ICON MANN’s 2nd Annual POWER 50 Pre-Oscar dinner is starting to become the go to event for black men in Hollywood. Held at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, guests included: Michael B. Jordan, David Oyelowo, Forest Whitaker, Michael Ealy, Nnamdi Asomugha, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and more!
The annual event celebrates trailblazing black men in entertainment, business and multimedia. ICON MANN’s Principals Tamara Houston and Adrienne Alexander had this to say about the event:
ICON MANN is a state of mind for anyone who uses their opportunity and access to create great and significant change by unapologetically conquering everything they envision. We are committed to championing their accomplishments and encouraging their influence across multiple platforms.
After releasing some new music on Valentine’s day, Mya covers the “Spring Fling” issue of BE Magazine.
In the colorful issue, the 34 year-old opens up about her ideal date and her favorite designers. She also elaborates on her K.I.S.S. mantra.
Check out some snippets below..
HER IDEAL DATE:
Well if I’m all dressed up and dolled up, I expect to go out. I put effort and time into my make-up, hair and outfit so I want to have fun, BE fancy and go out somewhere to eat, not like BE in a club or in a movie…
Singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc recently performed for Red Bull Studio Los Angeles in a special live recording of his popular single “The Man”. The track will be featured on his upcoming debut album Lift Your Spirit (XIX/Interscope Records).
The singer had this to say about this rendition of the song..
With this version of the song, I want to remind people that music is made by human beings and instruments. At the root of it all are blood sweat and tears behind songs. Not just zeros and ones.
Solange Knowles was spotted arriving to the ‘H&M Studio AW 2014′ during Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday (February 26) in France.
After selling out of her special Puma shoe collection, the budding entrepreneur plans on collaborating on another one with the famous shoe brand. With her ‘Art Director’ title, it’ll just be a matter of time before that happens.
Check out more arrival photos in the gallery.
Singer-songwriter Dawn Richard released her take on Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” single. The “remix” track takes an electro R&B approach to the otherwise poppy song. Check it out below!
In related news, the 30 year-old is still gearing up to release some more new music with Danity Kane. No word on when though.
NBA star Dwyane Wade, 32 lunches with his wife-to-be Gabrielle Union, 41 in Miami, Florida on Wednesday afternoon (February 26).
The duo seemed to be in a chipper mood during the quick date, probably because of the success of Gabby’s Being Mary Jane Tuesday night finale.
According to reports, the finale pulled in 3.2 million during its second hour finale and is currently #1 among adults 18-49 and women 18-49. BET is definitely bringing it back for a 2nd season and I know a lot of people are happy about that!
Check out more photos of the duo in the gallery.
Prince is never one to hold his tongue and he’s definitely not holding back this year.
Even though he is considered an Icon and has over 30 albums under his belt – the star still feels the heat when releasing new music.
In a recent interview with music magazine Mojo, the 55 year-old opened up about the double standards within the entertainment business in regards to black people.
It’s box office. I can’t have something like ‘The Great Gatsby’ on my hands. Didn’t you know that black people don’t get a second chance? It’s like Chris Rock said, ‘Leonardo DiCaprio can make one bad movie after another, and he just keeps going. Chris Rock makes a bad movie, and he doesn’t work again.’ Black people aren’t allowed to make mistakes.
Kanye West stopped by comedian Seth Meyer’s new ‘Late Night’ show on NBC Tuesday night (February 25).
The 36 year-old talked fatherhood, music, SNL and of course he did this all by using his go-to “proper voice”.. He knows he needs to stop talking like that! Smh!
Check out PART 1 of his interview above. You can also peep the rest of his interview below, as well as his ‘Medley’ performance.