Episode 4 of my Entertainment Talk is up on Youtube.
I discussed Will Smith’s interview with Rap Radar, the newest episode of Power, Wiz Khalifa new album, Kylie Jenner being named “Self-Made” Billionaire by Forbes Magazine and Ms. Troll Azealia Bank cries while she’s getting flamed on Nick Cannon’s Wild N Out.
This year the celebrities came out and showed out on their Met Gala fits. For some reason, head pieces and face pieces were the trend this year.
Gabrielle Union Came through with poppin yellow. This color always looks good on black skin. Go Gabby!!
The men were looking real Zaddy-ish too. Gotta love a man in a suit.
Donald Glover in the light purple suit. He’s been poppin lately. Check out my last post on his This Is America video
Mr. Wakanda himself still dressed in character lowkey and looking good per usual! I see you Chadwick!
Michael B could’ve done better but he’s still fine tho.
Imma let you shine Ferg but your Bae has on a lovely fur dress. I see y’all doing THAT!
Wiz looking good in this brown suit. I see you Wiz!
Even Travis Scott nice looking nice!
Here are some of the other looks from last night.
Come through Ashley Graham with the glowing skin and poppin thighs
Janelle Monae with the head piece jewelry and hat, with a cap shirt
Mary J ALWAYS look good in white, Earlier this year, she wore all white to the Oscars and this gold makes her hair pop and skin pop. I see you Aunt Mary
J. Lo came to slay and always showing some leg. I’m here for this look!
Kate Perry tryna fly off on us with this huge wings lol, but I love the uniqueness of it.
Zendaya is giving me medieval time with this dress. The neck and shoulders look like it’s made of metal and the bottom part of the gown is fabric of course. Then her orange hair makes the whole thing pop.
Issa Rae Bae is looking good in her gold and black. She usually keeps it simple but elegant where ever she goes.
Okay…I’ll give Kim her props. She was stunning last night. Her eye make up, makes her eyes look exotic and her gold gown is simple but glowing. I see you Kim!
Shout out to 2Chainz for proposing to his wife, (I thought he was already married). She looked so happy. I love black love!
Last but not least, shout out to Lena Waithe for rocking a rainbow cape, signifying her gay pride. To me, it speaks “I’m gay and I’m proud.” I love it!
Who’s look did you love the most this year?? Comment below!
The show opened up with Taylor Swift performing a new song in a bedazzled out jump suit. LL COOL J began hosting reminiscing about past performers like Adele, Kendrick Lamar, and Lady Gaga. Kendrick Lamar won the first award of the night taking home Best Rap Album. The Weeknd graced the stage performing “Can’t feel My Face” & “In The Night”
One performance I really enjoyed was Ella Goulding and Andra Day. Andra’s voice is AMAZING. A collection of artists paid homage to Lionel Richie. John Legend performed “Sunday Morning”, Demi Lavato performed “I love It”. Meghan Trainor performed “You are the sun, you are the way”, Tyrese performed “Brick House”and closing it out, the man himself, Lionel Richie performed “All Night Long”
Ed Sheeran beat out Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and Wiz Khalifa for song of the year for his hit “Thinking Out Loud.” I honestly love that song and I am glad he won. HE has a beautiful voice!
Kendrick Lamar, had an outstanding performance. He walked out with chains on his ankles and wrists, with the setting being in a jail, performing “Alright.” Some performers dressed like inmates and the others dressed in African attire. Miquel showed his face by singing Michael Jackson’s song “She’s Out of My Life.” Adele who hasn’t performed at the Grammys in four years, performed a new song for us. Meghan Trainor took home her first Grammy award for Best New Artist, and she made me cry with her accepting her award in tears. (I’m a big baby). Now Lady Gaga was the only performer to pay a tribute to David Bowie, and she did amazing as usual.
So the show didn’t show all the wins, mainly a lot of performances but I did some research and here is what I found out:
Kendrick Lamar: Best Rap Album; Best Rap Song “Alright”; Best Rap/Sung Collaboration “These Walls” featuring Bilal, Anna Wise, and Thundercat; Best Rap Performance; Best Music Video with Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”
The Weeknd: Best R&B Performance for “Earned It”; Best Urban Contemporary Album,
Taylor Swift: Album of the Year; Best Pop Vocal Album; Best Music Video “Bad Blood”,
Ed Sheeran: Best Solo Pop Performance; Song of the Year
It really irked me that they did not show all the winners. It was a lot of performances and honestly only cared for about 40% of them.
Kendrick had a powerful performances that dealt with today’s society of black men and his song “Alright” in general speaks about that. i am surprised that CBS, or the Grammy’s in general let him perform it that way but I AM PROUD that he did. Someone with that much power and attention should speak about real life issues.
Well that’s all I have for ya. Let me know your thoughts about the show.
So I know I’m a little bit late but let’s talk about the Billboard Awards 2015!
Rapper Ludacris and model Chrissy Teigan did an awesome job with hosting and being themselves.
The fashion was something to look at especially Chrissy Teigan, rocking three different outfits; a Balmain black and gold stripe jump suit she wore on the red carpet, a red tube top jump suit she wore while hosting the awards with rapper/actor Ludacris, along with with a white low cut dress and a white sweater low cut dress. Mariah Carey rocked a black To Ford dress, Jennifer Lopez wore a gorgeous Charbel Zoe couture silver and brown see through dress. And that Taylor Swift got sexy on us and wore a Balmain white jump suit that was cut out under the boobs. Balmain was clearly a hot commodity because Kendall Jenner wore the brand as well as her younger sistr Kylie Jenner. Andddd lastly that Iggy Azalea wore a powder blue and nude color crop top and skirt that I wasn’t a fan of, especially with her pink tipped ends on her hair but to each is own.
Moving along, there were some intense categories with some great nominees in them and some were just obvious on who should win.
Taylor Swift won EIGHT awards, she better get it. She won: top artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard Artist 200, Top Billboard 200 Album for her 1989 album, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Song Artist, and Top Streaming Video for “Shake It Off”. She also premiered her action filled music video ‘Bad Blood.”
Sam Smith took home the top male artist award, top new artist and top radio song artist award. Iggy Azalea took home the top rap song for “Fancy” (bi**h wheet), Top Streaming Artist, and Top Rap Artist (what in a Sam Hell). So clearly I have an issue with that, Honestly I think Nicki Minaj should have won for Ananconda. She is an actually rap artist, not because she is a black woman but because lyrically she spits the real.Yes Iggy is a rapper I guess but she doesn’t speak the real, it’s all mumbo jumbo, TO ME PERSONALLY. I think she won because majority rules, more white people support Iggy than Nicki and of course majority of them are in charge of the awards. As far as top rap artist, J. Cole or Drake should have won, J.Cole lyrically speaks greatness, Drake lyrically speaks his words with emotion which catches fans attention but again majority rules and I think that the Billboard Awards wanted a white artist to win. Last year Eminem won Top Rap Artist in 2014 In a category with Drake and the GREAT Jay-Z. No shade towards Eminem at all because he is a good artist. He also won top Top Rap Album for The Marshall Mathers, and Macklemore &Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton won top Rap song in 2014 for “Can’t Hold Us. No shade to these artists but I think it’s a visual game. Maybe these artists won based off numbers and rating but to me it seems a little off.
Moving along, the magical John Legend won three awards, which was well-deserved. Another great recognition was J.Cole winning Top Rap Album.
Performance wise, Chris Brown performed a pop-ish song in a red Michael Jackson type suit, with Pitbull in a new song titled Fun. Wiz Khalifa hit the stage with Charlie Puth and Lindsey Stirling in the heart-felt song “See You Again” dedicated to actor Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in November 2013. Britney Spears made a come back song with Iggy Izalea in a song called Pretty Girls. Nick Jonas performed one of my favorites “jealous” Kanye West performed “All Day” with a lot of fire, literally. His sister in laws Kendall & Kylie Jenner were booed when presenting his performance…was the crowd hating or in the right?? Hmmm, and of course the Empire crew Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Gray had to make an appearance, performing “You’re So Beautiful” and “Conquerer” with Estelle. There were many more performances but I just had to speak on those.
Welp that’s all I got for y’all today.
Until next time.
Sources: E! News Online, and Entertainment Tonight!