TV Appearances

Apr
9
Ashanti Performs ‘I Got It’ on ‘Queen Latifah Show’

Ashanti

Ashanti continued to promote her album Braveheart with a visit to “The Queen Latifah Show” on Tuesday.

The R&B chanteuse delivered a smoking-hot performance of her Rick Ross-assisted single “I Got It.” Accompanied by two female dancers, she strut across the stage and even got down on the floor while showcasing some sexy moves.

Peep Ashanti’s sizzling set below.

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Apr
9
Anne Hathaway and Jimmy Fallon Sing Broadway Versions of Rap Songs

Jimmy Fallon and Anne Hathaway

Following his “History of Rap” series with Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon teamed up with Anne Hathaway to put a Broadway spin on some popular rap songs on Tuesday’s “Tonight Show.”

As Jimmy “played” the piano, he dueted with the Oscar-winning actress on a nearly four-minute medley that included Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice,” 50 Cent’s “In Da Club,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.”

Check out their hilarious covers of the hip-hop hits.

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Apr
8
Brandy Reunites with Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, & Yo-Yo on ‘Queen Latifah Show’

Yo-Yo, MC Lyte, Brandy, and Queen Latifah

Twenty years after the release of her debut single “I Wanna Be Down,” Brandy reunited with her remix collaborators Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and Yo-Yo on Tuesday’s “Queen Latifah Show.”

The rap divas discussed the making of the song (Latifah rewrote her rap after listening to Yo-Yo and Lyte’s verses) and Brandy admitted that she didn’t understand the lyrics at the time.

“I didn’t know what ya’ll was saying,” she laughed. “I was so happy that ya’ll was on the song, I said I don’t care, honey.”

Brandy also dished about playing Chardonnay on BET’s “The Game” and her surprise 35th birthday, hosted by her brother Ray J.

“I was surprised. I was scared. I was shocked. It was a great experience,” said Brandy. “It was the type of party where I felt like everyone there, I had a moment with them at some point in my life.”

See Brandy and the Queen chop it up below.

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Apr
8
Wiz Khalifa Joins Jimmy Kimmel for Sign Language Rap Battle

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa helped launch the first-ever Sign Language Rap Battle on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday. The talk show host invited three sign language interpreters, who have signed for audiences at Eminem and Lil Wayne concerts, to compete against each other.

While Wiz performed his hit “Black and Yellow,” the ladies interpreted the song—expletives and all—and at the end, Wiz helped crown a winner.

Watch the hilarious and fierce competition below.

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Apr
7
Nas Performs with Q-Tip and The Roots on ‘The Tonight Show’

Q-Tip and Nas

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his seminal debut Illmatic, Nas stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday. With some help from Q-Tip and The Roots, the hip-hop icon delivered his ’90s classic “One Love.”

They kept the jam session going after the show, performing “The World Is Yours” as a web exclusive.

If you’re at Coachella this weekend, you can catch Nas performing Illmatic in its entirety.

His anniversary compilation Illmatic XX, which features rare remixes, unreleased demos, and freestyles, arrives April 15.

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Apr
7
Pharrell Williams Gets ‘Happy’ on ‘GMA’

Pharrell Williams

Fresh off his “SNL” performance, Pharrell Williams kicked off the week with a visit to “Good Morning America.”

Dressed in his BBC varsity jacket, Vivienne Westwood hat, and Swarovski-studded adidas Stan Smiths, the 41-year-old superstar helped liven up New York City by performing his infectious hit “Happy” atop a building in the middle of Times Square.

He also warmed up the studio with “Marilyn Monroe” and “Come Get It Bae” off his latest album G I R L, which is No. 5 on the Billboard 200 this week.

Plus, he took questions from viewers, revealing what makes him happy and what inspires him.

“I’m just very appreciative,” said the humble hitmaker. “I get to do what I love every day.”

Oprah will sit down with Mr. Happy himself on OWN’s “Oprah Prime” on Sunday at 9 p.m.

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Apr
5
Pharrell Williams Performs on ‘SNL’

Pharrell Williams

After celebrating his 41st birthday on Friday, Pharrell Williams kept the party going during his visit to “Saturday Night Live.”

Rocking his green Vivienne Westwood hat and adidas G I R L track jacket, The Neptunes hitmaker brought some cheer to Studio 8H while performing the No. 1 single in the country, “Happy,” backed by a troupe of young dancers.

For his second set of the evening, “The Voice” coach performed his new G I R L single “Marilyn Monroe” for the first time, with some help from composer Hans Zimmer and a string orchestra.

Watch both performances below.

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