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PRE-GRAMMY ROUND UP: Rihanna, Ciara & Russell Wilson, Mary J. Blige, Zendaya, Keke Palmer, Ashanti & More Take Over L.A.

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The Grammys are right around the corner and YBF celebs are taking over L.A. Peep pics of Ciara & Russell Wilson, Mary J. Blige, Zendaya, Keke Palmer and more inside….

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We’ve got another round up of flicks of R&B singer Ciara and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson serving black love at a private pre-Grammy dinner in L.A.

Grammy Award winning rapper LL Cool J, who will serve as this year’s host at the Grammy Awards, and Super Bowl champ Russell Wilson both hosted a private dinner with Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège at Ysabel in West Hollywood Saturday night.

CiCi and Russ jetted in from NYFW and went straight to eat and party with their celeb friends. The “I Bet” singer was oozing sexiness in a high slit Charbel Zoe Couture sparkling gold gown posing it up alongside her man.

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Flawless. CiCi's gearing up to hit the road for another round of her JACKIE Tour, kicking off March 30th.  This relationship has done wonders for her career.  #NoShade

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As they made their way down the carpet, the happy couple stopped to snap it up with LL and his lovely wife Simone Smith. Simone looked gorgeous in a yellow printed jumpsuit.

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Looking good fellas.

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Looking gorge in a studded LBD, Grammy Award winning artist Mary J. Blige came out to enjoy the festivities.

Near the end of the night, LL made a toast to everyone in the room for continuing to push themselves to the limits of their potential. It only made sense as the evening honored the excellence and accomplishments of those within the music, entertainment and sports industries who "never stop, never settle."

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Look who else was there....

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“Scream Queens” star Niecy Nash and her husband Jay Tucker came out to party. Niecy was looking her usual FAB self in a black strapless gown.

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Work it ladies!

Then the ladies do what ladies do when they have lighting and a phone:

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Niecy had some selfie fun with Mary and friends.


At another event, YBF celebs stepped out to honor legendary singer Lionel Richie at the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year event over the weekend.

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Rihanna made an appearance in head to toe Marc Jacobs.  Interesting look, but it's RiRi.  She can always make something work work work work...


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She was there to take the stage to perform in honor of Lionel, who performed at her 2nd Anual Diamond Ball this past December.

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 Fresh from her live production of “Grease,” Keke Palmer came out to show her support in a black silk Moschino jumpsuit and furry sandals.

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"Scream Queens" has been renewed for a 2nd season, but it's still unclear whether Keke will return. In music news, Keke is set to drop a new song and video for her track "Enemies" at the end of this month. We spotted her on the set of the new video treatment a few days ago. And she had a surprise guest pop up -- Ariana Grande.

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R&B singer Ashanti jetted from Houston (a work situation) to L.A. to hit the carpet at the MusiCares event. She looked amazing in a nude Diana Couture Garuda gown with a train. LOVE this dress.

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Grammy and Oscar winner John Legend was all smiles on the carpet.

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Legends coming through!

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Iconic singer Stevie Wonder and rockstar Lenny Kravitz came out to honor their friend Lionel.

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The Roots showed up with their crew for the festivities.

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Songwriter Jimmy Jam brought his fabulous daughter Bella Harris, who is now a model, along for a daddy-daughter date.

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We don’t see singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae on the red carpet much, but she stepped out for the ceremony to honor a legend in the game.



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Triple threat Zendaya was front-and-center at the TJX Rewards Platinum MasterCard Card holders party held at the MasterCard Lounge at Westwood One Backstage.

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We love a comfy & cute ensemble.

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After snapping it up on the carpet, the "K.C. Undercover" starlet made her way to the Grammy Gift Lounge for some goodies. Fun times. 

The GRAMMYS air LIVE at 8p ET Monday night on CBS!


Photos: Matt Sayles/Invision for Hennessy/AP Images/Getty




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