The 2011 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, gave is some pretty awesome moments on air, even though the carpet fashion was lacking. We have to give props to Senor Chang Ken Jeong for having the ability to humiliate himself on stage for laughs! But everything anyone did at the show—including Beyonce performing a very sexy “Run the World (Girls)”—was overshadowed by Britney Spears. Brit-Brit had some help on stage in creating two incredibly memorable performances. The first was with Rihanna on a remix of S&M which kicked off the awards. The second was with Nicki Minaj on “Till The World Ends,” after Minaj sang “Super Bass.” Badass!
That was just the beginning. The Billboard stage saw the likes of U2, Neil Diamond, Mary J. Blige and cutie Justin Bieber (in a very Vegas-esque golden tux) come on. Bono and gang were on hand to receive the Touring award while Neil accepted the Billboard Icon award (he also sang “Sweet Caroline” and “America” before receiving the trophy). The Biebs won the Billboard.com Fan Favorite Award and the Top New Artist Award but how about that kiss with Selena Gomez, huh?
Ri-Ri took home the Radio Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year while Taylor Swift (in a trademark sparkly gown) accepted the Billboard 200 Artist of the Year and Country Artist of the Year. Beyonce was feted with a video montage that featured Barbra Streisand, Bono, Stevie Wonder and Michelle Obama while receiving the Billboard Millennium Award. Look here for a full list of Billboard award winners. And if you just want to take a look at some fun moments from the show, check out our gallery below.
Is it just us, or was the 2011 Billboard Music Awardsred white carpet dull? The press room and the stage (obviously) had way more action! As far as we’re concerned, the carpet was all about Nicki Minaj‘s pink hair versus Rihanna‘s red! We love both, but we’re handing this one to Ri-Ri who was super streamlined in a spotless white suit. Gorgeous! We’re not going to get into Nicki’s powder blue whatchamaycallit of an outfit, or Ke$ha‘s, for that matter. We can’t make sense of either!
We’d also like to point out how our little sweetheart Selena Gomez—who shared a kiss with BF Justin Bieberlater—seems to slipping in more and more skin every time we see her. Little by little, so people don’t freak out! Crafty… but we’re on to you, Gomez! She and Nicole Kidman had a particularly sweet red carpet photo op that you can see in our gallery below. Nas, Ne-Yo and Mary J. Blige in all her leonine glory all added a touch of glamor, but just not enough. Do you agree with us? Sound off in the comments section below!
Nas does not want to give any money to his babymomma Kelis. Although a judge previously ordered the rapper to pay Kelis $55,000 per month in spousal and child support, on Monday Nas filed a legal bid to decrease that number to only funds for his newborn son. Nas is reportedly also seeking joint custody. This divorce started in April and looks like it is still heating up. These two really don’t like each other! [Photo: Getty Images]
Nas and Kelis‘ new little bundle of joy may have been through a lot already in his first few hours of life, but it looks like the litle man will be well taken care of. Kelis was awarded $55,000 per month in combined spousal and child support today and Nas also must pay the mortgage on their Los Angeles home. Nas must shell out additional money for the baby nurse, prenatal expenses, and medical insurance – and the expense he probably liked most of all – $35,000 to Laura Wasser, Kelis’ divorce attorney. [Photo: Getty Images]
Nas and Kelis‘ brand spankin’ new baby boyKnight has already been through a lot in his first few hours of life. Reportedly, Kelis’ labor was a long and arduous process, and little Knight took almost three days to pop out. On day two, Nas reportedly tried to cruise by Kelis’ hospital room at 1 am after performing a show, but the rapper was turned away because he was too wasted! The new parents have been feuding over money since announcing their split, and now another item that they will have to fight about is their new son’s hospital bill — which allegedly has not been paid. After seeing the chaotic circus of drama he’s been born into, little Knight is probably screaming at the doc, “Put me back in there!!!! Put me back!!!!” [Photo: Getty Images]
Divorcing couple Nas and Kelis welcomed a baby boy today and Nas announced his son’s debut in a video. “My son is born today! Shout out to my son Knight,” Nas declares of his newborn spawn. This baby is indeed born at quite a hectic time: Kelis was set to attend a child support hearing yesterday, but missed it when she went into labor, and the former couple have been feuding over finances since they announced their split.
A little bundle of joy is about to enter the world in the middle of his parents battling out in a nasty divorce. Kelis, who was scheduled to appear in court today to discuss child support, reportedly wasn’t able to make it because she went into labor. Her soon to be ex-husband Nas, who Kelis accuses of not paying child support, is reportedly not with her. Welcome to the world, little man, it’s about to get ugly! [Photo: Getty Images]
The divorce proceedings between Nas and pregnant Kelis are getting nastier, with Nas calling Kelis a liar and claiming that he pays her more than she says and makes less than she claims.
Kelis claims Nas raked in $11 million for a record deal, but Nas responded saying, “I did not even receive half that amount.” Nas also claims his income is declining, and that he is ONLY making $147, 165 per month.
Kelis also claims that Nas has not paid any child or spousal support, while Nas claims that he wants to be “fully involved” in the parenting of their child and thinks $5,000 per month is enough for a newborn – not bad, that’s more than most grown-ups make per month! [Photo: Getty Images]
“Like Chris Rock said..”All we fathers get is the big piece of chicken- if we lucky”…Moms get songs by the O’Jays and everything!!!!! Moms deserve that love, but right now I’m shouting out to real dads.
Some are great role models with real academic achievements. Some are not. Some are no longer alive. Some fathers are locked up, but they are praying for their kids and hoping to be on the streets soon and be betters dads 1 day.
We deserve the love!!! Becuz we don’t even expect it, we do what we do regardless! With no signs of a reward for it. We put up with everything, standing true to what’s real and letting life take its course protecting our household, our woman, our children, our family. Protecting and leading a nation. Shout out to my pops, a great man! Blessings to our granddads who came b4 us who laid the seeds and the foundation….I wish every dad takes a minute to look at what’s he’s done…just a minute…No need to glance too long.. Just smile.
Biggest Shout To My Son On The Way!! Salute!!!I It’s a GREAT DAY!!!”
So, is Kelis getting some $$$ for the little one or not? [Photo: Getty Images]
When rapper Nas and wife Kelis refer to ice these days, they are no longer talking about Nas’ watch or Kelis’ famous bling bling on her grill. The hip-hop couple’s new hobby is — wait for this, it’s good — ice fishing! “They are really into it,” a source close to the couple told Scandalist at a pre-VMA lunch with record label insiders. “They got all the equipment and books.” The Def Jam star and “Milkshake” singer, who was detained last year in Miami for rushing at police officers and allegedly screaming profanities, recently took a trip to Sarah Palin‘s home state of Alaska to practice their new hobby. See Diddy, there are black people in Alaska!