On the Scene

On the Scene: Cassie, Diddy, Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, & 50 Cent


After celebrating her 26th birthday last week, Cassie was all smiles as she returned from a vacation with Diddy. The couple arrived at a New York heliport with lots of luggage in tow, but they made an effort not to be photographed together. Once Diddy made his way to the car, his girlfriend followed. The two have remained private about their relationship except for the occasional tweet.

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On the Scene: Beyoncé, Drake, Toni Braxton, Keri Hilson, T.I.


Beyoncé was glowing in a brightly-colored top while leaving a midtown Manhattan office building en route to Sakura Nail & Spa to get a manicure on Tuesday (Oct. 25). As always, the mom-to-be smiled for the cameras, but didn’t cover up her baby bump this time. B’s video for “Party” featuring J. Cole is expected to premiere today on “106 & Park.”

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On the Scene: Solange, Janet Jackson, Kid Cudi, Dawn Richard, Aubrey O’Day, Cee Lo


Solange looked simple, yet elegant in a white slit dress at the Range Rover Evoque Live concert in New York City on Saturday (May 21). The 24-year-old singer warmed up the crowd with her DJ set before Cee Lo Green took the stage. She recently gushed about her sister Beyoncé’s video for “Run the World (Girls),” writing, “I don’t use the word epic….but errr emmm.”

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On the Scene: 50 Cent, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige, Teyana Taylor, Aubrey O’Day

50 Cent and Mario Van Peebles

50 Cent promoted his film Things Fall Apart during a press conference at the 2011 Miami International Film Festival on Saturday (March 5). The rapper-turned-actor lost 54 pounds to play a cancer-stricken football player in the drama, directed by actor Mario Van Peebles (pictured).

“My motivation for the project was my best friend, Charles Pringle,” 50 previously told Rap-Up.com of his transformation. “He lived across the street from me; he actually died of cancer.”

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On the Scene: Wiz Khalifa, Mary J. Blige, Chamillionaire, Leona Lewis, Eve, Sean Garrett

Wolfgang Puck and Wiz Khalifa

Between the Grammys in Los Angeles and New York Fashion Week, there has been no shortage of celebrity sightings this week. On the Left Coast, Wiz Khalifa was introduced to a wiz in the kitchen, Chef Wolfgang Puck, while making the rounds at the Westwood One Radio Remotes room backstage at the Staples Center in downtown L.A. on Friday (Feb. 11).

Hear what Wiz had to say about his “Roll Up” video co-star Cassie and Lil Wayne’s Packers’ anthem “Green and Yellow” in the first part of his interview with Rap-Up TV.

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On the Scene: Trey Songz, Keri Hilson, Brandy, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Hudson, Common, B.o.B, Teairra Mari, John Legend

Fabolous, Sean Kingston, Trey Songz, and Olivia Palermo

Fabolous, Sean Kingston, Trey Songz, and “The City” star Olivia Palermo played Santa’s helpers at the New Yorkers for Children ACS Children’s Center makeover in New York City on Thursday (Dec. 9). The celebrities helped assemble IKEA furniture for kids in foster care, making their holiday season a little brighter.

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On the Scene: Rick Ross, Rihanna, Nelly, M.I.A., Tyga, Solange

Rick Ross

Rick Ross stormed the stage in London during a stop on his U.K. tour. Wearing a fur coat and Jesus pieces, a sweaty Bawse kept it real low key at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo. The in-demand rapper is featured on upcoming fall releases from Kanye West, Keri Hilson, Chrisette Michele, and Diddy-Dirty Money. He will return to the U.S. before heading to Africa next month.

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