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15 Feb 2019

Nicki Minaj will no longer be participating in this year’s BET Experience

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February 15, 2019 Category: Go With The-Flo Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: Nicki Minaj  (Photo: JStone / shutterstock)

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By Florence Anthony

According to multiple reports, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to let it be known that she will no longer be participating in this year’s BET Experience in Los Angeles. The raptress is upset that the network dissed her in a Tweet. Following Cardi B’s historic win as the first femcee to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album, BET tweeted a news item which included: “Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is being dragged by her lacefront.” Although Nicki had received 10 Grammy nominations, she has never taken the coveted statuette home with her. She was not nominated in any category on February 10 and did not attend the awards ceremony. BET deleted the defensive in poor taste post, but Nicki pulled out of the upcoming BET Festival, along with her Young Money labelmate Lil Wayne…….

Not your typical wedding…..no rubber chicken or catering hall. Rev. Al Sharpton married PR Guru Todd Shapiro to fellow NYC publicist Elizabeth Benard at Phillipe Chow Restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on February 9. The guests kept grooving to the sounds of Run DMC’s Daryl McDaniels. Guests included supermarket magnate Stew Leonard, Jr, Ilyasah Shabazz, new parents Marcus and Dominique Sharpton Bright,  Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, TV and Radio Personality Rita Cosby, former NY State Governor David Paterson, NYC Councilman Robert Cornegy and more. Says one guest: “The music was so hot that Rev. Sharpton even danced with the bride.”………

Valentine’s Day will reign royal at East Harlem, New York’s El San Juan Restaurant. On February 14, cast members from Roz Nixon’s celebration of Berry Gordy’s “Pride & Joy” Motown label will perform some of the top tunes from her much talked about feel good show “Get Ready” A Motown Revue. The cast entertained the audience as they channeled such R&B legends as Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, and The Temptations, just to name a few. The Valentine’s Day diners received a complimentary glass of champagne……..

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, Jay Lyriq, an in-demand singer/songwriter, who has co-written gold and platinum hits with T-Pain, released a revamped version of 112’s classic 1997 R&B ballad “Cupid” on February 11, as part of a Valentine’s promotion for Valdosta, Georgia’s 96.7 FM. Jay’s rendition is very personal as it is a tribute to his wife who stayed by his side after he lost everything after parting ways with T-Pain. “Cupid is talking about ‘Give love a try’ and things like that. My girl stuck with me through everything,” Jay says……

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