The 2018 BET Awards was ablaze this Sunday in more ways the one, with several stars rocking hot fits while basking in the sweet California heat, including New Orleans bounce artist, Big Freedia.
The NOLA native stopped to chop it up with EBONY on the red carpet where she shared her joy over being one member of the LBGT community to “break barriers”’ for others, saying, “I’m here to represent the LGBTQ community and to inspire other artists to do what they want, live their dreams and do whatever their passion is.”
EBONY also caught up with A Wrinkle in Time star Storm Reid, who shared she recently shot an HBO pilot with her fellow young, gifted and Black actress, Zendaya. She also revealed that her latest project will take her to Ghana, sharing her excitement over visiting the motherland. Speaking of which, POWER star Rotimi stopped by as well to discuss the upcoming season and the pride he has for his Nigerian heritage.
Other stars to hit the red carpet included In Contempt’s Christian Keys, Empire’s Bryshere Gray, The Chi’s Jacob Latimore and comedian Watch Jazzy. Check out our exclusive interviews on the BET Awards red carpet below and check out more coverage from the Los Angeles ceremony here.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.