Regret In Your Tweets: BET Apologizes To Nicki Minaj For Shady Grammy Tweet 

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nicki minaj

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After getting dragged on social media all day long and having the entire Young Money squad pull out of their BET Experience weekend, the network has issued an apology to Nicki Minaj for their spicy Grammy night tweet. Following Cardi B‘s win for Best Rap Album on Sunday, BET tweeted that the “Hard White” rapper was “being dragged by her lacefront.”

Nicki found the tweet offensive and responded by announcing that her and the rest of the YM camp will not be performing at the BET Experience Weekend in June.

The network followed up with an apology saying:

BET loves Nicki Minaj. We have supported her from the very beginning of her career and will continue to do so moving forward. Nicki has paved the way for so many performers and has solidified her place as one of the most powerful figures in the music industry. Unfortunately the respect we have for Nicki was violated by this post that should never have been written.

They added:

The post does not reflect how we feel about Nicki. And further does not reflect our company values. We deeply apologize for the hurt, disappointment and confusion that this post has caused. We are committed to doing everything we can to address the situation. We are also conducting an internal audit to assure these types of posts are not published again. We have apologized to Nicki and her team. We understand Nicki’s position and look forward to continuing our dialogue with her. Finally, we apologize to all of her fans. This should have never happened.”

Can’t wait to hear what Onika has to say about all this on the next episode of Queen Radio. Y’all listening?

Regret In Your Tweets: BET Apologizes To Nicki Minaj For Shady Grammy Tweet 

nicki minaj
nicki minaj

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After getting dragged on social media all day long and having the entire Young Money squad pull out of their BET Experience weekend, the network has issued an apology to Nicki Minaj for their spicy Grammy night tweet. Following Cardi B‘s win for Best Rap Album on Sunday, BET tweeted that the “Hard White” rapper was “being dragged by her lacefront.”

Nicki found the tweet offensive and responded by announcing that her and the rest of the YM camp will not be performing at the BET Experience Weekend in June.

The network followed up with an apology saying:

BET loves Nicki Minaj. We have supported her from the very beginning of her career and will continue to do so moving forward. Nicki has paved the way for so many performers and has solidified her place as one of the most powerful figures in the music industry. Unfortunately the respect we have for Nicki was violated by this post that should never have been written.

They added:

The post does not reflect how we feel about Nicki. And further does not reflect our company values. We deeply apologize for the hurt, disappointment and confusion that this post has caused. We are committed to doing everything we can to address the situation. We are also conducting an internal audit to assure these types of posts are not published again. We have apologized to Nicki and her team. We understand Nicki’s position and look forward to continuing our dialogue with her. Finally, we apologize to all of her fans. This should have never happened.”

Can’t wait to hear what Onika has to say about all this on the next episode of Queen Radio. Y’all listening?

Whew Laaawd: Fantasia Looked Flawlessly Fantastic At The Grammys & We Can’t Get Over It

Tasia Mae Came Thru & Slayyyed The Grammys

We stan a glo’d up Goddess–yasss, Queen Tasia Mae–who looked flawlessly fantastic in multiple lewks during last night’s Grammys in a tone-setting moment that had Black Twitter in a heart eye TIZZY.

Hit the flip for a very necessary celebration of Fantasia’s stunning Grammys slayyy.

Don Lemon Joins “Red Table Talk” To Discuss Being Black And Gay In America And Hate Attack On Jussie Smollett [VIDEO]

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Don Lemon Talks About His Experience As A Gay Black Man

In this episode, Red Table makes a special trip to New York for an exclusive interview with Don Lemon about the horrific hate crime against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. Lemon reveals the obstacles he faced being a gay, black man in a high-profile job, and the challenges facing gay men in the African American community.

We thought he said some really interesting things about the Black church and the hypocrisy of our community using the same scriptures to judge gay people that were used to hold black people back.

Hi Haters: J. Lo Defends THAT Tribute, But What Did Motown Think?

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J LO

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Jennifer Lopez Defends Motown Tribute

J. Lo knows you had strong opinions about her shaking her Sazon seasoned cakes during a tribute to Motown Records and she issued a response.

Right after (like seriously, as soon as) she performed during last night’s Grammys, Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier stopped her to ask how she felt.

He also asked her to respond to critics who think she wasn’t qualified to hit the stage to pay homage to Berry Gordy’s Detroit record label.

According to Jenny from the Block, she was “humbled and honored” to sing alongside Smokey Robinson. She also shut down critics with this;

“Any type of music can inspire any type of artist… You can’t tell people what to love. You can’t tell people what they can and can’t do — what they should sing or not sing.”

And while Twitter had ALL the jokes over Jenny’s performance, the record label itself posted (and deleted) a tweet defending J. Lo’s work and Smokey Robinson himself CLEARLY loved being by Jenny’s side.

What’d YOU think about J. Lo’s Motown Records tribute???

Rapper Granddaddies: Snoop Dogg’s Son Cordell Is Expecting A Baby With This IG Beauty

CHANEL Dinner Celebrating Our Majestic Oceans, A Benefit For NRDC
CHANEL Dinner Celebrating Our Majestic Oceans, A Benefit For NRDC

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Cordell Broadus Expecting A Baby With Phia Barragan

“Uncle Snoop” is about to be a proud grandfather of three. The Long Beach, California legend is now expecting his third grandchild, a baby girl. His son Cordell Broadus revealed the news on Instagram.

Broadus shared that he and girlfriend, model Phia Barragan, are expecting a daughter. Writing, “Isssa Gurl” on a photo of the expectant mother’s baby bump.

Barragan also posted about her pregnancy, writing, “I’ve loved you before I knew you. You were a dream that came to life. Life will be challenging but I promise to be there to hold your hand as long as I live. You are everything and more to me. I love you so much already baby girl. See you real soon.”

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Instagram Photo

Snoop officially became a grandfather in 2015 when his eldest son, Corde “Spank” Broadus, welcomed a son, Zion. The rapper’s second grandchild, also Corde’s child, was born just last August. Snoop’s wife, Shante Broadus, shared photos of the baby girl on Instagram.

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Instagram Photo

How sweet it is to be a grandparent! More of Snoop’s son and his excited preggo daughter-in-law to be after the flip.

Rapper Granddaddies: Snoop Dogg’s Son Cordell Is Expecting A Baby With This IG Beauty

CHANEL Dinner Celebrating Our Majestic Oceans, A Benefit For NRDC
CHANEL Dinner Celebrating Our Majestic Oceans, A Benefit For NRDC

Source: Presley Ann / Getty

Cordell Broadus Expecting A Baby With Phia Barragan

“Uncle Snoop” is about to be a proud grandfather of three. The Long Beach, California legend is now expecting his third grandchild, a baby girl. His son Cordell Broadus revealed the news on Instagram.

Broadus shared that he and girlfriend, model Phia Barragan, are expecting a daughter. Writing, “Isssa Gurl” on a photo of the expectant mother’s baby bump.

Barragan also posted about her pregnancy, writing, “I’ve loved you before I knew you. You were a dream that came to life. Life will be challenging but I promise to be there to hold your hand as long as I live. You are everything and more to me. I love you so much already baby girl. See you real soon.”

Instagram Photo
Instagram Photo

Snoop officially became a grandfather in 2015 when his eldest son, Corde “Spank” Broadus, welcomed a son, Zion. The rapper’s second grandchild, also Corde’s child, was born just last August. Snoop’s wife, Shante Broadus, shared photos of the baby girl on Instagram.

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Instagram Photo

How sweet it is to be a grandparent! More of Snoop’s son and his excited preggo daughter-in-law to be after the flip.

Bangers: Mary J. Blige, Regina King, Laura Harrier And More Stunning Black Queens At The BAFTAs

Danai Gurira British Academy of Film Awards
Danai Gurira British Academy of Film Awards

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Black Excellence Thrives At BAFTAs

My, my, my Danai!!! While many of you may have been tuned in to the Grammy’s Sunday but it wasn’t the only big event in entertainment for the weekend. The British Academy of Film Awards celebrated the big screen achievements of some of our favorite stars… and the Royals were even there!

Regina King British Academy of Film Awards
Regina King British Academy of Film Awards

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Regina King looked stunning in hot pink.

Mary J. Blige British Academy of Film Awards
Mary J. Blige British Academy of Film Awards

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Mary J. Blige was another of our favorite looks. Check out more photos from the BAFTAs when you continue.

Seen On The Scene: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx & More At SBIFF’s Cinema Vanguard Award Presented By Belvedere Vodka

Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx & MORE at SBIFF’s Cinema Vanguard Award Presented by Belvedere Vodka

Michael B. Jordan Presented Cinema Vanguard Award
Michael B. Jordan Presented Cinema Vanguard Award

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Belvedere Vodka presented Michael B. Jordan with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 34thSanta Barbara International Film Festival at the historic Arlington Theatre.

The Cinema Vanguard Award recognizes actors who take artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film.

 

Michael B. Jordan Presented Cinema Vanguard Award
Michael B. Jordan Presented Cinema Vanguard Award

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MBJ was surprised onstage by Jamie Foxx, who presented him the award.

Jamie Foxx brought the house down with his introduction of the 2019 SBIFF Cinema Vanguard Award recipient.

Michael B. Jordan assured fans there’s going to be a “Creed III”, despite reports that Sylvester Stallone has said “Creed II” was his last

Michael B. Jordan’s arrival was “the biggest and loudest” in SBIFF history, according to the festival’s organizers, “they’d never seen or heard so many fans”, some of whom had been waiting all day!

Following the screening, VIP guests were invited to the Arlington Theatre Courtyard for an after-party presented by Belvedere Vodka, including a show-stopping bar with dozens of illuminated Belvedere bottles and signature cocktails including the Belvedere Classic Martini and the Belvedere Espresso Martini which were paired with light bites. For more photos of Michael Bae and more, hit the flip!