The 2014 BET Awards started off with a dynamite performance of "Come Get It Bae" by Pharrell . His dancers had on cute cheer leading outfits with "BAE" across the shirt. Pharrell is known for surprises so bringing out Missy Elliott definitely hyped up the crowd. Comedian and actor Chris Rock hosted and he introduced the first presenters of the night Regina Hall and Gabrielle Union whom presented August Alsina with the award for Best New Artist. August Alsina was so humbled and thankful .He thanked his mama, his fans, and Jesus in his speech. Did you alll feel that ? That moment he's been waiting for . It was truly heart warming to see August accept his award. Lil Wayne perfomed "Krazy" for the first time ever on the BET stage followed by "Believe Me". Of course he shouted out " I love you Reginae" at the end of his set. Zendaya and Nick Cannon presented the uplifting and soulful Tamela Mann with the award for Best Gospel Artist. Gorgeous model Eva Marcille and Terrence J announced Lupita Nyong'o won the award for Best Actress. John Legend took the stage and gave an incredible performance of his latest single "You and I" off his "Love In The Future " album. He also brought out Jhene Aiko who sang her single "The Worst". John Legend sang ad-libbed with Jhene Aiko which added an extra special effect to her song. Hot collaboration. I definitely want to hear more from these two together. After that interesting set Mike Tyson and Gary Owens announced Drake as the Best Male Hip Hop Artist. Did you hear the screams when Chris Rock said Chris Brown was coming to the stage? The moment Team Breezy has been waiting for, Chris Brown gave an electrifying performance of "Loyal" alongside Lil Wayne , Tyga , and Travis Barker on the drums. Chris Brown did his thing as usual. Weren't you happy to see Breezy rock out with those epic dance moves ? Common introduced Music Matters artist Gabi Wilson whom is 17 and can sing and play 10 instruments. Huge shout out and much success to Gabi. Usher blazed the stage with a mix of his greatest hits the crowd went crazy during the break-down of "Confessions" , "U Remind Me" "You Don't Have To Call", "Caught Up", and his new single "Good Kisser". Kerry Washington and Kevin Hart announced the Video Of The Year award went to Pharrell for "Happy" . Terry Crews presented Kevin Durant Subway Sportman of the Year and Serena Williams Subway Sportswoman of the Year. Jennifer Hudson looked glamorous as she debut her new song "Its Your World". Desean Jackson and Boris Kodjoe gave the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist to Pharrell Williams . Gugu Mbatha- Raw and Nate Parker premiered their movie trailer for their upcoming film "Beyond the Lights". Mogul Nicki Minaj gave a steaming performance of Chiraq and Pills N Potions . Keyshia Cole introduced Music Matters artist Adrian Marcel. Actor Larenz Tate whose starring in the upcoming BET Cinema film "Gun Hill" shined light on Denzel Thompson who started "Philly Urban Creators" an Tim Kean who launched "Urban Prep Academy". BET honored them for both taking the initiative to start programs that bettered their community. Best New Artist August Alsina performed "Kissin On My Tattoos" and "I Luv It Remix" with Trey Songz and Chris Brown. The fiery trio definitely heated up the stage followed by a solo performance from Trey Songz . Trey Songz album "TRIGGA" drops July 1st he hit the stage and performed his single "NANA". Winner of numerous awards tonight Pharrell Williams gave a special introductory speech for Lionel Richie whom is being awarded the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from BET. Lionel Richie has done great things in the music industry and for him to be acknowledged for all his great achievements and works by BET is a huge honor. John Legend, Ledisi, Yolanda Adams all sang to Lionel Richie. In Lionel Richie's acceptance speech he said "Soul is a feeling not a color , talent is a God given gift and not a category and out of the box is that magical place where talent goes to live, and thrive, and breed and may you never give that up as long as you're in this business". Lionel Richie then serenaded the crowd with "Easy Like Sunday Morning" and "All Night Long". T.I swagged up the stage with "No Mediocre" with Iggy Azalea. Iggy Azalea then segwayed into a dope performance of "Fancy". Actor Chadwick Boseman the star of the upcoming film "Get On Up" in which he's playing the iconic James Brown announced the award for Best Group which went to Young Money. Shad Moss , Keshia Chante, and Insta Star Winner Rodney Howard announced the BET Viewers Choice Award winner August Alsina. Chris Rock introduced singers singing a few old school R&B love songs like "All I Do Is Think Of You" , "Sex You Up", and "Freak Me". Ms.Debra Lee the CEO and Chairman of BET looked beautiful presenting the Humanitarian Award. I think its very important that she addressed that this summer marks the 50th anniversary of the civil rights act of 1964. She said "The government action that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion , or national origin. Signing that act took a pen but getting to that act took passion, patience, tears, blood, pride and lives. Segregation was a national scourge and groups of people many of whom were only in their twenties refused in different ways to allow America's future to look like its past. They made this countries shame a global story. One that brought attention to African American second class citizenship and courageous young people that refused that status. We are here on this stage tonight because that generation of citizens stood , sat, marched, and refused to move to make this country better". She presented the BET Award By StateFarm to Myrlie Evers Williams. Phylicia Rashad celebrated the illuminating light of both legendary woman Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee. Those two phenomenal women will never be forgotten. BET also took the time to remember stars whom have passed this year. Vision Implementer Tyrese sang from the soul the late Bobby Womack's "If You Think You're Lonely Now". Robin Thicke took to the piano to sing "Forever Love". Floyd Mayweather announced Nicki Minaj as the winner for Best Female Hip Hop Artist .Beyonce and Jay Z closed the show with a fiery and sexy performance of "Partition" from their "On The Run Tour". The 2014 BET Awards were definitely thrilling . Congratulations to all the nominees , winners, performers, and the entire BET network.
Monster Products just baked up limited edition Monster N-Tune goodies with Cupcake Mafia. The fashionable headphones made their debut in LA today. Cupcake Mafia is a one of a kind brand that creates T-shirts for women produced by women. Cupcake Mafia is an unique and stylish movement. Beyond all their business endeavors Cupcake Mafia are also philanthropist. The "Save the Cupcake Foundation" is dedicated to the research, cure , and education of Breast Cancer awareness for women. 20% of all proceeds go towards the Susan. G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and all other Cancer-related causes and foundations. You can find out more about their "Sweet Story" (Here) . Congratulations Cupcake Mafia . Continue to sprinkle love , fashionable beauty, and the Cupcake Mafia lifestyle world-wide.
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Chris Brown is having his first annual roller skate jam. The proceeds benefit his "Symphonic Love Foundation". The "Symphonic Love Foundation" is a organization that creates art programs for youth and motivates and inspires positive change, public service, and kindness. You can find out more about the foundation and how you can support on symphoniclovefoundation.org.
The jam is this Saturday June 28, 2014 at Moonlight Rollerway 5110 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA 91204 . There's a $20 cover. Go out , have fun, and support a Symphonic Love.
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The One Man Army Dee-1 just released his new mixtape "Free Lunch And Sallie Mae" . The New Orleans soldier with a cause, rapper with a purpose, and messenger with a special delivery introduced the nation to his "Mission Vision" movement. Dee-1 has continued to spit the truth and talk his stuff in his music. The 12 track mixtape features "Jason Geter" , "How I Feel", "Drake Concert", and "Ms.Minnie" . As always Dee-1 delivers a lyrical, entertaining, and interesting project . Download it (Here). To all the one woman army and Mission Vision Posse that has been holding Dee-1 down its official Dee-1 drops his official major label EP this fall !!!! I am so proud!! Make sure you follow Dee-1 on Twitter @Dee1Music and visit ww.dee1music.com
Glamorous mogul Angela Simmons has created her own "I AM" recipe for success. The young beauty showed the world her eye for style during the launch of Pastry footwear in 2007 with her sister Vanessa Simmons . She's a woman of God, has a flair for big business ,and passion for fashion. Angela has inspired young people all over the world with her motivational words , encouragement, and her dedicated grind. Her father the legendary hip hop artist Rev Run once said "Its time for the show, I got my mind on the road" and no doubt about it , Angela definitely does. Her brand "ANGELAIAMTV" is super important to her heart and she focused on generating change , leading a new generation , awakening new ideas ,and motivating talent to let their work be seen and heard "G.L.A.M". She wants to create a happy environment to feature talent. ANGELAIAMTV is a visual platform for designers, artist, and creators. She's currently working on a pop-up show, events, and a fashion show for up and coming fashion designers. Her brand is definitely an innovative path for the future . In order for her to help you , you have to help "ANGELAIAMTV" . You can make a pledge on her Kickstarter page (Here) .
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Have you entered VOSS World yet? I have and I'm never leaving! The Artesian bottled water from Norway comes in two forms Sill and Sparkling. The water is absolutely delightful. I also find it very pure and good hearted that the VOSS water foundation has constructed 68 water access points and 159 water sanitation facilities in 6 different countries. Isn't that absolutely amazing ? You can help their mission by donating via www.vossfoundation.org . Your donation would not only change lives but save them. VOSS is truly making an effort to make a difference in the WORLD and that is major. They are working to make the envirorment better globally and to date they have changed over 100,000 lives. One things for sure, I love VOSS water. I'm sending a special congratulations to VOSS for being selected as the official bottled water of "Taste of London" this weekend .
Voss is very outstanding , saving lives , and serving a delightful taste one bottle at a time. Make sure you visit www.vosswater.com and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Mogul Nicki Minaj looked so glam this morning during her appearance on The Kelly and Michael" show . She was dressed in a floral Dolce & Gabbana top/skirt and Versace shoes. Ms.Minaj released her highly anticipated video "Pills N Potions" video today on Vevo. Nicki's album "The Pink Print' is on the way Barbz. Get her new single on iTunes (here) . Nicki looks beautiful in her new video with "The Game" as her male lead.
She got the remedy .
Today The Mogul Minute spent the day at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA . There were smiling-game faces, colorful creative costumes, good music, and laughter all around. There were many participants in Roc Race which proved today , that there might just be a little ridiculousness in everyone. The 5K consisted of a 12 obstacle course challenge, including the World's Largest Inflatable Water Slide. Everyone was in such good spirits and having such a great time, I had a blast.
Roc Race Philly rocked so hard ! Shoutout to all the volunteers who were super friendly and were a big help at today's event. Wired 96.5 even came out to support the event! Roc Race was extremely fantastic and it benefits the Challenged Athlete Foundation which is a great cause . If you want to know more visit www.rocrace.com and stay tuned because Roc Race is on its way to a city near you! Sending a special thank you to Ms.Jenna Long ! xoxo! Check out the cool photos and video below. If you see yourself tweet or instagram me @TheMogulGirl .
Tyrese Gibson is a powerful man and he's truly dedicated to change, positivity, the truth and living in his purpose and inspiring you to live in yours . Tyrese is not afraid to shed light on important issues and speaking on what God lays on his heart . The news of over 200 girls being kidnapped in Nigeria was and still is heart-breaking. Many took to social networking to express their emotion. Tyrese decided that his way of bringing awareness wouldn't be by holding up a sign but by actually doing something. On May 30,2014 Afrika Fifty6 and Tyrese Gibson held a red carpet benefit concert in LA which included an auction in which all proceeds were donated to The UNICEF . A lot celebrities were in attendance . Some performed and others donated pieces for the auction . The Iconic Stevie Wonder sent a very serious message to Nigeria before he performed. Watch it below.
Follow @Tyrese on Twitter for updates . Tyrese said "we have to put a stop to human trafficking and that we have to let the world know that we have problem with stopping a little girl or little boy from being educated for political reasons" .
Tyrese is also in full support of Prophet Walker. Prophet Walker is running state assembly in South central, Los Angeles. Please go out and vote tomorrow