- BREEZY LOVE: Karrueche PROVES She's LOYAL, Compares Relationship To John Lennon & Yoko Ono + Chris VOWS To Remain Jail-Free
- FIRST LOOK: “R&B Divas: LA” Season 2 Trailer Released + Trey Songz Wants “What’s Best For You” [NEW MUSIC]
- 50 Cent, Naturi Naughton, Omari Hardwick, LaLa Anthony & More Celebrate At The "Power" Premiere
- COMING SOON: "The Real" & KeKe Palmer's "Just KeKe" ANNOUNCE Talk Show Premiere Dates
- Rihanna TWERKS & SPARKLES Head-To-Toe In A SHEER Gown To Accept The CFDA Fashion Icon Award + Lupita Nyong’o, Solange, Jennifer Hudson & More SHUT DOWN The Red Carpet
- WHAT’S NEW: ‘Think Like A Man Too’ Ladies COVER ESSENCE July 2014 Issue + Kelly Rowland Lends Her Vocals On “The Game” For Pepsi’s Visual Album
- Beyonce SHARES New Swimsuit Pics And Family Photos Of Blue Ivy And Jay Z + 50 Cent Says Beyonce CONFRONTED Him Over Alleged Jay Z BEEF!
- Lupita Nyong’o ADDED To ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast, Lands First Role Since Winning The Oscar + Private Memorial Service For Maya Angelou Will Stream Live Online
- SUMMER JAM 2014: Nas, Rihanna, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, French Montana, & More ROCK OUT Backstage & Onstage At Hot 97’s Summer Concert
- CFDA Honoree Bethann Hardison PRESENTED The ESSENCE Magazine Vanguard Award, CELEBRATED At Star-Studded Bash With Naomi Campbell, Iman, Tyson Beckford, Joan Smalls & More
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 09:06 AM PDT
Karrueche Tran posted a collage comparing her relationship with Chris Brown to the marriage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. See the photo inside and find out what Chris said about freedom...
Chris Brown was released from jail yesterday and his long-time companion Karrueche Tran posted a collage of Instagram that featured a side-by-side comparison of herself and Chris...alongside Jon Lennon & Yoko Ono. We can't get inside the head of KT to understand why she picked this particular couple, but rock & roll fans will at least agree that Yoko is "loyal" to the legacy of John Lennon. Discuss amongst yourselves...
In other news, sources close to Chris Brown say he's made a vow to stay out of jail, now that he's freshly freed and vowing to clean up his life. He is staying away from drugs and bad people (including gangs). His friends say he will focus on his music and has promised he won't screw up again.
We hope so.....
1. V. Stiviano filed police report, claims two white men attacked her. Story.
Photo: Kae's IG
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 08:38 AM PDT
The “R&B Divas” in L.A. are back for a new season and we have the first look at what’s in store for the upcoming season. Peep the trailer and Trey Songz's new track inside…
The ladies of “R&B Divas: LA” are back to heat up the summer for a brand new season and it looks like this season will be just as drama-filled as the first.
Soul singer Chrisette Michele and singer Leela James will be joining returning cast members Chanté Moore, Lil’ Mo, Michel’le and Claudette Ortiz. The ladies will battle balancing their personal lives with their careers as they struggle with issues such as divorce and suicide. The divas must come together musically to write a song for the Puerto Rico tourism board and perform live at Carnaval de Poncé. And we all know this will cause drama.
In a press release about the spinoff, we're given what viewers can expect from the new season:
Check outt he trailer below:
Tune in to TVOne on Wednesday, July 16th at 10pm ET for the season 2 premiere.
And in new music…
As Trey Songz gears up for his sixth studio album Trigga, the sexy singer has released another ballad from his LP titled, “What’s Best For You.” Trey sings about putting his own selfish ways on the back burner for the best interests of his love. Well isn't that sweet.
Trigga will drop July 1st with features from Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, Justin Bieber, Ty Dolla $ign, and Mila J.
Below is the official track list for the new LP:
You can pre-order Trigga on iTunes here.
Check Trey's deluxe edition track below:
Are we feelin' it?
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 07:43 AM PDT
50 Cent's new series Power" is gearing up for its June 7th premiere on STARZ. And the whole cast was front and center at the Highline Ballroom in NYC for the premiere party.
Check the fun pics inside...
Get ready for "Power"! Cast members 50 Cent (who's also executive producer), Naturi Naughton, Mark Canton, Omari Hardwick, Courtney Kemp Agboh, Joseph Sikora, David Knoller, and Katherine Naducci all posed it up at the big premiere and afterparty last night.
LaLa Anthony, who's also co-starring in the show, showed up looking fabulous with her husband Carmelo. She gave a bit of leg and chicness in this dress. Loves it.
The Anthonys also posed it up with Nas who was there to support his homie 50 after their big Summer Jam collaboration.
Chris Rock was there keeping it silly.
And Russell Simmons stopped by to support the rapper on his newest tv venture.
Naturi kept it sexy in silver for her big night.
Looks like 50 had his protection on hand for the night.
And his newly reunited G-Unit homies Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo and the newest member, Kidd Kidd, were there too. Hopefully not snatching anybody's chain...
Soap star legend Debbie Morgan was there serving up some hotness. Get it Ms. Debbie!
Naturi was spotted partying hard with her co-stars Sinqua Walls and Katherine Naducci:
Fun times. "Power" premieres June 7th on STARZ. We'll be watching!
Photos: Getty/La's IG
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 06:00 AM PDT
The "tanning" of daytime televison will include two highly-anticpated shows lead by brown ladies. Get the deets on the premieres of "The Real" and "Just KeKe" inside....
After a successful preliminary run, "The Real" is set to return to daytime television this fall on September 15. The show will air on local stations nationwide, with a rebroadcast in primetime on BET.
In other daytime additions....
A while back we told you about actress KeKe Palmer signing a deal with BET Netoworks, and now we have all the deets on her upcoming show. "Just KeKe", from Telepictures, will air Monday through Friday during its initial four-week run. The show premieres Monday, June 30 at 5 P.M. ET/PT right before “106 & Park.”
As we told you earlier, this is a big feat for KeKe as she will become the youngest talk show host in television history. “Just Keke” will cover a variety of topics including social issues, pop culture, fashion, relationships, celebrity interviews and more. FUN FACT: The series' executive producer is Judge Greg Mathis!
Photos via KeKe's Instagram/The Real's FB page
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 08:00 PM PDT
Rihanna lit up the red carpet in a completely sheer gown (with nearly nothing underneath) to accept her Fashion Icon Award at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards. Joining her in the red carpet slayage was Lupita Nyong’o, Solange, Jennifer Hudson and a handful of other YBF faves. Check Rih and her nips plus the other fab red carpet pics inside…
THE CFDA Fashion Awards are a major night in the fashion world, right up there with the Met Ball and the YBF chicks and gents in attendance did not disappoint.
Rihanna proves why she’s deserving of the Fashion Icon Award tonight when she shut down the red carpet in Alice Tully Hall at New York City’s Lincoln Center.
Rih dropped her pink wig and dazzled head-to-toe with 216,000 Swarovski crystals in a custom hand-embellished Adam Selman fishnet dress almost completely naked underneath (only wearing a thong), leaving her nips and her ASSets on full display (typical Rih). The Fashion Icon completed her look with a blinged out Adam Selman headscarf and gloves, a pink fur stole to cover her lady parts, a Jacob & Co. ring and a smokey eye with soft pink lip.
Chick loves to push the limit. Not mad.
The fashionable one accepted her award from VOGUE's Editor-In-Chief and fashion icon Anna Wintour.
This was the "view" of her walk to the podium. If you got it....flaunt it.
Hey Rihanna....you just won the "icon" award. What are you gonna do next?
After landing her first role in Star Wars:Episode VII since her Oscar winning debut, Lupita Nyong’o got chic in a colorful custom Suno printed crop top and cropped trousers.The uber stylish actress finished her look velvet colored Sophia Webster pointed heels and Jennifer Fisher jewelry.
Seems Solange Knowles has put CARTERGATE behind her (because Rachel Roy was definitely in attendance) after she shimmered in a pewter Calvin Klein gown at the CFDA Fashion Awards. Solo was giving some Diana Ross tease with her fluffed fro and bright pink lip.
And Solo posed it up with Calvin Klein’s creative director Francisco Costa.
Jennifer Hudson stunned in a black sculpted one-shouldered Kaufman Franco gown. The “Walk It Out” singer looked fabulous in her sexy pixy cut and red lippie. Last night, the Oscar winner celebrated with Iman, Naomi Campbell & Tyson Beckford in honor of the life and legacy of fashion icon, model and activist Bethann Hardison.
Supermodel/Harper's Bazaar Vietnam’s cover girl Naomi Campbell slayed in an embellished metallic gown. Work Na!
Supermodel Iman strutted her stuff in a black and blue color-blocked Juan Carlos Obando gown.
John Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen hit the carpet with designer Rachel Roy wearing an orange mini dress with burnt orange blazer. She completed her look with a pair of nude Christian Louboutins, a Rodo clutch and Jennifer Fisher jewelry. Rachel Roy rocked her own label in a high-split floral number, pairing it with a black blazer.
Model Chanel Iman opted for a long black sparkly Fall 2014 Monique Lhuillier gown with illusion sleeves. Gorge.
Supermodel Joan Smalls rocked a sexy Prabal Gurung cut-out gown.
Actress Cicely Tyson hit the event in a full-length floral gown with sleeves.
And supermodel Tyson Beckford (who's starring in stripper flick "Chocolate City") was uber sexy in a simple black tux.
Photos: Larry Busacca/Getty
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 03:39 PM PDT
The fabulous ladies of upcoming summer flick Think Like A Man Too have landed the cover on the latest issue of Essence Magazine while Kelly Rowland released a new track for Pepsi’s upcoming visual album. See Meagan, Taraji, LaLa and Regina beautiful cover and hear Kelly’s new song inside…
Think Like A Man Too is just weeks away from premiering in theaters and the ladies of the cast are heating up the magazine circuit with their new cover.
Dressed in all white, the fab YBF actresses have landed the cover of Essence Magazine’s July 2014 issue. Meagan Good, Taraji P. Henson, LaLa Anthony, and Regina Hall were all smiles as they posed it up showing off their beautiful smiles in a fun cover. Loves it!
Mark your calendars…Think Like A Man Too hits theaters June 20th.
And in new music…
Seems all of Destiny’s Child is working hard in the studio lately. After Kelly Rowland laid down her vocals for former band mate Michelle Williams' “Say Yes” (also featuring Beyonce) the newlywed has released another track for soft drink giant Pepsi’s football-inspired visual album titled Beats of the Beautiful Game.
Mrs. Witherspoon is offering up inspiration lyrics on the new track titled, “The Game" and when asked about the new offering Kelly said,
Debuting on June 10th, the 11-track visual album will also feature Janelle Monae, Rita Ora, Don Omar, Santigold, super-producer Timbaland and more. A short film directed by Spike Lee will also accompany “The Game” track.
LaLa Anthony got fab in a black and gold high-slit 25 Park gown for 50 Cent’s scripted series "POWER" premiere tonight.
She captioned her pic, “On my way to the POWER premiere! Catch POWER June 7th on STARZ. Thank u @25park for this AMAZING DRESS & @cesar4styles for my hair @officialsheiks for my makeup & @newscaster for keeping my head straight!! what would I do without you guys!”
"POWER" is slated to debut on STARZ June 7th. Stay tuned for the official premiere flicks tomorrow.
Looking good La!
Photos: LaLa’s IG/Rap-Up
1. Mike Epps is being investigated by Atlanta Police after an alleged brawl went down at the Uptown Comedy Corner. The alleged victim is a comedian named Lavar Walker and he claims Mike and two unidentified men assaulted him outside the club, sending him to the hospital. STORY
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 02:22 PM PDT
Beyonce posted a new set of pics that included a racy swimsuit, she and Blue Ivy and a pic of her and Jay Z shortly before Cartergate. See the pic inside and read about Beyonce stepping to 50 Cent.
Beyonce posted a new round of family photos and they included a very provocative swimsuit photo.
There was also a pic of an intimate "mommy and me" moment with Blue Ivy.
Lastly, she uploaded a pic of her and Jay Z from the 2014 MET GALA. Clearly....this pic was taken Pre-Solange!
In other Carter news....
Recently, 50 Cent stopped by Power 105.1 to promote the release of his new album Animal Ambition and he told a funny Beyonce story. Apparently Beyonce IS NOT the passive type (ignore the Cartergate video). 50 said back in the day Beyonce ran up on him and confronted him about having a beef with Jay (at the 37:00 mark). He was shocked!
There you have it folks.....Beyonce has Jay's back. Unless it's a beef with Solange!
Photos via Beyonce'sInstagram
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 12:51 PM PDT
It’s finally official! Lupita Nyong’o just landed her first role since taking home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Also, Maya Angelou’s private memorial service will be livestreamed online for all to witness. Get the deets inside….
We’ve all been wondering what Lupita Nyong’o's (above at the 7th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic) next major role would be after her epic Oscar win for Best Supporting Actress in her theatrical debut and now the cat is out of the bag! Although Lupita starred in action thriller Non-Stop after 12 Years a Slave, the film hit theaters days before she accepted her Oscar award.
Since being named the "Most Beautiful" by PEOPLE, optioning the film rights to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's best-selling novel Americanah and other countless accolades, the Kenyan starlet has landed her next big role in the upcoming highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, shutting down all of the naysayers who believed the “hype” had worn off.
Rumors started to circulate that the Academy Award winning actress would be acting in the sci-fi film after she met with director J.J. Abrams a few weeks before the Oscars and now those rumors have been confirmed.
Along with “Games of Thrones” actress Gwedoline Christie, the YBF actress will join the J.J. Abrams ‘Star Wars’ cast including John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
Legendary film producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy released a statement on the film’s newest cast mates saying,
No word (yet) on her role in the upcoming film but the film has already started shooting and we can expect to see it in theaters on December 18, 2015. Can’t wait.
And in other news...
Family and friends will hold a private memorial service for the Phenomenal Woman at 10AM on Saturday, June 7th at Wake Forest University's Wait Chapel. Due to limited seating capacity, the university will live-stream the memorial online for the masses to see.
Maya’s son Guy B. Johnson is also planning additional events in other cities around the country to celebrate his mother’s life. Deets on the upcoming events will be released on a later date.
To view the live stream, log on to http://mayaangelou.wfu.edu/memorial-service/livestream/
R.I.P. Dr. Angelou.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 11:49 AM PDT
Hot 97’s 2014 Summer Jam concert went down at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Sunday night (fights and all) and TheYBF.com was on the scene for the epic performances and backstage flicks. Peep the concert pics inside…
Hot 97's annual Summer Jam was jammed packed with performances from some of Hip Hop and R&B’s biggest names and we have the pics and the run-downs on their performances.
The concert kicked off with performances from songtress Jhene Aiko and a shirtless Childish Gambino for their duet "Bed Peace" on the festival stage located just outside of MetLife Stadium.
Also on the festival stage were performances by singer/actor Mack Wilds, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, R&B crooner August Alsina, Chinx and Nipsey Hussle.
August was in better spirits during Summer Jam after losing his sh*t at a concert in Arkansas the night before. The R&B crooner decided to crowd surf during his set and lost his hat. Once he realized the hat was missing, he stopped the music and ranted, "Who got the hat?! On some G s**t! Don't play with me like that, my n*gga. I came out here to f**k with y'all so if you got it, ain't NOBODY leaving out this b**ch until I get it back, straight up! Where it's at? Or we gon' cause a muthaf**kin' riot in this b**ch." Sheesh…
Chris Brown's newest artist Sevyn Streeter hit the stage to perform her radio hit, “It Won’t Stop” followed by Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave who bought out T.I. for his set.
After posting bail in Texas for possession of marijuana, Wiz Khalifa rocked the stage with his performance of “We Dem Boyz.”
Then he bought out his smoking partner Snoop Dogg to perform their hit “Young, Wild and Free."
Following Wiz’s set, The Roots hopped on stage to rock out to some of their tracks and provided the tunes for gritty rap group The Lox.
Trey Songz was next in the line-up. He serenaded the ladies with a few of his hits and then bought out Ty Dolla $ign for their song “Paranoid.” Both Sevyn and Trey shouted about Chris Brown during their sets screaming “FREE CB!” And in case you didn't know, Chris Brown was released from a Los Angeles county jail this morning after serving 108 days.
As he continues to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of his album Illmatic, Nas took the stage taking us back down memory lane as he performed some of his classic Illmatic hits.
During his set, the Queensbridge rapper brought out Philly native Meek Mill and French Montana, as his rumored girlfriend Khloe Kardashian watched from the stands. As Meek performed, he called himself one of the best in the rap game.
Then Nas introduced 50 Cent who hit the stage at Summer Jam for the first time in 10 years and a G-Unit reunion was quickly underway.
50 Cent stormed the stage to reunite with former G-Unit crew Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck, which sent concert goers in a frenzy. They performed a few of their joint and solo hits including “So Seductive,” “Shorty Wanna Ride,” “I Smell P*ssy” and “Smoke.”
50 then bought out Brooklyn rapper Fabolous and then Yo Gotti took the stage to perform his track “FU.”
50 paused his set to take selfie of the 50,000+ concert goers and then began a rant on his departure from record label Interscope. Hoarse from performing the slew of tracks he said, “A label can’t drop a n*gga like me. I dropped the label. Get the f*ck away from me…you stupid? N*ggas thought Jimmy Iovine was my boss, are you kidding me? I’m from 134 street…I ain’t GOT no muthaf*cking boss!” Lord…
And during his set, an apparent fight broke out. You can check out the deets here. After running over his allotted time for his set, 50’s mic was cut off so he could exit stage left.
Next up…Nicki Minaj!
The “Pills N Potions” raptress stormed the stage braless in a Fannie Schiavonni mesh crop top accessorized with silver star pasties to (barely) keep her nipples covered, black and white Manish Arora pants, python Gucci booties and designer jewelry from Chanel and H. Bendel.
YMCMB's first lady kicked off her set with her verse from “Monster.” Nicki then brought out rapper Lil Herb for their new track “Chi-raq.” Then she spit her lyrics from “Lookin A** N*ggas.” Nicki also brought Soulja Boy on stage for their collabo “Yasss Bish Yass”
Nicki slowed down her set to perform her newest track “Pills N Potions” and then brought out surprise guests Drake (who performed “Trophies") and Lil Wayne (“Believe Me.”)
Nicki then gave the YMCB head honcho a shoutout as the best rapper alive and Weezy performed his verse from Chris Brown’s hit track “Loyal” Awkward for Drizzy….
And before Nicki M. took the stage, she was spotted backstage posing it up with Rihanna (who was not set to perform). Although there were unconfirmed rumors that Drake and RiRi reportedly called it quits, RiRi randomly popped up backstage likely to support her on-again/off-again boo thang Drizzy.
Peep more backstage pics below:
A fan caught Rih in a black tuxedo jacket and sweats by VENUSxMARS as she made her way around backstage. Tonight, Rih will accept the 2014 Fashion Icon CFDA Fashion Award at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in NYC.
Drake & Nicki stopped for a pic before going on stage.
Nicki and her "boss" Lil Wayne were goofing off backstage.
French Montana and his rumored boo Khloe Kardashian were caught for their first pics together, playing with guns and sipping bubbly backstage. It must be official now...
We caught Snoop Dogg backstage after his performance with Wiz Khalifa.
While Wiz hung out backstage with the Hot 97 crew.
And G-Unit reunited backstage before they performanced.
Photos: Rodney Gibson/YBF Correspondent Shirley V. Williams/ Elliot Wilson’s IG/Khloe Kardashian's IG/@ravieb /Michael J Feeny/@emily211424/@AzaleaSource
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 10:15 AM PDT
The "beautiful" people came out in full force last night to celebrate fashion powerhouse Bethann Hardison who has ignited a flame under the careers of Naomi Campbell, Tyson Beckford and countless others. See pics of Iman, Joan Smalls and others paying tribute inside.
Yesterday, Iman, Naomi Campbell & Tyson Beckford threw a chic celebration to honor the life, legacy and cotributions of fashion icon, model and activist Bethann Hardison (shown atop with June Ambrose, Jay Manuel & Naomi).
During the party, Bethann received Essence Magazine's Vanguard Award and later tonight she'll be presented with 2014 Council of the Fashion Designers of America's Founders Award.
Throughout the night, Bethann was honored by those whose lives have been impacted by her tireless work the promote diversity in fashion magazines, on the runaways and behind the scenes. Fashion fact: In 1995, Bethann made fashion history when she signed her client Tyson Beckford to a landmark exclusive contract with designer Ralph Lauren - making him a bonafide supermodel.
Supermodel Iman rounded out the fashion trifecta (including Naomi & Tyson) who spoke to the audience about the impact Bethann has had on their careers.
During the party, Naomi posed with Iman, Erica Reid and Erica's mother.
On Instagram, Erica wrote a moving tribute to Bethann.
June Ambrose posed with Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson.
Jen even stepped behind the DJ booth with D-Nice to preview some of her new tracks for the crowd.
Jen took a fab pic with Iman and Naomi.
June posed with Iman and Naomi.
Joan Smalls, currently ranked the #1 model in the world, was also on hand to salute Bethann.
Tonight, Naomi will present Bethann with her award at the CFDAs at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Rihanna will be there to receive the Fashion Icon award.
Photos via Ericahreid/jasonsoul1/iamnaomicampbell/tysoncbeckford/juneambrose Instagram
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