Diddy calls out Grammys and demands change in fiery speech
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation from Beyoncé, Jay-Z and several other music industry players. “So I say this with love to the Grammys, because you really need to know this, every year y’all be killing us man. “In the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We are artists and we are sensitive about our (expletive).’ We are passionate. Last year’s Grammys marked the first time a hip-hop song was awarded song and record of the year when Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” achieved the feat. “You’re in the music industry.
AP’s top albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta
(Republic Records via AP)NEW YORK, NY – The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu:1. A nomination — or eight — isn’t necessary for any real music fan to realize how outstanding, soulful and poignant Lennox’s debut album is. Lennox’s “Shea Butter Baby” is the best album of the year, no matter if awards shows think differently, including you, the Soul Train Music Awards. Summer Walker, “Over It”: Summer Walker’s debut album is perfect, as she spits matter-of-fact lyrics over some beats that borrow from classic ‘90s R&B hits including Usher, Destiny’s Child and 702. But even when she’s not sampling a song, Walker can hold her own, delivering a flawless album that’s easy to obsess over.
Lil' Kim Walks First MTV VMAs Red Carpet in 6 Years -- See Her Fierce Look!
Lil' Kim turned heads at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Monday, walking the red carpet at the awards show for the first time in six years. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTVThe last time "The Jump Off" singer walked the VMAs red carpet was in 2013, when they aired live from the Barclay Centre in Brooklyn, New York. "Missy Elliott is my sister," Lil' Kim told HipHollywood in 2014. For more fierce and fabulous looks from the MTV VMAs red carpet, click through the slideshow below:RELATED CONTENT:Paris Hilton and Lil Kim Rock the Runway in Sassy Fashion Show: Pics! Gabrielle Union Dresses Up as Gwen Stefani for 90s Birthday Party and Lil Kim Shows Up!