4th Annual Diamond Ball Arrivals Featuring Rihanna , Issa Rae , Tiffany Haddish , and More!

Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball went down a few nights ago in New York City closing out New York Fashion Week with a big bang.

Here’s some of the dopest looks on the carpet!

Rihanna came to show and show out, of course! Dressed in an Alexis Mabille ensemble. The lace catsuit designed with a huge bow and skirt made quite a statement.

Normani posed in a v-neck curve fitting Jean Louis Sabaji dress with a dramatic layered overskirt and gloves. Yass sis!

Issa Rae glimmed in a sequin Maison Valentino gown. Glow Girl Glow!

Justine Skye dressed gracfully in this Prabal Gurung pink dress.

Nipsey Hussle cleans up nice! He posed in a Givenchy coat and Louboutin shoes.

Meek Mill looked dapper in a black printed suit. 

Lala in a sequin Georgine Studio gown.

Tiffany Haddish in a plunging neck sequin dress with a high front slit. Love the bangs!

Donald Glover looking sharp yet hippie in a Dior Home suit.

Teyana Taylor embraced the tuxedo trend in a tux-inspired Moschino dress.  

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Janet Jackson Honored At The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Janet Jackson was honored with the BMI Icon Award at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards that took place in Atlanta on Wednesday night.

The event recognizes the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs.

via Variety:

Metro Boomin was named Producer of Year for the third year in a row. He also took home Songwriter of the Year for his work on such songs as “Bad and Boujee,” “Bank Account” and “Mask Off.” Song of the Year went to The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming,” written by Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk. Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) was awarded Publisher of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. UMPG had 15 of the most performed songs of the year.

In addition, the event honored the late Aretha Franklin, who, the performance rights organization noted, “Was part of the BMI family for 50 years.” Tamela Mann sang “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” followed by “You’ve Got a Friend” in honor of the Queen of Soul.

Other performers included Atlanta rapper Derez De’shon (the 2018 BMI Social Star), H.E.R. and the 411 Dance Troupe. Songs by Jackson were performed by Jussie Smollett (“That’s the Way Love Goes”), Justine Skye (“Let’s Wait Awhile”), Normani (“The Pleasure Principle”) and Teyana Taylor (“I Get Lonely”).

Missy Elliott followed with a speech in honor of Jackson, during which she quoted the singer’s lyrics.

The event was hosted by Mike O’Neill, BMI President and CEO, and Catherine Brewton, VP of Creative, Atlanta, along with lifestyle personality Kenny Burns.

Congrats Janet! Check out a few moments from the evening below.