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It’s almost time for the MTV Video Music Awards and some of your favorite music stars are up for a Moonman.
Nominations for the 2017 awards were announced exclusively on Instagram Live and Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with eight nominations for his video “Humble”, while Katy Perry and The Weeknd are tied for five nominations each.
For the first-time in VMAs history, the network eliminated gendered categories to combine the Best Female Video and Best Male Video categories for “Artist of the Year.” This comes on the heels of MTV’s decision to replace the former Best Actor and »
- Karen Mizoguchi
MTV today announced nominations for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, with Kendrick Lamar scoring the most of the year with eight nominations for his video “Humble.” Katy Perry and The Weeknd are tied for second with five nominations each. (The full list is below.)
The show also announced a pair of award tweaks: Best Male Video and Best Female Video have been combined into the non-gender-specific Artist of the Year (echoing a similar move by the MTV Movie & TV Awards earlier this year) and the Best Fight Against the System category has been added “to celebrate videos that inspire viewers to stand up and fight injustice.”
The 2017 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, August 27 At 8:00 p.m. Et/Pt.
- Variety Staff
Drake‘s no stranger to getting tattoos that hold very special meanings to him. That’s why the “Level Up” rapper loves inking portraits of those close to him all over this body.
The star has permanently memorialized his late uncle and grandmother with their faces tattooed on his upper back. He added a tattoo of his mother’s face next to it, and his father’s mugshot. He even told Celine Dion he wants to add her face to the collection. But first, Drake added a different famous face to his arm.
The 30-year-old rapper shared a photo on »
- Kaitlyn Frey
It's a good thing Drake's music career took off, because his teen drama days aren't paying much anymore.
The "One Dance" singer took to Instagram on Monday to share a hilariously royalty check from Degrassi: The Next Generation, a Canadian TV show the then-actor appeared on from 2001 to 2009.
More: Drake Crashes His Cousin's Prom, Is the Best Third Wheel Ever: See the Pics!
"Degrassi money still coming in don't sleeeeeeeep," Drake, 30, captioned the pic of the $8.25 paycheck, which is apparently what 145 episodes of playing Jimmy brings in these days.
To be fair, with the most streamed song off all time, we can hardly imagine the modest royalties hurt Champagne Papi too much.
Still, Drake did seem to be sulking a bit in some restaurant pictures he also shared on Monday.
One snap almost reads as a recreation of Drake's [link »
Ty Dolla $ign teams up with Lil Wayne and The-Dream for the summery new song "Love U Better." »
- Madeline Roth
Lil Wayne gifted fans with a lot of new music on Wednesday. The rapper took to his YouTube page and dropped not one, not two, not three, but four new songs. Related: Bouncer Claims Attack From Lil Wayne Was Racially Motivated The new music from the rapper includes his own freestyle verse over Playboi Carti’s “Magnolia” and three new […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
Lil Wayne's beef with Birdman and Universal Music Group just escalated tenfold -- Weezy claims they were in cahoots to screw him out of Millions. Wayne's lawyer, Howard King, filed docs saying the Cash Money honcho and Universal backdated a deal to make it look like it was signed Before Young Money's deal ran out. In docs obtained by TMZ, Wayne's camp says Universal knew that backdating the deals would screw Lil Wayne »
- TMZ Staff
Minaj, 34, reunited with her old crew, Drake and Lil Wayne, for “No Frauds,” a punchline-filled track that sent Barbz everywhere reeling.
“You can’t be Pablo if your work ain’t sellin’ / What the f— is this bitch inhalin’? / Tried to drop ‘Another One,’ you was itchin’ to scrap / You exposed your ghostwriter / Now you wish it was scrapped,” Minaj raps, alluding to Remy’s follow-up single, “Another »
- Char Adams
She's the host with the most! Funny lady Leslie Jones put on quite the show hosting the 2017 Bet Awards tonight. The show was action packed and the Ghostbusters star did her best to keep viewers on their toes (and yell at them a lot!). Presenters included Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Girls Trip (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Robin Thede, Trevor Noah, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Cari Champion. The show's crowd-raising performers included Big Sean, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Future, Lil' Wayne, Migos, Post Malone, Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton and Roman Gianarthur. Here are some of Leslie's »
- Jason Brow
The 2017 Bet Awards are here!
Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones will take the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night to host the star-studded telecast, featuring performances by Bruno Mars, Chris Brown and Big Sean. But even before the festivities get underway, a few awards have already been doled out.
Who else is will be taking home some new hardware on Sunday? Tune in to the Bet Awards at 8 p.m. Et/Pt to find out.
Et is updating the official winners list, below, as they're announced. (Winners in bold.)
Photos: Bet Awards 2017 Red Carpet Arrivals
Lifetime Achievement Award
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
There’s nothing better than getting an intimate look inside one of music’s biggest nights — right from your couch!
The BET Awards — honoring African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports and other fields of entertainment over the past year — were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network.This year’s show will air on Sunday live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. Est on BET.
Here’s everything to know about the annual show:
- Nicole Sands
Ana Lily Amirpour seems like the ultimate counterpunch to Hollywood’s diversity problem. She’s an Iranian woman director raised in America, directing inventive genre movies with an anarchic sensibility all her own. While much of the country celebrated the feminist leanings of “Wonder Woman,” Amirpour had already finished “The Bad Batch,” her horror-sci-fi-western hybrid about a dystopian world in which a young woman battles cannibals in a desolate wasteland. The movie, which premiered at the festivals last fall, confirmed Amirpour’s capacity for exploring marginalized figures through the empowering lens of ferocious female characters first seen in her acclaimed debut, “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.”
Which was why, eight months into her promotional tour for “The Bad Batch,” Amirpour was astonished to find herself accused of racism. During a post-screening Q&A for “The Bad Batch” in Chicago, Amirpour was confronted by a woman named Bianca Xiunse, »
- Eric Kohn
The 2017 Bet Awards are set to be a star-studded night, and with Leslie Jones at the helm, it'll no doubt be a feel-good, funny one as well.
"Make sure to let everybody know, I wanna promote joy for the show," the Saturday Night Live veteran said during a conference call Wednesday, according to USA Today. "I want everybody to come to this show to have a good time."
Here's a few things to know about the Bet Awards, taking place on Sunday, June 25th.
Jones is ready to laugh off any potential flubs. »
The rapper Prodigy, half of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, has died in Las Vegas, multiple sources confirm. He was 42 years old.
“It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary N.Y. rap duo Mobb Deep,” a Mobb Deep representative wrote in a statement to Xxl.
“Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth. »
- Jordan Runtagh and Eric Renner Brown
Rapper Prodigy, one-half of the New York hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, died from "complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis," the rapper's rep confirmed to Et. He was 42.
The rapper, whose real name is Albert Johnson, had battled sickle cell since his birth, and was in Las Vegas, Nevada, for a performance.
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"It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep," Prodigy's rep said in a statement. "Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Las Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth. The exact causes of death have yet to be determined. We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family's privacy at this »
Reginae Carter is known for her contributions as an R&B, hip-hop and rap artist. She is the daughter of Lil Wayne who has shown the world that she has talents of her own. Her work includes “Joe Jackson and the Bigger Band Live from the Count Basie Theater” (2012); Violin Masters: Two Gentlemen of Cremona (2010) and more recently “Pure Love: The Voice of Ella Fitzgerald” (2017). She was fortunate to be born into a family that gave her exposure to the music industry and the world is better for it. She’s enjoying tremendous success for her musical talents at
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Reginae Carter »
- Nat Berman
Rapper 40 Glocc was gunned down while attending a funeral in San Bernardino, CA ... and remains hospitalized with his injuries. Law enforcement sources confirm the rapper was shot in the arm and chest around 2:30 Pm Thursday at a cemetery. At the same time, a woman in the area was run over by a car ... though it's unclear if the 2 incidents are connected. 40 Glocc, who's famously beefed with the Game and Lil Wayne, is reportedly in stable condition. »
- TMZ Staff
Music can either make or break a party, so to make sure your bachelorette festivities go smoothly, having a good playlist is key. So far 2017 has been a great year of hits (come on, you know you can't resist "Despacito"), which has made putting together a fun mix of songs pretty easy. We'll admit that we had to sneak in a couple that missed the year mark by a month or two because they were too good to skip. So, turn the volume up and let these 25 songs get your bachelorette party started. RelatedThe Ultimate Girls' Night Playlist "Influence (Taylor Gang Remix)," Tove Lo and Wiz Khalifa "Whippin," Felix Snow and Kiiara "Bon Appétit," Katy Perry and Migos "Despacito (Remix)," Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber "Madiba Riddim," Drake "Slide," Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, and Migos "Trust Nobody," Cashmere Cat, Selena Gomez, and Tory Lanez "Loyalty," Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna "I'm the One, »
- Nicole Yi
“Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” is We TV’s latest reality show that premiered in May. The series follows the lives of a group of young adults with ties to the Hip Hop world of the 1990’s. The cast is led by Bow Wow, formerly “Lil Bow Wow” who rose to fame in the Hip Hop world with his first album in 2000 at the age of 13. He signed with Bad Boy Records, which is owned by Puff Daddy, in 2015. Other members of the cast include Shaniah Mouldin, daughter of Jermaine Dupri, Reginae Carter, daughter of Lil Wayne, Zonnique
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ayana Fite »
- Nat Berman
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