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The Art of Seduction: 9 (Amazing) Celebrity Lap Dances

The art of seduction is as old as time and the fastest way to a fan's heart. Nicki Minaj's onstage striptease during Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards was enough to paralyze Lil Wayne, but she's not the first to flaunt her assets in front of an audience. For years, some of our favorite artists have dedicated a small (or large) portion of their live show to seducing one lucky fan in front of thousands. Whether the results are sexy, hilarious, awkward or all of the above, celebrity lap dances are always entertaining. Click through the pages for our favorites.

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Destiny's Child perform "Cater 2 U" at 2005 BET Awards.
Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle coordinated curve-hugging gowns and their sexiest moves for a dirty dancing routine. Set to the sounds of their 2005 single "Cater 2 U," Magic Johnson, Nelly and Terrence Howard were handpicked for one of BET's most memorable moments. The expression on Howard's face is priceless!

Janet Jackson performs "Rope Burn" on Velvet Rope Tour.

Long before Rihanna and Nicki were handing out lap dances like hot cakes, Miss Jackson revolutionized dirty dancing with her "Rope Burn" routine in 1998. Janet works her way up and down a pole before laying a passionate kiss on an excited male fan.

Janet Jackson goes S&M for "Would You Mind" performance.

We couldn't pick just one. Ten years after her Emmy Award-winning "Velvet Rope World Tour," the icon transformed into a dominatrix for a gravity defying and mouth watering rendition of "Would You Mind." The crazed fan strapped to an S&M contraption is hysterical. We're surprised Janet could keep a straight face through this one.

Usher gets lap dance from fan.

During a performance of "Trading Places," the tables were turned as Usher received a lap dance from a female fan. Dancing as if there was no one else in the room, this girl is more than enthusiastic while gyrating on top of the sex symbol.

Rihanna gives "Skin" lap dance.

RiRi's 2010 LOUD Tour was pretty much an ode to all things sexy. It was only right that the provocative singer take it up a notch for this sizzling slow jam.

Britney Spears gives Joe Jonas a sexy dance.

In classic Britney fashion, the singer rocks lingerie for a tame but playful dance in front of Joe Jonas. The singer, who joined Spears for the European leg of her 2011 Femme Fatale Tour, looks more than pleased.

Chris Brown performs "Take You Down" at Miami Springfest.

He may be controversial, but no one can deny Chris Brown's talent for dancing. The shirtless bad boy leaves little to the imagination when he swivels his hips for a female fan in Miami.

Mya performs "My Love Is Like..." for Carson Daly.

Mya was the number one seductress in her prime. Ten years ago, the biracial beauty bump and grinded her way to Carson Daly's lap during the "MTV Bash" TV Special.

Teairra Mari gives "Birthday Sex" lap dance.

What was supposed to be sexy ended up being awkward when the former Roc Nation princess attempted acrobatics for this Power R&B Showcase in New York City.

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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