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Rapper and social activist Killer Mike is the first ever recipient of Billboard's Change Maker Award.

The award was created to honor an artist or group that "speaks truth to power through their music, celebrity and community," according to a statement from officials at Dick Clark Productions and NBC which will host the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.

"They are socially conscious, politically aware, active in their community and charitable with time, money and/or influence to improve the lives of others," a press release reads.

"Killer Mike's dedication to equality, social justice and financial literacy in the Black community has catapulted him as a headlining figure of social responsibility and activism, as demonstrated in the wake of the slayings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Rayshard Brooks."

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Mike, real name Michael Santiago Render, 45, is active in campaigning for social justice and equality, including leading voter registration initiatives and helping to create entrepreneurial and educational opportunities for the black community.

"This award highlights and recognizes the attributes of a true social justice warrior in the field of music who has made exemplary strides to lead the community in positive changemaking advocacy," Datwon Thomas, vice president, cultural media at Vibe/MRC Media and consulting producer for the Billboard Music Awards, said in a statement.

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"We selected Killer Mike for his contributions to the current movement and culture and his tangible efforts to make national and grassroots change."

The award will be presented by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at the APEX (African American Panoramic Experience) Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted by Kelly Clarkson and broadcast live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday at 8pm ET on NBC.

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Rapper DaBaby and his girlfriend DaniLeigh went out to a seafood restaurant in Beverly Hills to celebrate his studio album, Blame It On Baby, earning a gold plaque.

The lovebirds were seen leaving the restaurant after months of dating rumors. DaniLeigh walked with her hand around DaBaby's muscular arm as they made their way to their car.

The rapper dressed casually in a green t-shirt, Nike gear and one apple AirPod in his ear.

Always a gentleman, DaBaby opened the car door for DaniLeigh. The 25-year-old Sagittarius is best known for her debut single "D.O.S.E." (2015).

DaBaby is enjoying the success of his single "Rockstar", featuring Roddy Ricch, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

It was knocked out of the #1 spot this week by troubled rapper 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj's hit "Trollz."
 

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By now you've seen the wildly popular "And I oop" GIF all over social media in 2019. The animated GIF, featuring drag queen Jasmine Master, is the most-viewed of 2019 according to GIPHY.com.

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The GIF shows Jasmine's reaction after accidentally hitting himself in the genitals during a video rant in a 2015 video video entitled "Jasmine Masters handle your liquor". The video garnered over 1.7 million views on YouTube.

The hilarious moment was converted into a GIF that is used to express social media's funniest fails or goofy occasions.

Jasmine posted an Instagram video of himself opening the box that contains his award from the GIPHY website.

Besides the popular GIF, Jasmine is best known for his appearance as a contestant on Rupaul's Drag Race. The Los Angeles-based drag performer appeared in season 7, All Stars season 4 and the 2018 Holi-slay special.
 

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Ciara Wilson is the recipient of the 2019 Icon 360 Award at Harlem Fashion Row at One World Trade Center on Tuesday, Sept. 05, in New York City.

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The mom-of-two wore eye-catching black racing overalls with green stripes and neon green leather gloves, all designed by Virgil Abloh's Off-White.

Her natural hair was worn in neat cornrows and she wore a smile as big as Texas!

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After accepting the award, Ciara, 33, posed with her stylist Law Roach, right, and Shameik Moore, left.

The proud mom was among the celebrities who posted photos of their children on their first day at school following the long summer break.

She captioned an image of Future Zahir, 5, and Sienna, 2: "1st Day of School! Dropping off Si Si 1st! Kindergarten and Pre K. Yay! @DangeRussWilson #ProudMama #School".

Sienna is attending pre-school, while her brother Zahir is in the 1st grade.