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It was a sooooulful Sunday, thanks in large part to the Soul Train Awards. But, as with any awards show, what happened during the telecast was only a fraction of the good stuff.

Erykah Badu hit the stage as the host and brought a little snark with her along the way. The awards show was all about Soul, no rap allowed, so when Iggy Azalea fake called Ms. Badu asking if she could attend, Erykah responded, “You can come because what you’re doing is definitely not rap.” The internet lost it’s mind and it was quite entertaining.

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OK, so yes, Erykah, did shade the hell out of Iggy. And yes, it was funny. But it’s not the only thing that happened. There was of course some soulful performances. Just take a look at R&B legends Boyz II Men, Fantasia, Brandy, Bobby Brown and Tevin Campbell all unite with Legend Award honoree Babyface for a tribute.

But, before the celebs hit the stage or grabbed their seats, HipHollywood caught up with them on the red carpet – and of course, they gave us the good stuff. Chrisette Michele dished wedding deets, Lion Babe’s Jillian Hervey talked about her mom, Vanessa Williams, Silento revealed music plans, plus so much more. Click through the videos below to check out all of our exclusives.

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Sattelite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind; to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crisis around the world and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genius behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at it’s core, it’s like, listen, ‘we gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of back bone, a message about climate change and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the cautiousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural ills and weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “Integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying ‘here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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