Cee Lo Green is going to be a little quieter this summer. The Grammy winner has decided to step away from his duties as an opening act on Rihanna’s “Loud” tour. Cee Lo’s commitment to NBC’s “The Voice,” as well as an upcoming book and new album, were taking up too much of his schedule. A spokeswoman for the singer says Cee Lo always puts “100 percent into his work,” and felt as if he wouldn’t be able to give “his fans the show that they deserve.” Rihanna’s “Loud” tour, which still includes J. Cole as an opening act, will continue on Tuesday with a show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
R&B legend Patti Labelle, recipient of BETâ€™s annual Lifetime Achievement Award, was honored during last nightâ€™s BET Awards with performances by Cee-Lo Green, Marsha Ambrosius and Shirley Caesar. Ms. Patti even performed some of her own hits including â€œLady Marmalade.â€ READ MORE
One fan’s dream may have turned into a nightmare Sunday night at the BET Awards. Tiffany Green a HUGE Nicki Minaj fan got the chance of a lifetime to present the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award, but when it came time to announce the winner, she somehow said the wrong name during the live telecast.
BET Awards 2011: Chris Brown Wins First Award of the Night Instead of announcing Rihanna featuring Drake the winner for their song “What’s My Name,” she at first said Chris Brown was the winner — and then had to correct her mistake.
When Drake took the stage, he noted how “awkward” the situation was. But later, BET tweeted that Chris Brown was in fact the actual winner — meaning the presenter had it right the first time. Tiffany took a lot of slack for it and got slammed on twitter by the crazy critics.
3 Strikes on BET, You guys ruined her moments 4life!
Mary J. Blige opened the show at the Shrine Auditorium, performing her hits “All Night Long” and “Real Love” before being joined by Anita Baker. The divas performed a duet of “Caught Up in the Rapture.”
Mary J. Blige opened up the star-studded BET Awards with a trip down memory lane and a tribute to Anita Baker. The pair sung “Caught Up In The Rapture” before Mary capped her performance off with a few more hits.
Lil Kim expressed her feelings about the BET Awards on twitter. She tweeted she “Will not be at the EBT awards.” Rumors has been that her and rival Nicki Minaji will put their beef at the show. According to Kim, she will not be in attendance. Her beef comes from the fact that she didnâ€™t get a nomintaion from BET, yet her rival, Nicki Minaj, is nominated for the Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award, along with Lola Monroe, Cymphonique, and Diamond.
Lil Wayne and protege Drake will join Chris Brown, Jill Scott and Alicia Keys as performers for this yearâ€™s BET Awards â€™11, the network announced today. Lil Wayne, who is set to release his ninth album â€œTha Carter IVâ€ this August, received five nominations this year in the â€œBest Collaboration,â€ â€œBest Male Hip Hop Artist,â€ â€œVideo of the Year,â€ categories as well as two nods in the â€œCoca-Cola Viewersâ€™ Choiceâ€ category. READ MORE