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Fly or Fail: MTV VMA's Red Carpet

The greatest, most live show on Earth, the MTV VMA's dominated the night as everyone's topic of conversation—the tea and shade dished on social media was too hot to handle. Throughout the show's 30 years of existence, we are always marveled by the fashions that are pedaled up and down the red carpet, but most of the times we were left in shock at the scandalous stunts celebrities pull, unashamed at the total fashion disasters or pieces of dental floss they are claiming as a frock. Regardless, the VMA's have bred not only the most iconic in music but fashion as well, whether it be good or bad. Continue clicking to check out the goods the ladies of the VMA's we're putting on display last night with our special edition of fly or fail: MTV VMA's red carpet. Photo Credit(s): Instagram, Getty Images
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals FLY: JLo This has been Jennifer's year, amen. Anytime she steps out this woman shuts it down effortlessly.
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet FLY: Joan Smalls Joan gave a lesson is model behavior in Balmain.
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals FLY: Kelly Rowland Mommy-to-be Kelly glowed with her bundle of joy in a champagne frock.
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals FLY: Julianne Hough Ms. Hough's Emilio Pucci gown complimented her choppy blonde bob, giving her a flawless look from head to toe.
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals FLY: Kim Kardashian Kim looked fabulous rocking Balmain on the carpet showing ample cleavage per usual.
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals FLY: Solange Our style muse, Solange, channeled her inner disco diva in a bedazzled pant suit, groovy.
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals FAIL: Ariana Grande Ms. Grande tried it in a Moschino Resort leather dress. Are we experiencing her good girl, gone bad transformation right before our eyes? If so, please dead that half up half down hairstyle immediately.
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals FAIL: Amber Rose Amber channeled her inner Philly chick days on the red carpet. This chain link contraption is quite similar to something Rose McGowan donned to the VMA's in 1998 and was a fail back then and hasn't much changed today.
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals FAIL: Taylor Swift Sorry, Ms. Swift but Beyonce has the best leotards of all time.
  2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals FAIL: Rita Ora How much red is too much is what we want to ask Rita. And where is a tailor and seamstress when you need one?
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals FAIL: Miley Cyrus We must admit, we prefer Miley with all the bells and whistles no matter how insane it looks. We're over leather and this two piece ensemble isn't particularly doing it for us, sigh.
2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals FAIL: Katy Perry Katy stuck with her usual antics of over the top, comedic relief-inspired outfits. But what we're more concerned with is why is she with Riff Raff?

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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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