. “You see me with an 84-year-old woman? Are you crazy?"

    Why not?

    "Why not??? Why? For what, man? There's nothing…there's no upside. You gotta be kidding. I got me some technology out there"—he gestures to the mansion's perimeter—"that keep fat and old away from here. Buzzes if they're too old. But you'd be surprised.… These women, the young ones, are aggressive now. Oh my God, they're fearless, man. All over the world."

    Lordt. Glad to know a woman's only worth in his eyes is her looks and youth.  Society.

    Quincy's a self-proclaimed dog and said he’s being punished for it by having three beautiful daughters.

    "When you've been a dog all your life, God gives you beautiful daughters and you have to suffer. I love 'em so much. They're here all the time."

    As for why he’s been a dog all his life, he said:

    "I don't know. Probably because I didn't have a mother. And the big bands, that's like the school of the dogs. Traveling bands? Every fucking night it was like the girls coming through Neiman Marcus: 'Oh, I like trumpet players,' 'I like sax players,' 'I like guitar players'… Rita Hayworth, all of them. It was unbelievable, man. Frank was always trying to hook me up with Marilyn Monroe, but Marilyn Monroe had a chest that looked like pears, man."

    What? We can’t.

    For his 85th year, Quincy has plans to release a Netflix documentary, a prospective ten-part TV biopic he hopes will star Donald Glover, and a star-studded TV event on CBS that he says Oprah will host. Sounds like he has an eventful year coming.

    The mn may be a musical genius and all, but an upstanding gentleman he is not.

    You can read his full interview here.

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    Is there a “Martin” reboot in the works? Possibly. Get the latest nuggets about a reboot inside…

    The rumor mill is swirling that a “Martin” reboot could be in the works. And Tisha Campbell-Martin isn’t helping to kill the rumor. She’s actually saying more by not saying anything.

    The 49-year-old actress, who we all came to love as Gina in the 90s, did an interview with Hip Hollywood where she played coy about whether or not a “Martin” reboot was in the works. Based on her body language and how she responded, it sounds like it’s possible, but she didn’t confirm anything.

    She said it was an honor playing Gina and she is surprised people are still in love with the characters. Then, she said she couldn’t say anything else, but then said “its very exciting.” What’s very exciting? Working on the show? Who knows.

    Check it:

     

    HH Exclusive#TishaCampbellMartin talks #Martin reboot!

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    Hmm...we assume IF she's interested in doing a reboot, she has gotten over the sexual harassment claims she made against Martin when the show was on the air. The two were so at odds, they couldn't even film together toward the end of the show.

    A few days before the interview, Martin Lawrence's fiancee Roberta may have jumped the gun and posted on Instagram that the show could be coming back. The funnyman even hopped in her comments, posting up the eyes emoji:

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    She ended up deleting it.

    And then there's this that Tisha recently posted of her and her real life/"Martin" bestie Tichina Arnold:

     

     

    Me & T.... Ready for 2018.....

    A post shared by Tisha Martin (@tishacampbellmartin) on

    Mmhmm...

    We're not sure if we're here for a "Martin" reboot. The show is a classic and we'd hate to see this go sour. But it surely seems everyone else - from "Roseanne" to "One Day At A Time" to "Full House" - is getting a reboot. Also, Thomas "Tommy" Mikal Ford passed away in 2016, so they'll have to explain his absence in some way.

    How about y'all. Are you here for a "Martin" reboot?

     

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    Michelle Obama makes her first TV appearance since leaving the White House on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” to reveal what Melania Trump gave her during that awkward gift exchange. Meanwhile, the Black Caucus showed up for Trump’s State of the Union address with a silent message. Get it all inside…

    Our Forever First Lady Michelle Obama will be making her first TV appearance since leaving the White House, hitting up the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” to celebrate Ellen’s 60th birthday, which will air on Thursday.

    Mrs. O finally reveals what Melania Trump gave her in a big Tiffany’s box during that painfully awkward exchange Inauguration Day. We all wanted to know what was in it. Now, we know!

    “It was a lovely frame,” she revealed in a clip. The moment was so awkward because Mrs. O didn’t know what to do with the box and none of the Secret Service came to get it.

    “There is all this protocol,” she explained. “I mean, this is like a state visit so they tell you you’re gonna do this, they’re gonna stand here. Never before do you get this gift, so I’m sort of like, ‘Okay, where… ? What am I supposed to do with this gift?'”

    So maybe that explains her pic side eye.

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    She said everyone cleared out and she had no one to hand the box to until her husband President Barack Obama took over.

    “I’m thinking, ‘Do we take the picture?’ And then my husband saved the day,” she said.“See? He grabbed the box and took it back inside. But everybody cleared out — no staff, no one. I was like, ‘What do you do with the box?’”

    Peep the clip below:

     

    Ugh. Love her.

     

    Be sure to tune in to the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday for her full interview.

    In other political news...

    Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union speech last night and the Black Caucus was NOT here for it. As they should. Who wants to sit and listen to a man stand and read a teleprompter filled with lies?

    While they likely didn’t want to be there, they did show up making a statement. Members of the Black Caucus all draped kente cloth around their necks (and also wore kente printed ties). Show out then!

     

     

    During the SOTU address, Republicans praised Trump like they were at a Beyonce concert. Meanwhile, the Black Caucus never lifted a finger, unless it was to scroll through their cellphones.

    Even when Trump boasted about how he has lowered the African-American unemployment rate, they were not impressed. Likely because Trump stays spitting facts that exist, but facts he had nothing to do with.

     

     

    And there are the real facts.

    Meanwhile....

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    Some folks decided to do their own thing.  Artists Andra Day and Common, dressed in all black, hit the stage to perform at The People's State Of The Union at Townhall in NYC.

     

    EXTRAS:

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    2. The Baltimore Police Department is currently in court over one of the biggest scandals in the history of American law enforcement. Apparently, cops kept toy guns in their possession in order to plant, just in case they shot an unarmed person. STORY

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    Former NBA player Rasaul Butler was killed in a car crash early this morning, along with his passenger wife Leah LaBelle.  The sad and shocking details are inside.

     

     

    After playing for the San Antonio Spurs, the Miami Heat and many other teams in an NBA career that spanned close to 15 years, 38-year-old Rasaul Butler died this morning in a single car crash.  His wife, 31-year-old Epic records singer Leah Labelle, who once appeared on "American Idol," was his passenger and also did not survive.

    The couple was driving in Studio City, CA around 2am this morning when Rasaul reportedly lost control of his Range Rover before it slammed into a parking meter and then a wall.

    According to TMZ, officers believe the car was speeding before the crash.

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    The Philly native's former NBA colleagues, including his one time teammate Dwyane Wade, have poured out their hearts about the incredibly sad news. 

     

    Mack Wilds revealed he just saw the couple the night prior:

    Ice Cube, whose Big 3 League Rasual recently was involved with, also expressed his condolences saying:

     

    Rasaul last posted to his social media just hours before the crash:

     

    We are here to be Ourselves and No one else!

    A post shared by Rasual Butler (@rasualbutler8) on

     

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Rasaul, Leah and their family and friends at this impossibly sad time.

     

    Photo: Getty/IG


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