By Sandra Rose  | 

Erykah Badu

Eccentric singer Erykah Badu wore her best Wiccan garb to the 8th Annual Essence Black Women In Music Event, held at NeueHouse in Los Angeles on Thursday. The 45-year-old mother-of-3 hosted the event.

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Isis Valentino, Janelle Monáe, Alex Belle

Three beauties, Isis Valentino, Janelle Monáe and Alex Belle posed on the black carpet at the 8th Annual Essence Black Women In Music/Grammy Awards kickoff event in Hollywood on Thursday. Janelle inducted singers Isis and Alex into her Wondaland family in 2015.

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Remy Ma

Rapstress Remy Ma hopped out of the shower, threw on her glittery bathrobe and rushed right over to the 8th Annual Essence Black Women In Music Event, held at NeueHouse in Los Angeles on Thursday. Doesn't she look grand?

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Keyshia Cole

R&B Diva Keyshia Cole showed out on the black carpet at 8th Annual Essence Black Women In Music/ Grammy Awards kickoff event in Hollywood on Thursday.

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  • RespectSelf

    Erykah Badu is just so beautiful to me!!!

  • hottlanta

    Erykah is a beast. Eva the Diva please go back to your short hair. The long hair overpowers you and hides your beautiful face. Need more music from Keisha Cole.

  • Buttercup


    *Gives Reminisce's right boob a small boost*

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Keyshia looks fresh, and Estelle needs to fire her stylist that is if she used one.

  • Kbellaluvvs

    May or Mya Auntie lol?

  • goat

    I love my black women.

    As a black man we got to do more to protect and support our Queens, kids, and each other.

  • Lovezoe

    Is Eva still dating that politician

  • Sucker Free

    No to Remy. You is married now what u advertising. Plus too old and yo boobs too big. Class it up hunni

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I haven't been feeling Eryka for quite some time now.... I see you clearly Eryka .... And hello Mya and Mario ... ??? got nothing else

  • hottlanta

    Love Keyshia headpiece. I got short hair. Imma see can I rock me some head jewelry.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    OK ? .. but you know this already ...

  • Kbellaluvvs

    Isis could be a model.

  • puppylove

    Good morning. Ladies look beautiful.

  • Ms.Caramel

    * NEW POST*

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Does kandi have high blood pressure or gout?
    That big headed girl with the pink hair is master p daughter cymphonique.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I was just listening to Keyshia's first cd. That was my ish.

  • Capricornicy

    I like Remy's hair, Erykah looks bloated, Kandi is always a fashion fail & I had forgot all about Keyshia & I like Eva with short hair.

  • Nataliegaye

    Her feet always looks swollen and very uncomfortable

  • Libra80sBaby

    So Eva just accepting ANY and EVERY invite huh? Where she workin at now???

  • wonderwoman

    I try too be positive, but what the Sam Hill is wrong with Eva's wig.

  • Libra80sBaby

    She be being too fake deep for me chile. She funny tho so I rolls with that. But some of the chit she into...I cant get into more because I dont understand it, but also because it's weird af

  • stav

    One of the few times I have to agree with Sandra regarding Remy, take your sequined robe off, put those bitties away, and put on some appropriate attire! Erykah's look isn't for everyone, but I dig it, and it works for her, always have! Janelle , my beef is with that hair hunty! Keisha looks like a Genie minus the ponytail. Eva , too much bronzer, and hair that's not blended well, the skunk fur is also a mess! Kandi and her soccer mom hair, and boring dress, just boring! Seryah , sorry not sorry , she looks like a throw back 70's hooker! Estelle, that ensemble is painful, please take that back across the pond! Mya, please go home ,and try again! Yara , age appropriate, and cute! Lil Mama , this just is not working for you! Master P daughter, where do I begin? Rainbow garb is not the business!

  • Cheese eggs

    Cymphonique? The things that we name our kids....?You should let me love you? Mario?

  • semaj24philly

    When did Lil Mama get lip injections?? For what & why!?

  • Nala Shakur

    Her lips are overlined. She always had full lips though

  • Joi Williams

    Keyshia looks Great!

  • Renee26

    50 Shades of Black Beauties...there were so many misses on the red carpet I don't even feel like tearing them apart

  • MercifulLove

    Looks like she's wearing a half-wig. Smh. I know she can do better......

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She had a show on BET

  • Libra80sBaby

    What it's called? When?

  • Renee26

    Yes! Come on through like you read my mind! I like Estelle's outfit but those boots ruined it...a gold strap sandal would have worked just fine.

  • Libra80sBaby

    She can. And Should.

  • Renee26

    She channeled her inner Lil Kim for this look

  • Renee26


  • Libra80sBaby

    That name....JESUS! I'm glad her family got bread cause baby, life aint no crystal stair for these names.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I couldn't tell you cause Neyo's wife is on there so I didn't watch nam episode.

  • Guest who

    Looking at Remy makes me wish we had more prominent female rappers like back in the day.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Neyo's Beard? Oh...I aint watchin that chit either based on THAT right there.

  • Renee26

    Oh so that's why she has on those army fatigue leggings...looking a mess

  • Renee26

    I love her cute

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    That was a year ago called About the business. She was also on TV one's Born again Virgin which is canceled.

  • Renee26

    Yes! Queen Latifah, Mc Lyte, Yo Yo, Boss, Marvelous, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, Trina, Mia X, Da Brat

  • Lisa jones

    Badu a witch? I thought she was just spiritual. Now I see why those men are never the same.

  • Just saying

    Okay. Badu you looking real dark. Something off. Like a lot of these pretty black eccentric black girls I have been seeing lately. And honestly I am over this, "let us see how dark afro centric we can be" styles. It seem like the deeper our black women dig into their ancestral past, the weirder they become. They get mean, short tempered, irritable, they start digging into dark arts and casting spells. and they start looking like they lack peace. I love my beautiful brown skin and my past ancestral information. Its very informative. But I love peace and I look forward to the future.

  • S. Williams

    Ok Mya and Letoya!!!!!!!

  • S. Williams

    Trina got an album dropping!!!! Queen is my side chick since I'm married now

  • Michelle

    Yari Shahidi is a beautiful young lady.

  • Libra80sBaby

    I TRIED to watch that....but the acting was sub-par as chit. Tank was fine tho.

  • Libra80sBaby


  • Libra80sBaby

    When I tell you, I knew after the FIRST was not going No further. Just like Brandy's show....TERRIBLE.

  • JerseyMom
  • Wayup!

    Oh my God I love all this melanin in these pictures?????

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Loving all the black people up there, but the fashion faux pas are a bit troubling.

    Remy ain't never giving Pap a baby, cause she too in love with her new body.
    Melanie, done gave somebody a baby and a little too in love with her Boo, you can't do crop tops no mo.....stretch marks are fine (got some on my love handles myself).....but when they create a mini map around your belly button...NO!!
    Eryka---- you some kind of crazy and apparently men love it.

    All y'all toes are stressing me! All of them...every single last one of them. Didn't CiCi get her feets done......CALL HER!!

    Imma stop right there, cause this could go on for days. When one lone man outshine the women and didn't even try.....Houston---Problem---We Have!!

  • Junkanoo

    Erykah said she was approached to join the illuminati back in the day but never did but since then worked with Janelle Mone who seems like she is in the illuminati

  • Tammie Reed

    I was in Los Angeles for a few days and it was a bit chilly out. Seems like everyone dressed down for the event, hmm.

  • missmiami305

    So glad to see Melanie FIONA

  • Mrs.Meenie

    I always forget about Keyshia Cole until I see her picture of the blogs, I loved Keyshia since "Love" I hope one day she gets back to that place.

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    This is the best I've seen Remy Ma look. She looks, awesome!

  • Low E. TUH!


  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I tried and quit too

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I actually liked Zoe ever after lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    Erykah Badu in her best wiccan garb!!! LOL!!!

  • Jeanine McNeal

    Lil Mama's lace front is off in the front. ?

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Jennie juss let him have a moment of reflective tenderness...

    sn: Yo azz got me crine

  • jeniefrumdabloc™


  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Keyshia is fire but why do I get crazy vibe from her?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Remy is so fresh face and beautiful... Hate this particular get up though

  • LibraGirlonly

    She needs a stylist.

  • LibraGirlonly

    That hat is from a indigenous native tribe in America (maybe her people).

  • LibraGirlonly

    Why is it weird to know who you are?

  • TheRider


  • Antigone Heart

    Monáe is constantly on the Illuminati/occult elite's "red carpet" events wearing the raiment of its MK-Ultra "inductees."

    A spiritual warfare is occurring.

  • shaylynnn

    Sis. She wears black & white because her parents were a janitor & waitress. They wore black & white to work everyday so she wears those color in honor & appreciation of their hard work.

  • Angela Winbush

    Erykah is MY GIRL!!!! ???Work Ain't Honest BUT IT PAYS THE BILLS!!!! ?

  • Just saying

    Never said it was weird to know, said the deeper they dig the weirder they become as in being irritated, mean and dabbling in dark arts. I researched where my ancestors came from and I love 78% of what I have learned, yet I refuse to dabble in certain cultural ways of my ancestors. Hence, becoming weird. And Badu has that weird deamoner about her. Even in her concerts...not like she use to be. She has this dark way about her now.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Ohhh I see. I'm still digging.

  • MzTee

    Not true. Remy Ma was pregnant with Papoose's baby, but lost it because she had an ectopic pregnancy. Surgery was performed to remove her remaining fallopian tube. When she was younger, she also had an ectopic pregnancy and the doctor decided to remove the fallopian tube. Now, Remy's and Papoose's only option to have children is IVF.

    This was all revealed on The Talk. Remy Ma was/is on this week as a guest host. Papoose came on the show and discussed his feelings about the pregnancy, their loss of the child, and Remy's health scare.

  • kekeb

    I'm in LOVE with Erykah Badu's crazy ass!! Her skin is FLAWLESS

  • kekeb

    She looked good on "The Real" today with that hair choice: long, dark, loosw wave, middle part lace front.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Erykah looks like a witch sitting on a Diana Ross wig. Maybe if she'd concentrate more on music than ugly dresses and weird hats, she'd be able to put together a decent album, instead of showing up everywhere, singing that old ass, overplayed Tyrone song from 20 years ago.

    And those years are started to pile up on Keyshia, showing up to a black carpet looking like the Avon Lady.

  • reddfoxxy16

    LOL, ME 2, I LOOOOVE THAT BYTCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Just saying

    Keep digging. Come up for air. Fresh air. It's the past. Some th I gs may enter your future but other information...leave in the past. Know it...but leave it. The future is always greater

  • Antigone Heart

    I can understand that there is a lot of subtext and anecdotes to symbolism in terms of the implications or narrative people provide.

    However, Monáe is the entertainment industry or the occult elite where objects or things are given multiple meanings to coincide with their freemasontry or occult belief in duality.

    It is the difference of someone operating in an Alpha state or choosing to become conscious.

  • Jussjess25

    Honey yassss!! You took the words right out my mouth.. im sooo sick of Erykah's fraudulent ass. But I disagree because I dont want to hear not another piece of song from her ughhh ??. Abd keshia is soo washed up. Remy always looks a mess, nothing to see here

  • gntory

    Erykah Badu looking like Beloved!!!! ??

  • gntory

    Janelle looking like the newest member of the Mickey Mouse club w/her hair like that. While Lil Mama looking like an ole school sissy, as usual!!

  • gntory

    Eva is looking like she just got finished turning her last trick for the night. While Estelle...hmmmm chiii bye!!!! I thought Cymphonique was Tela Tequila!!!! Why do these celebrities always show up @ BET events looking like they don't GAF?!?

  • Lisa jones

    Janelle confuses me!! She was down with Prince !! But everytime I see her she has on all the illuminated garb. Now he is gone she ain't the same.

  • Junkanoo

    Well that about covers it youve read them all to filth ,the libarary is closed until Monday.

  • Junkanoo

    My word all your job applications would be tossed in the trash with a name like cymphonique on them

  • Junkanoo

    The black and white symbolises duality in occult circles. Since her cousin was killed last year shes everywhere of late ,probably was a blood sacrifice

  • Chile_Pleeze

    Bow Wow got on TOO MUCH make up and his lace closure is a hawt mess.....

  • Depths Of My Soul!

    I'm not surprised, Witchcraft originated in Africa

  • Just saying

    In telling YOU! And so many folks think these symbols are keeping them "woke"...okay it sure is..?????

  • Rarechild93

    Every DAM body except Keisha Cole needs to hire a styling team ASAP!! Somebody that's Bella experienced and NOT your zesty azz homies from highschool or your long time homegirls from around the way either. A professional!!!

  • JackieBrown

    Okay broke %#! Tyrone.....get a job

  • JackieBrown

    Cause she crazy hood!

  • Tony

    Estelle looks GREAT!!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Keisha and Lil Mama actually look good

  • ?Queen_ CleoJones ? erykah. Janelle will never leave those masonic black/white threads alone, it's like she took up where Gwen Stefani left off. The first time i've ever seen Keysh in a classy light, i'm impressed didn't think that was possible.
    Lady Rem doing her thing, but she needs to hide them things!
    The one in the white next to Janelle looks so much like the woman who acts in " The book of negros"

  • ?Queen_ CleoJones ?

    EStelle looks a mess, didn't know Melanie had a baby ( those tiger strips are on full display)......Mya looks nice in renaissance type way. Mario looks fine. Nt feeling Kandi's dress, or Letoya's but I am loving the Josephine B. inspired finger waves hairstyle on Letoya. Eva is to pretty to be looking like a cheap hooker. Baby girl Yara looks a mess too. Lil Mama actually looks decent, guess she finally hired a stylish!

  • ?Queen_ CleoJones ?

    EStelle looks a mess, didn't know Melanie had a baby ( those tiger strips are on full display)......Mya looks nice in renaissance type way. Mario looks fine. Nt feeling Kandi's dress, or Letoya's but I am loving the Josephine B. inspired finger waves hairstyle on Letoya. Eva is to pretty to be looking like a cheap hooker. Baby girl Yara looks a mess too. Lil Mama actually looks decent, guess she finally hired a stylish!