Michael Buckner/Getty Images

American pop singer Lizzo won her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Competition Program for her Amazon Prime Video series "Watch Out for the Big Grrrls."

Lizzo broke down and cried during her acceptance speech. "When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media," she said.

"Someone fat like me. Black like me. Beautiful like me. If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I'd be 'you're gonna see that person, but, bitch, it's gonna have to be you!'"

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

Lizzo posed in the press room after accepting her Emmy during the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on Monday in Los Angeles, California.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Lizzo wore a glamorous red Giambattista Valli Haute Couture tulle gown to the Emmy Awards. She was styled by Jason Rembert.

Watch Out for the Big Grrrls is a reality television series in which 13 plus-size women compete to be dancers for Lizzo's 2022 tour.

Maciel-Ngre / BACKGRID

After the awards show, Lizzo and her boyfriend headed to Craig's for a celebration.

Maciel-Ngre / BACKGRID

Lizzo's gown got stuck as she entered her van. Her boyfriend helped free the gown without damaging it, while Lizzo had a firm grip on her prized trophy.

Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Zendaya Coleman won her second Emmy Award for a drama series Euphoria at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards held at Microsoft Theater on Monday night in Los Angeles.

TPG / BACKGRID

Zendaya, 26, becomes the first biracial/mixed race woman to win an Emmy for lead actress in a drama series twice, and the youngest ever 2-time winner of any Emmy Award in history.

She looked elegant in a black gown designed by Valentino.

Kenan Thompson joked, "Zendaya just turned 26, happy birthday. 26 is a weird age in Hollywood. Young enough to play a high school student, but too old to date Leonardo DiCaprio."

He was referring to the 47-year-old Oscar winner's preference for only dating models and starlets who are 25 and under.

Watch Zendaya's acceptance speech below.

Paras Griffin/Getty Images

Fat Joe has been announced as the host of the 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards.

According to Billboard, Fat Joe will host the Hip-Hop awards show at the Cobb Energy Center in northwest Atlanta on September 30.

Fat Joe, 57, stirred a hornet's nest on social media after he claimed Blacks and Hispanics are the originators of rap and hip-hop.

Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images

"Thank you Thank you Thank you for your contribution to Hip Hop," he wrote in a tribute to Hispanic rappers on Instagram.

Later, in an Instagram Live session, Fat Joe said:

"Lately, they've been talking about, 'Latinos wasn't in rap.' These guys are f–king delusional. We're from the Bronx, New York. Sh-t happens. This is where hip-hop started. It's Latino and Black, half and half. But they going at me 'cause I'm like the only Spanish dude with a big voice... I don't know what the f-ck is up with these people that don't know their facts."

That set FBA activist Tariq Nasheed awf. He's been ranting and raving about Fat Joe's statements on Twitter for days.

BET must know what they're doing. After all, Hispanics are the largest minorities in America.

Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images

Lizzo is so oppressed. The Grammy-winning pop star, who won the "Music Video for Good" award at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, used her acceptance speech to rant about oppressive laws.

Lizzo asked her fans to go out and vote in the November midterm elections.

"I don't know what 'Music Video for Good' means, but I do know what your vote means, and that's a f-cking lot," she said, as the audience cheered.

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

"Your vote means everything to me, it means everything to making a change in this country. So remember when you're voting for your favorite artist, vote to change some of these laws that are oppressing us."

Last year, the morbidly obese pop singer, who has an estimated net worth of $12 million, bragged that her bank account was "so fat" and how she lathers herself in the "expensive oils and creams."

The "About Damn Time" singer, 34, also pointed out fat-shaming jokes on social media and informed the people who "got something to say about me in the press" that she's winning.

She explained that her fans have been wondering, "Why don't you clap back?"

"Because (expletive) I'm winning! This is winning!" she said.

Photo may have been deleted

Screenshot

Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris was honored with the Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award presented by Rep. Debra Bazemore at the Capitol building in Atlanta this week.

Photo may have been deleted

Screenshot

T.I. was joined at the ceremony by his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, and his sons, Messiah and Domani.

"Thank God for @rep.debrabazemore63 @ambassadorpeterson @joebiden @vp & everyone else who had a hand in making this possible," he wrote on Instagram.

"I'm Genuinely Grateful for these prestigious honors... & While I don't know exactly what they mean specifically... it sure feels good to have em."

He continued:

"In the grand scheme of things, we are only here on Earth in this life for a short period of time, and once we leave, people won't remember the clothes we wore or the things we have. We will only be remembered by what we meant to our family, our children and what we were able to do for others."

T.I. was honored for giving back through his Harris Community Works and For the Love of Our Fathers organizations. "Life is way too short to try to not make this world a better place," he said.

T.I. also received the Volunteers Achievement Lifetime Award presented by the Global International Alliance on behalf of President Joe Biden, honoring his 4,000+ hours of community service to the community.

Watch the video below.
 

MEGA/WENN

Rapper Lil Wayne took his son Kameron Carter, 12, to the 2022 ESPY Awards at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, CA. on Wednesday, July 20.

MEGA/WENN

Dad and son wore matching all-black Fendi outfits. Kameron is Wayne's son with Lauren London.

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Lil Wayne presented the Golden State Warriors with the Best Team Award. Pictured L-R: Juan Toscano-Anderson, John Boyega, Draymond Green, Lil Wayne, Klay Thompson, Kameron Carter, Andre Iguodala, and Stephen Curry.

MEGA/WENN

MEGA/WENN

Also attending the ESPY Awards with their children were Chef Ayesha Curry and her husband, Warriors star Steph Curry with daughters Riley, 10, and Ryan, 7.

MEGA/WENN

And Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Instagram model Lauren Wood attended with their infant son Zydn Beckham, 5 months.

MEGA/WENN

MEGA/WENN

Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images

Jussie Smollett showed up unannounced at the BET Award on Sunday — and Black Twitter roasted him over hot coals.

In March, Judge James Linn sentenced Jussie Smollett to 150 days in the Cook County Jail for lying about a hate crime.

Smollett went viral when he raised a fist in defiance, and yelled "I am not suicidal!" as he was led away to jail.

Brian Cassella-Pool/Getty Images

But less than a week later, Smollett was released from jail while appealing his conviction.

Twitter users who hoped Smollett would go away were surprised to see him show up on the red carpet at the BET Awards. He may have been invited by his TV mom Taraji P. Henson who hosting the 2022 BET Awards.

One Twitter user wrote: "That's crazy how Jussie Smollett is out & about, showing his face like that situation never happened."

Another person tweeted: "Not Jussie smollet trying to get this black card reinstated."

And a third person wrote: "Jussie Smollett was seen at the BET Awards. He actually just made a wrong turn going to get a Subway sandwich."

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Mariah Carey made a surprise appearance at the 2022 BET Awards where she joined rapper Latto on her "Big Energy" remix.

Young Dirty Bastard, son of the late rap legend Ol' Dirty Bastard, opened the performance. Then Latto took to the stage to perform "Big Energy," which features a sample from Mariah's 1995 hit "Fantasy," which sampled the hook from Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love."

Photo may have been deleted

Screenshot

Mariah appeared onstage in silhouette as the 53-year-old songstress displayed her 5-octave range.

"I'm a be your fantasy/you ain't gonna believe this/hold up got Mimi on the remix," Latto rapped.

Mariah took the stage wearing a black gown with plunging neckline and a thigh slit with a long gold train.

"BET give it up for the one and only Mariah Carey," Latto said, before giving Mariah a hug. The youngster presented Mariah with flowers and told her "I love you."

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Earlier in the evening, Latto won the BET award for Best New Artist.

"Oh, my god. Can y'all hear me?" the 23-year-old rapper cried, as she gave a shout out to her mystery man: "Hey, baby, I know you're watching too. Thank you, baby. I said I was going to cry, yell. I'm so grateful if you know me and my story. It's been a long time coming. I am so appreciative."

Latto, born Alyssa Michelle Stephens, began her career as a kiddie rapper selling her music out of the trunk of her mom's car.

She changed her stage name from Miss Mulatto to Big Latto, then simply Latto.

Watch the performance below.
 

ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images

Jennifer Hudson has joined the exclusive Hollywood EGOT club after winning a Tony Award for the hit Broadway musical "A Strange Loop."

Achieving EGOT status means she has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award in her stellar career. Hudson is the 17th person and the second Black woman to win all four major awards.

Whoopi Goldberg was the first Black woman to win all 4 major awards in 2002. It took 20 years for another Black woman to reach that milestone.

Hudson previously won an Oscar for "Dreamgirls," 2 Grammy Awards and a Daytime Emmy for "Baba Yaga."

Other EGOT winners include Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, John Legend and Alan Menken. Honorary EGOT winners are James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte and Quincy Jones.

Rapper/actor Common is just one win away from earning EGOT status.

Hudson is also the third youngest EGOT winner, behind Robert Lopez and Legend, according to Billboard.

Hudson credited her dogs with helping her win. "I got a dog and named it Oscar, and then I won my Oscar," she told PEOPLE. "And then I got a dog and named it Grammy, and then I won my Grammy."

The 75th annual Tony Awards aired on Sunday night on CBS, and honored the top performances in theater. Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose hosted the ceremony.

Amy Sussman/Getty Images

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards saw its lowest ratings ever with host and executive producer Sean Combs.

According to Deadline, the 2022 Billboard Music Awards drew 2.1 million viewers and 0.5 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic.

Mindy Small/FilmMagic

It was a family affair as Combs was joined on the red carpet by his son, Christian Combs, and daughters D'Lila Combs, Chance Combs, and Jessie Combs.

Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Sunday's live telecast was set at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The night's big winners were Olivia Rodrigo (7 wins), followed by Kanye YE West with six awards, and rapper Drake who took home 5 trophies.
 
The complete list of winners:

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist: Drake

Top New Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Top Male Artist: Drake

Top Female Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Top Duo/Group: BTS

Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Top Streaming Songs Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Top Song Sales Artist: BTS

Top Radio Songs Artist: Olivia Rodrigo

Top Billboard Global 200 Artist (NEW): Olivia Rodrigo

Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Artist (NEW): Ed Sheeran

Top Tour: The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

Top R&B Artist: Doja Cat

Top R&B Male Artist: The Weeknd

Top R&B Female Artist: Doja Cat

Top R&B Tour: Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars at Park MGM)

Top Rap Artist: Drake

Top Rap Male Artist: Drake

Top Rap Female Artist: Megan Thee Stallion

Top Rap Tour: Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)

Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Country Male Artist: Morgan Wallen

Top Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Country Duo/Group: Dan + Shay

Top Country Tour: Eric Church (Gather Again Tour)

Top Rock Artist: Glass Animals

Top Rock Tour: The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

Top Latin Artist: Bad Bunny

Top Latin Male Artist: Bad Bunny

Top Latin Female Artist: Kali Uchis

Top Latin Duo/Group: Eslabon Armado

Top Latin Tour: Los Bukis (Una Historia Cantada Tour)

Top Dance/Electronic Artist: Lady Gaga

Top Christian Artist: Ye

Top Gospel Artist: Ye

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album: Olivia Rodrigo "SOUR"

Top Soundtrack: "Encanto"

Top R&B Album: Doja Cat "Planet Her"

Top Rap Album: Drake "Certified Lover Boy"

Top Country Album: Taylor Swift "Red (Taylor’s Version)"

Top Rock Album: twenty one pilots "Scaled And Icy"

Top Latin Album: KAROL G "KG0516"

Top Dance/Electronic Album: ILLENIUM "Fallen Embers"

Top Christian Album: Ye "Donda"

Top Gospel Album: Ye "Donda"

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber "STAY"

Top Streaming Song: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber "STAY"

Top Selling Song: BTS "Butter"

Top Radio Song: Dua Lipa "Levitating"

Top Collaboration: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber "STAY"

Top Billboard Global 200 Song (NEW): The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber "STAY"

Top Billboard Global (Excl. U.S.) Song (NEW): The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber "STAY"

Top Viral Song (NEW): Doja Cat ft. SZA "Kiss Me More"

Top R&B Song: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) "Leave The Door Open"

Top Rap Song: Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow "INDUSTRY BABY"

Top Country Song: Walker Hayes "Fancy Like"

Top Rock Song: Måneskin "Beggin'"

Top Latin Song: Kali Uchis "telepatía"

Top Dance/Electronic Song: Elton John & Dua Lipa "Cold Heart – PNAU Remix"

Top Christian Song: Ye "Hurricane"

Top Gospel Song: Ye "Hurricane"

Photo may have been deleted

Getty Images

According to Power 96.1 radio, a white reporter mocked Black artists performing at the CMT Music Awards on Monday, April 11.

The CMT Awards features fan-voted country music videos and live performances and is broadcast annually on the CMT Channel based in Nashville, Tennessee.

In an effort to be more inclusive of other cultures, the CMT Awards invited Black performers in recent years.

Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images

The CMT Awards 2022 featured performances by Jimmie Allen (L) and R&B singer Monica, and was co-hosted by actor Anthony Mackie.

Reporter Patrick Howley, who is white, complained about Black artists at the awards show.

"There were so many Black people there," Howley said. "Sorry to say, but so many Black celebrities who have nothing to do with country music and it's, like, why?"

He also criticized Mackie for hosting the CMT Awards on Monday.

"I don't know who this Black guy who's hosting it. It's supposed to be country music. No offense. I mean, y'all have hip-hop and basketball... Just fly with your flock, bro."

Howley played a tape of Mackie hosting the CMT Awards and imitated a Black accent to mock the actor: "The melanated people invented country music! We was making country music in Wakanda before Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard done stole the Black man's country music!"

After his comments drew backlash on Twitter, Howley claimed he isn't racist because he listens to Black music.

"No disrespect to the funky brothers," he continued. "I love Earth Wind and Fire, Run DMC, etc. But country music's different... It's not Wakanda."

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

DJ Khaled was honored with his own star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, April 11.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The 46-year-old music producer and rapper was joined by close pals Fat Joe, Jay Z, Sean "Puffy" Combs and Khaled's son, Asahd, 5.

Khaled and his wife Nicole Tuck also share 2-year-old son Alealam.

Khaled wore an orange suit with matching Nike sneakers. His pals were dressed in black.

Khaled began his career as a DJ in Florida in the 1990s. He received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "I'm the One."

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Jay Z, 52, attended the ceremony without his wife, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 41. They have never been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Beyonce's former group Destiny's Child got a Star back in 2006.

Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

R&B songstress Ashanti was honored with her very own star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 7, in Hollywood, Ca.

WENN/McCauley

Ashanti, 41, was first discovered as a teenager and later signed to Murder Inc. Records in 2002. She's best known for being featured on Fat Joe's single "What's Luv?" and Ja Rule's hit "Always on Time."

Her own hit singles include "Foolish", which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard chart in 2002, "Happy", "Baby", "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)", and "Rain On Me", all of which landed in the Top 10 on Billboard.

Ashanti's self-titled debut album has been certified triple platinum and sold six million copies worldwide.

Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

The R&B singer, born Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, was joined by her mother, Tina Douglas, her father, Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas, and her adorable sister, Kenashia "Shia" Douglas, at her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony on Thursday, April 7.

Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

A father's love, devotion, and loyalty are crucial to a daughter's early development. Without him, she will be lost to the streets.

Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

Tina Douglas (left) looked on as Tichina Arnold (MC Lyte's ex) prayed in the front row at Ashanti's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony.

Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

Ashanti celebrated her success with good friends Tichina, left, and rapper Ja Rule, right, at her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony on Thursday, April 07, in Hollywood, California.

Be Like Water Media / BACKGRID

Ashanti was all smiles as she arrived to her post-party at Tatel in Beverly Hills, Ca., after attending her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony on Thursday, April 7.

L.A. Times / Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

The 2022 Grammy Awards opened with the host and presenters taking jabs at canceled actor Will Smith.

Will Smith jokes were on everyone's lips at the Grammys a week after the disgraced actor slapped Oscar Awards presenter Chris Rock onstage.

The Grammys opened on Sunday with host Trevor Noah taking a jab at Smith. "We're going to be keeping people's names out of our mouths," he said in reference to Smith yelling at Rock to keep Jada Pinkett Smith's name out of his mouth.

Before introducing presenter Nate Bargazte, actor LeVar Burton reminded the audience that Bargazte is a comedian.

AFP via Getty Images

"I want to warn you all that our next presenter is a comedian. If you know what I mean," he said. "So I need to caution everybody: Remain in your seats and keep your hands to yourself. Alright?"

Then Bargatze walked out onstage wearing a black helmet.

"They said comedians have to wear these now at award shows during their joke parts," Bargazte said. "It doesn't even cover your face, I think it just focuses where you would hit me."

Smith resigned in disgrace from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) on Friday, saying that he "betrayed the trust of the Academy," in a statement to Fox News Digital.

Photo may have been deleted

Screencap: YouTube/ABC

"I have directly responded to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice, and I will fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct," Smith said. "My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable. The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home. I betrayed the trust of the Academy."

Smith's resignation came days after AMPAS announced a hearing on April 18 to take disciplinary action against the "King Richard" star.

Among the options on the table are revoking Smith's membership from the Academy (which Smith did himself) and asking him to return his coveted statuette, aka the "death penalty."

Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Actor Denzel Washington appeared as a guest on Bishop T.D. Jakes' Master Class.

Washington told Jakes that he prayed with Smith after The Slap, and he believes prayer is the "solution" to Smith's mental breakdown.

"There but for the grace of God go any of us," Washington said. "Who are we to condemn? I don't know the ins and outs of the situation, but I know the only solution was prayer."
 

 
The fallout continues for Smith, as Netflix and Sony announced his projects have been put on hold.

Smith's Netflix film Fast and Loose was "quietly moved to the back burner" according to The Hollywood Reporter. And Sony paused production of Bad Boys For Life (a.k.a. Bad Boys 4) indefinitely.

Photo may have been deleted

Rumor has it that Smith was experiencing a "manic" episode when he hauled off and slapped Rock during the Oscar Awards on March 27.

Insiders whisper that no one wants to work with Smith due to fears he might be triggered and slap someone on the set.

Nicky Nelson/WENN

Lizzo (left) and Ciara Wilson (not pictured) gave emotional speeches in honor of their good and dear friend, music producer Missy Elliot (right) at her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Monday, Nov. 8.

Nicky Nelson/WENN

Missy, 50, is a popular rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for her hit singles, "Get Ur Freak On", "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," "Lose Control", and "Work It."

She has produced hits for Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Destiny's Child, Ariane Grande, TLC, and more.

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Lizzo tearfully told the well-heeled crowd that Missy inspired her to be the superstar she is today.

"I watched you my entire life and I saw a superstar in you, but I also saw myself and I'd never seen myself before," Lizzo told Missy. "You live so boldly and so beautifully and so unapologetically and so out loud. You have no idea what you have done for so many Black girls."

Nicky Nelson/WENN

Holding back tears, Lizzo continued:

"We don't deserve you. We don't deserve Missy Elliott and still you continue to give to us. You've given and given and given with your heart, your genius ... I want to thank you so much for helping me and my career ... thank you for making my dreams come true, Missy. You have no idea what you mean to all of us. We love you, we celebrate you, god bless you."

Missy's close pal, Ciara, also held back tears as she shared her love and respect for Missy. Musicians Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monae and LL Cool J sent video tributes to Missy.