3rd Annual BET Awards Photos

3LW, Ashanti, B2K, Babyface, Destiny’s Child, Blu Cantrell, Brian McKnight, Cee-Lo, Erykah Badu, Ginuwine, Heather Headley, India.Arie, James Brown, Mary J. Blige, Monica, Musiq, Mya, R. Kelly, Ruben Studdard, Solange Knowles, Stevie Wonder, Truth Hurts, TLC, Tyrese, and Usher were amongst the stars on hand for the 3rd Annual BET Awards on Tuesday (June 24) in Hollywood, California at the Kodak Theater.

B2K took home the Viewers’ Choice and Best Group awards at the event, while Jaheim and R. Kelly tied for Best Male R&B Artist and Best Female R&B Artist went to India.Arie. The big award for the night, Video of the Year, went to Erykah Badu for ‘Love of My Life’, featuring Common.

Check out pictures from WireImage and GettyImages.

3LW Reinvent Themselves With J

Teen Scene magazine caught up with the girls of 3LW at the Soul Train Awards recently, and asked Kiely Williams about their new member Jessica Benson, aka J. Kiely said, “Our sound is different now. But J has a great personality, a great voice, and it’s something totally new to the group, and it gives us the chance to reinvent ourselves, and we love that.”

Truth Hurts And 3LW At Savoy Magazine Gala

Truth Hurts and 3LW were on hand at the Savoy Magazine 3rd Annual Pre-Oscars Gala on Friday (March 21) at the Astra West at Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California.

New 3LW Member Was Ready To Leave Audition

MTV.com has an interview with 3LW posted including videoclips of all the members — including new member Jessica ‘J’ Benson. J recalled of her audition, “Me and my mom were actually ready to leave, go back to the parking garage, and this lady was running, ‘No! Come back! Come back! Come back! We’re gonna let you audition,’ and I was the only 15-year-old in there, and I finally got to audition and I got to sing ‘Neva Get Enuf’ off of the ‘A Girl Can Mack’ album. And I did my thing, you know.” The full feature at MTV.com has since been removed.

Ms Nine Lives: ‘Wendy Williams Is A Fraud’

Things are continuing to heat up between 3LW’s manager Ms Nine Lives and WBLS DJ Wendy Williams. After Wendy said the group never scheduled an interview on Thursday, Tse Williams blasted her as a liar. “First of all, Wendy did have a SCHEDULED interview with 3LW that was confirmed via email with her producer Art last Thursday,” she said. “Second, not only did she back out, but now she is lying on the radio and saying that 3LW was not at WBLS. There were many witnesses including NSOUL, MASTERMIND and others. The simple fact is that WENDY IS A FRAUD. She’s only good when she has time to set people up. The reason she asked them to come back next week is so that she can give herself some time to PREPARE. Imagine that! She has to PREPARE to interview teenagers. For the record, we 3LW is currently scheduled to be in LA next Wed. thru Sunday. We are trying to re-arrange our schedule because the last thing we want, is to miss an opportunity to set her straight. As for Wendy being on the air, yes, she was and did you notice she didn’t have a guest? That’s because the guest was supposed to be 3LW and she backed out at the last minute. Maybe she should do a little more research because when 3LW does get there, they’ll be coming with facts.”