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They Never Loved Us: Diddy Calls Out The Grammys For History Of Hating On Hip-Hop [VIDEO]

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Diddy Challenges The Grammy’s To Pay Proper Respect To Hip-Hop

Diddy addressed the elephant in the room while accepting the Icon Award at Saturday night’s Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Awards party. He addressed corruption in the Recording Academy and called out the non-profit for never paying hip-hop and black music proper respect.

In the great words of Erykah Badu — we are sensitive about our shit. We are passionate. For most of us, this is all we got. This is our only hope. Truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammys. Black music has never been respected to the point that it should be. So right now this current situation, it’s not a revelation, this thing been going on. And it’s not just going on in music, it’s going on in film, it’s going on in sports, it’s going on around the world.

For years we’ve allowed institutions that have never had our best interests at heart to judge us and that stops right now. I’m officially starting the clock. Y’all got 365 days to get this shit together. We need the artists to take back the control. We need transparency. We need diversity. This is the room that has the power to make the change that needs to be made. They have to make the changes for us.

They are a non profit organization that is supposed to protect the welfare of the musical community. That’s what it says on the mission statement. That’s the truth. They work for us.

We have the power, we decide what’s hot. If we don’t go, nobody goes. If we don’t support, nobody supports. We control what’s cool, we control what’s hot. We control what your kids listen to, what they dance to… We control everything.

Now we’re not going to solve this tonight but it’s going to take all of us to get it done. It’s going to take the artists and executives to recognize their power. And I’m standing here today not to just bash y’all. Like I said y’all a non profit organization. We just need to get it right. And I’m here for the artists, so sign me up. I’m here to help make a difference, and help make a positive outcome. And I believe all my brothers and sisters out there will work to get it right. We just want it right. We just want to be able to go to the Grammy’s. You gotta understand We seen Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson and Michael Jackson was holding 8 Grammys. He was dropping the Grammy’s. And you know why the was dropping the Grammys? Because he was never nominated for ‘Off The Wall.’ And so ‘Thriller’ was his revenge. It wasn’t his honest work. It was his revenge. He was like ‘Y’all want to f**k with me? I’m going to take your souls.’ And then we have ‘Thriller.’ My goal used to be making hit records, now it’s about ensuring that the culture moves forward. My culture, our culture, the black culture. For me to be worthy of receiving an Icon Award, I have to be willing to help make a change, and on that note I’m finishing up. Y’all got 365 days and I want to dedicate this award to Michael Jackson for Off the Wall
Prince for 1999, Beyonce for Lemonade, Missy Elliott for “The Real World”, Snoop Dogg for “Doggystyle”, Kanye West for “Graduation” and Nas for “Illmatic”.

Clive, I love you to death. I love you I love you I love you. Thank you.

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MORE BeyHive Baddies 3-Stripe Slayyying In Adidas x IVY PARK

MORE Baddies Slayyying Adidas x IVY PARK

There were so many 3-stripe slayyys of the now sold out (and SUPER exclusive) adidas x IVY PARK collection that we made ANOTHER essential list packed with BeyHive baddies who came thru and KILLED IT in the latest, greatest fashion drip just weeks into the new year.

Hit the flip for another gallery of baddies 3-stripe slayyyying in adidas x IVY PARK.

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Candid Conversations: Demi Lovato Opens Up About Her Overdose, Going To Church With Scooter Braun & More [Video]

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Demi Lovato Gets Candid In New Zane Lowe Interview

Demi Lovato is getting ready to perform a very personal song at The Grammys this weekend, and it’s been a long time coming.

In a new interview with Zane Lowe, the former Disney Channel star opens up about recording “Anyone” four days before her near-fatal overdose,  the emotional journey behind the song, and choosing who she surrounds herself with following the incident.

“I remember being in the hospital and listening to this song,” she went on. “It was about a week after I had been in the hospital, and I was finally awake, and I just remember hearing back the songs I had just recorded and thinking, ‘If there’s ever a moment where I get to come back from this, I want to sing this song.’”

Demi goes on to speak about this new era in her life and career, opening up about the importance of family, reconnecting with her faith and attending church, and self-preservation when it comes to social media.

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Candid Conversations: Demi Lovato Opens Up About Her Overdose, Going To Church With Scooter Braun & More [Video]

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Demi Lovato Gets Candid In New Zane Lowe Interview

Demi Lovato is getting ready to perform a very personal song at The Grammys this weekend, and it’s been a long time coming.

In a new interview with Zane Lowe, the former Disney Channel star opens up about recording “Anyone” four days before her near-fatal overdose,  the emotional journey behind the song, and choosing who she surrounds herself with following the incident.

“I remember being in the hospital and listening to this song,” she went on. “It was about a week after I had been in the hospital, and I was finally awake, and I just remember hearing back the songs I had just recorded and thinking, ‘If there’s ever a moment where I get to come back from this, I want to sing this song.’”

Demi goes on to speak about this new era in her life and career, opening up about the importance of family, reconnecting with her faith and attending church, and self-preservation when it comes to social media.

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Candid Conversations: Demi Lovato Opens Up About Her Overdose, Going To Church With Scooter Braun & More [Video]

The Teen Vogue Summit 2019: On-Stage Conversations And Atmosphere

Source: Rich Fury / Getty

Demi Lovato Gets Candid In New Zane Lowe Interview

Demi Lovato is getting ready to perform a very personal song at The Grammys this weekend, and it’s been a long time coming.

In a new interview with Zane Lowe, the former Disney Channel star opens up about recording “Anyone” four days before her near-fatal overdose,  the emotional journey behind the song, and choosing who she surrounds herself with following the incident.

“I remember being in the hospital and listening to this song,” she went on. “It was about a week after I had been in the hospital, and I was finally awake, and I just remember hearing back the songs I had just recorded and thinking, ‘If there’s ever a moment where I get to come back from this, I want to sing this song.’”

Demi goes on to speak about this new era in her life and career, opening up about the importance of family, reconnecting with her faith and attending church, and self-preservation when it comes to social media.

Check out the interview down below:

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No Brokies Allowed: Funniest (And Pettiest) Tweets From The 2020 Roc Nation Brunch

Roc Nation’s World-Famous Brunch Shatters Twitter (AGAIN)

Another year without an invite to our fave star-studded event but at least we have pics–SO MANY PICS–from the well-moisturized A-list affair that gave us our annual peak at Beyoncé, dazzling visuals, Black excellence and zillions in combined wealth currently fueling hilarious tweets, memes and videos across Twitter.

Peep the funniest (and pettiest) memes from this year’s Roc Nation brunch on the flip.

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Tinashe Says Finding Out Ben Simmons Was Dating Kendall Jenner Was The Worst Day Of Her Life

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Tinashe Opens Up About Ben Simmons Dating Kendall Jenner

Tinashe is ready to get real about the day she found out her ex-boyfriend, Ben Simmons, was dating Kendall Jenner, admitting their breakup left her feeling “really depressed.”

The singer spoke to Us Weekly about her split from the Philadelphia 76ers player at The Roc Nation Brunch in Los Angeles on Saturday. Tinashe says she found out “in real time” about he ex dating the supermodel in May of 2018, which was the same month she and Simmons broke up after two months of dating.

“It may have been the worst day of my life, but it’s OK,” she said. “I drank for, like, six months after that! Are you kidding me? I was, like, wasted for months. But I’m OK now…It was terrible,” she continued. “It was bad. Like, it was bad, but I’m good now.”

In July of that same year, Tinashe claimed that Simmons texted her while he was at a club with Kendall, right after she bumped into the couple out in L.A. “He’s texting me,” Tinashe told TMZ at the time. “What the hell? What is he doing? What an idiot!”

After being accused of stalking the couple, the “2 On” singer opened up about the breakup on Twitter.

“The fact is, I was in love, and I got hurt,” she wrote. “I know I’m not the first nor will I be the last person to be in this situation. The details of what has happened since are complicated to say the least, but I’ve never lied.”

Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons broke up only two months later, but they’ve been sparking reconciliation rumors recently after she was spotted at one of his games. They celebrated New Year’s Eve together, and earlier this month, the pair spent the weekend together in NYC.

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GOATs Being GOATs: LeBron James Passes Kobe Bryant On The NBA’s All-Time Scoring List

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LeBron James Just Broke Another NBA Record

The rivalry between fans of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James lovers has died down a little bit since the Lakers legend’s retirement–but every time a new milestone is hit, that competitive spirit gets reignited.

On Saturday, James passed Kobe on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He went into the night’s matchup against the 76ers needing only 18 points to pass 33,643 points. Now, LeBron only trails Kareem Abdul-Jabaar (36,928) and Karl Malone (38,387) on the all-time list.

As always, Kobe was gracious about the whole thing.

“I don’t know if people want that or want to have this kind of contentious thing where you don’t want records to be broken or people there to surpass you,” Bryant said in an interview with USA Today earlier in the week. “You should be happy for the person that comes after you to be able to surpass things that you’ve done. It’s kind of juvenile to think or to behave any other way.”

He also tweeted a congratulatory message right after the news broke.

LeBron even got a standing ovation from the crowd once he reached the milestone.

Hopefully, we’ve still got many seasons left of LeBron James in the league. Let’s see what other records he breaks over these next few seasons.

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Caught Slippin’: Kawhi Leonard Was Slapping A$$ At Magic City After Clippers Loss & Twitter Can’t Believe It

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Kawhi Leonard Caught At Magic City After Not Playing In Game

Kawhi Leonard is finally playing for the team he dreamed of playing for his entire life, the Los Angeles Clippers.

Fresh off of winning the 2019 NBA Championship Kawhi wasted no time getting out of that Toronto snow and taking his talents to sunny Los Angeles. But while he’s been putting on for his hometown team, Kawhi has managed to stir up quite a bit of criticism for his “Load Management” schedule.

“Load Management,” or as some call it, “injury management,” for Leonard consists of not playing any back-to-back games in an effort to rest his body and avoid any injuries before they happen. After leading the Clippers to victory when they played Dallas earlier this week, the next night, they faced the Atlanta Hawks and ended up losing while Kawhi was on the sidelines.

This loss wouldn’t be that big of a deal on its own, but later that night the baller was spotted in Atlanta’s most notorious strip club: Magic City.

While many NBA fans rushed to claim it wasn’t him getting caught in the middle of a nice lap dance, who else wears a New Balance hoodie to the strip club? Kawhi Leonard is the only answer to that question.

Once it was confirmed to be him, Twitter had a total meltdown. Every team loses games once in a while, and every athlete needs some breaks from a few games here and there–especially a star player like Kawhi. But sitting out of the game and then going to a strip club to celebrate a loss? That’s never been done before.

Here are the most out of pocket tweets about Kawhi’s Magic City outing:

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Caught Slippin’: Kawhi Leonard Was Slapping A$$ At Magic City After Clippers Loss & Twitter Can’t Believe It

Toronto Raptors play the LA Clippers

Source: Steve Russell / Getty

Kawhi Leonard Caught At Magic City After Not Playing In Game

Kawhi Leonard is finally playing for the team he dreamed of playing for his entire life, the Los Angeles Clippers.

Fresh off of winning the 2019 NBA Championship Kawhi wasted no time getting out of that Toronto snow and taking his talents to sunny Los Angeles. But while he’s been putting on for his hometown team, Kawhi has managed to stir up quite a bit of criticism for his “Load Management” schedule.

“Load Management,” or as some call it, “injury management,” for Leonard consists of not playing any back-to-back games in an effort to rest his body and avoid any injuries before they happen. After leading the Clippers to victory when they played Dallas earlier this week, the next night, they faced the Atlanta Hawks and ended up losing while Kawhi was on the sidelines.

This loss wouldn’t be that big of a deal on its own, but later that night the baller was spotted in Atlanta’s most notorious strip club: Magic City.

While many NBA fans rushed to claim it wasn’t him getting caught in the middle of a nice lap dance, who else wears a New Balance hoodie to the strip club? Kawhi Leonard is the only answer to that question.

Once it was confirmed to be him, Twitter had a total meltdown. Every team loses games once in a while, and every athlete needs some breaks from a few games here and there–especially a star player like Kawhi. But sitting out of the game and then going to a strip club to celebrate a loss? That’s never been done before.

Here are the most out of pocket tweets about Kawhi’s Magic City outing:

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