Yes, Estelle was spotted at the 2008 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
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Tyler Perry unveiled his new Motion Picture and Television Studio and Gelila Bekele (his girlfriend) was on hand to help him celebrate it. Yes, another African-meets-American love story! Boris Kodjoe, who has been in several of Tyler’s films, was also there with his wife Nicole Ari Parker.
Sway a.k.a. Derek Andrew Safo celebrated the release of Blak Twang’s (Tony Olabode) new album, SfX in London. In the meantime, Akon was rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous (the Buffets, to be specific), at a Peter Buffet performance. Estelle and Gym Class Heroes met with Grammy-U members in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss the business of music. The Gym Class Heroes were also spotted at the 2008 VH1 Hip Hop Honors as was Estelle.
Suzanne Engo got a Suzanne Engo Dy named for her in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in recognition of her work to make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.