J. Cole and mother

54th Annual Grammy Awards: Arrivals

J. Cole brought a very special date with him to the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The Roc Nation rapper, who was nominated for Best New Artist, arrived to the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday (Feb. 12) with his proud mother on his arm, as did his fellow MC Lupe Fiasco.

A Versace-draped Nicki Minaj made a grand entrance with the Pope, Rihanna stunned in black Armani, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz were a fashionable pair, and Kelly Rowland met up with her “Mine Games” collaborator Rick Ross.

Others hitting the red carpet for music’s biggest night included six-time winner Adele, Diana Ross, LL Cool J, Common, Fergie, Jessie J, John Legend and fiancée Christine Teigen, Melanie Fiona, and Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose.