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Scott Dudelson/Getty Images Lil Baby will be honored with the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at the second annual Music in Action Awards Gala. The event, hosted by the Black Music Action Coalition, will be held September 22 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, according to Variety. BMAC is celebrating artists, executives, businesses, entrepreneurs, activists and companies that have […]

Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Getty Images Oprah Winfrey is paying tribute to the late Sidney Poitier as the producer of the new documentary Sidney, which premiered September 10 at the Toronto Film Festival. Winfrey was a close friend of the iconic actor who became the first Black man to win an Academy Award for best actor in 1964 for his role in Lilies of […]

Scott Dudelson/Getty Images Nas turned 49 years old Wednesday, and on Tuesday, he celebrated onstage in Newark, New Jersey, with Busta Rhymes and Wu-Tang Clan. As they performed on the NY State of Mind Tour at the Prudential Center, the crowd wished the Illmatic rapper a happy birthday as he was hugged by Busta and Ghostface Killah, according to Hip Hop DX. Nas […]

Theo Wargo/WireImage) Alicia Keys made husband Swizz Beatz’s 44th birthday on Tuesday very special with an indoor party and a nighttime beach celebration. “Happy born day my KING!!!!@therealswizzz. The most incredible mind, man, and soul,” the 15-time Grammy winner captioned a series of Instagram photos from the festivities. “I celebrate your life!! I can’t get enough of you!! I […]

Marco Piraccini/Archivio Marco Piraccini/Mondadori Portfolio After performing at the Super Bowl halftime show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, in February, Snoop Dogg is opening an immersive retail experience right across the street. The Cali legend has partnered with the Funko lifestyle company to create Tha Dogg House. “This new store stays true to who I am […]

Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic Teddy Riley appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk Facebook Watch show Wednesday and opened up about not seeing his son Mykal in three years. “I’m just hearing from so many different people that told me that his mom’s goal is to keep him away from me,” the legendary Grammy winner told Jada and her co-hosts, daughter Willow and mother Adrienne […]

Marco Piraccini/Archivio Marco Piraccini/Mondadori Portfolio Nicki Minaj has filed a $75,000 defamation lawsuit against a blogger who said she was a “cokehead” and was known for “shoving” cocaine up her nose. In the lawsuit, the rapper says Marley Green, a blogger known as Nosey Heaux, “falsely and maliciously” called her a drug addict in a Twitter video […]

Paras Griffin/Getty Images Sean “Diddy” Combs has become as a global entertainment mogul over the past three decades with the success of Bad Boy Entertainment, Sean John fashions, Revolt TV and more. Now, he’s openly advertising for executives to help him “change the world.” In an emotional Instagram video, Diddy says, “Three years ago God made my […]

Raymond Boyd/Getty Images R&B singer Jesse Powell passed away Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 51. The Grammy nominee’s younger sisters, recording artists Trina Bell and Tamara Powell, made the announcement for the family on social media. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and uncle Jesse Powell. […]

ABC/Troy Harvey John Legend was born John Roger Stephens in Springfield, Ohio. After two decades of tremendous success, the veteran entertainer says he is finally getting comfortable with his stage name. The name Legend was given to him by J. Ivy, a poet he met when they worked on Kanye West’s 2004 Grammy-winning debut solo album, The College Dropout. “It’s a […]