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Inside The Main Event: 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards Performances By Rick Ross, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Diddy, Missy & More

As promised I am back with another recap and more pictures! Last night Saturday (September 29), the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards was taped at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Comedian Mike Epps hosted this year’s event which was opened by Wiz Khalifa who brought out special guests Young Jeezy and Juicy J. Rick Ross and his MMG imprint were reppin their clique to the fullest. Ross performed as well as Meek Mill. After performing “Amen”, the Philly native brought out Kirko Bangz for their collaborative track “Young & Gettin It”. Diddy took the stage for an all-star line-up which included French Montana, Uncle Luke and Future. Machine Gun Kelly sure is a wild boy. He jumped down from rooftop! T.I., and 2 Chainz rocked solo sets while Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe and 50 Cent shared the same stage for a Chris Lighty tribute. Hip-Hop legend Rakim received the “I AM Hip-Hop” Award. The show will be televised next month Tuesday (October 9) at 8pm on BET. Check out the red carpet pics here!

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Jay-Z’s Concert At The Barclays Center Night 2: Carmelo & La La Anthony, Adrienne Bailon, J. Cole & More Inside The D’USSE VIP Riser

Last night Saturday (September 29) was the second night of Jay-Z’s sold out concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on behalf of D’USSE Cognac. Two down, six more to go! Friends and fans of Jay-Z, including Carmelo and La La Anthony, Adrienne Bailon, Bow Wow and J. Cole watched the show from Barclay’s Exclusive VIP D’USSE Riser, while familiar faces backstage included John Legend and his stunning fiancée Chrissy Teigen. Read night one/the grand opening full recap here! Check out the pics below:

Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez/Getty

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Passion For Fashion: Meek Mill Wearing A $510 Givenchy Shark Cuban Fit Sweater

Last week, MMG rapper Meek Mill partied it up at Atlanta’s Bitmore Ballroom for Young Jeezy’s 34th birthday. For the event, Meek styled in a Givenchy Shark Cuban Fit Sweater which was designed by Riccardo Tisci and feature its signature shark print. This sweater is from the Fall 2012 collection and it is becoming popular among celebs. New York Knicks baller Amar’e Stoudemire had on this sweater while hanging out with rapper Shyne in ParisTyga also wore this sweater when he was in Los Angeles hanging out with his buddy Chris Brown. You can purchase this sweater at SSENSE for $510. Meek’s debut LP, Dreams & Nightmares arrives October 30.

Pics via PrinceWilliams/ATLPics.Net & Meek Mill’s Twitter

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Meek Mill, Rick Ross Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Diggy Simmons & More Walk The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards Red Carpet [With Pictures]

Meek Mill in a $490 Givenchy Star-Detail Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt paired with red pants and $650 Giuseppe Zanotti Black Patent Leather Sneakers.

Last night a lot of rappers, bloggers, DJ’s, and the Hip Hop community flew to the heart of the South (Atlanta) for the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards which was taped at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center and will featured performances by 2 Chainz, T.I., Rick Ross and others. This year’s Mike Epps hosted show will also feature a tribute to the late great Chris Lighty (50 Cent, Fat Joe & Missy shared the same stage). The show will be televised next month Tuesday (October 9) at 8pm on BET. Meek Mill, Rick Ross,Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Diggy Simmons, Machine Gun Kelly, French Montana, Stalley, Kirkgo Bangz, Ace Hood, DJ Khaled, Future, Busta Rhymes and T.I. walked the red carpet to show their dope outfits and to do some press. Peep the exclusive pics below:

Rick Ross kept it Hip Hop in a denim jacket, black tee-shirt and Air Jordan sneakers.

Wiz Khalifa sported a rock star inspired outfit. I like his Versace sunglasses!

2 Chainz walked the carpet with his daughter. He rocked a colorful jacket, Versace shirt and belt paired with black pants and Nike Air Yeezy 2. He accessorized his outfit with a MCM backpack and cap.

Diggy Simmons styled in a motorcycle jacket, blue shirt and light colored pants.

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Shoe Festish: Tamar Braxton Spotted In $1,395 Christian Louboutin Divinoche Sandals

Singer and reality star Tamar Braxton was recently in Atlanta for a photo shoot with Rolling Out Magazine. For her Terrell Mullin styled shoot, Tamar dressed in a $59 Zara Plain Peplum and $129 Zara Hand Embroidered Mimi Skirt paired with $1,395 Christian Louboutin Divinoche Sandals. I like how she mixed up high-end fashion and affordable pieces together for her photo shoot. Be sure to watch Tamar & Vince on Thursdays at 9pm on WEtv. Any thoughts on her look?

Pics via TalkingWithTami , Christian Louboutin & Zara

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BANG BANG! Rick Ross & Young Jeezy Brawl At The BET Hip Hop Awards; Gun Shots Erupted

The 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards is currently tapping in Atlanta at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlantic Civic Center and will feature performances by 2 Chainz, T.I., Rick Ross and others. This year’s Mike Epps hosted show will also feature a tribute to the late great Chris Lighty (50 Cent, Fat Joe & Missy will be sharing the same stage). Rappers are back to fighting and shooting at award shows. Rick Ross and Young Jeezy just took their beef to the streets. Below is how TMZ is reporting the story:

A fight broke out backstage at the BET Hip Hop Awards tonight between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy that resulted in shots being fired .. sources at the awards tell TMZ.  According to our sources, Ross and Jeezy exchanged words backstage and started pushing and shoving each other. We’re told BET security and bodyguards for each of the rappers eventually separated the two. Our sources on the scene say that after the fight had been broken up, a member of Rick Ross’ entourage pulled out a gun while in the parking lot and shots were fired. It is unclear if the man was arrested. We’re told Jeezy and Ross are still at the awards, which are being taped tonight in Atlanta and air next month.”

UPDATE 3: Now it is being reported that 50 Cent and Diddy got into it backstage.

UPDATE 2: It is also being reported that Gunplay and New York/G-Unit’s rapper and CEO 50 Cent got into a heated altercation.

UPDATE 1: Sources are reporting that Rick Ross’ right hand goon and artist Gunplay was the one who fired the shots. It has not been confirmed if he was arrested or not.

Stay tuned to YDBR for all updates!

Source: TMZ

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Fashion Me Dope: Meek Mill Wears A $490 Givenchy Star-Detail Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt @ The BET Hip Hop Awards

The 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards is currently tapping in Atlanta at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlantic Civic Center and will feature performances by 2 Chainz, T.I., Rick Ross and others. This year’s Mike Epps hosted show will also feature a tribute to the late great Chris Lighty (50 Cent, Fat Joe & Missy will be sharing the same stage). Philly’s own Meek Mill walked the red carpet in a Givenchy Star-Detail Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt paired with red pants. This dope cotton-jersey sweatshirt features two red stars on the top front neck area and provides a striking way to work the look. You can purchase it at Mr. Porter for $490. Meek’s debut LP, Dreams & Nightmares arrives October 30.

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Currently Obsessed With: $310 Gucci Rain Boots

I am obsessed with these Gucci Rain Boots. These are a must have! They come in a green and black colorway and feature a round toe, embossed interlocking G detail at the back and rubber sole with embossed Gucci trademark. In this stormy rainy fall weather, you can’t go wrong with these boots. You can purchase them at Gucci for $310.

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Styling On Those Hoes: Emily B Carrying A Celine Boston Bag & Wearing Giuseppe Zanotti Platform Bow Sandals

In the words of her boyfriend Fabolous, “Girl you be killin em“! Last month reality style and fashion designer Emily B took the panel with other women in reality TV including Yandy Smith, MaShonda, Adrienne Bailon and Andrea Kelly for the PROJECT REALism at New York’s Helen Mills Theater. The event took place to discuss reality TV and its impact on young women. The women on the panel, held by WEEN, gave the people who were in attendance a chance to voice their opinions about reality TV as well as ways to create a more positive way for women of color on reality shows. For the event, Emily dressed-up in a semi-sheer lime green blouse and black pencil skirt paired with $895 Giuseppe Zanotti Platform Bow Sandals. Emily last wore these sandals in July while at Russell Simmon’s Manhattan office. She accessorized her outfit with a Moschino belt and Celine Boston Bag which is currently sold out. Do you have any thoughts on Emily’s look?

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Victor Cruz Hit Up The Barclays Center In A In A $560 Givenchy Star Striped Red & Black Cotton Jersey Sweater & Air Jordan VI (6) Retro

NFL player Victor Cruz of the New York Giants attended the opening night of Jay-Z’s concert at Brooklyn’s newly Barclays Center (the home that Hova built) last night Friday (September 28). For the event, Victor styled in a Givenchy’s Star Striped Red & Black Cotton Jersey which is from their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. This ‘American Dream’ inspired sweater feature black and red stripes, circled star applique around the neck and ribbed trim. You can purchase it at Mr Porter for $560. MMG rapper Meek Mill also wore this sweater in DJ Drama’s “My Moment” visual. Victor paired his sweater with black jeans and  a pair of Air Jordan VI (6) Retro Black/Varsity Red. Do you like his outfit?

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