Over the years, more and more of our favorite artists have spoken out about The GRAMMY Awards, questioning the validity of such an outdated institution.

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This year, the biggest controversy has come from The Weeknd’s camp, which follows the singer not getting any nominations for the 2021 ceremony, despite releasing his album, After Hours, and some huge singles throughout 2020. According to reports from TMZ, Abel opted for a performance at the Super Bowl next year instead of performing at The GRAMMYs, which led to the awards show retaliating by not giving him any nominations. Unfortunately for the long-running special, this isn’t the first time a major artist has said that the whole thing is a business exchange and not actually a show of talent.

Here’s a look at some other artists who have called out The GRAMMYs for getting it wrong

Once the 2021 nominations were announced earlier this week, Nicki Minaj took a walk down memory lane to remind us all that she didn’t get the nomination she should have when she was a new artist.

Zoomsgiving was lit!

Thanksgiving 2020 didn’t slap like previous years but it was still an enjoyable occasion where thousands of families connected via Zoom in the name of thankfulness, fellowship and drool-worthy food that makes the holiday so special.

This year, we had several shockers and pleasant surprises that included Michael Bae Jordan and Lori Harvey potentially “Creed 3” canoodling, Megan Thee Stallion’s ex-BFF dropping a very questionable diss track and the Finer women of Zeta Phi Beta shutting down the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

“Congratulations again to our Centennial Steppers who performed in the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade this year! You all were #Finer and represented Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated well!” Zeta Phi Beta wrote on its official Twitter account.

“No, thank YOU for joining us this year!” @Macys replied.”

(If you missed it, Macy’s deleted an earlier tweet calling the Zetas a “diverse dance group” which understandably sparked outrage across social media)

We also noticed improvement in the plates posted on social media after years of anticipating Draya’s infamous struggle meals in one of the funniest (and messiest) holiday traditions on the internet.

“Remember that time you guys roasted me on making chicken,” she captioned on a post promoting her new cooking show *eye-roll emojis* …anyway. My fried chicken video is up now on Youtube (link in my bio) *chickem emojis*

ps::: I don’t care about how your grandma makes it or your auntie with the elbow dimples.”

How was your COVID-era Thanksgiving? Where are you spending your Black Friday bucks? Tell us down below and peep the absolute funniest tweets/memes from Thanksgiving 2020 on the flip.

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Internet Money stopped by The Tonight Show this week to perform “Lemonade” with some help from Gunna, Don Toliver, and Nav.

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The song has been holding steady in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for weeks now, peaking at No. 6. Now, following the huge success of the track, all of the artists got together to perform the song for Jimmy Fallon and his late night audience.

For the pre-taped performance, Internet Money, Gunna, Don Toliver, and Nav truly embody the name of the song by standing on top of a simple white platform stage surrounded by a pool of lemons. To drive the point home even more, the stage is bathed in yellow light, with each of the featured rappers taking their turns at the front of the stage to deliver their respective verses.

According to Internet Money’s Taz Taylor, “Lemonade” had been sitting in the stash for years before it blew up to the song it is today. “We been sitting on lemonade since 2017 man,” he tweeted. “That song has had a crazy ass journey. I’m glad y’all finally have it..”

Check out the video down below to see Internet Money perform “Lemonade” alongside Nav, Gunna, and Don Toliver.

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Thanksgiving is always an interesting time for families and this weekend’s episode of OWN’s “Iyanla, Fix My Life” definitely fits the bill.

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In this week’s episode of OWN’s “Iyanla Fix My Life,” Iyanla sits down with actress, LisaRaye, her mom and daughter for an explosive discussion on generational trauma, accountability and much more.

The four women uncover personal details of their family’s history and share why they struggle to get along currently, while quarantining together in LisaRaye’s home. Iyanla works to heal the family’s past trauma, while providing them with the tools they need to succeed moving forward.

Check out a powerful sneak preview clip below:

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It’s no wonder Lisa Raye is such a force to be reckoned with. Did you catch how her mama was dishing it just as good as Lisa Raye?

Still, we definitely don’t envy this situation. And a lot more of us are in it right now thanks to The Ronies than we ever thought would be the case. Sheesh. This is definitely not the ideal quarantine-cohabitation arrangement for ANYBODY! But if anybody can fix it, it would be Iyanla riiiight?

This brand new episode of OWN’s “Iyanla, Fix My Life” is airing this Saturday, Nov. 28th at 9 pm EST.

Will you be watching?

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Whether or not you believe in spending your hard-earned dollars on gifts the day after Thanksgiving, we think it’s a good time to highlight the importance of supporting some Black-owned businesses today and beyond.

It’s been a rough year for business overall, but did you know that Black businesses are shutting down twice as face as other businesses due to shut downs and economic strife caused by covid-19 this year, according to a CNN study? We wouldn’t feel right without nudging a few folks to spend with Black-owned companies.

Now, we won’t tell you where to shop, but we can at least name some names of businesses to bring attention. Black women have been really putting in the work this year to keep their shops afloat and the following list is a variety of Black-women owned businesses that might serve as great gifts for yourself or others this season.

1. People Of Color Beauty

5. CISE

6. The Gnarly Beauty

7. Silhouette Stylez

8. Glosshood

9. Karat Diet

10. Love, Vera

We deserve!

Back at it again with some Thanksgiving TIDDAY meats and treats to get you through a stressful holiday season dominated by extra messy ex-BFF beef, rumors of Michael Bae Jordan cuddling up with Lori Harvey, Grammy nomination outrage, Jenny getting blocked by Bey fans, rumors of Michael Bae Jordan & Lori and growing post-election shenanigans.

Another week, another carefully curated collection of quarantined baddies (and our thirst-trappin’ celebrity faves) with Future’s new AP-adored boo Dess Dior making her debut in the series after posting a pic of the two codeine canoodling on the gram.

We also got a premium select from Saweetie who recently clapped back at rumors that Glacier boy toy Quavo was cheating on her with Reginae.

Her response:

“Quit spreading that fake news before y’all get Quavo ass in trouble cuz I don’t play that shi*t,” she tweeted in the now viral tweet stemming from the deliciously messy Verzuz battle.

At this point, 8 months into quarantine, we’re all attempting to protect our peace, supporting Black businesses, waiting for that second stimulus check to FINALLY drop, scraping together coins to stay afloat, searching for something new to stream or stressing over the upcoming election in the midst of a steadily worsening saga.

This week’s compilation also features some of our faves like Saweetie, City Girl JT and Joie Chavis delivering heat along with Yasmine Lopez and Brianna Amor giving us what we needed.

There’s also elite baddie energy from Yasmine Lopez, Alina Baraz and Draya so feast your eyes on these beauties and tell us what you think in the comments. Enjoy some Thanksgiving meats and treats on the flip.

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Five years into the game, Patti LaBelle is still dominating the dessert table at everyone’s Thanksgiving festivities.

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LaBelle’s line of baked goods, which are sold at Walmart, catapulted to fame after a fan sang the praises of her sweet potato pie in a viral video back in 2015. Still, in 2020, the music legend continues to rake in the profits from her desserts.

On Tuesday, a spokesperson for Walmart told FOX Business that the retailer sells a whopping 36,000 of LaBelle’s sweet potato pies every single day, or 1,500 pies every hour. That works out to about 25 pies per minute, every minute, over the course of the past five years.

“With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Patti Pie is expected to remain at the top of customer’s lists when shopping for their holiday meal,” a spokesperson for Walmart told the publication.

This all started 5 years ago, when a Youtuber taste-tested one of Patti’s sweet potato pies and posted his candid reaction. The video garnered more than 5 million views and ended up serving as the ultimate  endorsement. At the time, the pies–which retail for less than $4–were being resold on eBay for up to $60 a pie.

Beside her voice, Patti LaBelle is now known for her sweet potato pie, but her line also features other sweet treats including Southern buttermilk pie, peach cobbler, bread pudding, and banana pudding.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

It’s that shenanigan-filled SZN where we stuff our faces alongside family members we either love dearly or secretly hate in the name of thankfulness or fellowship or amazing food or Black Friday or well-earned days off from work.

Sadly, that Thanksgiving we knew and loved is completely different this year in the midst of a seemingly never-ending pandemic that forced many families to settle for virtual gatherings via Zoom

But hey, at least we’ll still get the jokes and struggle plates that make the holiday so special (and hilarious).

At some point, the cooking on social media improved but we’re still anticipating Draya’s spectacular feast in one of the funniest (and messiest) holiday traditions on the internet.

“Remember that time you guys roasted me on making chicken,” she captioned on a post promoting her new cooking show *eye-roll emojis* …anyway. My fried chicken video is up now on Youtube (link in my bio) *chickem emojis*

ps::: I don’t care about how your grandma makes it or your auntie with the elbow dimples.”

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When she’s not cooking fried chicken or “kinda healthy salmon,” she’s eating super healthy to keep her bodyodyody tight.

“I am six months pescatarian,” she told BET in an interview.

I’ve tried to limit my chicken and red meat consumption a lot. I try to drink a lot of water. I try to work out. My downfalls are sweets. I really love sweets. And alcohol goes with partying. If I’m going to drink, I try to diet. If I’m not going to diet, I try to skip dessert,” she said.

How are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year? Tell us down below and peep the funniest (and pettiest) tweets of Thanksgiving (so far) on the flip.

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A List Of Your Favorite Celebrities Family Recipes To Try This Holiday Season.

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With the holidays coming up, it’s time to socially distance and cook up those traditional holiday meals. Every holiday we all have our certain items that we have to cook as the family requests them and talk about them every day up until its time to eat.

This year, we decided to bless you with some celebrity recipes to try and if you like it, you can add it to your recipe book and pass it off as yours. Believe it or not, some of your favorite celebs can throw down in the kitchen, but they probably only get a chance to do so once or twice a year if that. So here are some of their favorite recipes we rounded up. Click after the jump to see the full list and tweet us your pictures of your finished product on Twitter @Bossip .

Anthony Anderson’s Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

3 medium sweet potatoes, (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 3/4 teaspoons McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Ground Coriander
1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups whole milk, divided
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
1 (9-inch) frozen unbaked deep dish pie crust

1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork. Place on foil-lined baking pan. Bake 45 minutes or until fork tender. Cool sweet potatoes completely. Peel sweet potatoes, discarding skin. Cut flesh into chunks and place in large bowl. Mash with potato masher until smooth. (You should have about 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes.)
2. Place butter, brown sugar, spices, salt and half of the milk in medium saucepan. Add mashed sweet potatoes. Cook on low 5 minutes, stirring until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature.
3. Place eggs, remaining milk, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with wire whisk until creamy. Whisk sweet potato mixture into egg mixture until well blended. Pour filling into pie crust.
4. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Bake 1 hour longer or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.

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“I got 1.5 million dollars to donate off of “Bigger Picture “ I want the money to go we’re it’s needed,” the rapper tweeted on Tuesday. “I don’t want to donate to just any organization but I will be letting my fans kno exactly we’re the money goes.”

He continued, tweeting, “Lawyers ,Bonds , Play Grounds , Jobs , youth activities , things that WE can really benefit off of.”

Following all of the turbulence throughout 2020, Lil Baby wrote “The Bigger Picture,” which gives his perspective on how we can all make the world a better place. While this seems to be something the rapper is comfortable with, this thought-provoking song showed fans a side of Lil Baby that they had never seen before.

 “The Bigger Picture” rose to the top of the charts and ended up being nominated for the Best Rap Performance award at the 2021 Grammys. Because the song has been so successful, Baby made a whole lot of money from it, which is why he wants to donate said profits to a good cause. He hasn’t announced what organization he’ll be sharing the proceeds with, but as he said in his tweets, he plans to tell his fans exactly where the money is going.

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Nick Saban has become one of the most feared men in all of college football. Since his time started as head coach at the University Of Alabama, he has built a culture of winning and dominance.

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You can expect him in the championship conversation or game every single year, just like you can expect LeBron with the NBA finals. When rumors began this summer that college football wouldn’t happen due to COVID-19, everyone knew that if Saban was down to play, everyone would be playing. Some conferences tried to hold out but when Alabama touched the field for the first game of the 2020-2021 season, the debate was over: football was happening.

So far, this season’s biggest challenge for Alabama has been COVID-19. Just last month, Nick Saban tested positive and almost missed coaching his first game ever, but luckily, he tested negative three times after and was able to return to the field on game day and get the win.

Fast forward a few weeks, and somehow, Nick Saban has tested positive yet again for coronavirus–but unlike last time, he admits he is feeling symptoms. This weekend, Alabama is set to play their oldest rival, the University Of Auburn. The winner of this game goes home with a year’s worth of instate trash-talking. Alabama has always been the superior team, but every now and then, Auburn can pull out the win and they will not let it go until they get beat in the next match-up. Hopefully, Saban makes a speedy recovery and Alabama can defeat Auburn with ease.

Struggle meal legend!

We love that Draya Michele continues to cook after years of getting DRAGGED for her questionable culinary creations that go viral for all the wrong reasons.

Every year, the former ‘Basketball Wife’ proudly posts her meals and recipes that immediately get dragged to Hell and back in one of the funniest (and messiest) holiday traditions on the internet.

Now, to be fair, her cooking has improved drastically over the years based on recent pics and her cooking show on Youtube where she seems to have found her groove as a chef.

Whether it’s because of the annual draggings or just practice, we’re not sure, but her evolution into a decent chef is impressive after YEARS of struggle.

“Remember that time you guys roasted me on making chicken,” she captioned on a post promoting her new cooking show *eye-roll emojis* …anyway. My fried chicken video is up now on Youtube (link in my bio) *chickem emojis*

ps::: I don’t care about how your grandma makes it or your auntie with the elbow dimples.”

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When she’s not cooking fried chicken or “kinda healthy salmon,” she’s eating super healthy to keep her bodyodyody tight.

“I am six months pescatarian,” she told BET.

I’ve tried to limit my chicken and red meat consumption a lot. I try to drink a lot of water. I try to work out. My downfalls are sweets. I really love sweets. And alcohol goes with partying. If I’m going to drink, I try to diet. If I’m not going to diet, I try to skip dessert,” she said.

Would you eat Draya’s food? If so, which dish? Tell us below and peep her struggliest culinary creations on the flip.