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Machine Gun Kelly has a reputation for his involvement in altercations, and riots, but he wants to change the public’s perception. According to the “Invicible” rapper he’s looked at as being “wild,” and will make his music the focus of his popularity.  Hip-Hop Wired caught up with the rapper on the red carpet for the […]

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As the first lady of the Taylor Gang, Lola Monroe may have a lot to prove, but she’s looking forward to showing off more of her skill set via a new mixtape, and her forthcoming debut. The model-turned-rapper joined Wiz Khalifa’s  imprint last year and promises that her new music will be an extension of who […]

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Nicki Minaj and those glorious cakes touched down on the stage of the 2012 BET Awards last night and performed songs from her latest album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. She started off with a rendition of “Champion,” before linking up with 2 Chainz for her crowd favorite “Beez In Da Trap.” Highlights of this performance include Mrs. […]

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The 2012 BET Awards kicked off with a bang as Big Sean, Pusha T. and 2 Chainz performed atop an over sized Lamborghini. The three G.O.O.D. Music affiliates performed their respective verses from “Mercy” before Kanye West hit the stage to perform the Hit-Boy produced “Cold.” The real treat came after the performances when Kanye […]


Mariah Carey helped cap-off the 2012 BET Awards with a tribute to Whitney Houston. Carey started things off reminiscing about first hearing Houston’s music. “The first time I heard Whitney’s voice, I was mesmerized like the rest of the world,” she said. “I was captivated by the power in her range and her unique ability […]

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Nick Minaj was the female rapper to beat at this year’s BET Awards, but the Young Money rapper reigned supreme. Minaj won the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award and rather than star controversy, she paid homage to those in her league.

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Beyoncé, made her first post-baby awards show appearance at the 2012 BET Awards, and she had on person on her mind: Whitney Houston. Bey, who grabbed the Best Female R&B artist trophy, took to the stage to give thanks to the singer who died in February. “I wanna dedicate this to Whitney Houston, my angel,” […]

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The Throne was in the building at the 2012 BET Awards, walking away with the Best Group award. Kanye, who just finished his set with G.O.O.D Music, hit the stage to accept the award joking about his reputation for awkward acceptance speeches. “I wish Jay-Z was here to say something politically correct for me,”  he […]

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With his first album, Cole World: The Sideline Story earning him a Grammy nomination and spawning hits like “Work Out,” and “Can’t Get Enough,” raising the bar for a second time around may be a daunting task for J.Cole. Nonetheless, the Roc Nation rapper has every intention of going hard for his sophomore release. This […]


The performance list for this year’s BET Awards just hit another high note. Having already announced sets from the likes of Usher, Nicki Minaj, and the G.O.O.D. Music crew, the cable channel has revealed that D’Angelo will take the stage. D’Angelo has been making a slow decent back into the spotlight as of late, and […]