#BlackExcellence Urban One Honors Celebrates 40 Years Of Radio One With Jamie Foxx, Missy Elliot & More

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Urban One Honors Celebrates 40 Years Of Radio One With Jamie Foxx, Missy Elliot & More

Black excellence was overflowing at Urban One, Inc.’s annual star-studded affair, The Urban One Honors. Held at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Thursday, December 5, the Honors were hosted by Urban One Founder and Chairwoman Cathy Hughes and actor Chris Tucker. The prestigious event celebrated the 40-year legacy of Radio One and will premiere on January 20, 2020, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, at 8P.M./7C on TV One.

This year’s honorees included changemakers in music, activism, and entertainment. They included veteran music executive Sylvia Rhone (Lifetime Achievement Honor); Grammy Award-winning recording artist and producer Missy Elliott (Music Innovation Honor); Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx (Entertainment Icon Honor); Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper (Represent Change Honor); and, actor/dancer and star of “Pose,” Ryan Jamaal Swain (Represent Pride Honor). Special recognition went to music executive legend Clarence “The Black Godfather” Avant (Represent Opportunity), civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton (Represent Leadership), and Emmy Award-winning actor Billy Porter (Represent Excellence).

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BOSSIP was on hand and spoke with a plethora of people included Mona Scott Young and honoree Sylvia Rhone about the Black Girl Magic that’s embodied in Ms. Hughes, the owner of the largest African-American owned media corporation in the nation. We also chatted with Brandy and Ray J, Billy Porter, Bobby V and Wale who blessed us with a tongue-twisty BOSSIP headline on the spot.

Highlights from the evening included a surprise performance by Grammy Award-winning icon Anita Baker, who not only serenaded Cathy Hughes with “Giving You the Best That I Got” but also had Lalah Hathaway, Billy Porter, and Jamie Foxx to join her on stage.

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Actress Corinne Foxx presenting the Entertainment Icon Honor to her father Jamie Foxx, who, during his acceptance speech, remarked that his best role ever is being a father.

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Rapper Lil’ Kim’s heartfelt presentation of the Music Innovation Honor, which brought honoree Missy Elliott to tears.

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A special musical tribute to the late, two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, James Ingram, by Ne-Yo, Eric Benét, Chanté Moore, and Al B. Sure!
Additional performances from Grammy Award-winning R&B superstar Brandy,

Grammy-nominated rapper Wale and new artist Jac Ross brought the audience to its feet. Special appearances by Urban One CEO Alfred Liggins, III, veteran radio personality Tom Joyner, entrepreneur and TV personality Ray J, rapper/radio host Da Brat, TV host Egypt Sherrod, comedian George Wallace, and Reach Media/Radio One personalities Russ Parr, Willie Moore, Jr, Dyana Williams, Darlene McCoy, and Little Bacon Bear rounded out the show.

“It is with great humility and gratitude that I acknowledge our sponsors, staff and attendees at our second annual Urban One Honors at the MGM National Harbor. We are totally aware that our 40th anniversary would not be a reality without your love and support,” said Hughes.

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Ford Motor Company served as Presenting Sponsor of the event and presented a special backstage pass segment hosted by TV Personality Tai Beauchamp, featuring exclusive interviews with the show’s honorees, performers, and presenters. Ford also sponsored the Entertainment Icon Award.

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URBAN ONE HONORS is presented by TV One and Radio One’s Washington D.C. market’s cluster of radio stations: Majic 102.3 and 92.7, WKYS 93.9, Praise 104.1, WOL 1450, Spirit 1340, and The Team 980 and 95.9. The televised event heralds the accomplishments of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in entertainment, media, music, education, and the community.

URBAN ONE HONORS is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas and Keith Neal of Swirl Films. Kashon Powell, Vice President of Programming for Radio One and Susan Henry and Gold Morgan are the Executives in Charge of Production for TV One. For TV One’s Original Programming and Production, Robyn Greene Arrington serves as Vice President and Brigitte McCray serves as Senior Vice President.

All images via photographers Mike James, Brian Stukes, Patricia McDougal and Earl Gibson for Urban One, Inc.

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Couture Cardi: Bardi’s Been BLAZING Paris Fashion Week In Incredible Lewks [Photos]

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Cardi Attends Paris Fashion Week In Couture Outfits

Cardi B is a serial Paris Fashion Week slayer and she’s showing off some amazing outfits in the Parisian streets. Bardi first served in that head to toe Richard Quinn look consisting of a belted overcoat, skirt, gloves, high boots, head wrap, and face mask.

Later Bardi rocked a purple latex Nicolas Jebran dress with a plastic part emphasizing neckline paired with some matching thigh-highs.

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Cardi also wore a colorful coat, gloves and matching hat while shielding her face from the paparazzi…

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but later she posed for the cameras while wearing Chanel and houndstooth in the City of Lights.

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Doesn’t she look great?!

If you’re curious at to who’s behind Bardi’s Fashion Week slays, she’s being styled by Kollin Carter who’s keeping Cardi consistently stunning. He also sat frown row with the rapper during a recent runway show.

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Are you feeling Cardi’s couture get-ups???

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Feeling This Get Up? Incognito Cardi Completely Covers Up At Paris Fashion Week

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Cardi B Wears Head To Toe Richard Quinn At Paris Fashion Week

Cardi B shocked the paparazzi this weekend when she was spotted at Paris Fashion Week going incognito in a floral getup.

Badi covered EVERYTHING; her hair, her face, her neck, her hands, her ankles in a Richard Quinn bodysuit while strutting by the Champ de Mars.

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She also told photographers outside of the Eiffel Tower to watch out for her safety because she couldn’t see.

“Make sure a car don’t hit me, cuz a b*** can’t see!” said Cardi.

Cardi’s since switched up her look and she’s wearing something more traditional.

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Cardi’s become a Paris Fashion Week killer, last year she STUNNED when she showed up wearing Michael Costello.

YOU tell us; are you feeling Cardi’s Fashion Week couch cushion couture???

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Melanin Magic: These Baddies Brought Their Beauty To ‘BLACK GIRLS ROCK!’ [Photos]

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#BlackGirlMagic

“Black Girls Rock” 2019 Photos

A bevy of beauties attended BET’s annual “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” awards show taping and brought their melanin magic to the red carpet. The ceremony took place at The New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Angela Bassett, Regina King, Ciara, and H.E.R. were honored.

Host Niecy Nash was on hand and rocked a hot pink ensemble…

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while Remy Ma rocked a custom Karen Sabag gown.

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LaLa Milan wore an Ankara print Lavie By CK dress…

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and Erykah Badu looked glowing and garden ready.

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Later she sat side by side with her ex Common who hit the stage with her.

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Other celebs seen on the scene included Ciara who stunned in Zuhair Murad couture….

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and Angela Bassett who looked beautiful in Alberta Ferretti.

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“Black Girls Rock!”  premieres September 8 at 8/7c.

Flavor Flav, Ja Rule, Irv Gotti & Their #GUHHNY Kids Celebrate At Their WE tv Premiere Party [Photos]

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It’s Murdaaaaaa….

“Growing Up Hip Hop New York Cast” Premiere Party

The stars of the latest “Growing Up Hip Hop” series brought their legacies to a star-studded premiere. On Monday, August 19th WE tv’s celebrated two shows; “Growing Up Hip Hop: New York” and “Untold Stories of Hip Hop.” The event kicked off with a premiere screening of “Growing Up Hip Hop: New York” at the Paley Center for Media, followed by a post-screening panel moderated by legendary radio host Angie Martinez, host of WE tv’s upcoming new series “Untold Stories of Hip Hop.”

Panelists included “Growing Up Hip Hop: New York” cast members Ja Rule, Irv Gotti, Kid Capri, Charli Baltimore, and Flavor Flav.

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Growing Up Hip Hop

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During the panel, Flavor Flav shared how proud he was to share the spotlight with his children on “Growing Up Hip Hop: New York” saying;

“I’m used to having them on TV with me, but now I get to be on TV with them.”

Later in the conversation, Ja Rule spoke about having the opportunity to tell the whole story of the Fyre Festival sharing;

“I’m never one to shy away from my faults. Because in life, your losses are part of your success.”

The evening continued with an invite-only after-party at Lavo Nightclub, where cast members danced and enjoyed a live performance from fellow GUHH star Lil Mama.

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Wendy Williams also stopped by the party to catch up with her friend, “Growing Up Hip Hop: New York” cast member, Madina Milana.

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“Growing Up Hip Hop: New York” cast members Jonathan Wilson Lorenzo and Angie Pearson (Irv Gotti’s children), Charli Baltimore’s daughter DJ Sianni, Lil Mama’s brother Arnstar, Kid Capri’s daughter Vina Love, Fat Joe’s son Ryan Cartagena, Young Dirty Bastard’s sister Taniqua Jones, Flavor Flav’s children Da’zyna Drayton, William Drayton Jr and Quanah Drayton and Jojo Simmons also attended the celebration. “Growing Up Hip Hop” cast member Angela Simmons came out to support her brother, and Debbie Lorenzo (Irv Gotti’s ex-wife) was also in attendance.

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“Growing Up Hip Hop: New York” premieres Thursday, August 29 at 9:00pm ET/PT on WE tv.

“Untold Stories of Hip Hop” premieres Thursday, September 26 at 10:00pm ET/PT on WE tv

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Celebrity Seeds: Jamie Foxx And Sylvester Stallone Support Their Daughters At The ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ Premiere [Photos]

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Nia Long, Jordyn Woods And Bhad Bhabie Attend ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ Premiere

Proud Papas Jamie Foxx and Sylvester Stallone showed up to support their daughters Corinne and Sistine Rose at the premiere of their new film ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged.’

Nia Long posted a photo with Corinne this week, congratulating her dad for doing a great job with her.

Nia also stars in the film. Doesn’t she look amazing in this mint green dress?

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Nia Long’s family also came through to support her.

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Megan Thee Stallion, Kehlani, Ciara & More Beautycon Baddies Link Up In Los Angeles [Photos]

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Beautycon 2019 Photos

The 2019 Beautycon Festival took place this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center and a bevy of baddies were seen on the scene.

Celebrities, influencers, hair and makeup artists celebrated all things glam at the annual fest and this year, one of the featured panels included a talkback with Megan Thee Stallion.

The Houston hottie was interviewed by her buddy Kehlani and the duo posed for pics with Ciara.

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Megan also spoke on her “hot girl summer” movement and told Access that she’s been in the studio with Drake.

Other attendees included Ms. Tina Lawson,  Angela Rye, “Crayon Case” creator SupaCent, Kandi and forever fine Kelly Rowland who sent out a message to all the brown skin girls.

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“I’m happy in my skin. Secure in being myself and understanding womanhood, motherhood, wifehood,” she expressed. “I remember wanting to see texture and wanting to see brown… seeing a magazine cover, saying, ‘This is what beauty looks like.’ And it was three white women with blonde hair. We still have a way to go,” said Kelly Rowland according to E! Online.

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Have YOU ever been to Beautycon? Kandi and Riley have…

Looks like a good glam time!

 

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Who Looked More Bangin’ At The 2019 BET Awards?

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Seen on the BET scene…

2019 BET Awards Red Carpet

The Staples Center is flooded tonight with black star power ranging from rappers and singers to actors and actresses for the 2109 BET Awards.

Karrueche who co-hosted the pre-show with Terrence J donned yellow alongside her pastel rocking bae Victor Cruz (You mad Breezy?)….

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Justine Skye slaaaaaaaayed in Amen and Vince Camuto…

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while pregnant Eva Marcille wore Michael Costello and brought her husband Michael Sterling as her date.

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Megan Thee Stallion stunned in Grecian goddess inspired gold glitter…

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while Doja Cat embodied her stage name with………this.

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Yes, that’s yarn.

Other standouts included Mary J. Blige…

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Ciara…

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and a Yeehaw agenda/Dolly Parton inspired Blac Chyna.

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You tell us, who looked more bangin’???

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Zendaya And Drake Hit The Red Carpet Premiere For Their New HBO Show “Euphoria”

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Zendaya Shines On Red Carpet For Premiere Of Her New HBO Show

Zendaya wore all white for the world premiere of her new HBO series “Euphoria”which was executive produced by Drake. Isn’t she lovely?

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And there’s the proud EP himself. SMH should’ve never let that man grow a beard. Can’t tell him NOTHING.

Check out more photos from the premiere below — the show has an ensemble cast that includes Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney.

HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
HBO World Premiere of "Euphoria" Starring Zendaya and Executive Produced by Drake
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Pure Comedy: Will Smith Takes Us On The ‘Aladdin’ Press Tour And Red Carpet [VIDEO]

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Will Smith Shares BTS Footage From “Aladdin” Premiere

Will Smith has been on a whirlwind press tour for “Aladdin” and fortunately for us he recorded a lot of it on his own. Check out the footage — it’s pure comedy!

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Gotta love how Willow’s grown get up had him so overprotective!

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Smith, Trey Smith at Aladdin Premiere
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Smith, Trey Smith at Aladdin Premiere
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Smith, Trey Smith at Aladdin Premiere
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Smith, Trey Smith at Aladdin Premiere
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Smith, Trey Smith at Aladdin Premiere
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaden Smith, Trey Smith at Aladdin Premiere