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Lil Baby & 42 Dugg’s “We Paid” Is The Summer Anthem We Need

It's been 14 years since Tom Cruise did the Yung Joc motorcycle dance. In the summer of 2006, Cruise was out on the promotional trail behind Mission: Impossible III, and he put in an appearance on the late, lamented BET video-countdown show 106 & Park. That day on the show, one of the big videos … More »
Tags: Music, Ad, The Godfather, Lil Wayne, Tom Cruise, Bet, Status Ain't Hood, Denzel Curry, Jack Harlow, Tory Lanez, Yung Joc, Germ, Steelz, Lil Baby, DaBaby, Guapdad 4000


5 powerful performances from the 20th annual BET Awards

For two decades, the BET Network has celebrated Black culture with its annual awards ceremony. While the event usually takes place inside Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, Sunday’s awards ceremony was carried out virtually due to the continued spread of coronavirus. Not only was BET commemorating the 20th anniversary of its awards show, but 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the BET Network itself. Inglewood-born actress and comedian Amanda Seales hosted the broadcast from ...
Tags: Music, Texas, Microsoft, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gigi, Alicia Keys, Nba, Lebron James, Ferguson Missouri, Lil Wayne, Public Enemy, Black Lives Matter, Richard, Bet


Beyoncé urges voters to 'dismantle a racist and unequal system' in the US

The singer made a call to action as she was given a humanitarian BET award by Michelle Obama, who said ‘her activism demands justice for black lives’Beyoncé has been awarded the humanitarian award at the BET awards, using her speech to encourage viewers to vote “like our life depends on it” in the upcoming US election, and calling on them to “dismantle a racist and unequal system” in the country.Michelle Obama highlighted Beyoncé’s commitment to the black community before presenting her with the...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, US, US news, Culture, Michelle Obama, Bet, Black Lives Matter Movement


Beyoncé urges Black community to 'vote like our life depends on it' in BET awards speech

The singer was awarded the humanitarian award by Michelle Obama, who said ‘her activism demands justice for Black lives’Beyoncé has been awarded the humanitarian award at the BET Awards, using her speech to encourage viewers to vote “like our life depends on it” in the upcoming US election.Michelle Obama highlighted Beyonce’s commitment to the Black community before presenting her with the award, saying: “You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to Black joy and Bla...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, US, US news, Culture, Michelle Obama, Bet, Black, Black Lives Matter Movement


The BET Awards celebrate 20th anniversary amid pandemic and protests against systemic racism

Back in April, BET Networks’ president Scott Mills and the producers of the annual BET Awards recognized they’d have to cancel its popular four-day BET Experience and free fan fest at L.A. Live due to the continued spread of coronavirus, but they were adamant that the actual awards ceremony would be presented in some capacity. The crew swiftly pivoted the BET Awards, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, to a virtual broadcast without a live audience. The show will be hosted by comedi...
Tags: Music, TV, Beyonce, Microsoft, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alicia Keys, Cbs, Jamie Foxx, Drake, Missy Elliot, Kansas City Chiefs, Angela Bassett


Lehrreiche Dokumentationen, Filme & Serien über Rassismus

Dieser geschichtsträchtige Moment war längst überfällig. Seit fast einer Woche gehen die Demonstrant*innen Tag für Tag auf die Straße, um gegen Rassismus und Polizeigewalt zu protestieren. Doch auch, wenn der Ruf nach Gerechtigkeit gerade besonders laut ist, gibt es ihn nicht erst seit ein paar Tagen. Der Tod von George Floyd mag das Fass zum Überlaufen gebracht haben, doch gefüllt wurde es durch Jahrhunderte institutionellen Rassismus. In den letzten Jahren haben die sozialen Medien dazu beiget...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Usa, Justice, Netflix, Brooklyn, Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, House, New York Times, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Jordan, Spike Lee, Oakland


“The Game” Reboot in the Works at The CW With Original Cast & Creator Mara Brock Akil on Board

Amid the recent influx of TV show reboots comes news that The CW is currently working on bringing back The Game, the series that launched the network back in 2006. According to an exclusive report from Deadline, The CW is in the process of developing a brand new reincarnation of the show, which would be set in Baltimore (instead of San Diego like the original version), and would feature “some” of the original cast members. Here’s a brief synopsis via Deadline: The Game family was coasting to ret...
Tags: TV, San Diego, Pop Culture, The Cw, Jazz, Mara Brock Akil, Baltimore, Bet, Cw, Board, Brandy, Salim Akil, The Game (TV Series, Devon Greggory, Hosea Chanchez Wendy Raquel Robinson Coby Bell, Brittany Daniel Lauren London Jay Ellis


Marketing 2020: Strategies Creators Can Implement To Separate Themselves From The Crowd 

"The general consumer is seeing over 5,000 plus ads a day, a 60% plus increase in ad expose since 2015," writes the Nue Agency's Jesse Kirshbaum and Clayton Durant of CAD Management. "Amongst all this noise and content saturation, a creative’s marketing strategy has become just important as the quality of work that they are putting into the market."   _______________________________   By Jesse Kirshbaum, CEO of NUE Agency in conjunction with Clayton Durant of CAD Management ...
Tags: Music, Instagram, China, India, US, Bet, Mckinsey, Bruce Houghton, China India, Pew Research, Jesse Kirshbaum, Nue Agency, Mondo NYC, Clayton Durant, Jenn Garcia Tech, Metamoki Antony Demekhin CEO of Ear Candy


South Africa’s AKA Earns BET Awards “Best International Act” Nomination

South African hip hop artist AKA is continuing to push musical boundaries and today was announced by BET as this years’ nominee for “Best International Act” for the BET Awards. AKA is the only South African nominee representing the category of hip hop/rap alongside Burna Boy and Mr Eazi. He’s been focused on becoming an internationally known artist, working with producers and talent all over the world – and it’s apparent with his BET Awards nomination that people are paying attention. Watch “Fe...
Tags: News, US, Los Angeles, South Africa, Jazz, Bet, Aka, BET Awards, Watch Fela, Kiddominant


WATCH: Lena Waithe Gets Some “Halle Berry Juice” for Inspiration as She Makes Her Late-Night Hosting Debut

Lena Waithe asked for the Halle Berry juice and she most definitely got it!No caption necessary. Just tune in y’all. @halleberry @JimmyKimmelLive pic.twitter.com/ghD7M4wlDU— Lena Waithe (@LenaWaithe) May 23, 2019 Waithe made her late-night hosting debut by guest hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (May 22) and though she was doing well with her opening monologue, the Emmy winner felt like she needed a little more inspiration. So, she pressed the Berry Button.Halle Berry then appeared, dressed...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Television, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kiss, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Halle Berry, Bet, Eddie Murphy, Berry, Lena, Lena Waithe, Waithe, Halle Berry Juice, Berry Button Halle Berry


Watch Beast Coast Bring Back The Rap City Basement Freestyle

Once upon a time, the Rap City booth freestyle was an institution. Rap City was in its 10th season when Big Tigger took over as the host of the BET music-video show. And from 1999 to 2005, he made the show his own. He gave it a whole new concept: The show took place in … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Big Tigger, Bet, Joey Bada, Flatbush Zombies, Tigger, Kirk Knight, The Underachievers, Pro Era, Beast Coast, Rap City, CJ Fly


Jussie Smollett Reportedly Suicidal After Being Axed From “Empire” & Dealing With Fallout Over Faked Attack Allegations

Jussie Smollett is reportedly not doing well. Sources say the actor has become suicidal since learning he will not be on the upcoming season of Empire.SandraRose.com is reporting Smollett is having a hard time coping with the news and is worried about his career.The site reports:According to a source close to the family, Smollett, 36, is “devastated” and suicidal over the apparent end of his acting career. The part-time singer also lost a coveted lead role in the Tony Award-winning Broadway play...
Tags: Celebs, Chicago, Fox, Broadway, Pop Culture, Rumors, Jazz, Bet, Lee Daniels, Reports, Jojo, Trump, Suicidal, Jussie Smollett, Jamal, Smollett


Jussie Smollett’s Brother Says Jussie is Telling the Truth About Being Attacked & is Suffering From Night Terrors

The Smollett family is a talented bunch of singers, writers and actors, but it appears that one of the Smolletts may have missed his calling as a lawyer, because the defense JoJo Smollett has mounted in the form of a guest article on BET.com on behalf of his younger brother, Jussie, is the most compelling clapback that anyone in Jussie’s camp has made to date.Jojo, who was an actor and producer himself in the ’90s but now runs a nonprofit that helps developmentally disabled people rejoin the wor...
Tags: Celebs, America, Fbi, Chicago, Fox, New York Times, Pop Culture, Jazz, Fox News, Bet, Grand Canyon, Jojo, Jussie Smollett, Chicago Police Department, CPD, Smollett


WATCH: Thousands of Nipsey Hussle Fans & Supporters Gather Around His Hearse at The Marathon Store

If you’re looking for a visual representation of Nipsey Hussle’s impact, look no further than this awe-inspiring video showing thousands of the rapper’s fans and supporters gathered around the silver hearse carrying Nipsey’s casket as it arrived the rapper’s The Marathon clothing store in Crenshaw.Nipsey was laid to rest Thursday (Apr. 11) after an emotional public memorial service at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, where his family members and closest friends—including girlfriend La...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, California, Funerals, Los Angeles, Hip Hop, Stevie Wonder, Pop Culture, Jazz, Bet, Staples Center, Snoop Dogg, Nipsey Hussle, Hussle, CRENSHAW, Samantha Smith


Watch Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service Live Stream 10AM PT/1PM ET Today

BET will broadcast the Nipsey Hussle memorial service live from LA’s Staples Center today. A free live stream has also been embedded after the jump below: if you have trouble viewing click here BET News’ Marc Lamont Hill and Gia Peppers are slated to host the program on BET, which will begin at 10 a.m. PT. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Nipsey Hussle,” said Connie Orlando, BET’s head of original programming. “Nipsey is part of the BET family and first appea...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Bet, Music Business, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, Hussle, Marc Lamont Hill, Slauson Avenue, Lauren London, Nipsey, Crenshaw Boulevard, LA 's Staples Center, Gia Peppers, Ermias Asghedom, Connie Orlando BET


Gary Clark Jr. Is The Real Life Guitar Hero

In the wake of Gary Clark Jr's recent performance on the coveted SNL stage, talent developer and music business writer Jesse Kirshbaum here takes a moment to reflect on why a powerful and iconic "real life guitar hero" like Clark Jr. still struggles to break into the mainstream of music. _____________________________ Guest post by Jesse Kirshbaum of the Nue Agency This weekend I had the privilege of seeing Gary Clark Jr. perform on SNL, one of the most coveted milestones for a m...
Tags: Spotify, Music, America, Nba, Bet, Warner Brothers, Don Cheadle, Gary, Soho House, Jesse, Jesse Kirshbaum, Nue Agency, Gary Clark, Sean Glass, Gary Clark Jr, Media Company


Cardi B Deletes Instagram Account Over Online 'Bullshit' [VIDEO]

Cardi B has quit Instagram after receiving abuse when album “Invasion of Privacy” won the best rap album Grammy on Sunday. The rapper posted a video before deleting the account punching back at those who said she didn’t deserve the award. “It’s not my style for people to put other people down to uplift somebody else, that’s not my style and that’s not what I’m with and I don’t support that,” she began. “However, I been taking a lot of shit today, I’m seeing a lot of bullshit today and...
Tags: Music, Nicki Minaj, Grammys, Bet, Bruce Houghton, Cardi


Former “106 & Park” Host A.J. Calloway Under Fire for Serious Sexual Assault Allegations

If the name A.J. Calloway doesn’t ring a bell, it’s probably because you might have been too young to remember the glory days of BET’s last music video-focused show, 106 & Park.A.J. was one half of the dynamic hosting duo, Free and A.J., who welcomed pre-teens and teenagers home from school with a top ten countdown of their favorite music videos, interspersed with live performances and interviews from their favorite artists.Since then, A.J. has found steady work as a correspondent for Extra, an ...
Tags: Celebs, Hollywood, Free, New York Times, Pop Culture, Jazz, Bet, Calloway, J Calloway, MeToo, AJ Calloway, 106 & Park


Nicki Minaj Drops Off BET Concert After Network’s Cardi B Social Media Post

Nicki Minaj says she has cancelled a planned upcoming appearance at the BET Concert Experience in June, where she was set to co-headline with Cardi B days before the annual BET Awards, as TMZ reports. The concert's lineup was announced a couple of weeks ago, and it seemed like … More »
Tags: Music, News, Nicki Minaj, Bet, Cardi B, Cardi, Where's The Beef, Cardi B Social Media Post


New Video: Nao “Bag Lady” (Erykah Badu Tribute)

In honor of Erykah Badu’s ‘Legend’ award at this years’ BET Soul Train Awards, singer Nao decided to cover the iconic artist’s classic record, “Bag Lady.” Alongside a live band, the cover was recorded at the legendary Log Cabin Studios in Manhattan. Watch after the jump… Nao has been enjoying much success as of late with the release of her new album titled Saturn. The LP was led by four impressive singles; “Another Lifetime,” “Make It Out Alive”, “Curiosity” and “If You Ever” featuring 6LA...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Erykah Badu, Soul Train Awards, Bet, Nao, Performances, Erykah Badu Tribute, Log Cabin Studios, Manhattan Watch


What Happened to J-Kwon After His Smash Hit “Tipsy”?

In their new interview series, #FindingBET, BET tracks down some of the biggest one-hit wonders the game has seen in the past decade to find out how their career panned out. For the latest episode, BET caught up with J-Kwon, the mastermind behind one of hip-hop’s most popular records of all time, “Tipsy.” Released in 2004, the smash single propelled a 17-year-old from sleeping in the streets to the biggest stage at the time, TRL. But as we all know, in hip-hop comes “mo’ money, mo’ problems,”...
Tags: Videos, Interviews, Jazz, St Louis, Bet, Jermaine Dupri, J-Kwon, FindingBET


Watch Erykah Badu, BlocBoy JB, An Anti-XXXTentacion Vic Mensa, And More Rap In BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers

Last night, BET aired its annual Hip-Hop Awards. The show featured performances from big names like Cardi B, YG, A$AP Rocky, Lil Pump, and Gucci Mane, among others. But as ever, the best reason to watch was the annual collection of Cyphers -- the random groups of big and small rappers doing whatever they could … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Erykah Badu, Bet, Gucci Mane, Cardi, Vic Mensa, Casanova, Reason, G Herbo, Xxxtentacion, BET Hip-Hop Awards, Blocboy JB, YBN Cordrae, Tobe Nwigwe, Erykah Badu BlocBoy JB An Anti


2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cyphers: Erykah Badu, Vic Mensa, G Herbo & More

The 12th annual BET Hip-Hip Awards made its network premiere on Tuesday night (Oct. 16), taped earlier thsi month at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Florida. Hosted by Deray Davis, the 2018 edition featured performances by Cardi B, T.I., YG, A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, Lil’ Pump, Yo Gotti, Lil’ Baby, Gunna, Lil’ Duval and more. Along with Lil’ Wayne being honored with this year’s “I Am Hip-Hop Award,” many were tuned in to watch the BET Hip-Hop Awards cyphers. Lead by DJ Premier provid...
Tags: Television, Eminem, Jazz, Erykah Badu, Lil Wayne, Bet, Cardi, Vic Mensa, Miami Beach Florida, Reason, Taylor Bennett, Performances, BET Hip Hop Awards, G Herbo, Good For Hip Hop, Deray Davis


Bump It? or Dump It? Bobby Brown Releases New Single ‘Like Bobby’… (AUDIO)

Bobby Brown comes fresh off the heels of his BET Biopic with a brand new single. The legendary R&B artist’s highly-anticipated mini-series, The Bobby Brown Story, grossed 6.6 million viewers last week and became a social media trending topic. [READ: BET’s ‘The Bobby Brown Story’ – Recap + Full Video (Part 1)(Part 2)] Now, the GRAMMY-award winning singer is thanking fans with a brand new track called, “Like Bobby.” Listen to the new track below… (more…) Related Posts Wanna See New Edition ...
Tags: Music, Celebrities, News, Atlanta, Bobby Brown, Bet, New Edition, Bobbi Kristina Brown, New Music, Bobby, Atlanta Gossip, Ciara Drops New Heartbreak Anthem, BET Biopic


Trap Glazed: Why Black Biopics Matter

The Bobby Brown Story, which premiered on BET Tuesday night, opened with a scene of the R&B star (portrayed by Woody McCain) getting wheeled through the halls of a hospital thinking he was going to die. That was followed up with a flashback to a young Brown watching his brother get killed in front of him. From this point on, the made-for-TV biopic followed Brown’s post-boyband life as he endured one tragedy after another while reaching infamy as a solo artist and half of one of pop culture’s mo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Abc, Chris Brown, Jamie Foxx, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Bet, Pete Davidson, Black, Jacksons, Michael, Ray Charles, Janet Jackson


Stephanie Mills Dragged Sam Smith to Wakanda & Back for Michael Jackson Diss

Protip: If you are a somewhat popular singer, it would be in your best interests to never come for a legend like Michael Jackson. Apparently, British singer Sam Smith didn’t get the memo.While vacationing with fellow singer Adam Lambert on what appears to be a yacht, Sam Smith was caught on video saying that he doesn’t like Michael Jackson. “I don’t like Michael Jackson but this is a good song,” Smith said as an MJ song played in the background.Adam Lambert accidentally posts a video of Sam Smit...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Instagram, America, Sam Smith, Pop Culture, Jazz, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Smith, Bet, King, Adam Lambert, MJ, Stephanie Mills, King of Pop


Hey Pete Davidson, What’s In Your Bag?

Say what you will about Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s sudden engagement, but one thing is for sure: We love someone who wholly loves their person. Every time we see this couple in photographs, we can’t help but notice how smitten they are. We also can’t keep our eyes off SNL comic Davidson’s (incorrectly worn!) fanny pack. (Grande doesn’t seem to mind, so who are we to judge?) We think this means little bags are making a comeback (or a start?) for men. What’s next? The Dior Saddle bag for ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Ariana Grande, Nba, Bet, Pete Davidson, Louis Vuitton, Davidson, MEGHAN MARKLE, Grande Davidson, BrowWhile Davidson


Before Rihanna & Teyana, Anita Baker Pioneered The R&B Pixie Cut

There were many notable moments during last night's BET Awards: Security stormed the red carpet with no explanation, Snoop Dogg took us to church, and Janelle Monáe was... well, Janelle Monáe. But despite your thoughts about the show, you can't deny the power of the Anita Baker tribute. With musical selections from Jamie Foxx, Ledisi, Yolanda Adams, and Marsha Ambrosius, it was by far the highlight of the night.The musical walk down memory lane didn't just remind Twitter users about the Grammy ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, Nigeria, Tamron Hall, Bet, Baker, Janelle Monae, Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius, Anita Baker, Teyana Taylor, Paul Drinkwater, NBC NBCU Photo Bank Getty, Ron Galella Ltd, Teyana Anita Baker


MON. BRIEF: BET and Libera Indie Awards • UK Charts Add YouTube • New UMG Imprint • More

MONDAY 6.25.18 Music Business News From Around The Web   Updated continuously under our More News tab [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Music, UK, Bet, Music Business, Music Tech, Conventions & Awards, Bruce Houghton


Nicole Kidman's Best Beauty Secrets Involve Plenty Of Sunscreen & A Fever

A small-town witch, a punk-rock den mother, and a Monterey mom: Nicole Kidman has nearly one hundred on-screen roles to her name (and that's only her acting credits). From TV to the big screen and back to TV again, the 51-year-old actress has learned a lot about Hollywood in her three decades of nonstop work in the industry.But with all the accolades and awards comes hours upon hours spent in hair and makeup, doing just about everything physically possible to your skin — and, in Kidman's case, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, California, Nicole Kidman, Las Vegas, Chanel, Monterey, Bet, Keith Urban, Golden Globe, Kidman, Neutrogena, Jeff Kravitz, Jeffrey Mayer, Steve Granitz



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