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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.

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"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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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.
 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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"

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It's officially ICY SEASON! On the heels of a global takeover at the EMAs and a stellar debut performance on SNL, multi-platinum star and BET Hip-Hop Awards "Hustler of The Year" Saweetie earned two Grammy® nominations for "Best New Artist" and "Best Rap Song."

The CBS broadcast of the 64th annual Grammy® Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Monday, January 31, 2022.

Saweetie excitedly shared:

"I'm speechless! I wish I had the words to express how I feel right now. I'm just so grateful! Being acknowledged for all of the hard work that me and my team have been doing feels AMAZING. Thank you to Team Icy for sticking with me through thick and thin! What an exciting morning! IKDR!!"

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Last week, Saweetie released a brand-new single entitled "Icy Chain" and slayed her debut performance of it on SNL. People magazine said "Saweetie rocked the Saturday Night Live stage," and Pop Sugar called her performance "electric!"

"Icy Chain" has received widespread critical acclaim. Right out of the gate, Vulture raved, "The extremely twerkable track relies on Saweetie being in the fro-zone – rapping for most of the just-under-two-minute song," and went on to add, "Only Mariah Carey is more on-brand this time of year."

Meanwhile, The FADER noted, "On 'Icy Chain,' she raps confidently." Watch the SNL performance HERE and listen to "Icy Chain" HERE She also recently contributed "Get It Girl" to Insecure: Music From The HBO Original Series Season 5. Plus, she delivers the aptly titled "Attitude" on Bruised (Soundtrack From and Inspired By The Netflix Film).

Saweetie's made an undeniable mark on pop culture. In addition to partnerships with McDonald's, MAC, Crocs, and more, Saweetie won a 2021 "Best New Artist" EMA, MTV VMA for Art Direction "Best Friend," 2021 BET Hip-Hop Award for "Hustler Of The Year" and received nominations for an American Music Award and a People’s Choice Award.

Watch what Saweetie does next. Pretty Bitch Music is coming soon!
 

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On Tuesday, BET announced three-time GRAMMY® award-winning singer-songwriter and producer Maxwell will receive the Legend award at the 2021 Soul Train Awards.

Award-winning and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Ashanti will be the recipient of the Lady of Soul honor.

"It's an honor to be presented with the Legend award by a community that's been growing with me throughout my career," said Maxwell. “I'm so grateful to be sharing this moment with everyone and returning to the Apollo for an evening of excellence."

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"I'm honored to be recognized as this year's 'Lady of Soul' honoree," said Ashanti.

"This is a full circle moment for me because I received the 'Aretha Franklin Entertainer of the Year' Award at the Lady of Soul Awards in 2002. As we commemorate 50 years of Soul Train, I'm proud to be a part of this legacy and to return to the Apollo to celebrate."

 

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Singer/songwriter H.E.R. leads the 2021 Soul Train Awards nominations with eight nods.

The Oscar winner will compete with six-times nominated Jazmine Sullivan and WizKid for Best Song, Best Album and Video of the Year honors.

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Tichina Arnold (left) and Tisha Campbell (right) are co-hosting for a fourth consecutive year. The show will honor the 50th anniversary of Soul Train, which made its debut in October, 1971.

The Soul Train Awards will take place at the iconic Apollo theater in Harlem, New York on Saturday, November 20 and will air on Sunday, November 28 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

The complete list of nominees for the 2021 Soul Train Awards include:

Song of the Year:

Blxst feat. Ty Dolla $Ign & Tyga – Chosen

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) – Leave the Door Open

H.E.R. – Damage

Jazmine Sullivan – Pick Up Your Feelings

Wizkid feat. Tems – Essence

Yung Bleu feat. Drake – You’re Mines Still

Album of the Year:

Blxst – No Love Lost

Doja Cat - Planet Her

Giveon - When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time

H.E.R. - Back of My Mind

Jazmine Sullivan - Heaux Tales

Wizkid - Made in Lagos

Video of the Year:

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) – Leave the Door Open

Chris Brown, Young Thug feat. Future, Lil Durk, Latto – Go Crazy (Remix)

H.E.R. – Damage

Jazmine Sullivan – Pick Up Your Feelings

Normani feat. Cardi B – Wild Side

Wizkid feat. Tems – Essence

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist:

Alicia Keys

Doja Cat

H.E.R.

Jazmine Sullivan

Jhené Aiko

SZA

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist:

Blxst

Chris Brown

Giveon

Lucky Daye

Tank

Usher

Best Collaboration:

Chris Brown, Young Thug feat. Future, Lil Durk, Latto – Go Crazy (Remix)

Doja Cat feat. SZA – Kiss Me More

H.E.R. feat. Chris Brown – Come Through

Jazmine Sullivan feat. H.E.R. – Girl Like Me

Wizkid feat. Tems – Essence

Yung Bleu feat. Drake – You’re Mines Still

Best New Artist:

Blxst

Capella Grey

Morray

Tems

Tone Stith

Yung Bleu

Certified Soul Award:

Anthony Hamilton

Ashanti

Charlie Wilson

The Isley Brothers

Jam & Lewis

T-Pain

Best Dance Performance:

Chloe X Halle – Ungodly Hour

Chris Brown, Young Thug – City Girls

Lizzo Feat. Cardi B – Rumors

Normani Feat. Cardi B - Wild Side

Usher – Bad Habits

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award:

Brian Courtney Wilson

James Fortune

Kelly Price

Kirk Franklin

Maverick City Music

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award:

Can't Let It Show - written by: Kate Bush, Durrell Babbs (Tank)

Come Through - written by: Carl Mccormick, Chris Brown, H.E.R., Kelvin Wooten, Michael L. Williams Ii, Tiara Thomas (H.E.R. Feat. Chris Brown)

Damage - written by: Anthony Clemons Jr., Carl Mccormick, H.E.R., James Harris, Jeff Gitelman, Terry Lewis, Tiara Thomas (H.E.R.)

Essence - written by: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Oniko Eddie Uzezi, Oniko Evawero, Richard Isong, Temilade Openiyi (Wizkid Feat. Tems)

Leave the Door Open - written by: Bruno Mars, Brandon Anderson, Dernst Emile Ii, Christopher Brody Brown (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic)

Pick Up Your Feelings - written by: Blue June, Chi, Audra Mae Butts, Jazmine Sullivan, Kyle Coleman, Michael Holmes (Jazmine Sullivan)

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Machine Gun Kelly and Ultimate Fighting Champion superstar Conor McGregor nearly came to blows on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night.

The two stars clashed outside the Barclays Center in New York before the ceremony got underway after the professional fighter appeared to lunge at the rap-rocker.

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Conor, who attended the VMAs with his voluptuous wife Dee Devlin, had to be pulled away by security guards. The fighter fractured his left tibia against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July. His handlers feared he might re-injure himself.

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Kelly, 31, walked the red carpet with his actress girlfriend Megan Fox, 35, who bared all in a completely see-through dress.

Sources claim Conor flew into a rage when Kelly refused to pose for a photo op with him.

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A New York Post insider claims McGregor threw his drink at Kelly, which prompted Kelly to step to Conor.

"They scuffled then it settled down and Conor went for him again," one source told the publication. "Everyone was screaming. McGregor was ready to throw fists. Security was having trouble holding him back."

Conor's representative was quick to downplay the drama, telling Page Six, "Conor only fights fighters."

Conor, 33, later told Entertainment Tonight "absolutely nothing" happened between him and Kelly.

"He showed up, and I don't know. I don't know the guy," he said. "Nothing happened with me, I only fight real fighters, people that actually fight, you know what I mean. I certainly don't fight little vanilla boy rappers. I don't even know the guy. I don't know anything about him, except that he's with Megan Fox."

Watch video of the skirmish below.
 

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Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X and Justin Bieber were the big winners at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, Sept. 12.

Lil Nas X took home the night's biggest honor at the MTV Music Awards, held at the Barclays Center in New York City.

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The openly ghey rapper won Video of the Year for "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)", which also landed the Best Visual Effects trophy.

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Bieber won Song of the Year and Artist of the Year. Wearing a black hoodie and oversized double breasted jacket, Bieber said:

"As we all know, there's a lot going on in the world. With COVID, we are living in unprecedented times. Music is a fantastic way to bring people together. We’re all here at the same time."

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Olivia Rodrigo was a triple winner, collecting trophies for Song of the Year and Best New Artist, while Bieber picked up Artist of the Year and Best Pop.

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Other winners include Machine Gun Kelly (pictured with girlfriend, Megan Fox), Global Icon Award winners Foo Fighters, ceremony host Doja Cat, Busta Rhymes, and Twenty One Pilots.

BTS were also among the multiple winners, picking up awards for Best Group, Best K-Pop and Song of the Summer ("Butter"), and Billie Eilish, who shared the Best Latin honor with her "Lo Vas A Olvidar" collaborator Rosalia and the Video For Good prize for "Your Power."

Full list of MTV VMA winners:

GLOBAL ICON AWARD

Foo Fighters

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Justin Bieber

SONG OF THE YEAR

Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License

SONG OF THE SUMMER

BTS - Butter

BEST NEW ARTIST

Olivia Rodrigo

BEST GROUP

BTS

PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License

BEST COLLABORATION

Doja Cat featuring SZA - Kiss Me More

BEST POP

Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon - Peaches

BEST HIP-HOP

Travis Scott featuring Young Thug & M.I.A. - FRANCHISE

BEST ROCK

John Mayer - Last Train Home

BEST ALTERNATIVE

Machine Gun Kelly featuring blackbear - my ex's best friend

BEST LATIN

Billie Eilish & ROSALIA - Lo Vas A Olvidar

BEST R&B

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave The Door Open

BEST K-POP

BTS - Butter

VIDEO FOR GOOD

Billie Eilish - Your Power

BEST DIRECTION

Lil Nas X, MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) - directed by Lil Nas X and Tanu Muino

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Beyonce, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid, BROWN SKIN GIRL - cinematography by Benoit Soler, Malik H. Sayeed, Mohammed Ahmed, Santiago Gonzalez, Ryan Helfant

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Harry Styles, Treat People With Kindness - choreography by Paul Roberts

BEST ART DIRECTION

Saweetie featuring Doja Cat - Best Friend

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

BEST EDITING

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave The Door Open

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Power couple Idris and Sabrina Elba attended the 2021 British GQ Men of the Year Awards held at the Tate Modern Museum in London, England on Wednesday.

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Regé-Jean Page was the big winner at the 2021 British GQ Men of the Year Awards. The breakout Bridgerton star arrived with girlfriend Emily Brown. He won the Standout Performance of the Year Award.

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Winnie Harlow attended the 2021 GQ Men of the Year Awards 2021 in association with BOSS at Tate Modern in London, England.

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Solo Artist winner Ed Sheeran attended the 2021 GQ Men of the Year Awards 2021 in association with BOSS at Tate Modern in London, England.
 
The full list of winners is

BAND OF THE YEAR

Wolf Alice

BOSS BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Kingsley Ben-Adir

LEADING MAN OF THE YEAR

Paul Bettany

TELEVISION ACTOR OF THE YEAR

Adrian Dunbar

BREAKTHROUGH MUSIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Arlo Parks

STANDOUT PERFORMANCE

Rege-Jean Page

SOLO ARTIST

Ed Sheeran

WRITER

Quentin Tarantino

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Brunello Cucinelli

BREAKTHROUGH DESIGNER

Harris Reed

GAME CHANGER OF THE YEAR

Dame Vivienne Westwood

HEROES OF THE YEAR

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, Dr Catherine Green and the team behind the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

ICON

Sacha Baron Cohen

INSPIRATION OF THE YEAR

Gareth Southgate

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR

Team GB & Paralympics

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION

Bobby Gillespie

LEGEND AWARD

Sir Anthony Hopkins

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Black Twitter imploded after Lil Nas X passionately tongue kissed a man onstage at the BET Awards.

Lil Nas X stunned BET Awards viewers on Sunday night by making out with one of his male dancers after performing "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)".

The openly homosexual rapper closed out his set at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles by playing tonsil hockey with his dancer as the audience cheered.

Not everyone was supportive of Nas X's celebration of Pride Month. Many on social media say Nas X was inappropriate in front of minors viewing at home.

One Twitter user wrote: "Black ppl wouldn't have supported Old Town Road if we knew it was gonna turn into this."

Another user wrote: "It's good that these folks are standing up to this foolishness."

Another user tweeted: "I agree Hundred points symbol percent. You don't have to throw away all your moral compass for 'love is love' ... protecting children is a must r regardless of your lifestyle. I'm glad they are speaking out. It just shows how they expect everyone to go along with the garbage public behavior."

Even members of the LGBT+ community ripped Nas X for the kiss on national television.

The 22-year-old Georgia native clapped back at his critics, saying, "Y'all really like to pretend homosexuality didn't exist in African culture."

Nas X is best known for a remix to his country-trap single, "Old Town Road," featuring country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus, 59.
 

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Megan Thee Stallion (pictured) and mom-to-be Cardi B were among the big winners at the 2021 BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Megan picked up four trophies, including Best Female Hip Hop Artist and the Viewer's Choice Award for her Beyonce collaboration "Savage," while both stars won Best Collaboration and Best Video for "WAP."

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Megan was joined on the red carpet by her significant other, rap producer Pardison "Pardi" Fontaine.

But Cardi grabbed the spotlight by revealing she was expecting her second child during a surprise set with her husband Offset's group Migos.

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It was also a big night for singer Jazmine Sullivan, right, who took home the Album of the Year prize for "Heaux Tales." Jazmine posed with rapper Coi LeRay before the show.

Singer H.E.R. was named Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, and Bruno Mars, took home two awards for Video Director and Best Group for his magical collaboration with Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic.

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The awards show, hosted by Taraji P. Henson (pictured), featured a record 18 show-stopping performances from the likes of Sullivan, Lil Baby, H.E.R., DJ Khaled, and Lil Nas X, as well as tributes to Lifetime Achievement recipient Queen Latifah and the late DMX.

Queen Latifah was overcome with emotion as she collected her latest honor and accolade.

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Holding back tears, the rap pioneer and actress took the stage after Lil' Kim, Rapsody, MC Lyte and Monie Love delivered a stirring tribute, and had to compose herself before accepting the honor (see video blow).

"I'm so extremely moved I don't even know what to... I want to thank BET for creating an outlet for beautiful blackness to thrive, to shine. When we couldn't get played on the radio and other places, we couldn't get our videos played in other places, there was BET that allowed us to be in our fullness."

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Latifah, a closeted lesbian, also thanked God, her father, Lancelot Owens, Sr., who joined her onstage, and her late mother, stating, "I've always celebrated the woman because I was raised by a strong Black woman, and raised by a father who loves women."
 

The full list of winners are:

Album of the Year:

Heaux Tales by Jazmine Sullivan

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist:

H.E.R.

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist:

Chris Brown

Best Group:

Silk Sonic

Best Collaboration:

WAP - Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion

Best Male Hip Hop Artist:

Lil Baby

Best Female Hip Hop Artist:

Megan Thee Stallion

Video of the Year:

WAP by Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion

Video Director of the Year:

Bruno Mars & Florent Dechard

Best New Artist:

Giveon

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award:

Strong God by Kirk Franklin

BET Her Award:

Good Days by Sza

Best International Act:

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Viewer's Choice Award:

Savage (Remix) - Megan Thee Stallion ft. Beyonce

Best Movie:

Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Actress:

Andra Day

Best Actor:

Chadwick Boseman

Youngstars Award:

Marsai Martin

Sportswoman of the Year Award:

Naomi Osaka

Sportsman of the Year Award:

Lebron James

Viewer's Choice: Best New International Act:

Bree Runway (United Kingdom)

Global Good Award:

Djamila Ribeiro

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Queen Latifah
 

 

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Megan Thee Stallion used the iHeart Radio Music Awards on Thursday night, May 27, to make her red carpet debut with boyfriend Pardison Fontaine.

The "Cry Baby" rapper looked stunning in a sparkly gold dress as she posed on the red carpet with her beau, who dressed casually in a khaki outfit.

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It was the first time Megan and rapper Pardison have attended a public event together, but the 26-year-old revealed in February she was coupled up with her "boo"

"I don't be liking some of the stuff on the internet. People don't know what the hell they talking about, they just be saying anything. I didn't like what they was trying to say about Pardi 'cause he is so calm and so sweet."

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"That's my boo, and I really like him," she added of the 31-year-old "Backin' It Up" songwriter.

Megan took home the best collaboration award for her track "Savage" with Beyonce.

The curvaceous rapper was quick to thank her fans - nicknamed the "hotties" - as she gushed:

"I really want to thank the hotties because without y'all I would be nothing. I want to thank my grandma for believing in me also. Everything I do I do for my family, for the hotties and for myself."