BET has booked it’s headliner for the BET Awards later this month! The network announced this weekend that Nicki Minaj will take the stage (and owning the entire show, we’re sure) on June 28 at the Microsoft Theater.
Since she’ll be performing to promote the Pinkprint album, it’s predicted that she’ll be performing her latest track, “Feelin’ Myself.” This lead us to wonder whether she’ll have Beyoncé come and back her up for the show.
According to Rap-Up.com, this will actually be her second performance as part of BET Awards weekend. Nicki is set to perform a full show at the BET Experience on June 26 as part of her Pinkprint Tour.
With two sets and six award nominations, it looks like this is really shaping up to be Nicki’s weekend!
Did Gabrielle Union Snub D.Wade’s Break Baby?
Gabrielle Union might still be a wee bit salty about her husband Dwyane Wade having a baby during a rough patch in their relationship.
The Being Mary Jane star, who married D.Wade last summer, neglecting to count his newest baby among the number of children he brought into the marriage.
“Marrying into a family of three boys and becoming a stepmother to three kids has just sort of been an extension to how I was raised,” she told People magazine. “The more, the merrier! Everyone counts. Everyone has a space.”
Well…maybe not everyone. Although she only mentioned three kids, D.Wade definitely has four: two sons with his ex-wife, one nephew that he has custody of…and a toddler he had with another woman during his brief breakup from Gabrielle.
We might have to give her the benefit of the doubt on this one. It is entirely possible that Gabby simply forgot to mention her man’s youngest since she lives with the other three.
Keri Hilson Backs Rachael Dolezal
Keri Hilson has spoken up on behalf of Rachel Dolezal. According to UrbanBelleMag.com, Keri tweeted her opinion that we as the Black community need to thank her. CLICK HERE to read more. Meanwhile, we’re brewing some tea in preparation for the next hashtag that Black Twitter is surely cooking up.
Zoe Saldana: I Shouldn’t Have Played Nina Simone
Zoe Saldana thinks producers for that Nina Simone biopic picked the wrong woman for the job when they cast her to play the iconic soul singer. CLICK HERE to see why Zoe felt she really wasn’t right for the role.
L.A. Raising Its Minimum Wage
Hourly workers in Los Angeles might soon have a better shot at being able to make ends meet! The Los Angeles Times reports that the mayor has just signed legislation that will raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour! READ MORE.
Ivy Taylor Becomes San Antonio’s First Black Mayor
San Antonio, Texas, has just elected its first Black mayor, and her name is Ivy Taylor! Mayor Taylor is not new to the role, since she’s been serving in the position since last summer. READ MORE about this example of Black excellence.
The Read: Because It Applies
From teenage girls experiencing police brutality in McKinney, Texas to Rachel Dolezal and a planned remake of “Sister Act,” Kid Fury and Crissle West have a lot to say on the week that was.