Toni Braxton, who was honored last Thursday at the BMI R&B and HIp Hop Awards at Atlanta Symphony Hall. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ firstname.lastname@example.org
By RODNEY HO/ email@example.com, originally filed Wednesday, September 7, 2016
I don’t do a lot of red carpets. They tend to be a feeding frenzy of flashing bulbs and you might get a minute or two tops with celebrities. It’s not exactly a great place for substantial interviews or even news. (I did manage to get some fresh info from Yolanda Adams that I posted a couple days ago.). This leaves photographs and some video. I took a few photos and did a couple of FB Live interviews at the BMI R&B and Hip Hop Awards last Thursday at Atlanta Symphony Hall. BMI honored R&B legend and former Atlantan Toni Braxton.
Here are photos I took of some of the celebrities that made it on the red carpet:
WNBC Dream player and Gold Medal winner Angel McCounghtry with her girlfriend Brande Serrano. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Cee Lo Green, Goodie Mob member and singer of “Crazy” and “Forget You.” CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ email@example.com
Chris Tucker was the host for the event. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Hairdresser extraordinaire Derek J, most recently a host of Bravo’s “Fashion Queens,’ said he’s taking a break from TV for now. And he has no plans to be on RHOA this season. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ email@example.com
DJ Khaled, who is hosting the upcoming the BET Hip Hop Awards later this month in Atlanta, talks to DJ Greg Street of V-103. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Ski has adjusted to life doing weekends on V-103, hosting parties three nights a week and doing CBS46 “Just a Minute” commentaries. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ email@example.com
Kandi Burruss was the only RHOA member who showed up on the red carpet. Obviously, she is friends with all the Braxtons going back to her time with Xscape. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Keke Wyatt (formerly of R&B Divas Atlanta) and her husband Michael Ford will be on the upcoming season of WE-TV’s “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.” CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ email@example.com
Pastor Troy, one of the early arrivals, carries his belt around like Flavor Flav wears that clock. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/ firstname.lastname@example.org
When I did a brief FB Live with Stevie J, he took exception when I merely identified him as a star on “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.” He wanted to remind me he is a successful music producer, don’t you forget that. He also said another spin-off show is forthcoming on VH1 for him.