On Saturday night, BET’s CEO, Debra Lee held her annual “PRE” BET Awards Dinner at MILK Studios in Hollywood where the who’s who among the entertainment industry turned out in ultimate style.
And while it was an evening of great food, dancing and good company, the night’s attendees also had something else on their minds; the death of legendary soul singer, Bobby Womack. While on the red carpet, stars took a moment to remember the late singer who died on Friday at the age of 70.
“He was just so ahead of his time and to know that he started with Sam Cooke and Wilson Pickett and just the history and the legacy,” the event’s host, Wendy Raquel Robinson told HipHollywood. “The wonderful thing that I am honored to be part of the entertainment industry that his legacy will live on for years and years to come.”
Bow Wow, who now goes by his legal name, Shad Moss also shared his reaction to the singer’s death, telling HipHollywood that he was a huge fan of the star.
“I didn’t get a chance to grow up listening to him but when you’re a legend and you’re that iconic at what you do, the music will last forever,” Moss said. “For me, the music was so beautiful, it captured me and I became a Bobby Womack fan even though he was way before my time. But music is timeless especially when it’s great.”
HipHollywood learned exclusively that Womack was set to attend Sunday night’s awards show. “He was excited,” Bobby’s niece, Monique Greene told us. “He wanted to support Lionel Richie and to introduce the world to his only daughter, Ginare Womack.”
The BET Awards air live on Sunday night at 8 p.m.
Michael Rapaport Calls Himself The “MVP Of Talking Trash” Following Janet Jackson Controversy
Michael Rapaport came under fire earlier this month for slamming Janet Jackson Appreciation Day which was on Super Bowl Sunday. But now, he is speaking a slightly different tune.
On February 4th, as Janet fans used social media to praise the singer, Michael took to Twitter to do what he does best: Talk mess.
“Can anybody crying for Janet Jackson right now tell me the last Janet Jackson song that was popping,” he wrote. “Motherf*cka’s wanna make nothing something 24/7/365 & Super Bowl Sunday.”
Michael, however, is slightly backing down from his aggressive words. HipHollywood caught up with the actor during the premier of Shot In The Dark, to discuss not only his ability to talk “sh*t,” but being attacked by Black Twitter.
“I love Janet Jackson, respect Janet Jackson,” he told us exclusively. “The context of what I said is that Janet Jackson isn’t popping now like she was popping in the 80’s, 90’s. Doesn’t mean she’s not an icon.”
Rapaport, who is known to stir up on some drama with his Twitter antics, then added about being a sh*t talker: “I’m proud of the way I talk sh*t, I’m the MVP of talking trash. I can give it as good as I can take it.”
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