Tyler Perry isn’t the only suitor who has come a’ callin’ for BET‘s hand in holy matrimony. Now it’s being reported Sean “Diddy” Combs has slid in on his knees across the stage singing “Baby baby PLEASE!!!” as a brand new contender seeking to purchase a majority stake in BET after Paramount Global announced it was potentially looking to sell it. With the addition of media mogul/comedian Byron Allen, this brings the total up to three major Black players in the media realm who want to whisk BET away from the arms of the white man and return the majority of the control back into the proud raised fists of The Culture.
Welp, BET is about to get an influx of terrible wigs. Tyler Perry, the man who has an entire fortress in Atlanta dedicated to making his awfully wigged, haphazardly-written productions, is expanding into network television and is in talks to buy up a majority stake in BET.
Stacey Dash, Lamar Odom, And NeNe Leakes Are Set To Appear In The BET Reality Show, “College Hill: Celebrity Edition”
BET is rebooting the reality show College Hill, which originally aired from 2004 to 2009. The original series followed students attending historically Black colleges, but the 2022 version will feature a bunch of random famous people living together at Houston’s Texas Southern University. College Hill: Celebrity Edition will star Stacey Dash, Lamar Odom, NeNe Leakes, Big Freedia, India Love, DreamDoll, and Slim Thug. That’s two Kardashian exes, a Real Housewife, and a (former, allegedly) MAGA worshipper. Methinks Big Freedia is gonna spend most of her time at the library “studying” (getting some goddamn peace and quiet).
Nicki Minaj is pissed. At several people. After the Grammy, EVERYONE (aka just us bloggers in need of stuff to post) wondered what Nicki’s reaction would be to Cardi B becoming the first solo woman to win the Best Rap Album award. We now know her response, and it’s not a positive one, but not necessarily because of Cardi B herself.
During a recent Lenny Letter essay titled Time to Uncover, Alicia Keys wrote about how she was taking a break from makeup because she didn’t “want to cover up anymore.” Alicia is clearly very serious about the whole #nomakeup thing, because last night she sashayed onto the red carpet of the BET Awards in a face covered in nothing.
Alicia is one of the very lucky few who can do #nomakeup and still look like a human person. Her skin/eyes/mouth/eyebrows all look like what they’re supposed to. When I do no makeup, I look like something from a remake of Eraserhead by Harmony Korine. My mouth looks like a Biggest Loser before-and after of an awkward pink slug. My eyes like two puffy slits with creepy little see-through lashes. The two patchy hairlike skidmarks above my eyes that can barely be classified as eyebrows (my eyebrows truly bring shame to the Dlisted family). So, good for you for going without makeup, Alicia. And if she really wants to make it a permanent thing, I would volunteer to take any and all makeup she decides to get rid of. I very clearly need it.
Alicia also carried the low-maintenance theme into her ensemble as well.
I’m pretty sure it will soon be illegal to hold an big event in 2016 and not give Her Majesty Beyonce the highest spot on the bill (see: The Superbowl, the CFDAs), so it should come as a shock to exactly no one that Beyonce opened the BET Awards last night. The working title of which could have been The Beyonce is Extremely Talented Awards, because she took home a whole bunch of trophies.
Beyonce was given the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award (uh oh, don’t tell Pepsi), the BET Centric Award, the FANdemonium Award, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist award, and Video of the Year for “Formation.” But before she collected all five awards she was nominated for, she opened the show by performing “Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar. They went all out, too. Beyonce brought the huge wading pool she uses during her Formation tour on stage with her and they got into some water sports. Not like that. They kicked water at each other while dancing in front smoke and flashing lights. I’ve put the video after the cut, because it plays automatically. Although that might just be the telekinetic powers of the Beyhive at work.