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Who Should Win the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs 2024? Vote for Your Fav!

The Video Vanguard Award is the most prestigious honor a musician can take home from the MTV Video Music Awards.

It’s an honor, bestowed upon everyone from Michael and Janet Jackson to Britney Spears, Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce, that recognizes artists who have consistently delivered cutting edge and game-changing visuals.

This year’s recipient is Shakira, who fits right in with the game-changing icons who have already taken home the Moon Person. She is truly a deserving winner, but we’re already thinking about who should receive the Video Vanguard Award next year at the 2024 MTV VMAs.

We put together a poll so that you could let us know who deserves the honor most!

Head inside to let us know who should receive the Video Vanguard Award next years…More Here! »

Every Celebrity Who Attended Beyoncé's 'Renaissance World Tour' 2023 Birthday Concert - Guest List Revealed!

It was B’Day over Labor Day Weekend – otherwise known as Beyoncé‘s birthday – and the stars turned up in droves to celebrate!

The “Break My Soul” superstar rang in her 42nd birthday on Monday night (September 4) at SoFi Stadium for the Los Angeles stop of her Renaissance World Tour, and there were tons of celebs in attendance to help sing and dance the night away in celebration.

Not only did some celebrities appear in the crowd, but a few even made cameos on stage!

Find out who attended Bey’s B’Day show…

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Stars Who Came Out as Pansexual Over the Years

Over the years, the LGBTQ+ community has made significant strides in advocating for acceptance and understanding, challenging norms and promoting inclusivity.

Among the various identities within this community, pansexuality has gained increasing visibility, with celebrities leading the way in breaking down barriers and normalizing love beyond gender boundaries.

Pansexuality refers to an individual’s capacity to be attracted to others regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

We’re taking a look at some stars who have proudly come out as pansexual over the years…

Janelle Monae Flashes Her Breast & Eve Returns To The Stage During Essence Festival 2023 - See All The Pics!

Janelle Monae isn’t shy about her boobs anymore!

The 37-year-old musician lifted one side of her bra top to expose on of her breasts on stage during the 2023 Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans, Louisiana over the weekend.

Just last month, Janelle opened up about the insecurity she once had for her breasts, and got candid about her acceptance of them.

In addition to Janelle, Eve also made a big return to the stage over the weekend, alongside fellow musicians Lauryn Hill, Kelly Rowland, Tobe Nwigwe, Ice T, Ice Cube, Coco Jones, Sandra Denton and Cheryl James of Salt-N-Pepa, Tems, Wizkid, Remy Ma, and Lil Wayne.

While the performances were hot, there were also a lot of major discussion panels throughout the weekend.

Oprah Winfrey spoke to Danielle Brooks, Blitz Bazawule, Fantasia Barrino and Taraji P. Henson; Abbott Elementary‘s Lisa Ann Walter, Quinta Brunson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Janelle James; and Tiffany Haddish joined Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield, and Justin Simien for a fun convo on stage too.

Other celebs spotted include The Bachelorette‘s Charity Lawson, Grey’s Anatomy‘s Chandra Wilson, Isis King, Quvenzhane Wallis, Sherri Shepard, Al Sharpton, Diamond White, Ashleigh Murray, and Sinclair Daniel.

Vice President Kamala Harris also made a special appearance at the festival, where she spoke with The View‘s Sunny Hostin.

Head to the gallery to see all 150+ pictures from the 2023 Essence Festival now!

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Which LGBTQ+ Musician is the Best? Vote For Your Favorite Artist in Our Poll!

UPDATE: This poll is officially closed! Nearly 38,000 fans voted in our poll, and there was a very clear winner.

Taking nearly 84% of the vote, Adam Lambert raced to first place with 31,645 votes. Boy George followed behind in second place with 4,570 votes.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the poll and huge congrats to Adam for winning!


Pride Month is more than halfway over, but we’re still celebrating all sorts of LGBTQ+ art! That means that we’ve been playing music from some of our favorite queer hitmakers on repeat.

It seems like the ideal time to recommend a queer artist to a friend or fellow reader by letting them know which one you consider to be the best.

Nowadays, we live in an era where so many musicians are open about their sexuality. Think of Hayley Kiyoko (known to many as Lesbian Jesus) and Lil Nas X (who continues to push boundaries every time he releases a new project).

They’re slaying the game, in part thanks to the groundbreaking work of others who came before them. Take Elton John and Melissa Etheridge, for example.

That’s still barely scratching the surface of the incredible pool of talented queer musicians who have graced us with solid-gold hits over the years. The list isn’t complete without the likes of Adam Lambert, Fletcher, Troye Sivan, Janelle Monae, Lady Gaga, Kim Petras, Sam Smith and so many others.

There’s so many artists, and we put together a poll so you could tell us who you consider to be the ultimate LGBTQ+ musician!

Head inside to vote for your favorite queer musician…More Here! »

Janelle Monae Opens Up About Having Insecurity Over Her Breasts: 'It Took Me Years To Be Comfortable'

Janelle Monae revealed that she felt a lot of insecurity over her breasts.

The 37-year-old singer and Glass Onion actor opened up in a new interview about accepting and embracing the skin she’s in, and shared that she is still overcoming her anxiety about her boobs, and showing them off with fashion.

Keep reading to find out more…More Here! »

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Janelle Monae Addresses Polyamory & Nonbinary Identity, Reacts to Success of 'Glass Onion'

Janelle Monae is evolving.

The 37-year-old entertainer spoke out in a new interview with British Vogue, out now.

During the conversation, Janelle spoke about style, entering a new era, coming out as pansexual and nonbinary, and the success of Knives Out film, Glass Onion.

Find out what Janelle Monae had to say…