Dark Times for BET Hip-Hop Awards – Black Carpet

By Ibrahim Malik

I’m glad BET did a black carpet because last night’s BET HIP HOP Awards show black carpet was a red carpet’s funeral and leading the procession was WORST Dressed Diamond  giving “Ho in Morning” tease and Rick Ross embodied the entire sky. I swear I commend anyone who writes a best and worst dressed list for the BET Awards because I want to give them all “F’s”. Seriously, Did we expect an eye-catching “Black Carpet” with absentee Divas like Beyoncé, Rihanna, or Nicki Minaj or even the Faux Divas Ciara or Keri Hilson. Diamond looked like a combination of Black swan and the wicked witch of the South. It makes me think WWRD = ‘WhatWouldRihannaDo”? for her Rated R album.  Wale <> Let’s give him three claps that his dreds finally reached his shoulders but #Lowkey he was looking sexy.

Diana Ross needed to come get her kids; Closet Case Evan Ross was serving Homeless Chic, while his big sister Tracee Ellis Ross was “Almost” Best Dressed. She had a great outfit but just decided to steal some horseshoes and painted the bottom red LONGhairREDbottoms. Tracee’s co-star Malcolm-Jamal Warner was a breath of fresh air for the guys with a youthful clean look, definitely Best Dressed Male.   NELLY wins my SEXIEST Rapper Alive award, I mean his style was hood and basic but still sexy—He stayed true to his personal style. Honoree LL Cool J who normally brings his Sexy Swagger appeared to have just rolled out of bed and licked his lips and he was dressed. I am at a loss of words when it comes to the Da Brat, I didn’t get it but it’s definitely her Style.  Others such as Big Sean & Ace Hood, were the rappers standard. I would’ve preferred them to be shirtless or in “Big” Sean case with no pants. And to sum up everyone else, just think tight and tacky for the ladies and jeans, t-shirt & Bling for the fellas. BET please GET IT TOGETHER for next year! the BET Hip Hop Awards Encore airs This Friday, October 14th 9PM/8C





BET’s 2010 “Rip The Runway” Special

By Melvin Browne
Photos By Mia Marcus

BET’s 2010 Fashion and Music special Rip The Runway returned this year with Fierce Fashions and “Haute” performances. Held at NYC’s famed Hammerstein Ballroom, this years hosts included The Game star Pooch Hall and Hip-Hop Princess Nicki Minaj.

The Fashion Designers:
Tracey Reese
Tennille White
Gavin Douglass

The Nights Performers:
Grammy Award winning rapper, Ludacris
Young Money’s Nicki Minaj
UK singing sensation Estelle
Bad Boy artist Janelle Monae
 “All the Way Turnt Up” Rapper, Roscoe Dash featuring multi-platinum artist Soulja Boy
Grand Hustle’s B.o.B

HomoCouture covered the Red Carpet and this is who we saw…

Multi-Platinum Artist Soulja Gurl

Willie from Day 26

Grand Hustle’s B.o.B.

Young Money’s Nicki Minaj

The Game’s Pooch Hall








Rip The Runway airs Monday March 15, 2010 10/9 c on BET.