Legendary radio host Angie Martinez sits down with hip hop royalty for never-before-told tales on an all-new series “Untold Stories Of Hip Hop,” premiering Thursday, September 26 at 10:00pm ET/PT on WE tv. Feature interviews with hip hop’s biggest names include Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Nelly, A$AP Rocky, DJ Khaled, Wyclef Jean, Ja Rule, Fat Joe and more.
From iconic rap verses to historic artist beefs, “Untold Stories of Hip Hop” puts the stories behind the moments front and center. Each hour-long episode of this fresh and fast-paced series shines a new light on hip hop’s most influential artists with unforgettable revelations directly from the stars themselves. As a pioneer and one of the most respected legends in hip hop journalism, Host and Executive Producer Angie Martinez has those who are notorious for being guarded, open up to her in ways they have never done before.
The singer, businesswoman, fashion designer, actress, and philanthropist announced Friday that the Late Night star will host the event, while Pharrell Williams and DJ Khaled will perform at the gala set to support the Clara Lionel Foundation on Sept. 12 in New York City.
“Our 5th Annual #DIAMONDBALL is just 2 months away!!!” Rihanna, captioned an announcement post on her Instagram. “I’m so excited to announce our host @sethmeyers … and for the main event, the one and only @pharrell is performing!!!”
It was previously reported,DJ Khaled was salty after Tyler, the Creator’s new album “Igor” (Columbia) opened at No. 1 on Billboard’s latest chart with 122.9 million streams — slightly less than the 123.2 million for DJ Khaled’s new “Father of Asahd” (Epic), according to Nielsen.
This week Speaking to Zane Lowe for Beats 1, Tyler referenced his chart victory, saying: “No disrespect to Khaled or anyone. But this n***a had every person in the industry, everyone on that fucking album. Everyone. Everyone. Cardi B. 21 Savage. Travis Scott. Post Malone. Beyonce. Jay. Everyone who sells billions of records and the fact that I beat him with this that isn’t parallel to all the popping music right now was fucking crazy, bro.
“Are you serious?” he continued. “Like, that was insane to me. And it’s new to me, bro. I’m on album five and six. And it’s work. It’s effort. It’s work. This is fucking whether n***as like it or not, bro, it’s so much work and detail put into this shit like — I’m so proud of myself.”
Nipsey Hussle’s family took the stage at the BET Awards to accept an award in the late rapper’s honor.
Along with the traditional red carpet turning blue in his honor, Nipsey was given the 2019 BET Humanitarian Award, which was presented by T.I. Sunday evening in Los Angeles.
Lauren Londonand Nipsey’s mom, Angelique Smith, were among the family members present. The hip-hop star’s two children were also among the group.
The first to speak was Nipsey’s grandma, who said, “Everything has been said about my grandson that could be said.” She added, “I was so amazed by how much love was out in the world for him that you uplifted me.”
Lauren London, who was dressed in all black, briefly addressed the crowd by saying, “I want to thank you guys for all the love and support, and the marathon continues, again.”
Nipsey’s parents were the final two to speak. His mother, Angelique, strongly believes her son’s spirit is in a better place now, and proclaimed, “even though our bodies die on this side of eternity, our spirits live, we lift out of this vessel and we continue on.”
The late rapper’s father was the final one to speak, and said, “he wanted to be here so badly,” referring to his son. He then threw a fist in the air and said, “the marathon continues!”
Along with the award, a special musical tribute was performed by Marsha Ambrosius, YG, and John Legend.
Cardi B takes home the Album of the Year Award at the 2019.
Here’s the full list of nominees and winners, with the winners in bold:
BEST GROUP Chloe X Halle City Girls Lil Baby & Gunna Migos (Winner) The Carters
BEST NEW ARTIST Blueface City Girls Juice Wrld Lil Baby (Winner) Queen Naija
YOUNG STARS AWARD Caleb McLaughlin Lyric Ross Marsai Martin (Winner) Michael Rainey Jr. Miles Brown
ALBUM OF THE YEAR “Astroworld,” Travis Scott “Championships,” Meek Mill “Ella Mai,” Ella Mai “Everything Is Love,” The Carters “Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B (Winner)
BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD Erica Campbell feat. Warryn Campbell, “All Of My Life” Fred Hammond, “Tell Me Where It Hurts” Kirk Franklin, “Love Theory” Snoop Dogg feat. Rance Allen, “Blessing Me Again” (Winner) Tori Kelly feat. Kirk Franklin, “Never Alone”
BEST MOVIE “BlacKkKlansman” (Winner) “Creed II” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” “The Hate U Give”
BEST ACTRESS Issa Rae Regina Hall Regina King (Winner) Taraji P. Henson Tiffany Haddish Viola Davis
BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT (FAN VOTED CATEGORY) Headie One (U.K.) Jok’air (France) Nesly (France) Octavian (U.K.) Sho Madjozi (Africa) (Winner) Teniola Apata (Africa)
2019 COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It” Childish Gambino, “This Is America” Drake, “In My Feelings” Ella Mai, “Trip” (Winner) J. Cole, “Middle Child” Travis Scott feat. Drake, “Sicko Mode”
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT Aka (South Africa) Aya Nakamura (France) Burna Boy (Nigeria) (Winner) Dave (U.K.) Dosseh (France) Giggs (U.K.) Mr Eazi (Nigeria)
BEST ACTOR Anthony Anderson Chadwick Boseman Denzel Washington Mahershala Ali Michael B. Jordan (Winner) Omari Hardwick
BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST Beyoncé (Winner) Ella Mai H.E.R. Solange SZA Teyana Taylor
BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST Anderson .Paak Bruno Mars (Winner) Childish Gambino Chris Brown John Legend Khalid
BEST COLLABORATION 21 Savage feat. J. Cole, “A Lot “ Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Please Me” Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It” H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller, “Could’ve Been” Travis Scott feat. Drake, “Sicko Mode” (Winner) Tyga feat. Offset, “Taste”
BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST 21 Savage Drake J. Cole Meek Mill Nipsey Hussle (Winner) Travis Scott
BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST Cardi B (Winner) Kash Doll Lizzo Megan Thee Stallion Nicki Minaj Remy Ma
VIDEO OF THE YEAR 21 Savage feat. J. Cole, “A Lot” Cardi B, “Money” Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Please Me” Childish Gambino, “This Is America” (Winner) Drake, “Nice for What” The Carters, “Apes**t”
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Benny Boom Colin Tilley Dave Meyers Hype Williams Karena Evans (Winner)
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR Allyson Felix Candace Parker Naomi Osaka Serena Williams Simone Biles
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR Kevin Durant LeBron James Odell Beckham Jr. Stephen Curry (Winner) Tiger Woods
BET HER AWARD Alicia Keys, “Raise a Man” Ciara, “Level Up” H.E.R., “Hard Place” (Winner) Janelle Monáe, “Pynk” Queen Naija, “Mama’s Hand” Teyana Taylor, “Rose in Harlem”
DJ Khaled is reportedly planning to sue over the Billboard Chart results, claiming that he was cheated out of the No. 1 spot because the organization unjustly discounted bundle sales, Page Six reports.
Khaled was furious when his album came in at No. 2 to Tyler, the Creator’s “IGOR,” after Billboard allegedly discounted downloads sold by the DJ and producer as part of a “bundle deal” with an energy drink. Bundle deals, which offer album downloads alongside merchandise, are a standard but controversial industry practice to boost sales.
We’re told Billboard had agreed it would count downloads from Khaled’s energy drink package, which sources in the artist’s camp say amounted to more than 100,000. Billboard later backtracked, disqualifying Khaled’s entire sales from the promotion, arguing there were “anomalies” in his figures. Page Six has exclusively learned that lawyers for Khaled have fired off a letter to Silvio Pietroluongo, SVP of charts and data development at Billboard.
A DJ Khaled source said, “When Khaled’s team tried to appeal, Billboard refused to budge.” The source said the situation was all the more unjust because Tyler, the Creator’s bundle deal figures were included in his total sales. On May 30, Billboard announced Tyler debuted at No. 1 with 165,000 albums sold, with Khaled at No. 2 at 137,000. Not fair, argues Khaled’s team.
A Billboard source disputed that 100,000 DJ Khaled sales were disqualified but admitted an undisclosed number of his sales were ruled out because “there were strange anomalies in the data,” adding that the decision was based on chart rules following talks with Khaled’s management, Sony Records and Nielsen. Billboard announced it has reviewed its rules allowing artists to bundle albums with merch and will outline a new policy for 2020.
Reps for DJ Khaled didn’t comment, and Billboard also declined to comment.