Celebs turned out in droves for last night’s ASCAP Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Check out Usher, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar and more getting honored, and the fab folks who came out to support.
It was a big night in music kicking off BET Awards weekend. The ASCAP Music Awards honor phenomenal artists in songwriting and publishing within Gospel, R&B, Rap, and Hip Hop. And since TheYBF.com was there on the scene, we’ve got who was there.
While Jermaine Dupri’s’ live band kept the crowd entertained, Usher copped a big award for his accomplishments in the music biz.
These pants are extra snug in certain "areas", but we’re liking this all white on Ursh.
Usher was presented with the ASCAP Golden Note Award. And his colleagues Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and L.A. Reid praised his growth as an outstanding artist and father…and recounted his "excellent taste" in women and wild NY weekends with Diddy. Oh?
In Usher’s acceptance speech, he thanked everyone who helped him achieve his dreams and gave a sentimental thank you to his mother, Jonetta Patton, who was front and center along with girlfriend, Grace Miguel. Yup…
Diddy danced his way on the stage to help honor his long time homie Usher.
Kendrick Lamar was honored by his mentor Dr. Dre. on stage. The "Poetic Justice" rapper copped an award as a new up-and-comer in entertainment. And his biggest believer Dr. Dre presented the ASCAP Vanguard Award citing Lamar as "ahead of the trends and talented. He is a class act and I’m proud to know and work with him. And he’s continuing the legacy of Compton.”
A couple of our fave girls–Michelle Williams and former Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett–snapped some pics together at the event.
LeToya looked hot as usual.
Kandi Burruss made her way to L.A. for the event.
Melanie Fiona rocked a sexy look with cut-out pants.
Jermaine Dupri was there to provide the music and support Usher.
Elle Varner kept it summery in a pink dress and black & white wide ankle strap shoes. She was there to rock the stage with her hit "Refill".
Tyrese got…sparkly…for the event.
"R&B Divas: L.A." star Kelly Price popped up in a gown.
Warren G and Lyfe made rare appearances.
2 Chainz copped the ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year Award.
And MC Lyte still looks fresh faced and young. Work.
Other winners of the night: Mike Will Made It and Wesley "Diplo" Pentz in the R&B and Hip Hop Category. Rapper Problem performed "Like What"…once he actually made it up to the stage after tripping and falling on his way there.
Photographer: Paras Griffin/G Paras Photos, Correspondent: Lauren Smith