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Chris Lighty Tribute, BET Hip Hop Awards 2012: Missy Elliott, Q-Tip & More Perform — Video

The 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards honored fallen music executive Chris Lighty Tuesday night (Oct. 9), uniting enemies and bringing friends together on one stage.

LL Cool J, an artist signed to Lighty's Violator M

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BET Hip Hop Awards 2012: 2 Chainz Reflects, Chris Lighty Lives On, Cyphers Thrive

The 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards saw the return of the imprint-driven super performance with one of the best presentations coming from Taylor Gang with Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Young Jeezy pitching in to open the show. The BoomBox was front and

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Missy Elliott’s Studded Leather Jacket: Hit or Miss — Photo, Poll

Missy Elliott has always been one to turn heads with her outfits. Last week, during the taping of the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards, the lauded rapper did just that while taking the stage to perform for a tribute to Chris Lighty, her late friend and manager.

The 41-year-old, who recently releas

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Fat Joe Ends 50 Cent Beef: Dispute was like ‘Palestine & Israel’

In a recent interview with Cleveland's Z107.9 radio station, Fat Joe spoke candidly about deceased industry icon Chris Lighty and how the Violator founder inspired him to call off his longtime beef with 50 Cent.

Though the feuding MCs exchanged jabs on tracks like 50's "Piggy Bank" and Joe's

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Game Kicked Out of Lil Wayne’s Birthday Party, Kanye West Sued & More

While Rick Ross and Young Jeezy's beef at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards was big news this weekend, Game got himself kicked out of Lil Wayne's birthday party in L.A., for punching rapper 211.

Singers Miguel and Lloyd got into a

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BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominees 2012: Kanye West, 2 Chainz & Drake Lead

The nominations for the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards have finally been announced, with Kanye West leading the nominees with a grand total of 17 nominations.

Comedian Mike Epps, who has been tapped to host, a

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Chris Lighty’s Family Request Second Autopsy, Brother Fears Worst Scenario

NEW YORK (AP) - The family of late hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty has asked for a second autopsy after a medical examiner ruled his death in New York last week a suicide.

Forensic pathologist Michael Baden said Wednesday

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Dr. Dre Tops Forbes Cash Kings List, Stars Attend Chris Lighty Memorial Service & More

Despite refusing to drop a new album, Dr. Dre has scored the No. 1 spot on Forbes' annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. The revered producer brought in $110 million thanks to his Beats by Dre headphone line, dwarfing Diddy's paltry $45 million Ciroc earnings.

A memorial service was held fo

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Common, Rock the Bells 2012: MC Pays Tribute to Chris Lighty, Delivers Solid Show

Common served some rap classics, flirted with women and gave a reminder of a loss in the hip-hop community during his performance at Rock the Bells Sunday (Sept. 2) at PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey.

"Whe

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Chris Lighty’s Death Ruled a Suicide by Medical Examiner’s Office

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City medical examiner's office has ruled the death of hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty a suicide.

The 44-year-old manager of Mariah Carey, Sean "Diddy" Combs and 50 Cent wa

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