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Nov
25
Big Sean Hands Out Turkeys in Detroit

Big Sean and his parents

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Big Sean gave back to his community by hosting his second annual turkey giveaway in Detroit on Tuesday. The “IDFWU” rapper and his non-profit organization, the Sean Anderson Foundation, handed out turkeys and canned goods to 1,000 individuals at the River Rouge High School Gymnasium.

It was a family affair as Sean and his parents shook hands, gave hugs, and helped put a smile on the faces of many folks.

“Love to everybody who came out to our annual Turkey Giveaway yesterday in Detroit!” said Sean. “Over a 1,000 turkeys n sides to families who needed it! Thanks to the mayor, @hiphopdetroit, Mike Epps, Terrence Wheeler, etc for coming together n making it huge! Happy Holidays!”

Like most of his peers, Sean was overcome with emotion after the non-indictment in Ferguson. “Watching this w/ my grandma, mom n brother. Can’t take my eyes off of it. So disappointing n sad… Deserved a public trial at least!” he said.

His third album is due next year and he can be seen performing “Best Mistake” with girlfriend Ariana Grande during “A Very Grammy Christmas,” which airs December 5 on CBS.

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Nov
23
2014 American Music Awards: Red Carpet

Nicki Minaj

Pop, hip-hop, R&B, rock, and country artists gathered at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. for the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday. From the glamorous to the gaudy to the gangsta, the stars showed out on the red carpet.

Before performing her new single “Bed of Lies” with Skylar Grey, Nicki Minaj stunned in a black Alexander Wang dress. Rita Ora was beaming in a yellow Zac Posen gown, first-time nominee Jhené Aiko got dolled up in burgundy, and Mary J. Blige shimmered in a black fringe dress.

Fergie pulled up in her party bus with passengers YG and DJ Mustard before the trio hit the stage to perform “L.A.LOVE (la la).”

Jessie J and her new boo Luke James were a stylish pair in black and white, while performer Christina Milian opted for a sleek black dress.

See all the winning fashion moments below.

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Nov
23
Trey Songz Celebrates 30th Birthday with Chris Brown, Mila J

Trey Songz and Mila J

Trigga turned 30 and celebrated with a carnival-themed birthday bash on Saturday. The R&B superstar took over a park in Malibu and turned up with friends including Chris Brown, Kid Ink, Pusha T, Sevyn Streeter, Trevor Jackson, and Chanel West Coast.

Guests had a blast riding bumper cars and playing carnival games, and snacked on treats including cotton candy and funnel cake. Trey shot hoops with Chris and won some prizes for his rumored girlfriend Mila J.

Breezy rode a mechanical bull (and the bull won) and serenaded the birthday boy, who blew out the candles on his carnival tent-shaped cake.

The singers, whose “Between the Sheets Tour” kicks off in January, both got on the mic to perform their “Tuesday (Remix)” for the crowd.

“Tonight has been awesome,” said Trigga.

Check out pics and video from the fun-filled festivities below.

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Nov
19
Ariana Grande, Big Sean, Pharrell, & Mary J. Blige Celebrate ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’

Big Sean and Ariana Grande

Christmas came early during the taping of “A Very Grammy Christmas” at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. on Tuesday. Hosted by LL Cool J, the one-hour special featured today’s biggest stars performing holiday songs and their current hits as well as sharing their favorite holiday memories.

Pharrell Williams, decked out in a Christmas sweater, covered the classic “Please Come Home for Christmas” and performed his G I R L cut “Lost Queen” with his Baes.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean showed some PDA while performing their duet “Best Mistake.” The cute couple, coordinated in a red dress and black tuxedo, walked off stage hand-in-hand after their romantic set. Ariana also cozied up in front of the fireplace for a festive performance of her new holiday single “Santa Tell Me,” which debuts November 24.

The Queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige, spread some cheer of her own with selections from her upcoming album The London Sessions.

In addition to the performances, the nominations for Album of the Year for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced during “A Very Grammy Christmas,” which airs December 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

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Nov
19
Rihanna Attends ‘It’s Not Over’ Premiere

Rihanna

Pretty in pink. Rihanna stepped out to MAC Cosmetics & MAC AIDS Fund’s premiere of It’s Not Over in L.A. on Tuesday. The Barbados beauty was classy, yet sexy in a pink gingham Altuzarra skirt suit while posing with MAC executives.

The inspiring film, which tells the story of three millennials affected by HIV/AIDS, is now available to stream on Netflix.

While on the red carpet, she told “Entertainment Tonight” reporter Sophie Schillaci that her eighth album is coming “very soon.”

She reportedly played 10 songs for executives in New York last week and one of the tracks, “I’ve Been Searching for Something to Ignite Me When I’m Alone,” may serve as a single.

On December 11, RiRi will host and perform at the 1st Annual Diamond Ball, a black-tie fundraising event benefiting her Clara Lionel Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life for global communities in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture.

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Nov
18
Album Cover: Omarion – ‘Sex Playlist’

Sex Playlist

Omarion brings you into his bedroom on the cover of his fourth album Sex Playlist. The steamy artwork shows a shirtless and tatted O with a naked woman lying on top of him.

His MMG/Atlantic Records debut will arrive exclusively at digital retailers on December 2 featuring the DJ Mustard-produced single “Post to Be” with Chris Brown and Jhené Aiko.

The 13 tracks also include the Jeremih-assisted “Show Me” and the DeBarge-sampled “You Like It.” See the tracklisting.

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Nov
18
Nicki Minaj Talks ‘Mixtape Nicki,’ Babies, & Biggest Fear in Complex

Nicki Minaj

As she gears up for The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj has been gracing the pages of various magazines. Following Billboard, GQ, and V Magazine, the rap queen covers Complex.

She towers above a building in red heels and a black bob on the cover and shows off her impressive body of work while posing against various architectural backdrops.

In the interview, Nicki opens up about returning to her roots, her friendship with Drake, and her plans to start a family after her fifth album.

“I have to put out all six of my albums, contractually,” she said. “After the fifth, I’ll probably have my baby. I wonder if I’m going to be one of those women who balances my child with a career. I always said, ‘When I have my baby, it’s going to be all about my baby.’ I don’t want the child feeling like they don’t have all of my attention, so I always said, ‘I’m going to take a little break.’ But we’ll see.”

But before she puts down the mic, she will release her most personal album yet, The Pinkprint, on December 15. “The album is a dope balance of vulnerability and strength, of inspiration and of not being politically correct,” she said. “It’s the best of both worlds. It’s tapping into both sides.”

Read highlights and see more photos below.

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