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VIBE Vixen's 2013 BET Award Predictions

This year BET turned Hollywood into a experience that amassed an entire weekend, with the awards as the grand finale. This year the award categories were tough with major contenders battling to win the top spot. Drake may lead in nominations but will he win the most awards? Beyoncé and Rihanna may seem like winners in their categories, but will the underdogs win the prize? We don’t have the magic envelope to unveil the winners but we can predict. Take a look at who we think will win in each category.

Beyonce attends 2012 BET Awards

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist:

Beyonce reigns supreme. She performed at the inauguration, Super Bowl, she pulled in number #1 ratings with Oprah and her documentary. When you have a rap sheet like that, she deserves to win.

Nominees:
Beyoncé
Tamar Braxton
Alicia Keys
Rihanna
Elle Varner

Miguel

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Miguel is taking this win. He’s up and coming, and quickly gaining respect from industry legends.

Nominees:
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Justin Timberlake
Usher

 Jay Z and Kanye West

Best Group

We're going with The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z) for this category. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are working hard, but there's no competition when your in the category with a King.

Nominees:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Mary Mary
Mindless Behavior
Slaughterhouse
The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)

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Asap Rocky Kendrick Lamar 2 Chainz Drake

Best Collaboration

This is a hard list; all of the songs are bangers. But if we have to choose, we're going with “Fuckin’ Problem.” It is a dynamic work of art, put together by the greats in the game.

Nominees:
2 Chainz feat. Drake: "No Lie"
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar: "Fuckin' Problems"
French Montana feat. Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne: "Pop That"
Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake: "Poetic Justice"
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z: "Suit & Tie"
Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz: "Mercy"

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Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar should win this one, but Mr. Feature aka Drake will probably take this home. Kendrick had the win last year (he's still making rounds in our cars), but if they are judging based on who had more number one hits, Drake’s the winner.

Nominees:
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Drake
Future
Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj has branded herself as a pop rapper who has crossed over all lanes in music, so we think she'll take home the prize. Maybe next year Azealia or Eve will win, but for now Nicki is going home with the gold.

Nominees:
Azealia Banks
Eve
Nicki Minaj
Rasheeda
Rye Rye

 Macklemore

Video of the Year

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop" is winning the gold. These guys literally took us thrifting when they created this video. Overall it’s the most creative song and video in this category; however, if you’re judging by who made the most meme’s, then Drake’s "Started From The Bottom" wins hands down.

Nominees:
2 Chainz feat. Drake: "No Lie"
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar: "Fuckin' Problems"
Drake: "Started From The Bottom"
Drake feat. Lil Wayne: "HYFR"
Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake: "Poetic Justice"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz: "Thrift Shop"
Miguel: "Adorn"
Rihanna: "Diamonds"
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z: "Suit & Tie"
Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz: "Mercy"

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Director XVideo Director of the Year

Director X, who directed "Started From The Bottom", turned a video that was dope into meme's that were hilarious. If that's not talent, we don't know what is.

Nominees:
A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca
Benny Boom
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

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Kendrick Lamar and MiguelBest New Artist

Good Kid M.A.A.D. City, no further explanation needed. 

Nominees:
Azealia Banks
Joey Bada$$
Kendrick Lamar
Trinidad Jame$
The Weekend

Mary Mary Sunday's Best

Best Gospel Artist

Mary Mary crossed over from singing to taking over reality TV. If you can survive a hit reality TV show without compromising your faith, you're a winner in our book.

Nominees:
Deitrick Haddon
Lecrae
Tamela Mann
Mary Mary
Marvin Sapp

Kerry Washington attends 2011 BET AwardsBest Actress

Kerry Washington turned everyone into a gladiator. She's a lead in a primetime drama and has the twitter-sphere buzzing about what she's going to do next. We salute Kerry!

Nominees:
Angela Bassett
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington

Jamie FoxxBest Actor

Jamie Foxx's role in Django Unchained grants him this honor.

Nominees:
Don Cheadle
Common
Jamie Foxx
Samuel L. Jackson
Denzel Washington

Young Stars Award

Gabrielle Douglas not only changed history, but she endured criticism from her own people in the midst of it all. She’s worn success beautifully while giving young women someone new to look up to.

Nominees:
Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Jaden Smith

Vibe Vixen Django UnchainedBest Movie

If mainstream Hollywood won't acknowledge Django Unchained greatness, then we must.

Nominees:
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Django Unchained"
"Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap"
"Sparkle"
"Think Like a Man"

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Gabrielle Douglas has done amazing things. She's the youngest on this list and she deserves to be praised for changing history.

Gabrielle Douglas
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Lebron James wins Miami Heat ChampionshipSubway Sportsman of the Year

LeBron James is basketball's MVP who led his team to the championship.

Nominees:
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant
Robert Griffin III
LeBron James
Ray Lewis

Asap Rocky Kendrick Lamar 2 Chainz DrakeCoca-Cola Viewers Choice Award

"Fuckin' Problems" not only gets us in the party mood, but it has some of today's favorite rappers on one track. What more could we want?

Nominees:
A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar: "Fuckin' Problems"
Drake: "Started From The Bottom"
Kendrick Lamar: "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
Miguel: "Adorn"
Rihanna: "Diamonds"
Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z: "Suit & Tie"

Photo Credit: BET

MiguelCentric Award

Miguel's "Adorn" is still played in rotation. It's a soulful song that appeals to the younger and older crowd. Miguel is truly bringing R&B back.

Nominees:
Tamar Braxton: "Love and War"
Fantasia: "Lose To Win"
Miguel: "Adorn"
Nas: "Daughters"
Charlie Wilson: "My Love Is All I Have"

Emeli SandéBest International Act: U.K.

Honesty, Emeli Sandé deserve more accolades than just this award. She's a true artist in our book.

Nominees:
Marsha Ambrosius
Estelle
Labrinth
Rita Ora
Emeli Sandé
Wiley

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Summer Walker's Debut Album Inspires Drake To Write New Music

Summer Walker's debut album Over It has everyone's heart aflutter, including Drake.

Off the heels of her debut project, the Atlanta songstress shared Drake's admiration for her project Sunday (Oct. 6) which included collaborations from Jhene Aiko, Usher. 6LACK and Bryson Tiller. Drake had a strong reaction to "Fun Girl," a track that speaks to the acoustic aura of her precious project, CLEAR.

Sharing his love with more than a few emojis, the rapper reveals the song inspired him to pen two new songs at the crack of dawn.

 

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So I guess fun girl is his favorite song on the album, mines isss... BODY🥰 what’s yours ?

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Summer and Drake worked together for the remix to her breakout hit, "Girls Need Love." In Billboard's  “You Should Know” series, the singer says the two met via Instagram after he gushed about her visuals to the original track. "He said, 'I saw your video on a bowling alley monitor. Thought it was cool,'" she recalled. She added it was Love Renaissance's Justice Baiden who talked her into asking Drake for the remix. The singer is signed to the label along with Grammy-nominated singer 6LACK.

Things have been looking great for the singer. Her album has topped Spotify and YouTube since it's release Friday and is expected to make a nice debut on Billboard's 200 charts.

Get to know the men behind Love Renaissance in our feature, LVRN's Reebok Collaboration Showcases Atlanta's Influence In Fashion.

 

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Tinashe Resurfaces With Exciting Message: "I'm Back And Better"

Tinashe fans rejoice! After a hiatus, the Joyride artist resurfaced on Instagram Saturday (Sept. 28), in a brief video expressing that she's “back and better.”

After a tumultuous relationship with her label RCA, the singer-songwriter broke ties with the company. Since then, she's been hibernating in her “cave,” as she puts it.

"Creatively, I just feel like I needed to go through what I went through in order to be the person that I am today and to get back to my roots," she explained. "You pretty much put your heart and soul and emotions into all these songs and then you put them out there for the world to judge and tear down and pick apart. It's terrifying and it can really mess with your head."

 

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In an interview with VIBE, Tinashe expressed how important it is for her to stay true to herself and artistry. “It’s not even necessarily speaking up but coming to your own conclusions yourself and owning your own instincts and trusting in yourself and creative power,” she said. “I think that’s something that is always important to continue to maintain. It’s easy for that sometimes to get derailed, and it’s important to come back to that.”

During her recent statement, she broke down the importance of art and how it should be expressed through individuality and free expression, sans any boxes or limitations. Making people happy through her music is the goal.

"Music and art are supposed to be these wonderful beautiful things that bring people joy and happiness, and that's really why I started making music in the first place—to give people something that means something to them,” she said.

Although Tinashe did not say when fans can expect new music, she did share a snippet of what she’s been working on in the studio in a separate post. “I’m too emotional.”

 

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I’m too emotional

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Eva Marcille Gives Birth To Third Child

In late September, Eva Marcille gave birth to her third child, a boy, Essence reports. The model/actress announced she was expecting in May, over a year after she gave birth to her second baby and first child with husband Michael Sterling. Their son, Michael Todd Jr. is 17 months while Marcille's first child, Marly Rae, 5, is from a previous relationship.

In a 2016 interview with Rolling Out, Marcille discussed the importance of having a close network of supporters to help in raising a child. "You know, I have a great mother myself and if it wasn’t for my mom and my support system—my friends that helped me out—I don’t know what I would do, honestly," she said. "It’s a balancing act and you know they say 'it takes a village to raise a child,' I have definitely cultivated my village to raise my child."

A year ago, the couple tied the knot which was showcased on Bravo's hit reality television program Real Housewives of Atlanta. The series is set to return in November.

 

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Couldn’t be happier 🌻 (thanks @cynthiabailey10 and @itsmikehill for my #Chill blanket) #lifesaver

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So I decided to go ahead and have a little maternity shoot. You know what they say third time is a charm🌻 so, WELCOME TO THE GARDEN OF EVA🌻 It really was a simple situation thanks to the most amazing team ever: Photographer: @stanlophotography Dress designer: @theodoreelyett Florals: @creativetouchevents Location: @parkstudios.co Makeup: @iambarbielee Produced by: @ellybevents Baby Maverick i think Mommas ready 🌻

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