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 photo scu4_zps79b04046.jpg photo scu4_zps79b04046.jpg Celebs turned out in droves for last night’s ASCAP Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  Check out Usher, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar and more getting honored, and the fab folks who came out to support. It was a big night in music kicking off BET Awards weekend.  The ASCAP Music Awards honor phenomenal artists in songwriting and publishing within Gospel, R&B, Rap, and Hip Hop. And since TheYBF.com was there on the scene, we’ve got who was there. While Jermaine Dupri’s’ live band kept the crowd entertained, Usher copped a big award for his accomplishments in the music biz.  photo scum6_zps9543291b.jpg These pants are extra snug in certain “areas”, but we’re liking this all white on Ursh.  photo scu7_zps78b18f3b.jpg Usher was presented with the ASCAP Golden Note Award. And his colleagues Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and L.A. Reid praised his growth as an outstanding artist and father…and recounted his “excellent taste” in women and wild NY weekends with Diddy. Oh? In Usher’s acceptance speech, he thanked everyone who helped him achieve his dreams and gave a sentimental thank you to his mother, Jonetta Patton, who was front and center along with girlfriend, Grace Miguel.  Yup…    photo scu9_zps96f77715.jpg Diddy danced his way on the stage to help honor his long time homie Usher.  photo scu14_zps705c2065.jpg  photo smile_zpsfc1ea4c9.jpg Kendrick Lamar was honored by his mentor Dr. Dre. on stage.  The “Poetic Justice” rapper copped an award as a new up-and-comer in entertainment. And his biggest believer Dr. Dre presented the ASCAP Vanguard Award citing Lamar as “ahead of the trends and talented. He is a class act and I’m proud to know and work with him. And he’s continuing the legacy of Compton.” Agreed Dre.  photo scu15_zps58633f4e.jpg  photo scu2_zps3d6b8854.jpg A couple of our fave girls–Michelle Williams and former Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett–snapped some pics together at the event.  photo scu22_zps5900dadb.jpg LeToya looked hot as usual.  photo scu12_zps10ab4b60.jpg Kandi Burruss made her way to L.A. for the event.  photo scu23_zpsd87bb71f.jpg   Melanie Fiona rocked a sexy look with cut-out pants.  photo scu18_zps9ee00c63.jpg Jermaine Dupri was there to provide the music and support Usher.  photo scu3_zpsafc4daa2.jpg Elle Varner kept it summery in a pink dress and black & white wide ankle strap shoes.  She was there to rock the stage with her hit “Refill”.  photo scu10_zps26d46d7b.jpg Tyrese got…sparkly…for the event.  photo scu13_zps598010e2.jpg “R&B Divas: L.A.” star Kelly Price popped up in a gown.  photo scu8_zps9d2fbb20.jpg  photo scu21_zpsbca195e0.jpg Warren G and Lyfe made rare appearances.  photo scum17_zpsd41890a9.jpg 2 Chainz copped the ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year Award.    photo scum16_zpsed86de7e.jpg And MC Lyte still looks fresh faced and young.  Work.   Other winners of the night: Mike Will Made It and Wesley “Diplo” Pentz in the R&B and Hip Hop Category.  RapperProblem performed “Like What”…once he actually made it up to the stage after tripping and falling on his way there.   Photographer: Paras Griffin/G Paras Photos, Correspondent: Lauren Smith/culled from theybf.com]]>

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