Rip the Runway

Mar
21
Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Jaden Smith, Trinidad James, & Sevyn ‘Rip the Runway’

Meek Mill and Rick Ross

BET celebrated the best in music and fashion at “Rip the Runway,” which aired on Wednesday night. Kelly Rowland and Boris Kodjoe co-hosted the 9th annual event from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, with performances from hip-hop and R&B’s brightest young stars including Meek Mill, Jaden Smith, Trinidad James, Sevyn Streeter, and more.

Trinidad James provided the soundtrack for spring breakers with his singles “Female$ Welcomed” and “All Gold Everything,” while bikini-clad models served up some eye candy. Jaden Smith showcased his MSFT clothing line and his rhymes with the “MSFTS Anthem.” Even his younger sister Willow made an appearance at the end.

Meek Mill brought out Rick Ross for an explosive performance of “Believe It,” while their MMG comrade Omarion serenaded the plus-size girls with “M.I.A.”

Chris Brown’s CBE signee Sevyn impressed with her debut single “I Like It,” and R&B newcomer Luke James delivered a grown and sexy performance of “I.O.U.”

If you missed it, check out some of the fashionable performances below.

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Feb
28
Kelly Rowland, Willow and Jaden, Rick Ross, & Meek Mill ‘Rip the Runway’

Willow and Jaden Smith

Music and fashion once again converged at BET’s 9th annual “Rip the Runway” at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Wednesday. Models strut down the catwalk in the hottest designer threads as some of hip-hop and R&B’s most stylish stars provided the soundtrack.

Trinidad James turned the runway gold with his hit “All Gold Everything,” Meek Mill and Rick Ross ignited the stage with “Believe It,” and Chris Brown’s CBE signee Sevyn Streeter performed her debut single “I Like It.” With proud mom Jada Pinkett watching from the audience, Jaden Smith was joined by his sister Willow as models sported his MSFT brand. Other performers included Omarion, Luke James, and Watch the Duck.

Fresh off her Oscars gig, Kelly Rowland co-hosted with Boris Kodjoe, changing multiple times throughout the taping. Teyana Taylor held it down on the red carpet, bringing her friend Karrueche Tran as her date.

“Rip the Runway” airs March 20 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

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Mar
14
Lil’ Kim, Meek Mill, Wale, B.o.B, & Robin Thicke ‘Rip the Runway’ [Sneak Peek]

Meek Mill and Lil' Kim

Hip-hop and R&B’s brightest stars hit the catwalk at BET’s “Rip the Runway” taping last month. Meek Mill had New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom rocking to “House Party,” B.o.B was feeling “So Good,” the ladies went wild for Wale’s “Lotus Flower Bomb,” Robin Thicke mingled with models during “Pretty Lil’ Heart,” and Lil’ Kim returned to the stage with a medley of hits including “It’s All About the Benjamins,” “Crush on You,” and her new single “If You Love Me.”

Watch 30-second previews from the fashionable affair below before the full show airs on March 21.

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Feb
29
Lil’ Kim Touches Down at ‘Rip the Runway’

Lil' Kim

Lil’ Kim was back in black at Wednesday’s taping of BET’s “Rip the Runway.” The petite rap diva strut her stuff in a black leather outfit and turquoise heels as she made the red carpet rounds at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The Queen Bee, who debuted her new song “If You Love Me” earlier this month, changed into a glittery black catsuit for her performance, getting hands-on with a half-naked male model. Catch her sizzling return to the stage, along with Diggy Simmons, Estelle, Wale, B.o.B, and more, when the show airs March 21.

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Feb
24
Lil’ Kim to Perform on BET’s ‘Rip the Runway’

Lil' Kim

Lil’ Kim is bringing her music to the catwalk. The Queen Bee will help provide the soundtrack at BET’s “Rip the Runway.”

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Mar
21
Keri Hilson, Wiz Khalifa, Melanie Fiona, & Fabolous Perform on ‘Rip the Runway’

Keri Hilson

Music and fashion collided at BET’s “Rip the Runway” 2011. Models strutted down the catwalk in clothing by designers Rachel Roy, LaQuan Smith, Tennille White, Lila Nikole, Man vs. Machine, and more as hip-hop and R&B’s superstars provided the sexy soundtrack.

Miss Keri did the “Pretty Girl Rock,” Wiz Khalifa took it higher with “Roll Up” and “Black and Yellow,” Lloyd aimed at the ladies’ hearts with “Cupid,” Fabolous was “Killin’ ‘Em,” and Melanie Fiona debuted her new song “Change the Record.” Relive these performances and more below.

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Feb
27
Foxy Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Keri Hilson, and Lloyd ‘Rip the Runway’

Foxy Brown

Oh Na Na! The Ill Na Na Foxy Brown busted out on the red carpet in a cleavage-bearing outfit at BET’s “Rip the Runway” 2011 taping at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday (Feb. 26). A blue-eyed Foxy hit the haute spot as Keri Hilson, Wiz Khalifa, Lloyd, Fabolous, Melanie Fiona, Miguel, and New Boyz provided the soundtrack to the seventh annual celebration of music and fashion. Models flaunted designs by Rachel Roy, Tennille White, LaQuan Smith, Man vs. Machine, Lila Nikole, and more.

“Pretty Girl” Keri Hilson rocked the runway in combat boots, metallic gold shorts, and a sleeveless hoodie as designer Rachel Roy presented her latest creations, while Wiz Khalifa rolled through with a lively set and a dapper Lloyd seduced the ladies with his smooth sounds. Supermodel Selita Ebanks and actor-model Mehcad Brooks hosted the fashionable affair.

See the stars strut their stuff below.

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