Fantasia, Monica, Tweet Pay Homage to Missy Elliott at ‘Hip Hop Honors’

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After a six-year hiatus, VH1’s Hip Hop Honors, a special program dedicated to honoring many legends throughout the history of the genre, returned on Monday night.  The ceremony celebrated the impact of female hip-hop icons including Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Salt-N-Pepa and Lil’ Kim. It featured performances from the likes of Lil’ Mama, Teyana Taylor, Keke Palmer, Ashanti and many more. The one stand out performance was the tribute to Missy Elliott with Fantasia, Tweet and Monica.

Fantasia kicked off the tribute with her 2004 hit single “Free Yourself,” which was co-written by Missy Elliott. Donning a beautiful white dress, Fanny delivered an emotionally-packed performance. The songstress belted out the song with the crowd singing (and Missy herself) singing right along with her.

Following Fantasia was Monica, who performed her hit “So Gone,” which was written and produced by the Missy as well.  Closing out the individual performances, Tweet performed her signature hit “Oops (Oh My),” which was co-written by Missy.

The tribute did not end with Tweet, as the trio got together for the performance of “Lady Marmalade,” the 2001 Grammy-winning song Elliott produced for the film Moulin Rouge!

Watch the tribute performance below.

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Cassie Shares Visual for ‘Don’t Play It Safe’

Cassie continues her comeback with a brand new video for her latest song, “Don’t Play It Safe.” Directed by Life Garland, the vibrant visual shows the singer/model sitting poolside with hummingbirds and tiger by her side, swimming with stingray and strutting around the streets of Los Angeles.

“Don’t wanna wait for, wait for / All these rules and confirmations / If you want it, gotta take it / If we change the pace up / There’s no room for complications / If you want it, gotta take it, yeah,” she sings on the Kayranada-produced cut.

“Don’t Play It Safe” is the follow-up to “Love A Loser” featuring G-Eazy.

Watch Cassie’s video for “Don’t Play It Safe” below.

Craig David Releases Video for New Single ‘I Know You’

Craig David has released a visual for his latest track “I Know You,” which features British indie band Bastille.

Directed by Alex Southam, the video finds David at a basement party where he takes shots, sings karaoke and just enjoys moments with his friends.

“But we’re all stumbling through the night / It doesn’t matter, we’re all together / And there’s paradise in our minds / Falling together, arms ’round each other / I know you, know me too,” David sings on the EDM-inspired tune.

“I Know You” is lifted from David’s seventh studio album, The Time Is Now, which is set to release on January 26. The project will feature guest appearances from Ella Mai, GoldLink, AJ Tracey and JP Cooper.

Watch Craig David’s Video for “I Know You” featuring Bastille below.

Justine Skye Performs ‘Don’t Think About It’ on ‘TRL’

Justine Skye is gearing up to release her debut album, Ultraviolet, on January 19. The singer/model visited TRL to promote her new project with a special performance of the lead single “Don’t Think About It.” 

Ultraviolet will also include Skye’s previously released songs “U Don’t Know” featuring Wiz Kid and “Back For More” featuring Jeremih and “Don’t Think About It.”

Watch Justine Skye’s performance below.

Skye also sat down for a fun interview where she talked about why she is called the ‘Purple Unicorn,’ why she took the knee while performing The National Anthem and more.

See clips from her interview below.

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