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Angela Bassett, Ciara, Erykah Badu & More Celebrate Each Other at Black Girls Rock Awards!

Angela Bassett, Ciara and Erykah Badu strike a pose on the yellow carpet while stepping out for the 2019 Black Girls Rock Awards held at the Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall on Sunday (August 25) in Newark, New Jersey.

The three talented ladies were joined at the event by Regina King, Insecure‘s Issa Rae, Monica, Brandy, H.E.R., Remy Ma, Lil Mama, Ari Lennox, India.Arie, Kiana Ledé, Skai Jackson and hostess of the evening, Niecy Nash.

The annual event honored Angela Bassett with the Icon Award, Regina King with the Star Power Award, Ciara with the Rock Star Award, Debra Martin Chase with the Shot Caller Award, H.E.R. with the Young Gifted and Black Award, and activists of The Mothers of The Movement with the Community Change Agent Award.

The Black Girls Rock Awards will premiere on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT.

FYI: Angela is wearing an Alberta Ferretti gown. Ciara is wearing Zuhair Murad Couture and a ring by Graziela Gems. Regina is wearing jewelry by Chopard. Issa is wearing a Greta Constantine dress.

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Taraji P. Henson & Tracy Morgan Premiere 'What Men Want' in LA!

Taraji P. Henson looked stunning while stepping out for the premiere of What Men Want!

The 48-year-old actress hit the red carpet at the event on Monday evening (January 28) at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taraji P. Henson

Taraji was also joined by her co-stars Tracy Morgan, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Will Packer and Auston Jon Moore.

They were also joined by their cast mates Erykah Badu, Max Greenfield, Josh Brener, Aldis Hodge, Kellan Lutz, Tamala Jones and Phoebe Robinson as well as director Adam Shankman.

They also got support from Kelly Rowland and Mary J. Blige.

What Men Want follows a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. With her newfound power, she looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar.

The film is set to hit theaters on February 8th.

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Erykah Badu Shares Controversial Thoughts About R. Kelly Amid Boos During Concert - Watch

Erykah Badu is sharing her thoughts about R. Kelly, who recently parted ways with his label Sony Records following the airing of Lifetime’s docu-series Surviving R. Kelly, which documented allegations of sexual assault against the singer.

The 47-year-old artist opened up to the crowd during her concert at Aragon Ballroom on Saturday night (January 19) in Chicago, Ill.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Erykah Badu

“I don’t know how everybody else feel about it…I’m putting up a prayer right now for R…I hope he sees the light of day,” she explained as the crowd began boo.

“What y’all say? F–k him? That’s not love. That’s not unconditional. What if one of the people that was assaulted by R. Kelly grows up to be an offender? We gonna crucify them? How we gon’ do this? Just something to think about…they about to R. Kelly me on the Internet,” she said.

“Everybody involved has been hurt.”

Watch below.

Taraji P. Henson Can Hear What Men Are Thinking in 'What Men Want' Trailer - Watch Now!

Taraji P. Henson can hear what men are thinking in the brand new trailer for What Men Want!

Here’s a synopsis of the movie: Ali Davis (Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world… until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.

Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tamala Jones, Max Greenfield, Erykah Badu, and more also star.

If you don’t know, the film is a reboot of the 2000 Nancy Meyers film What Women Want, starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.

The movie hits theaters on January 11, 2019.

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Erykah Badu Sparks Controversy Over Statements About Hitler & Bill Cosby

Erykah Badu made some controversial comments about Adolf Hitler and Bill Cosby in a recent interview.

The 46-year-old singer-songwriter told Vulture, “I see good in everybody. I saw something good in Hitler.” The interviewer, David Marchese, then asked her to clarify, and she responded, “Yeah, I did. Hitler was a wonderful painter.”

David then responded, “No, he wasn’t! And even if he was, what would his skill as a painter have to do with any “good” in him?”

“Okay, he was a terrible painter. Poor thing. He had a terrible childhood. That means that when I’m looking at my daughter, Mars. I could imagine her being in someone else’s home and being treated so poorly, and what that could spawn. I see things like that. I guess it’s just the Pisces in me,” she continued.

In another section of the interview, Erykah spoke about Cosby and how she didn’t want to make judgements about him.

“Because I love Bill Cosby, and I love what he’s done for the world. But if he’s sick, why would I be angry with him?” she said. “The people who got hurt, I feel so bad for them. I want them to feel better, too. But sick people do evil things; hurt people hurt people.”

Read her full interview at Vulture.

Jessie J, Kehlani & Erykah Badu Put On Their Best for Soul Train Awards 2017!

Jessie J and Kehlani keep their arms around each other as they hit the carpet together at the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards held at the Orleans Arena on Sunday (November 5) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 29-year-old singer and Kehlani, 22, were joined at the ceremony by Erykah Badu, Melanie Fiona, Sevyn Streeter, Method Man and Tank.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jessie J

“I cant say there was ever a time i felt more beautiful and for that i thank an incredible team, 3 wonderful men got me together tonight and deserve immense applause,” Kehlani captioned with her Instagram post. “@kahhspence on hair, @mannequinskin on the beatttt; & @scotlouie with the beautiful dress. I feel like a princess ”

BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and BET HER on November 26 at 8 pm EST – See all the nominees here!

FYI: Jessie is wearing a Dilek Hanif dress. Kehlani is wearing a House Of CB dress.

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