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Kendrick the King: Rapper leads Grammys with 11 nominations

Kendrick Lamar is the king of the Grammys: The rapper is the leading nominee for the 2016 awards with 11, including album of the year for “To Pimp a Butterfly” and song of the year for “Alright.”

Lamar, who won two Grammys earlier this year, is followed by Taylor Swift and the Weeknd, who each earned seven nominations, including album of the year. “Butterfly,” ”1989″ and “Beauty Behind the Madness” will battle country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller” and rock group Alabama Shakes’ “Sound & Color” for the top prize.

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Lamar’s “Alright” and Swift’s “Blank Space” are nominated for song of the year, a songwriter’s award. Other nominees include Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s tribute to actor Paul Walker, “See You Again,” Ed Sheeran’s slow burner “Thinking out Loud” and Little Big Town’s semi-controversial hit, “Girl Crush,” written by Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose.

“Thinking out Loud” and “Blank Space,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, are also nominated for record of the year, pitting the songs against No.1 hits that include Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” as well as a wild card: “Really Love” from R&B singer D’Angelo and the Vanguard.

“There’s a broad spectrum and certainly it shows there’s been quite a bit of wonderful and excellent recordings in the last year,” Recording Academy CEO Neil Portow said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Lamar’s other nominations include best rap album for “Butterfly,” rap performance for “Alright,” pop duo/group performance for “Bad Blood” with Swift and dance recording “Never Catch Me” with Flying Lotus. He’s nominated twice for both best rap song with “Alright” and for co-writing Kanye West’s “All Day,” as well as best music video for “Alright” and “Bad Blood.”

“It’s a testimony to his artistry,” Portnow said of Lamar. “He’s someone that’s very serious about his art and about his craft, and has been working it for quite some time. And this is one of those instances where the work pays off.”

We are proud to say we have been fans of Kendrick from Day 1!!..Congrats!!

Kanye West Disses Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake

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Kanye West has never been one to bite his tongue, but it’s about time he shuts up.  Dissing Taylor Swift was one thing, but to diss Jay-Z?  That’s a different story.

Putting the duo’s 2011-2012 “Watch the Throne” tour to the side, the rapper hit the stage during his show in London Saturday and voiced his opinion about Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake‘s hit single “Suit & Tie.”

“I got love for Hov, but I ain’t f–king with that ‘Suit & Tie,” he told the crowd as an instrumental “Clique” played in the background, which features him and Jay-Z. Continue reading

TheYBF Presents: More 2012 BET Awards MOMENTS From Backstage & Inside

Our good friends over at TheYBF gathered more highlights & leftovers from the 2012 BET Awards.  Below you’ll see a few of the peeps you didn’t see on tv and some things that just need to be discussed.  After this…we’re officially putting this year’s Awards Show to rest…..we hope. 

Pop the hood to check out some highlights that you may have missed: Continue reading

Jay-Z Playfully Taunts Beyonce At the 2012 BET Awards + Jay-Z Pulls a Kanye West on Kanye

One of the more light-hearted moments of the 2012 BET Awards, was a playful exchange between Beyonce and hubby, Jay-Z who were both up for ‘Video of the Year’. When it was announced that both Jay-Z and Kanye West beat her in that category, Beyonce jokingly hit Jay and laughed. Moments later, during Kanye’s acceptance speech, Jay literally pulled a Kanye and interrupted him saying:

“Excuse me Kanye, I’m gonna let you continue, but…”

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Why is Nicki Minaj so thankful for Taylor Swift?

This past Friday Nicki Minaj was honored with the Rising Star of 2011 award at Billboard’s Women In Music event. As the rapper took to the stage, she became emotional as she talked about her Barbz and how grateful she is that they’ve continued to stick by her side:

I just know that I am so incredibly thankful and grateful for a couple little kids. Maybe a few million, I call them my Barbz and I know they are not in here today but I know they will hear me say this. Barbz, I love you so much for being by my side for such a long time. Billboard, Thank you so much for recognizing me. Even before Superbass and even before Pink Friday, you believed in me.

All of the women tonight that have been recognized, I am so proud of you for showing me that this can be done, and that this is possible and for showing so many girls that you can be your own boss and that you can make music that you want and that you can project an image that you believe in.

Immediately after she accepted her award, she sat down with Robin Roberts and  revealed why she is thankful for Taylor Swift who received the ‘Woman Of The Year’ award. Continue reading