Rihanna reminded us why she’s the MTV VMA’s 2016 recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The Barbados beauty graced the stage a record-breaking four times, giving us soul-snatching performances of her biggest hits!

Rihanna opened the show with a medley of “Don’t Stop The Music,” “Only Girl (In The World),” “We Found Love,” and “Where Have You Been”.

The show-opener was followed by her performances of “Rude Boy,” “What’s My Name?,” “Work,” “Needed Me,” “Love On The Brain,” and MORE!

Watch ALL the performances below before they’re snatched away by Viacom! If any of them are, click on MTV’s website to watch.

 



Chance The Rapper became the envy of every Beyoncé fan when the Queen Bey crashed his backstage interview with a slight hug of the shoulders from behind.

The rapper was ELATED when he turned and discovered it was Beyoncé showing him love, as she and her entourage were making their way through the crowd.

Chance’s reaction was soooo adorable! You couldn’t help but be elated with him!

Even the interviewer had to take the opportunity to get a little love from Beyoncé when she shared that she’s a Virgo…Beyonce’s astrological sign.

Press play below!

 

 

The fact that Beyoncé gives mini-concerts every time she hits the MTV stage is enough for anyone to be converted into card-holding members of the Bey-Hive!

Remember her epic performance of her entire ‘Beyoncé’ album???

Anyway…
Beyoncé snatched our edges again, bringing ‘Lemonade’ to life in a 15-minute breathtaking performance!
Check the video below!

 

 

Last night, The 2016 MTV Music Awards aired live in New York City!

Rihanna is the 2016 recipient of MTV’s Michael Jackson Vanguard Award, and who better to present her such a prestigious award other than her man, Drake?

Before Rihanna gives her awesome speech, she gushes, as she listens to Drake’s beautiful speech about connecting with Rihanna during her entrance to superstardom. He also reminded viewers that she was able to stay true to herself in an industry that is ever-changing.

Press play below to watch Rihanna’s awesome speech!

 

As an accomplished model and actor, Sam Sarpong seemed to have had it all. One would never thought that he would commit suicide. On the outside looking in, Sam’s life was “perfect”. However, no amount of money or success will have any bearing on your mental state. The death of Sam Sarpong proves that.

Sam’s Death teaches us that depression is prevalent in the black community. Often times, when we are suffering for whatever reason, we keep our problems to ourselves. It’s the stigma that covers us like a black cloud. Because we’re taught to be strong and proud folks who should keep others out of our business, we hinder ourselves from reaching out and getting the help we truly need, particularly black women, who are looked upon as the “backbones” and nurturers of our families. We forget that we are humans with feelings, and like everyone else, we go through the daily stresses of life which can be excessive and sometimes difficult to bear. Instead of asking for help, we deal with our problems in our own way, which could lead to self-defeating effects such as negative thought patterns or worse…self-harm.

So many of us work hard to make sure our outside looks good (exercise, make-up, cosmetic surgery, etc.), but we also neglect our inside. Let’s get our minds right by seeking professional counseling if need be, or even talking with family members and friends who care.

Check on your loved ones, talk to them, ask them if they’re okay.

Don’t worry about being ashamed or being scrutinized for showing weakness. We all go through moments of weakness in our lives, whether it’s from loss of loved ones, job loss, broken relationships, etc. We should never be ashamed to seek help with a therapist or a doctor that can prescribe you the appropriate medication.

Sam’s death has taught me that folks can appear to have it all, but we’ll never know what’s going on with them behind clothes doors. Let’s start communicating with our loved ones. It could possibly save lives.