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Check The Full List of BET Awards Winners 

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It was a big night for musicians and actors alike as the BET Awards crowned the year’s best talents for their work in music and entertainment and while most people are talking about Lil Nas X’s performance with Billy Ray Cyrus, it was a pretty good night for others such as Cardi B, Spike Lee and Childish Gambino.

From Album of The Year to Best Movie, BET for the most part pretty much co-signed all the things we’ve been saying all year while putting on quite the show with a great cast of performers.

Peep the full list of BET Award Winners below and let us know if you have a bone to pick with any of the choices in the comments section.

Video of the Year
Childish Gambino — “This Is America”

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist 
Bruno Mars

Best Group
Migos

Best New International Act (Fan Voted Category)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Nipsey Hussle

2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Ella Mai — “Trip”

Best International Act
Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Best Actor
Michael B. Jordan

Best Actress
Regina King

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen — “Blessing Me Again”

Best Movie
Blackkklansman

Album of the Year
Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy

YoungStars Award
Marsai Martin

Best New Artist
Lil Baby

Best Collaboration
Travis Scott Ft. Drake — “Sicko Mode”

Video Director of the Year
Karena Evans

Sportswoman of the Year
Serena Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Stephen Curry

BET Her Award
H.E.R. — “Hard Place”

Tyler Perry Turned 2019 BET Awards To A Pulpit, Rousing Speech Urged Black Collective Excellence 

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Tyler Perry has his fair share of both supporters and detractors, but that list of haters might have to rethink their positions after last night’s BET Awards. During his acceptance speech of the BET Ultimate Icon Award, the director and screenwriter made a powerful call to tell Black people to pay it forward to their people first and foremost.

Deadline reports:

In his powerful speech at the Microsoft Theaters in Los Angeles, Perry recalled growing up with a father who beat his mother. To make her laugh, five-year-old Tyler started imitating the women she played cards with every Friday. Then Perry spoke of starting a new school when he was 11 or 12. To get there, he had to walk past pimps, prostitutes and through a graveyard. One day, a man was standing at a major intersection asking passersby for help cross. No one would stop but Perry did and the two became good friends.

“That moment reminded me of my mother, bringing out of her pain with laughter, helping her cross.” In fact, Perry said that the first 10 movies he made were all about his mother, subconsciously, “wanting her to know she’s worthy, to let black women know you are worthy, you are special, you are powerful, you are amazing. All of that that was about helping her cross.”

He extended the metaphor to casting actors like Henson, Viola Davis and Idris Elba when “they couldn’t get jobs in this town.” “God blessed me to be in a position to be able to hire them. I was trying to help somebody cross.”

Watch Tyler Perry’s speech below.

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‘Black Ink Crew’ Compton Spinoff Coming To VH1 This Summer 

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If you wanted another Black Ink Crew show, VH1 has heard your cries. Deadline reports that a Black Ink Crew: Compton spinoff if coming this year in July.

The third show will follow the Harlem-based Black Ink Crew show which has seven seasons under its belt and Black Ink Crew: Chicago which has been on the air for five. When Black Ink Crew: Compton arrives on July 30, it will follow famous Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Danny “KP” Kilpatrick and his crew at his IAM Compton shop.

Per Deadline:

Black Ink Crew: Compton centers on KP and his crew at IAM Compton, the first-ever tattoo shop in Compton. It uses as a backdrop the California town known for its musical influence and iconic street art. KP, famed tattoo artist and visionary whose clients have included Diddy and Taraji P. Henson, is bringing his team of artists into the community and are using their creative energy to make a change while creating a “safe zone” in the city he calls home.

At IAM Compton, KP has assembled a dream team of tattoo artists, friends and new additions to build a trusted family at the shop that has become known as “a crew among gangs.”  Their mission is to create a movement in Compton through their creative collective by celebrating the talent, passion, and rich culture of the community. The crew is here to represent the city in a way that rises above the stereotypes and embraces the rich culture of Compton.

Black Ink Crew: Compton will also star KP’s longtime partner, actress Kyla Pratt, Lemier a Philadelphia native who brings his street acumen from the east to the west, Nessie, a tattoo artist/muralist/musician who is friends with Lemier. Rounding up the crew is Ink Drippin who is described as a ladies man but ain’t sh*t, apprentice and tattooing prodigy Vudu Dahl, Tim who is KP’s cousin right-hand man that manages the shop and shop receptionist Barbie.

We not gonna hold you, but the dynamics of this cast sounds awfully familiar. You can catch the 2-hour premiere of Black Ink Crew: Compton on VH1 July 30.

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Meek Mill Talks Life & Fighting For Freedom In Trailer For ‘Free Meek’ Docuseries 

It seems like just yesterday Meek Mill‘s Hip-Hop career was in jeopardy thanks to some self-inflicted wounds and having to hold some L’s that Drake threw his way. But these days Meek is a new man with a new bag whose got the whole culture behind him as he fights for criminal justice reform.

Now Amazon Prime is releasing a six-part docu-series about the life and times of Robert Rihmeek Williams and today we get the full trailer for Free Meek. Executive produced by Jay-Z, Free Meek details the life and times of the Philadelphia rapper along with the trials and tribulations he’s had to face on his road to superstardom. And if you’re familiar with his story these past few years alone you’d know it’s been a struggle for him.

Check out the trailer for Free Meek below and let us know if you’ll be checking for it when it drops on August 9.

Supreme Teases Collab With Buju Banton 

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Buju Banton was released from prison in late 2018 after serving 7 years on drug trafficking charges. While he surely works to get his career back on track, Supreme has teased a forthcoming collab with the Reggae music icon.

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The streetwear staple recently shared an image of Banton in easily recognizable box logo tee. The photo is courtesy of Shaniqua Jarvis.

No word on what the “Champion” singer’s Supreme drop will consist of. But you can bet it will sell out expeditiously.

A large-holed mesh tank top would be superbly on the nose if included, word to Prodigy. Just saying.

Peep more from Buju and Supreme in the video below.

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You Promise?: Azealia Banks Says She Is Quitting Rap 

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Azealia Banks says she is quitting rap music. The “212” rapper made the announcement on Friday (June 21) via Instagram, so of course, the messages have already been deleted.

According to Banks, people are more interested in her drama than her music. Mind you, most times she’s the one driving said misdirected attention, but that’s a discussion for another day.

“you guys will ALWAYS BE MORE CONCERNED WITH BAD NEWS ABOUT ME THAN ANY OF THE PHENOMENAL MUSIC I MAKE BECAUSE ITS HOW YOU’VE BEEN TAUGHT TO RELATE TO ME,” reads part of her message. “IT DOESNT MATTER HOW GOOD MY MUSIC IS I KNOW YOU GUYS DONT DESERVE IT. ALL YOU TRULY deserve is my sh*tty opinions and hot breath.

She added, “YOU WILL NEVER GET ANOTHER BODY OF AZEALIA BANKS WORK AGAIN. HEAR ME!?!”

Cool.

She also added, “I’m clearly not ever going to release music again. I’m entirely too good for 3/4 of the public. They don’t deserve me and I don’t deserve to have my life’s purpose attached to ‘having to work three times as hard as a white woman’ lmfao FOH.”

Alrighty then.

Considering this is Azealia Banks, we’re not holding our breath on this rap retirement actually sticking. See the deleted messages below because nothing is ever for real deleted on the Internets.

Gay Rapper Andre Xcellence Says Blac Chyna Failed To Help Break Career 

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Blac Chyna has been getting a lot of press lately for both her upcoming reality series and of course the ongoing Baby Daddy drama with Rob Kardashian. A gay rapper named Andre Xcellence is adding to the negative side of news after he claims Chyna ghosted him after promising to boost his career.


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exclusively reports:

“I was her gay. We were friends for a couple of years. I have a recording studio. She came in for some sessions with her team and we became fast friends. She knew my music and was a big supporter,” he told Page Six.

He claims Chyna approached him about jump-starting a music career after the Kardashian family “blacklisted” her. (Chyna’s ex is Rob Kardashian.)

“I was there the day that the Kardashians sent her a ‘frenemy’ cake to her house. She was so ­upset and talking about how mean they were to her and I believed it. I believed her and all of her nonsense,” he said.

Xcellence recorded “What Would Yo Momma Say” with Chyna and was scheduled to shoot a video. “She came up with the treatment and idea. She wrote herself into the concept. I went ahead and found investors and I spent $35,000,” he claims. “She showed up for rehearsal but never came to the shoot. It was supposed to be a big breakout moment with her and we would’ve been doing LA Pride and then she backed out,” he said. “She disappeared and told me months later she’s not doing music right now.”

Yikes.

Of course, all of this is one-sided as Blac Chyna has yet to address the claims, at least not publicly.

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Nicki Minaj Says Marriage To Kenneth Petty Will Happen, Calls Him Her “Soulmate” 

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Nicki Minaj made a big splash in the media last week with her return to music and radio, dropping the new “Megatron” video and an explosive Queen Radio episode. Via Twitter, the Queens superstar confirmed to a fan account that she is indeed marrying Kenneth Perry and says he’s her “soulmate.”

On Twitter Sunday (June 23), the @nickunderrated account posted a tweet pondering if Perry is a fan of Nicki Minaj as an artist or in love with the person behind the persona. Minaj quickly replied and stated that Perry doesn’t even refer to her by her stage name.

“He won’t even say the word “Nicki”. He has called me onika since I was 15 so it’s hard to change that,” read the first portion of the tweet.

She added, “I wouldn’t date anyone cuz I’m about to be married to my soulmate.”

Minaj takes a dig at her other exes in the brief tweet as well. Check it out below.

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Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott & J. Cole To Headline Day N Vegas Festival 

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Although the warmer months spell festival season for much of North America, this fall will get some of that action as well. It was just announced that Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Travis Scott will headline the three-day Day N Vegas music festival in November.

TMZ reports:

Our industry sources tell us, the hip-hop titans have been tabbed to kick off the inaugural 3-day festival dubbed Day N Vegas … and it’s all going down this November in America’s Playground!

The new festival is gonna be the place to be this fall because it’s being produced by Goldenvoice … ya know, the people who put on the biggest festivals in the country, like Coachella!

We’re told most of the acts will be of the hip-hop variety, with a few R&B stars sprinkled in. Other acts slated to perform are Tyler the Creator, Lil Uzi, Migos, Juice Wrld, School Boy Q, Miguel, Brock Hampton, 6lack, Kali Uchis, Summer Walker, and more.

J. Cole gets the party started Friday, Nov. 1 … with Travis Scott taking the stage Saturday night and Kendrick sending Day N Vegas out in style with his Sunday set.

With the event many months away, there’s sure to be plenty of big-name additions to the lineup and we’ll bring you those details when they develop. Meanwhile, get your plane tickets now.

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Teairra Mari Popped For DWI In A 3-Wheeled Car 

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Teairra Mari is living the life of full-blown struggle. The Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star was arrested on Saturday morning for allegedly driving drunk—and the fact that her car only had 3 wheels was the initial giveaway.

According to reports, Mari was pulled over after cops saw her coming out of the Midtown Tunnel into Queens in a red Dodge Charger, which allegedly sparks shooting from the front of the vehicle.

What cause said sparks? One of the front wheels (the one on the right) was missing. Per the New York Post, Mari drove a mile through the Queens-Midtown tunnel after her right front tire dislodged. Bridge and tunnel cops actually gave chase as Mari’s car sparked through the tunnel.

After coming to a stop, cops did a field sobriety test and it was only downhill from there.

She reportedly blew 0.304 into the breathalyzer, which is 3 times the legal limit.

Besides a DWI she was hit with a violation of court-ordered ignition interlock, illegal tinted windows, illegal operation of a vehicle, unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle, and more, per the cops.

Mari has been publicly battling alcohol abuse issues.