Watch : 2012 BET Honors The Performances and Photos

Mariah Carey took center stage Monday night during the broadcast of the 2012 BET Honors. The pop superstar received the Entertainer Award, which she said — like everything else in her career — wouldn’t be possible without the support of her followers.

Famed filmmaker Spike Lee was also on hand to receive the Media Award, while music icon Stevie Wonder was celebrated with the Musical Arts Award. Other honorees during Monday’s broadcast included the Tuskegee Airmen, who received the Service Award; Dr. Maya Angelou, who earned the Literary Arts Award; and Beverly Kearney, who received the Education Award. Monday night’s telecast also featured several performances. Along with being an honoree, Stevie Wonder also took the stage, as did Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland, Common and Jill Scott.

The 2012 BET Honors was hosted by actress Gabrielle Union. The ceremony was taped on January 14th at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC.

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I think Roman wasn’t the only one who needed to take his medication. What in the Sam Hill was Nicki Minaj, her stylist and her entire Wardrobe camp thinking when they signed off on this one. Definitely a case of “YES MEN” in the camp. There is no way in HADES!!! (even though I think that’s where Nicki got her outfit)..No way Sean Puffy Combs would have approved this get up if Nicki was still under his reign. Oh well, the good news is she really didn’t have any major endorsements that could have backed out on her. Perhaps now she can get an endorsement from the Costumes stores.Congratulations Nicki! You have managed to piss off the Roman Catholic Church. How we go from Pink to Red Riding Hood meets the Pope outfit Nicki! That ain’t HOT! (In My Tamar Voice). You need to take several seats after this and Get Your Life Back!!!! A Roman Holiday???? Kiss it or Diss It? Now who’s a Stupid Hoe?

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Diddy Hospitalized With Extreme Migraine

 Sean “Diddy” Combs is back at home recovering after suffering an extreme migraine following Sunday night’s Grammy Awards. TMZ says the hip-hop superstar was throwing a post-Grammy party at the Playboy Mansion when he started having a headache. Diddy left the party and went home, but his friends reportedly became concerned and decided to take him to the emergency room at the UCLA Medical Center. Diddy was treated for his migraine and is said to be feeling much better.

 Nicki Minaj’s eyebrow-raising performance at Sunday’s Grammy Awards isn’t getting positive reviews from The Catholic League. The League’s President, Bill Donahue, has written a post on their website titled “Is Nicki Minaj Possessed?” Donahue describes Nicki’s performance as “vulgar,” noting that The Recording Academy deserves blame for letting her put on such a performance. Donahue says it’s “bad enough” that Catholics have to face “a hostile administration in Washington,” adding that now they have to “fend off attacks in the entertainment industry.” Nicki debuted a song called “Roman Holiday” at the Grammys with a performance that included a fake pope and an exorcism.

Minaj defended her performance, on Monday stoping by Ryan Seacrest’s radio show saying, “It’s funny because it was the most comfortable I’ve ever been on stage in my entire life.” She went on to say “My fan base, they understand every single thing because Roman was created two years ago. I’ve been writing the story for a long time and yesterday was his coming-out party. It just was very literal and streamlined if you know who Roman is and if you don’t know the Roman character, you have to digest it.”

She was playing a character named Roman in her performance, and she was trying to show that he’s able to rise above everyone who’s “telling him he’s not good enough.”

Was yall feeling it? I was like what the hell?

Watching the trailer to Tyler Perry’s new movie “Good Deeds” made me tear up! That’s right a Grown A## Man tears up at times. But to hear via TMZ that Tyler Perry rushed to the LA hospital when he heard the news about Whitney Houston & offered her family his private jet to fly her body back….WOW! I’m speechless! You hear about celebrities pulling together and most of the time it’s for some fund raiser to make someone else more rich but this was truly a Good Deed for real. No, Tyler’s media camp is not paying me to promote his new movie! Good people coming through at the right time is very uncommon now. My heart goes out to Ms Cissy Houston. According to the AJC the funeral is set to take place Friday or Sat in NJ not Atlanta. The Rev Jesse Jackson will conduct the sermon. We have truly lost an angel, but I think now heaven will give Whitney her wings. RIP Whitney Houston. Thank God for people like Mr. Tyler Perry. I’m speechless.

 Jennifer Hudson says honoring the late Whitney Houston at Sunday’s Grammy Awards is a moment she will always hold onto. The R&B star tells “Us Weekly” that being asked to perform Whitney’s hit song “I Will Always Love You” was “the greatest honor of my life.” Jennifer says the performance was from her heart, adding that she hasn’t stopped crying since Whitney died. Hudson isn’t the only person who found her performance at last weekend’s Grammys to be a memorable one. On Monday, 75 percent of the people taking part in an “Us Weekly” poll said they loved Jennifer’s tribute to Whitney.
 Whitney Houston died last Saturday in a Beverly Hills hotel room. The cause of death has not been announced, but the R&B icon was reportedly found unconscious in the bathtub. Whitney Houston was 48.

This past weekend, Waka Flocka kicked off Mardi Gras Brick Squad Monopoly-style at the Maybach Massacre concert in New Orleans. The show also featured performances from Maybach Music head, Rick Ross with a special guest appearance by Lil Chuckie. Check out the pics and video below!

Bricka Squad Monopoly!

Check out Lil Chuckie’s performance

Waka Flocka Flame

Waka with sexy recording artist Laura Michelle (yellow dress)

Sold-out Crowd

Shout out to Waka’s publicist Dennis Byron for the tip

Trina & Towanda Braxton definitely believe in keeping the sisterhood close. You remember the episode on the Braxton Family Values where Trina & her sisters were in a therapy session & Trina had to explain to Towanda how she needed her space? Well, Trina may have announced that her and husband Gabe are legally separated but she definitely hasn’t been seen out and about without her beautiful sisters. I had the pleasure of capturing Trina Braxton out and about in the past month looking “ABSOLUTELY BREATH-TAKING!” You better WORK that BODY BOOM BOOM!
Trina and Tamar Braxton preparing for “Jaquitta’s CloseUps on CBS

Behind the scenes at Trina’s Big Single Debut! “If you didn’t come to party then you betta go home!” Want a sneak preview?