2015 BET Awards Recap + 4 Memorable Performances!


The BET Awards was nothing short of EXPLOSIVE with all-star celebs and performances, makeups from breakups, reunions, and even an appearance from an icon that’s been out of the limelight for the past seven years! Let’s talk about some of the biggest performances!

The BET awards started off with a bang as Kendrick Lamar performed his latest single, “Alright” from his second album, To Pimp a Butterfly. With the American flag waving in the background K. Dot had the entire crowd on their feet as he touched on social issues throughout the song. Kendrick also won the BET award for best hip hop artist.


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King Bey (@beyonce) & Jay-Z (@S_C_) DETHRONED! Check out Forbes (@Forbes) New Highest Paid Couple!


Forbes Magazine royalty has officially been dethroned! That’s right, Jay-Z and Beyonce are no longer the most powerful power couple! This comes as a bit of a surprise considering that these two bat their eye lashes and make millions of dollars. Beyonce has music, clothing, appearances, and a Marvel movie in the works; whereas her hubby has his own music, Tidal, multiple companies, and a new clothing line. So the big question is, who or what could topple this megastar couple? Well their names are Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris!


You read right Taylor and Calvin topped Forbes’ list of the most powerful power couples. They made an astounding $146 million dollars in the last year, while The Carters only made $110 million dollars. Swift’s last album 1989, was the best seller of 2014 and she has endorsements with Diet Coke, Keds and Sony; and Harris has Giorgio Armani and Sol Republic headphones. We definitely know Taylor Swift has no problem with handling her business, after all with a simple blog post she brought Apple to its knees!

Calm down Beyhive, at the end of the day Beyonce and Jay-Z are still, well, Beyonce and Jay-Z! There’s always next year!


Surprise, Surprise! Bristol Palin pregnant AGAIN!


A Palin is back in the news again, and this time it is not former vice president hopeful, Sarah Palin. It is worst–it’s Bristol! Yep, the former Dancing With The Stars contestant has shocked us all with a pregnancy announcement. Unsurprisingly, it does not sound like this second pregnancy was planned. As you recall, we were introduced to Bristol when she was a teen mother soon to wed her high school sweetheart, Levi Johnston. Their relationship ended bitterly and publicly with a custody battle concerning their son, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johsnton.

Bristol and Tripp

Bristol and Tripp

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Cover Girl: Taraji P. Henson (@therealTaraji) puts “Wow” on The Cover of W Magazine (@wmag)!


Taraji P. Henson has been stealing our heart for years as an actress! She has been taking both the film and television industry by storm in recent years! Who doesn’t love Cookie Lyon at this point?!


Taraji has taken her rightful place on the W Magazine cover! The queen herself bares all showcasing her banging body and even a little bit of a nip slip! She’s not just one tough cookie, but also one smoking hot cookie!


The Pop Issue for August of the W Magazine has never been so H-O-T! The cover shows the actress, 44, donning a white sheer shirt, blue jeans and a few silver bracelets. The starlet’s hair is slicked back off her face with a nude lip and bronze smoky eye. The inside photos feature Henson in a silk button up, that is completely unbuttoned exposing a tiny bit of nipple. Another photo shows off her sultry curves in a beaded halter dress.

AGAIN!? Rapper Rick Ross (@rickyrozay) Arrested for Kidnapping & Aggravated Assault


I wonder if Rick Ross believes in the concept “if something can go wrong, it will go wrong.” This is Rick Ross’ second arrest this month.

The rapper was arrested in Fayette County, Georgia, Wednesday morning and charged with kidnapping, aggravated battery and aggravated assault.

Rick Ross

According to sources who spoke with WSB-TV, Maybach Music founder Rick Ross was getting work done on his Fayetteville mansion that once belonged to boxing legend Evander Holyfield, when he allegedly got into a physical altercation with one of the workers and pistol-whipped him.

Rick’s bodyguard was also arrested and faces the same charges.

The kidnapping and assault allegedly took place earlier this month on or around June 7.

50 Cent is somewhere laughing his behind off. First Diddy gets arrested for assaulting the UCLA coach and now this. I’ll be stalking his Instagram until he posts dissing Rick.

Hip Hop is definitely taking an “L” this week!

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It’s Her Time! Tami Roman is WINNING in big ways!

Congrats to the lovely Tami Roman! The Kontrol Magazine family is  super excited to hear that she is pregnant again; recently divulging the news on The Love & Hip Hop Atlanta After Party Monday night. Ms. Roman recently came to Atlanta to shoot an editorial with us here at Kontrol, for our upcoming Summer Lust issue. We have to admit we are a little sad she didn’t share the news with us, but are nonetheless super excited and happy for her and Reggie Youngblood!


This will be Tami Roman’s third child,  she already has two adult daughters, Jazz and Lyric. We are all wondering if she is hoping to have a little boy this time around. Perhaps he will be nicknamed R.J. after, his father Reggie! Either way 2015 is truly shaping up to be a big year for this veteran reality television star. Not only is she expecting, but you can catch her own three different shows. The first being WE TV’s Marriage Boot Camp, where she and her beau went to find out if they actually wanted to remain together! Then there is VH-1’s Basketball Wives L.A. On the latest season of the hit spin off, Tami and Shaunie O’Neal join the cast to bring their own twist and perspective of the drama going on out West. One has to wonder who will remain standing when casts collide? Finally, our “mother to be of three” is back for another season Extant alongside Halle Berry. Tami is her character’s best friend, “Cass Hendy,” and might we add she is quite the actress!

Tami Roman is truly the self-dubbed “Comeback Queen” and we at Kontrol are happy to see her star shining! Be sure you grab your copy of our Summer Lust issue to get the latest news on our “Roman Soldier.” We guarantee it will be hotter than the current weather!


Currently Praying–Taraji P. Henson (@TherealTaraji) Hospitalized!

EMPIRE: Taraji Henson as Cookie Lyon.EMPIRE will join the schedule in 2015 on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX
EMPIRE: Taraji Henson as Cookie Lyon.EMPIRE will join the schedule in 2015 on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX

Breaking news: actress Taraji P. Henson gave everyone quite a scare yesterday. The lady behind “Cookie” of the hit television series “Empire” was hospitalized Friday.

Taraji’s rep-woman reports that “Taraji is going to be fine. It was mostly exhaustion.” Henson also posted this picture on her Instagram with the following caption:


“God has a way of saying “you’re doing too much!” “SAT DOWN SOMEWHERE”. I’m listening Father!!! I am taking several seats!!! Don’t worry y’all I’m a tough cookie! HA! I will be just fine. My momma and best friends are flying in to check on me. I AM FINE!!!!!!! Just need to SAT ALL THE WAY DOWN for a bit. #listentoyourbody

We are glad to know that it wasn’t too serious and Ms. Henson is doing fine. Judging from the exhaustion and lack of “SAT DOWN SOMEWHERE,” Henson is about to give us gems in the near future. Season 2 of Empire is currently filming in Chicago. The season premiere is set for Sept. 23.

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