The 2016 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards were turned all the way up! Come inside to celebrate with Andre 3000, Remy Ma, French Montana, Ne-Yo and More inside…
Music’s elite gathered at the Beverly Wilshire for the 29th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in L.A. last night to honor the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2015 R&B, hip-hop, rap and gospel charts.
R&B crooner and new dad again Ne-Yo rolled up on the red carpet in a fresh pair of Timberland boots to represent for R&B at the invitation-only event.
R&B singer Tank, who recently celebrated 20 years in the music biz, was all smiles on the carpet.
“Power” star and singer Rotimi was in the mix to recognize the honorees of the evening.
Former Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford, who will star on the new BET series “F In Fabulous,” kept it white hot in a summer ready jumpsuit.
New “Empire” star Bre Z hit a few poses on the carpet before heading inside.
Actor/singer Keith Robinson, who’s starring in the Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me, kept it dapper in a suit.
R&B songbird Bridget Kelly hit the scene in an interesting look. She has a new EP out titled Summer of 17 available for download.
Gospel artist Erica Campbell, 1/2 of Mary Mary, flossed her curves in a black and gold studded dress. She’s in the running for the Best Gospel/Inspirational BET Award.
Erica’s husband/record producer Warryn Campbell escorted his wife for the festivities.
“Love & Hip Hop” creator Mona Scott Young was also in the mix.
Rapper/actor Andre 3000 was tapped to present legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest the ASCAP Golden Note Award.
Backstage, 3 Stacks snapped it up with the honorees, including Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White. The Golden Note Award presentation also paid special tribute to band member Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor, who recently passed away.
Looks like Ne-Yo copped an award for his 2015 hits.
He later joined Nicole George-Middleton, Senior Vice President of ASCAP Rhythm & Soul, on stage.
Then, the ceremony got turned up:
Raptress Remy Ma, rocking a sparkly see-through number, and French Montana hit the stage to perform their summer banger “All The Way Up.”
Rapper Busta Rhymes and his hype man Spliff Star rocked the stage to pay tribute to A Tribe Called Quest.
MMG rapper Wale, who released a new mixtape titled Summer on Sunset, also hit the stage for a performance.
Congrats to A Tribe Called Quest!
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