We’re days away before Christmas 2014. But Christmas came a little early in a NYC borough. The “Christmas in Brooklyn” concert went down at the Barclays Center last night. Peep pics and performances by K. Michelle, LL Cool J, Diggy Simmons, Run DMC and more inside…..
The “Christmas In Brooklyn” concert went down at the Barclays Center last night. And it brought a stellar performance from reality star/Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? singer K. Michelle.
K slipped into a black shimmery romper before hitting the stage to belt out her R&B tunes. The “Maybe I Should Call” singer performed a few tracks from her debut album, which included her single “Can’t Raise A Man” and her radio hit “V.S.O.P.”
Also hitting the stage....
G.O.A.T. rapper LL Cool J rocked the stage with a few of his legendary hits including “Doin’ It Well” before bringing out surprise guest Bell Biv Devoe. The former New Edition members rocked the stage with their performance of the classic hit “Poison” which set the crowd off.
Soon after, LL brought his former rap-nemesis Canibus, where they performed “4,3,2,1”— the track that sparked their feud back in the 90s. The legendary rapper also brought out EPMD, Troy Ave and freestyle rapper Murda Mook.
But before he hit the stage:
He was spotted backstage with his daughter Samaria Smith for a little daddy-daughter time.
And Bell Biv Devoe was spotted backstage posing it up with rapper Fat Joe.
Back on stage:
Diggy Simmons hit the stage to perform his freestyle to Nas’ 2002 hit single “Made You Look”.
And to close out the show, iconic rap group Run DMC took the stage to rock out to a slew of their hits including “My ADIDAS”, “Walk This Way” and “Run’s House”. The duo, along with his sons, took a moment for a special tribute to the late Jam Master Jay who was gunned down in 2002.
Run's daughter and Diggy's big sis Angela was there to support:
And she chilled backstage with Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross.
Peep their performances below:
LL Cool J Brings Out Bell Biv Devoe, EPMD & Troy Ave at Christmas in Brooklyn Concert
And Run DMC did a special tribute for the late Jam Master J
Hot moms Tamar Braxton, Ciara, and Halle Berry were all spotted out and about. Peep the pics inside...
Tamar Braxton, rocking a cute denim jumper and nude Louboutin heels, had a Friday night dinner at Mr. Chow in Bevery Hills with her husband Vince, who left ahead of her and separately:
The finale of "Tamar & Vince" aired this past Thursday, but Tamar's got more big TV news. "The Real" is on deck to get renewed for a season 2. Congrats to the ladies!
Over in Paris, Halle Berry and baby Maceo went over to Olivier's hometown of Paris to kick off their Holiday:
How adorbs! Nahla wasn't spotted (yet) so it's possible she's spending Christmas in the Stats with her dad Gabriel Aubrey. Halle spent the days leading up to her Holiday break filming a new movie called Kidnapped in New Orleans, and she's gearing up for a new season of her tv show "Extant".
And just a day after shooting an editorial for VOGUE in L.A., Ciara was spotted carrying Baby Future through LAX:
Look at his little Ugg boots!
We're not sure where they're off to, or if Baby Future will get to see his daddy this Christmas. But the mommy-son duo snapped this pic today:
The final episode of BET’s “106 & Park” aired yesterday. And it ended its 14-year reign reuniting all of the former hosts, including the original hosts Free & AJ Calloway. Peep the pics and video from the finale episode inside….
After announcing BET’s hit countdown show “106 & Park” would be transitioning to a digital platform, the last and final episode premiered last night. And it reunited fans with its original (and probably most beloved) co-hosts Free and AJ Calloway. AJ rocked a "I Can't Breathe" t-shirt (and his Omega hook) for his final appearance on the show, showing solidarity for Eric Garner.
Following a 14-year-run, “106 & Park” became a staple in the Hip Hop community that catapulted careers for many of today’s artists. Everyone from Beyonce, Jay Z, Aaliyah, Kanye West and many other artists and entertainers hit the “106 & Park” couch and stage to connect with their fans.
For it’s finale episode, BET brought back all of its co-hosts over the years including Terrence J, Rocsi Diaz, Big Tigger, Julissa Bermudez, Shad Moss (Bow Wow), Keishia Chante, Jordan "Shorty da Prince" Johnson, Kimberly "Paigion" Walker and Mykel "Miss Mykie" Gray.
Also, Keyshia Cole and Wale stopped by to share some of their fondest memories of the show.
"Shorty da Prince" also made a statment rocking a "Don't Shoot" t-shirt hitting the stage with his hands up in support of the late Michael Brown.
During the show, the co-hosts went down memory lane reflecting on their most memorable moments from the show. A shocking revelation was also revealed: Rocsi told viewers that the “argument” between her and Terrence J was fake!
She said they had been co-hosting for two years without ever taking a vacation. So, when Rocsi decided she wanted a few days off, they staged the argument for her to be absent for two weeks. Why? Well, she revealed it was Stephen Hill’s idea because he felt fans wouldn’t understand her taking a break. Oh….
Anything for ratings.
To close the show, Shad Moss aka "Mr. 106 & Park" hopped on stage to for a surprise performance of his throwback hit "Fresh Az I'm Iz".