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.

Around The Way Girl : Teyana Taylor In New Campaign For PrettyLittleThing x Karl Kani

If you’re like me, rocking a Karl Kani jacket or jeans from the iconic streetwear label back in the day meant you were the bomb and your fashion was tight.

With the resurgence of ‘90s trends in fashion, Karl Kani, which was launched in 1989 by Carl Williams (aka one of the founding fathers of streetwear), is teaming up with the UK brand PrettyLittleThing on a capsule collection. It’s also the first-ever brand collaboration for PrettyLittleThing.

Karl Kani and PrettyLittleThing have booked the ever-stylish singer Teyana Taylor to model looks from the 45-piece collection.

The collection incorporates Karl Kani’s logo and the brand’s signature stripes, and features various pieces including T-shirt dresses, crop tops, bodysuits, denim jackets and shorts and more streetwear-inspired pieces.

Considering the singer’s personal style, Taylor was definitely made for this for this collection. Other celebrities who have already been spotted wearing the collection include Missy Elliott and Karrueche Tran.

The collection ranges in price from $15 to $60, and is available at PrettyLittleThing.com NOW.

Teyana Taylor Announced Plans To Open A 90’s Themed….

Teyana Taylor excitedly announced her plans to open, Junie Bee Nails, a 90’s themed nail salon in Harlem.

The actress, singer, dancer and businesswoman gushed on Instagram as she wrote:

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Hmmmm…🤔💭 I’m thinking of a master plan…💡 A 90’s Themed Nail salon in Harlem! The vision has finally come to life and it’s ready! 🗣So come one, come all! Junie Bee Nails is granting a dope opportunity to the flyest nail techs, from around the way. No matter what shape, size, color, or gender it’s all good with us! I want to continue to create great opportunities for my community and our talented youth!! Let’s change the game, The vision is crazy! I’m talking everything from Dapper Dan style Uni’s, to Door Knockers, Bamboo earrings, baby hairs, Airbrushed nails, 54’11’s and all that other fly shit! The true essence of that 90’s Flavor. So if you wanna get on board DM your work, and resume to @juniebeenails 💅🏻💅🏼💅🏽💅🏾💅🏿 this is so exciting!! Also been a long time coming! S/o to my partner @cocamichelle we’ve put in so much work make this happen! Issa bout to be ah lituation THIS FEB!!! 😩😩🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #JunieBeeNails #OPI

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Teyana Taylor Gets Her Own Reality Show

Im such a stan for Teyana Taylor yall….Sis out here BOOKED and BUSY

My Boo Teyana Taylor is taking her talents to reality TV. The 26-year-old singer, actress and dancer has landed her own non-scripted series on E!. The
series will follow Teyana Taylor, her NBA star husband Iman Shumpert, daughter Junie and close family.

This show is going to give fans a glimpse of what her life is REALLY like.
She had an amazing time during New York Fashion Week — all of that was filmed, so that’ll be included on the series, plus there are some other surprises.

Sources tell us not to expect too much drama, but more focus on her family and work.

Black Girl Magic Slaying The New York Fashion Week Runway

The lack of diversity and black models in the fashion industry is a topic that’s been written about numerous times. Season after season, there just never seems to be enough of us strutting down the catwalk, despite the plethora of brown and black models.

But this season is looking much better and im loving it! Binx Walton has already opened and closed one Fashion Week’s most coveted shows, Tom Ford, and Selena Forrest and Lineisy Montero have already walked. Check out the sprinkling of #blackgirlmagic down the runway. 


Texture On The Runway

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway for Creme of Nature during Texture On The Runway, presented by NaturallyCurly, powered By Sally Beauty at Gotham Hall on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway for Creme of Nature during Texture On The Runway, presented by NaturallyCurly, powered By Sally Beauty at Gotham Hall on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: Models walk the runway for CurlFormers during Texture On The Runway, presented by NaturallyCurly, powered By Sally Beauty at Gotham Hall on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway for Creme of Nature during Texture On The Runway, presented by NaturallyCurly, powered By Sally Beauty at Gotham Hall on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway for Carol’s Daughter during Texture On The Runway, presented by NaturallyCurly, powered By Sally Beauty at Gotham Hall on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway for Carol’s Daughter during Texture On The Runway, presented by NaturallyCurly, powered By Sally Beauty at Gotham Hall on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: The McClure Twins walk the runway for Cantu during Texture On The Runway, presented by NaturallyCurly, powered By Sally Beauty at Gotham Hall on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway for Cantu during Texture On The Runway, presented by NaturallyCurly, powered By Sally Beauty at Gotham Hall on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images for NaturallyCurly)


GCDS Fashion

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: Model Teyana Taylor walks the runway at the GCDS fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Albert Urso/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway at the GCDS fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Albert Urso/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)


NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: Model Jazzelle Zanaughttil walks the runway at the GCDS fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Albert Urso/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway at the GCDS fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Albert Urso/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway at the GCDS fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Albert Urso/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)


Indonesian Diversity Fashion

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway wearing Catherine Njoo SS18 during the Indonesian Diversity fashion show during New York Fashion Week at The Gallery at The Dream Downtown Hotel on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Indonesian Diversity)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway wearing Catherine Njoo SS18 and handbag by Doris Dorothea during the Indonesian Diversity fashion show during New York Fashion Week at The Gallery at The Dream Downtown Hotel on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Indonesian Diversity)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway wearing Catherine Njoo SS18 during the Indonesian Diversity fashion show during New York Fashion Week at The Gallery at The Dream Downtown Hotel on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Indonesian Diversity)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway wearing Catherine Njoo SS18 during the Indonesian Diversity fashion show during New York Fashion Week at The Gallery at The Dream Downtown Hotel on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Indonesian Diversity)

Project Runway

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway at the Project Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)


NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway at the Project Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway at the Project Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway at the Project Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway at the Project Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway at the Project Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway at the Project Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway at the Project Runway fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

Cushnie et Ochs

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway for TRESemme at Cushnie et Ochs NYFW during New York Fashion Week at Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for TRESemme)


NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway at the Cushnie Et Ochs fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway at the Cushnie Et Ochs fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

Galtiscopio

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway for Galtiscopio – Runway – September 2017 during New York Fashion Week at The Gallery at The Dream Downtown Hotel on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Galtiscopio)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway for Galtiscopio – Runway – September 2017 during New York Fashion Week at The Gallery at The Dream Downtown Hotel on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Galtiscopio)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: A model walks the runway for Galtiscopio – Runway – September 2017 during New York Fashion Week at The Gallery at The Dream Downtown Hotel on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Galtiscopio)

Barli Asmara SS18

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway wearing Barli Asmara SS18 during the Indonesian Diversity fashion show during New York Fashion Week at The Gallery at The Dream Downtown Hotel on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Indonesian Diversity)


NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway wearing Barli Asmara SS18 during the Indonesian Diversity fashion show during New York Fashion Week at The Gallery at The Dream Downtown Hotel on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for Indonesian Diversity)

Sachin & Babi SS2018 Collection

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 07: A model walks the runway at the Sachin & Babi SS2018 Collection during New York Fashion Week on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Best Year Ever? Teyana Taylor to star in VH1 series

Teyana Taylor might be having the best YEAR ever!

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First, she bodied her Lil Kim tribute performance at the HipHop Honors earlier this year. Now, Just days after stealing the show at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards with her starring performance in Kanye West’s “Fade” music video, Teyana has been tapped to star in VH1’s ‘The Breaks’ series.

via Deadline:

Inspired by The Big Payback, a narrative history of the hip-hop business written by journalist Dan Charnas, The Breaks is executive produced by Seith Mann (The Wire) and John J. Strauss (Mozart in the Jungle). The series, a follow to VH1’s original film which aired earlier this year, will continue to follow three young friends as they fulfill their hip hop dreams in New York City in 1990.

Taylor joins a cast that includes Afton Willamson, Wood Harris, Mack Wilds, Antoine Harris, David Call, Evan Handler, Melonie Diaz, Sinqua Walls and Ali Ahn.Inspired by The Big Payback, a narrative history of the hip-hop business written by journalist Dan Charnas, The Breaks is executive produced by Seith Mann (The Wire) and John J. Strauss (Mozart in the Jungle). The series, a follow to VH1’s original film which aired earlier this year, will continue to follow three young friends as they fulfill their hip hop dreams in New York City in 1990.
Taylor also will be doing a stint on VH1’s upcoming Hip Hop Squares.

Im so Proud of Teyana. She’s been grindin for years…. All the Hard Work is PAYING OFF👏👏 Go Girl!!!