Tonight marked the return of BET’s highly anticipated ode to women of color ‘Black Girls Rock.’
Much like its ‘BET Honors’ counterpart, the event enlists some of music’s best and brightest performers to serenade and shine light on women of color who have made impacts on and in their respective personal and professional communities.
Airing moments ago, the Tracee Ellis Ross / Regina King hosted showing honored actress the legendary Erykah Badu and many more through a collection of stage-blazing performances from the likes of Ciara, Jill Scott, Sheila E., Faith Evans, Fantasia, and more!
Tuck in below to see the highlights from one of Urban entertainment’s biggest nights:
‘On & On’ pretty much sums up Azealia Banks continued Twitter assail against Grammy-winning songstress Erykah Badu.
As we reported here, Banks dispensed a mouthful of not-so-subliminal shade toward the Queen of Neo-Soul’s way for letting fans know she wasn’t exactly a fan. After calling Badu ‘old’ and ‘jealous’ of her music, the singer’s cute response led fans to assume the twosome squashed their Twitter tiff by Valentine’s night.
Well, as tweets shot out as recent as yesterday morning indicated, Azealia didn’t exactly get everything off her chest this weekend.
Another day, another Azealia Banks Twitter tussle.
Thats right, even on Valentine’s Day the ‘ATM Jam’ diva isn’t exactly dispensing the love to her fellow artists – ask Queen of Neo-Soul Erykah Badu.
Earlier today the songstress was asked if she was a fan of the outspoken rapstress. Her response obviously didn’t sit too well with Banks, who then went on a Twitter tirade to suggest Badu was not only ‘old,’ but also ‘jealous’ of her artistry.
This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star moves in from Memphis trio Alayna, Stephani, and B.Dot. Watch as the US natives cover ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ – the latest Erykah Badu-assisted hit from the uber-talented/eccentric performer Janelle Monae:
Start at 1:15:
Did they do that or what?
Indeed, to take on and do justice to a track with the “divatude” of diva duo Monae and Badu, skill and confidence are just the beginning of qualities one must possess. Multiplied by three, Alayna, Stephani, and B. Dot delivered that and then some.
The jazzy undertones of each lady’s solo style was only complemented by their joint harmonic offerings. Never doing too much to overshadow one another, each songstress brought her own brand of vocal prowess to the mix – weaving together a noteworthy performance!
We give it two thumbs up! Do you?
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