Rihanna has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, especially since Sunday’s American Music Awards.
After an impressive performance for the event, talk host Bill Maher introduced Rihanna’s mother, Monica Fenty, to the stage to present the singer with the first ever AMA Icon Award.
“Rihanna, I am so proud of you tonight,” Fenty said.
“I know the journey in your career has not always been an easy one, but I applaud and admire you for being so strong and so positive and so humble and so focused. It’s amazing how you always manage to take good from all your experiences. I’m so blessed to be a part of this historic moment!”
Rap star Jay-Z also had kind words for Rihanna, which were delivered via video.
“It’s with a great honor and incredible pride that I present you with this first ever AMA icon award!”
Rihanna, clearly moved by the outpouring of support, responded appreciatively.
“So many people I have to thank for the success of keeping me sane: my friends, my brothers, my glam team, my fans. I love you so much. You keep me driven,” the singer said. ”You keep this thing special. I can’t believe I’m 25 years old and I’m holding an Icon Award. I thank you, and I’m grateful. I’m only as good as my team so I love you guys so much. Thank you!”
Watch the performance and award presentation for yourself below:
Keep it up, RiRi!
Kanye West has friends (and family) in high places.
A number of celebrities, along with over 19,000 fans, showed up to his concert at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York Tuesday night.
The first people we should mention are Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner, who watched the rapper’s performance with pride. Kim’s buddy Jonathan Cheban was there too, as well as La La Anthony, Anna Wintour and LiLo, according to TMZ.
Lindsay Lohan also showed up.
Another major moment for talk television took place Tuesday morning on Ellen. Of course, the moment involved a couple that may be the most talked about on the planet right now – Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
The rapper, with the help of Ellen DeGeneres, revealed his new ‘Bound 2′ music video. What is probably the main reason for all the hype about it is the fact that Kim is featured… and she’s topless!
The video begins with scenes of various landscapes such as grassy fields and snowy mountains, as well as horses running together through shallow water and grass. We then see Kanye on a motorcycle, soon after that joined by Kim.
The reality star looks great with her fit post-baby body and lighter hair as she enjoys the bike ride.
Check out ‘Bound 2′ below:
Kanye West has a new video coming out this week. ‘Bound 2′ will premiere Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show featuring someone I’m sure you’re all familiar with- Kim Kardashian!
All we know about the video is that “it’s really sexy,” according to an insider who spoke to Us Weekly.
“Kim looks beyond gorgeous,” said another insider. “It’s very artsy, very beautiful. The imagery is very colorful and light. Nothing about it feels pop or urban. She looks incredible.”
Ellen DeGeneres made the announcement about Kanye’s appearance and video premiere on her website Monday saying it ”may or may not feature his stunning and curvalicious fiancee.”
This should be interesting!
Lady Gaga and R. Kelly performed their duet “Do What U Want” Saturday night on Saturday Night Live. You could say their choreography was “sexy” but that would probably be an understatement.
Watch for yourself below:
See what I mean? It reminds me of a certain controversial MTV Video Music Awards performance:
My next question is this: where do we go from here?
Pop stars and other artists are displaying sexuality on such high levels these days that if they continue adding it at the current rate, they’ll soon be having intercourse on stage. Stars will be in their birthday suits getting it on to the beat.
I’m serious… just give it another couple of years.