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Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 BET Awards

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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:

Who’s Hosting?

Who better to host than Ghostbusters and Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones? If her Twitter account is any indication, »

- Nicole Sands

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Ana Lily Amirpour Responds to Racism Charges — But Won’t Apologize For Making You Uncomfortable

23 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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

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Bet Awards 2017: What Time It Starts, How to Watch, Performers and Presenters

23 June 2017 8:47 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

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. »

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Mobb Deep's Prodigy Dead at 42: Tributes Roll In as Rappers Mourn

20 June 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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

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Mobb Deep's Prodigy Dies at 42

20 June 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

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 »

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Reginae Carter

18 June 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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

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- Nat Berman

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40 Glocc Injured in Shooting at a Funeral

16 June 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

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

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25 Songs From 2017 That Will Get Your Bachelorette Party Started

16 June 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

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

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Ayana Fite

15 June 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“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

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- Nat Berman

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Khloé Kardashian Fights Back Against Claim She Stole Bodysuit Design: Hires High-Powered Attorney

15 June 2017 7:06 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Khloé Kardashian is ready for a bodysuit battle.

The 32-year-old reality star has hired renowned attorney Marty Singer as she considers her legal options after designer Destiney Bleu accused her of knocking off her crystal-covered bodysuit designs.

On June 2nd, Bleu quote tweeted Khloé’s Good American promotional video, writing, “When someone buys 1 of everything on your site, has you make them custom @dbleudazzled work, never posts it or wears it, then copies it.”

Then last week, Bleu’s lawyer released a 27-page letter reiterating her claim that Khloé and her design team at Good American copied a number of »

- Brittany Talarico

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Bouncer Claims Attack From Lil Wayne Was Racially Motivated

10 June 2017 8:11 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Following a nightclub beatdown last year, a white bouncer who was allegedly attacked by Lil Wayne is claiming that the reason he was struck by the rapper is because he’s white. Variety reports that Andrew Nunemacher has launched a civil rights lawsuit against Lil Wayne, claiming he was working the door at Hyde Sunset on June 27, […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Lil Wayne Accused of Committing a Hate Crime Against a White Security Guard in New Lawsuit

9 June 2017 5:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lil Wayne might say that he’s never dealt with racism, but he’s being accused of dispensing some in a new lawsuit. In a lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Andrew Nunemacher — described in the suit as being “of Caucasian ancestry and descent” — says he was working the door at Hyde nightclub last year for a Bet Music Awards after-party when Wayne and his posse “became angry, violent and out of control.” According to the suit, the rapper “violently struck Plaintiff’s face with a closed fist, knocking him to the ground violently,” then “threw a glass cup full. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Lil Wayne Sued for Hate Crime Against White Security Guard

9 June 2017 1:16 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Lil Wayne violently punched a security guard in the face and the guard claims it's a hate crime against white people ... this according to a new lawsuit. A California man claims he was working the front door at Hyde nightclub on the Sunset Strip in June 2016 when Weezy and his crew showed up for a Bet Music Awards after-party ... and started acting belligerent. According to the docs ... the guard felt physically threatened but was trying »

- TMZ Staff

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Kanye West: 40 Years of Fire -- The Ultimate Birthday Playlist!

8 June 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Wake up, Mr. West. It's your birthday!

On "No More Parties in L.A." off The Life of Pablo, Kanye West describes himself as "a 38-year-old 8-year-old," which is maybe a perfect summation of the qualities that have made the 40-year-old rapper such an enigma: a larger-than-life icon who has cultivated a persona that draws as much infamy as it does reverence, with a head-spinning number of acclaimed tracks to show for it.

Watch: Inside Kanye West's 40th Birthday in Bahamas With Kim Kardashian and Their Kids: 'No Work or Social Media'

Somehow, as Kanye has gotten older, his almost youthful sense for defiance and creativity have created work that has only gotten more experimental, more groundbreaking, and with each new album, inspired a new crop of artists of hip hop and of music in general.

The roster of rappers that 'Ye has inspired is truly staggering. Chance the Rapper has rhapsodized about the transformative »

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Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Wife Brittney Bring Their Clothing Line to L.A. Store Front

30 May 2017 1:26 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Not only is Brian Kelley half of the country duo Florida Georgia Line, he’s also half of the brains behind clothing label Tribe Kelley.

Brian and his wife, Brittney, created the American fashion label in 2014 and reached a major milestone this month: The couple debuted their latest collection in a brick-and-mortar retail shop for the first time at Ron Robinson in West Hollywood.

“I never thought that this day would come,” Brittney tells People. “I really envisioned this being e-commerce at first, but it kept building and it kept growing. It’s so surreal to see our clothing displayed »

- Brianne Tracy

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Everything Drake and Nicki Minaj Have Said About Their Friendship

22 May 2017 11:20 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

#Dricki is officially back and better than ever.

Just a few months after rekindling their friendship (which was announced via a set of matching photos on Instagram), Drake and Nicki Minaj are back to professing their love for one another in any and every way that they can.

Though neither of them has really opened up about what caused the rift in their relationship or how they repaired it, the pair have talked at length about the ups and downs of their friendship — and teased the potential for more — over the years.

“I love Nicki Minaj/ I told her I »

- Julia Emmanuele

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Drake Has the Best Night Ever, Breaks Adele's Record With 13 Wins at 2017 Billboard Music Awards

21 May 2017 8:47 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Drake has got some more accomplishments to drink to.

The More Life artist needed "One Dance" with just about everyone at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, where the 30-year-old performer broke Adele's record for most wins by an artist in a single night, nabbing 13, and looking damn happy while doing it.

Drake brought his whole team, including his dad -- who was rocking a purple suit -- onstage for his Top Artist acceptance speech that closed out the show, where to be fair, he gave credit to Adele assuming she'd be "back on top" whenever her next album drops. The team then exited the stage booze in hand.

Afterward, the rapper looked positively giddy as he posed with his 13 awards, which obviously couldn't fit in just one hand.

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Drake Wins Top Artist at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

21 May 2017 8:05 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Drake was named the top artist at Sunday’s 2017 Billboard Music Awards, breaking the record for the most awards won in a single year with 13 total wins.

The “Hotline Bling” singer took home the biggest prize at show, beating out Beyoncé, The Chainsmokers, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Twenty One Pilots, the Weeknd, last year’s winner, Adele, and former flame, Rihanna.

Accepting the trophy with his father and Young Money Entertainment entourage in tow — including Nicki Minaj and Lil WayneDrake threw back shots of his own Virginia Black whiskey and sent some love to Adele, who had »

- Mariah Haas and Dave Quinn

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Drake Makes Up with Nicki Minaj at Billboard Music Awards: ‘I’m So Glad We Found Our Way Back’

21 May 2017 7:26 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Drake used one of his acceptance speeches at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards as an opportunity to publicly mend fences with some famous faces — including Nicki Minaj.

The 30-year-old Canadian rapper got personal while accepting his trophy for Top 200 Billboard album — given to him for his 2016 record Views. 

He started his love fest by opening up about frustration he felt towards an unnamed pal. “You know I had a close friend of mine that didn’t support my album but then supported other people’s stuff,” Drake explained. “And I asked them why, and their response was, ‘I don’t want »

- Dave Quinn

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Drake and Nicki Minaj Show Each Other Love at 2017 Billboard Music Awards: 'Glad We Found Our Way Back'

21 May 2017 6:26 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Drake and Nicki Minaj are nothing but love!

The "One Dance" artist raved about his longtime friend and collaborator during his acceptance speech for winning Top Billboard 200 Album at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night.

More: Nicki Minaj Opens 2017 Billboard Music Awards With Super Sexy Leather Medley

It started when Drake complimented the award show's co-host Vanessa Hudgens, saying "I wanna say that, Vanessa Hudgens, you look incredible tonight," after which Minaj can be seen hilariously saying, "What about me??"

"Nicki Minaj, I'm so glad we found our way back because I love you," Drake continued, addressing the pair's falling out over his very public feud with Minaj's ex-boyfriend, Meek Mill. "And I could never ever ever see it any other way."

More: Drake Crashes His Cousin's Prom, Is the Best Third Wheel Ever: See the Pics!

"Thank you, I love you," Minaj returned.

After the moment, Minaj posted a sweet pic of herself, Drake, and Lil Wayne »

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