What’s up y’all?! Here is the dirt…
The 40th NAACP Image Awards kicked off with a BANG!! I enjoyed every minute of it. It was an emotional roller coaster. One minute I was tearing up (yeah, I’m a punk) and the next I was tickled pink. Tyler Perry and Halle Berry did an AWESOME job hosting this year’s event. Overall I love the show. However, there were three wins that made be believe that the NAACP was SELLING awards to the highest bidder.
The first shocker was when Tracee Ellis Ross won for best actress in a comedy series for her role in GIRLFRIENDS and GIRLFRIENDS has been off the air for darn near two years. I let that one slide because I give all awards shows at least one freebie.
Then there was the UPSET of the night. Sean “NO ACTIN” Combs won Outstanding Role IN A T.V. Mini-Series for his role in “A Rasin In the Sun”, over Ben Vereen, Sean Patrick Thomas and Andre Braugher.
Side Bar-I’m guessing he made a SIZEABLE donation to the NAACP because that is the only way that Puff could have pulled that one off. Y’all know Puff can’t act his way out of a paper bag. Then that fool had the NERVE to get up there and say that he is just trying to be like Will Smith and Denzel. PU-LEASE! Jennifer should have sung “Dream the Impossible Dream” to his azz! Diddy if you are out there please know that you have WAY too many “yes” people around you. NUFF SAID…
Lastly, I was shocked and PISSED to see that Tyler Perry’s House of Payne won for best comedy over “Everybody Hates Chris,” “The Game,” and “30 Rock.” Somebody is lyin’ or some money exchanged hands. Who in the HECK was REALLY voting for this stuff?
The tribute to Muhammad Ali was beautiful. My eyes actually watered when I saw such a strong, iconic figure, confined to a chair and unable to speak when accepting his award. Jennifer Hudson sang “Dream the Impossible Dream” in tribute to the “GREATEST OF ALL TIME” that brought the audience to their feet. Did I mention that J-Hud looked AMAZINGLY beautiful and SANG the HECK out of the song?
Russell Simmons received the Vanguard Award and I could not have been more proud. Russell is an awesome dude. However, he has some BAD AZZ kids! Now usually I don’t talk about folks kids but DANG! They are beautiful girls but they are rude! Why were his daughters on stage fighting over his baseball cap?! Then another daughter interrupted his speech to remind him to thank her! WTH?! Russ needs to hire my mama for a week or two. Ming and the other one would know how to act in public after day one of “Mama Dena’s Boot Camp for Unruly Kids.” Day two would be the lesson on interrupting grown folks when they are talking. Nuff said…
Below is a list of some of the winners:
*Outstanding Actor in Drama or Series: Hill Harper (‘CSI: NY’)
*Outstanding New Artist: Jennifer Hudson
*Outstanding Actress In Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross (‘Girlfriends’)
*Outstanding Female Artist: Beyoncé
*Chairman’s Award: Al Gore; Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai
*Outstanding Comedy Series: ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Pain’
*Outstanding Role in TV Movie, Mini-Series: Sean Combs (‘Raisin in the Sun’)
*Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Taraji P. Henson (‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’)
*Vanguard Award Recipient: Russell Simmons
*President’s Award: Muhammad Ali
*Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Will Smith (‘Seven Pounds’)
*Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Rosario Dawson (‘Seven Pounds’)
*Outstanding Motion Picture: The Secret Live of Bees
On another note, 50 Cent done took his beef with Rick Ross too far. This fool done brought Rick’s MAMA into their beef. It started when Rick called 50’s son a monkey and had the kids face on a monkey suit. Has Rick (with his EXTREMELY unattractive azz) EVER looked in the mirror?! But that had nothing on 50 going to Rick’s mama’s house and job and taping her saying, “Don’t mess with me. I know where your mama works.” Of course I am paraphrasing but that was the gist of the poem/ video of what 50 calls “A psychic told me.” If that ain’t a threat, I don’t know what is. Did we not learn anything from Pac and Biggie?
Side Bar-Both 50 and Rick have since removed the AWEFUL videos from their websites after radio personalities and other folks complained about the beef going too far. Check out the article here.
Did anyone know that Pastor T.D. Jakes had a gay son? The reason this is news is because Pastor Jakes preaches against homosexuality (as most preachers do) and now his son has been arrested for getting his “jollies” in a park with some dudes while trying to pick up undercover police officers. Talk about a hot mess. I know his mama and daddy are MAD embarrassed. Check out the article here.
That’s all the dirt for now.