Bajan singer Rihanna took away the biggest honor at the 2013 American Music Awards on Sunday night with the first ever AMA ICON Award.
A humbled Rihanna thanked her fans for supporting her throughout her troubled journey. “So many people had joined this journey… so many people I have to thank. Oh I love you guys so much! Thank you!” said Rihanna while hoisting her trophy in the air. Afterwards, rapper 2 Chainz paid Rihanna a compliment. “She does the best she can at being herself,” he said. “I think that’s what more people need to start doing; we need more leaders and less followers,” 2 Chainz added.
According to Red Carpet Fashion blog, Rihanna skipped the red carpet portion of the awards show. She showed up onstage to accept her Favourite Soul/R&B Artist of the Year Award wearing a sexy two-piece from the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2014 Collection.
R&B Princess Ciara Harris was one of the well-heeled celebrities primping and preening on the red carpet at the 2013 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre Sunday night in Los Angeles. According to Red Carpet Fashion Awards blog, Ciara was dressed by designer J. Mendel, who selected a provocative see-through gown made especially for the Diva from the 2014 Spring Collection. Everyone agreed that Ciara was staggeringly beautiful last night. But that hair though…
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A Connecticut high school football captain is behind bars, charged with stabbing his male lover to death.
Bloomfield High School student Tarence Mitchell, 18, stabbed his boyfriend Ronald Taylor Jr., 27, five times with a steak knife after Mitchell decided to break off their relationship.
Fox News reports Taylor arrived at Mitchell’s residence and struck him in the face before the stabbing commenced. But Mitchell initially lied to police and said they were attacked by two men wearing hoodies — a deliberate attempt to portray the domestic violence incident as a hate crime.
Rapper Waka Flocka Flame publicly apologized to media mogul Oprah Winfrey for calling her an “ugly b*tch” and for saying he wouldn’t “f*ck” her.
Waka tells gossip website TMZ he is ashamed of himself for disrespecting Oprah in such an offensive manner.
No surprise here. Aging rap mogul Jay Z allegedly spent thousands of dollars on a Belgium model. It is no secret that Jay Z routinely drops untold amounts of cash on discreet women who are paid for their silence. In fact, rumor has it that Beyonce had a baby to pressure Jay Z to leave the other women alone. Unfortunately for her, babies rarely keep men from straying.
Socialite LaLa Anthony arrived at Kanye West’s NY apartment early this morning so she could accompany Kim Kardashian and her daughter North West to lunch. LaLa has visited Kim at least twice a day since Kim arrived in New York to put the rumors to rest that she and baby daddy, Kanye, were living separate lives.
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Sandrarose.com was the first to break the news that rap mogul T.I. “Tip” Harris signed a new record deal with Columbia Records.
Friend of the blog, Shawn “Tubby” Holiday, Columbia’s new SVP of Urban A&R, was instrumental in getting the deal done. Shawn is pictured above with T.I.
Music mogul Pharrell Williams will executive produce T.I.’s fist album on Grand Hustle/Columbia in early 2014. DJ Toomp and Timbaland will also produce the much-anticipated project.
T.I. and his imprint Grand Hustle Records parted ways with Atlantic Records earlier this year. The split was an acrimonious one.
Media mogul Russell Simmons says President Obama’s troubled health care law has already saved thousands, if not millions, of lives. Simmons made his ludicrous claims in an op-ed post on his website, Global Grind.
“Yes, we initially wanted single payer, and we had to compromise back in 2009 for the Affordable Care Act,” Simmons wrote. “But, [Obamacare] is a damn good piece of legislation that has already saved hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives. So, let us not give up now.”
Simmons did not provide any statistics or evidence to back up his claims.
When troubled singer Chris Brown hurled a rock through his mother’s car window earlier this week he didn’t care if the rock injured her or caused her to lose control of her car. Brown was outraged because his mom, Joyce Hawkins, suggested that he remain in treatment at a rehab center.
This is not the first time Brown has lashed out at his own mother. Industry insiders have whispered about Brown abusing his own mother for years.
Brown’s violent behavior stems from his anger and rage toward her for not protecting him from his violent father as a boy. In an interview with MTV’s Sway, Brown recalled watching his mother suffer abuse at the hands of his father. He told Sway that watching the abuse heaped upon his mother was “an influence in me about how to treat a woman.”
“I used to always feel the hate for anybody that disrespected a lady. Or called a lady the B-word … or just disrespected her.”
But the family history of abuse had the opposite affect on young Chris.
Even the Obamas <3 ASOS. Check out the youngest of the cool clan, Sasha, wearing the ASOS unicorn jumper. Ca-yooooot. pic.twitter.com/kpLNMrR37x
— ASOS (@ASOS) November 18, 2013
President Obama’s youngest daughter Sasha Obama, 12, sparked a buying frenzy on the ASOS website when she wore a ASOS unicorn sweater during a basketball game in Maryland on Sunday. The sweater sold out within minutes. And as of today (Friday) the item is still sold out.