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Tracee Ellis Ross Wore All Black Designers While Hosting The AMAs

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“FOR THE CULTURE”

Tracee Ellis Ross, daughter to Diana Ross/inventor of the color magenta, hosted the American Music Awards last night. Like most people who spend two-plus hours in front of a camera and on a stage in front of millions of people, she changed her outfit a number of times. As she mentioned on her Instagram and Twitter before the show, all of the designers in her rotation were black.

Featured were well-known names like Olivier Rousteing and Virgil Abloh, but Ross also highlighted lesser-known names like Déshon, a recent graduate from Parsons, and Claude Lavie Kameni. Check out all 10 looks ahead, which she also outlined on her Twitter feed throughout the show. Now here’s a woman who does the culture proud. 

First up, we have Ross in a Pyer Moss baby pink pantsuit by Kerby Jean-Raymond.

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Next, the actress wore a Dapper Dan x Gucci cape. “We are a new kind of army. We lean on each other. We have each other’s backs,” she wrote on Twitter. 

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Here she is shining bright in a glimmering CD Greene gown. 

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Not one to shy away from making a statement—be it fashion or political—Ross wore an “I am a voter” T-shirt made in collaboration with When We All Vote and her stylist Kara Welch. She paired it with a skirt by Shanel Campbell.

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One of our favorite looks of the night is courtesy of Virgil Abloh x Off White. 

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This totally casual, not loud at all outfit is by Sergio Hudson. 

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Another standout from the night is this printed dress from LaviebyCK. 

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Next up, a suit dress by Olivier Rousteing for Balmain. 

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Continuing with the suit trend, we have this major blue Dèshon number.

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Ross closed out the night in this stunning red off-the-shoulder Cushnie jumpsuit. 

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.

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