RED CARPET FAB: Rihanna, Kelly, Adele, Taraji, Wiz & Amber & More Hit The 2012 GRAMMYS
Rihanna was among the fabulous celebs who was the red carper for tonight's 2012 Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in LA. See fab pics of Alica Keys, Kelly Rowland and others inside.....
Rih brought her daddy and little bro Rajad as her dates for the carpet.
The "Cheers" singer shook things up on the red carpet in this revealing Armani gown that she designed with Mr. Armani himself. And paired it with black Louboutin pumps, Neil Lane jewelry, and a gold Jimmy Choo clutch. She said on the red carpet that he's starting to trust her designs more.
Rihanna's dress is simple but it simply screams sex!
She caught up with the "Super Bass" girls Sophia Grace & Rosie on the red carpet too. Cute!
Nicki Minaj arrived with a Roman Catholic priest in a daring red Atelier Versace Couture "costume" with the Versace Medusa embellished on it. Bishop Long must have been busy.
I love Taraji P. Henson, but she should have chosen a more flattering dress because she can pull off a hot dress. Her frock is a halter pink and cheetah mermaid gown by Brian Rennie for Basler. Not loving this one though.
Taraji also said she's working on a music project but wants to make sure it's authentic so it won't turn off her fans.
Kelly Rowland and this big hair....which she has been rocking all weekend. And I love it. She wore an Alberta Ferreti gown with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. One of my fave looks of the night.
She posed with DJ Khaled and Rick Ross on the red carpet.
Alicia Keys (who did a tribute to Etta James alongside Bonnie Rait) arrived with her husband Swizz Beatz who rocked a bold purple bowtie and velvet sportcoat. Totally underwhelmed by Alicia's Alexandre Vauthier and Louboutin look.
Ice T was with wife CoCo who revealed SHE has a kissing scene coming up on his "Law And Order" show and it's not with Ice!
John Legend arrive with his fiance Chrissy Teigen.
Common kept it regular with his look.....which is what we love about him.
Young Money is in the building!
LL Cool J, who is handling hosting duties, looked great.
LL Cool J arrived with his wife Simone. Simone rocked a gown designed by Misa Hylton and Angela Dean, and her jewelry was from her own Simone Smith line.
Gospel duo Mary Mary rocked sisterly variations of black and silver.
Adele looked stunning (and fit) in this Armani gown. Another one of my simple yet elegant faves of the night.
Marsha Ambrosius tweeted about Whitney saying, It was a hard day for everyone yesterday. Celebrating and mourning "all at once..." On my way to The Grammys. Surreal. So real!
Wiz Khalifa walked the red carpet with Amber Rose who wore a Versace gown and Christian Louboutin shoes. I want somebody to sneak and check her tag because this looks a but cheap to be Versace. Maybe it's not the dress itself....
Amber added that she wore black and yellow in honor of Wiz--who rocked Dolce & Gabbana and Louboutin shoes. He jokingly said wearing those shoes makes him feel like it's the first day of high school, and that Amber is the baddest chic at the high school. He also said they will be engaged soon.....sigh.
Melanie Fiona also rocked black and yellow. She paired her Luca Luca printed dress with Charles Albert jewelry. She also picked up the Best Traditional R&B Performance award and Best R&B Sing award (both for her single with Cee-Lo Green “Fool For You”) in the pre-show.
Kirk Franklin received 2 awards--Best Gospel Song and Best Gospel Album for "Hello Fear".
Kirk Franklin looked mighty shiny on the red carpet. He arrived with wife Tammy Collins.
And J. Cole tweeted this uber cute pic of himself with his mom on the red carpet. I'm not even a huge fan of Mr. Cole but he is looking damn good on this carpet tonight.
Charlie Wilson.....sigh. He's a legend so if he want to rock an S-curl, Uncle Charlie can do that.
Corrine Bailey Rae went ALL THE WAY with the ruffles in this dress by Christian Siriano. It's actually a cute fun dress. Kinda loving it.
Ledisi worked a sliver gown with sequins.
Bruno Mars wore Thom Browne. And his usual bouffant 'do.
AJ Calloway broke out the white leather loafers.
And Miss Ross walked the red carpet with son Evan.
Shaggy was also there.....we haven't heard from him in a minute.
Kelly Price was in a somber mood as she was likely the last person to ever sing with Whitney.
Eric Benet and his gorgeous wife Manuela walked the carpet.
MC Lyte...wow. When did she get this body?
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