Now the stories are starting to come full circle.
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Even if you're not her biggest fan, this is kind of harsh…
Queen Madge was joined onstage by Stevie Wonder to perform Nothing Compares 2 U and Purple Rain, and while the covers were quite beautiful, it seems as though a lot of the Internet was upset they weren't "Prince" enough.
However, things really took a dramatic turn shortly after the show, because the BET Awards straight up called Madonna out for doing a terrible job!
In fact, they promoted their very own Prince tribute while trashing the BBMAs on Twitter, posting:
Former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert has a lot on her mind these days!
But now, the 60-year-old has Stacey Dash in her crosshairs — and she has some more harsh feedback to give!
And you best believe Aunt Viv had a LOT to say about Dash on Friday during her interview with The Huffington Post, quipping:
She's finally saying something we agree with!
Like most of the cast of The View this season, Whoopi Goldberg has spent the last few months saying some pretty controversial things — which may or may not have helped the ratings for the ABC daytime talk show.
As you've probably heard, after the Oscars failed to nominate a single person of color in any of the acting categories this year, Jada Pinkett Smith proudly suggested that her fellow POCs boycott the awards show.
Always the contrarian, Stacey saw this as an opportunity to suck up to her FOX & Friends audience by flipping the situation and suggesting that having events like the BET Awards and Black History Month are just as racist as #OscarsSoWhite.
Thankfully, Whoopi was there to point out that minority communities are important because they're some of the only ways for people to actually learn about their own cultures.
Also, love her for trying, but Paula Faris just looks so awkward trying to prove she knows anything about black history. LOLz!
Ch-ch-check it out (above)!!!
Is it just us, or is Donald Trump being the reasonable one?!
Everyone in Hollywood is throwing in their two cents about the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry after the Oscars revealed its twenty acting nominees were all-white for the second consecutive year.
Now, the GOP frontrunner is weighing in on the controversy, saying he thinks everyone should be "represented properly!"
Dialing in on Wednesday's Fox & Friends, the presidential candidate said Hollywood's lack of diversity was "really sad" but still dismissed Rev. Al Sharpton's call for a boycott at this year's award show. He said:
"I think it's a tough situation. I think it's really sad. Al is just a guy who wants to get publicity for himself. And I understand him very well."
The 69-year-old then commented on Stacey Dash's interview from earlier in the morning — where she criticized all-black award shows like the BET Awards — and Trump couldn't agree more, saying he "never even thought of it from that standpoint."
Watch the full interview (above) to hear Trump's thoughts on how Oscars host Chris Rock should handle the backlash during the show!
The Fox News contributor appeared on Wednesday's Fox & Friends to talk about Hollywood's lack of diversity — which was reflected in this year's Oscar nominations.
During the interview, the Clueless actress called Jada Pinkett Smith's boycott of the award show "ludicrous," and that expecting awards to be selected by race would be a "disservice" to the Academy members.
The newly 49-year-old (happy birthday, gurl!) went on to say she thinks the black community is still segregated by the presence of award shows like the BET Awards and NAACP Image Awards, explaining:
R. Kelly performed at the Soul Train Awards, closing the show on Sunday night and as usual bringing down the house.
But it appears the singer may have (finally?) worn out his welcome amongst a sizable portion of the public, judging by a flurry of online debate.
Kelly, of course, was charged and tried in Illinois back in the mid-2000s for crimes relating to sex with an underage girl.
In 2008, he was eventually found not guilty on all 14 counts in a jury trial at the end of a long legal battle, but it didn't stop fans on social media from questioning his position as a public figure this weekend.
As for Sunday's performance itself, Kelly wasn't specifically controversial. See clips (below):
This is just embarrassing!
The rapper Scarface (real name Brad Jordan) was arrested over the weekend and is now facing charges on unpaid child support — but it's how he got caught that is so awkward!
The rapper was accepting the prestigious I Am Hip Hop Award at the BET Hip Hop Awards when, after his speech, he walked off stage right into the arms of waiting Fulton County (Georgia) law enforcement officers!
With Ludacris looking on after introducing him to the crowd and presenting the honor, Scarface kept his award acceptance speech very brief before walking off stage, saying simply: