Recoup a Bit of That Prom Season Magic With These Throwbacks of Stars at the Big Dance

Recoup a Bit of That Prom Season Magic With These Throwbacks of Stars at the Big Dance

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Sarah Grossbart


Sat., Jun. 13, 2020 12:00 AM

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If the world of pop culture and everyone who loves and follows it (that’d be you, E! News reader) were a high school, celebrities would undoubtedly be the cool kids.

Just think how breathlessly we consume the minutiae of their daily lives. We cheer for the class couples (hi, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend!), speculate over who is most likely to succeed (at the Oscars, on the Met Gala red carpet, throughout television’s fall schedule) and campaign for who we’d like to see as president. (So, Oprah Winfrey, that’s a firm no?) 

And we’re forever declaring someone queen. See: Zendaya, Ariana Grande, and, as always, Beyoncé


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So no shock here that in real life, future celebs were already being crowned in high school with everyone from Meryl Streep to Halle Berry honored by their classmates from New Jersey and Ohio. (Also, Will Ferrell just straight up snagged his date’s tiara, which we’re absolutely here for.) 

And while pretty much no high schooler is able to go to prom this year, unless it’s the virtual kind or a backyard date put together by the sweetest babysitting charge you ever did see and there are many heavy, entirely imperative conversations happening, we can all still enjoy a bit of levity with these throwbacks of your favorite stars at the big dance. Because while some promgoers were every bit as impossibly chic as you’d imagine (though, to be fair, Yara Shahidi was a high school senior in Ungaro all of three years ago) others fell victim to the same trends we all tried. (Remember two-piece formalwear?) 

Also, if you need more convincing, we’ll leave you with two words: ’80s hair. 


John Stamos

Have mercy! “#TBT #Prom #Hair,” he wrote on Instagram.


Taraji P. Henson

The Empire actress was homecoming queen when she attended Oxon Hill High School in Maryland. She graduated in 1988. She told Allure in a June on-camera interview, “I really didn’t think I was gonna win. That’s a very surprised look. I used to rock honey blond in high school. I was blonde before Beyoncé.”


Lance Bass & Danielle Fishel

Can you believe the ‘N Sync singer went to prom with the Boy Meets World beauty?!


Jaden Smith

Looks like Smith is in high demand for this season’s prom nights. The Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg took her pal to high school’s most anticipated evening. 

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Giuliana Rancic

It looks like the E! News cohost always had a flair for fashion.

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Britney Spears

Looks like the singer has always been a daddy’s girl! The pop star poses with her father for her freshman formal dance. 

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George Clooney

The good-looking star flashes his handsome mug at junior prom. 

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Reese Witherspoon

The Oscar winner was a stunner way before she was Legally Blonde! The Southern beauty rocks dark red lips in this shot from senior year. 

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Carrie Underwood

The country crooner was always destined to be a star, even in her senior prom pic. 


Jaden Smith

The ultimate superhero prom king! The 16-year-old makes a bold fashion statement dressed in the same Batman costume he wore to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding. 

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Dianna Agron

Looks like the Glee star didn’t use her own high school persona to channel mean girl Quinn Fabray. The TV star flashes an adorable smile after being crowned junior homecoming princess. 

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Amanda Seyfried

The blond beauty looks adorable as she poses with her pals in her junior homecoming pic. 

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Elizabeth Banks

The Hunger Games star is barely recognizable in this shot from her senior-year dance, where she was crowned queen. 

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Looks like this mama-to-be was just as Fergalicious in her high school days! The singer was all smiles in her senior prom court pic. 

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Paul Rudd

Apparently, the funnyman has been stealing hearts since his high school days. The This Is 40 star proudly poses in a pic for the senior homecoming court. Love the mullet, man. 

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Sandra Bullock

The Oscar-winning actress looks elated as she dances with her senior year homecoming date. 

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Renée Zellweger

The Bridget Jones star rocks her best ’80’s bangs at her senior Christmas dance. 

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Halle Berry

All hail Halle! The actress was crowned prom queen back in her high school days. 

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Kellie Pickler

Apparently, the country crooner had killer abs (and wasn’t afraid to flaunt ’em!) at her junior prom. We’re jealous. 

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Kim Kardashian

The E! star is gorgeous in her senior prom pic. 

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Kristin Chenoweth

The singer was cute as a button—and brunette!—in her 8th grade dance photo. 

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Lance Bass

The high school sophmore sports suit for the formal dance. 

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Lindsay Lohan

The 26-year-old actress—who is currently serving 90 days in locked down rehab—looks innocent as ever in her freshman homecoming photo. 

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Brooklyn Decker

We bet the brunette beauty had no idea she’d grow up to be a Sports Illustrated stunner when she posed for this junior homecoming pic. 

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Ryan Seacrest

How handsome! The American Idol host flashes his now-famous smile during his senior homecoming night.  

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The pint-size reality star was all smiles on her senior prom night in Marlboro, N.Y., back in 2006. 

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Debra Messing

The Smash star shows off her ’80s hairstyle in her senior homecoming shot. 

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Lizzy Caplan

The Mean Girls star wasn’t afraid to push the boundaries in her senior homecoming pic. Janis Ian would be proud! 

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Faith Hill

Where’s Tim McGraw?! The singer was all smiles on senior homecoming night, long before she met her hubby of 16 years. 

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Meryl Streep

Before she took home any Oscars, the Academy Award-winning actress was voted senior homecoming queen. 

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Montell Williams

The talk-show host shows off some serious swag on his senior prom night. 

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Meg Ryan

Before she was adorably exchanging emails with Tom Hanks on the silver screen, the actress was voted prom queen. 

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Will Ferrell

Of course, the funnyman rocked a crown for his prom pic (as if we’d expect anything less!). 

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Randy Jackson

Before his days as a judge on American Idol, the singer was busy showing off his best tough guy ‘tude in his senior prom pic. 

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Stacy Keibler

George Clooney’s gal’s style may have changed, but the 5-foot 11-inch stunner still towers over her pals in her semi formal shot. 

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Magic Johnson

Johnson hasn’t just been king of the basketball court, he was also crowed homecoming prince!

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Your 15 Favorite Celebrity Couples Reveal the Secrets to Their Long-lasting Marriages

Your 15 Favorite Celebrity Couples Reveal the Secrets to Their Long-lasting Marriages

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Sarah Grossbart


Alli Rosenbloom


Mon., May. 11, 2020 12:00 AM

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For as fickle as Hollywood can seem about love (sorry, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson) there are some epic love stories that almost seem as if they were dreamt up in a writer’s room. 

We’re not just talking about the Chrissy TeigenJohn Legend and Blake LivelyRyan Reynolds pairings of the world, though we appreciate their ability to poke fun at their #couplesgoals status without taking away from the genuine connection that earned them that distinction in the first place. But sitting just one rung above them on the celebrity marriage hierarchy are the duos that have sailed past silver anniversaries with purported ease, almost shocked that others see it as an achievement. 

Asked the secret to her 31-year marriage with Tom HanksRita Wilsontold E! News, “I like what my friend said: ‘Not getting divorced.’ That’s how you stay together for a long time. Agreed her husband, “You wake up in the morning and say, ‘How can we stay together today? Oh, I know, I’ll make you coffee and we’ll talk a little bit and we’ll get on with it and when we come back to each other at the end of the day, we’re happy to see each other.'” 


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Because sometimes with the right person in the right partnership at the right time, it really is that straightforward.

“They say it must be hard work. No it’s not,” he told People in 2015. “Every now and again you know, you gotta get over some stuff but life is one damn thing after another and its actually more pleasant to be able to go home with someone you like to spend time with in order to get with it.”

So choosing someone you actually want to be around seems like a solid start, but surely there’s more to it than that. 


Surprising Secrets of the Longest Celebrity Relationships

Enter actress Marlo Thomas and talk show host Phil Donahue. Celebrating their 40th anniversary in a matter of days, the power couple were curious about how other duos tick, chatting up everyone from Judges Judy Sheindlin and Jerry Sheindlin to Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka to fill the pages of their new book, What Makes a Marriage Last: 40 Celebrated Couples Share with Us the Secrets to a Happy Life. 

We vowed to read through their anecdotes and advice from a combined 1,240-plus years of marriage and offer up the choicest bits for you to have and to hold from this day forward. Will you do us the honor of reading what they said?  

Mariksa Hargitay & Peter Hermann

“I never thought that I would laugh this much in my marriage. That is such a fundamental ingredient of who you are, this insistence on joy,” Hermann tells his bride of their 16-year partnership. “And I think what sustains our marriage is that I know you love me in spite of who I am, and that is the definition of grace.”

Seeking out that happiness is key. Even after a particularly robust argument, “One of us will test the waters with a joke—about the very thing we were fighting about,” he shares in the book What Makes a Marriage Work of life with the Law & Order: SVU star. “It’s like one of us says, ‘I’m not saying I was wrong, and I’m not still insisting I was entirely right, but can we at least inch our way back toward the place where we caught at stuff together?’ Once that happens, it’s a pretty good sign that things are on their way to getting patched up.”


Chip Gaines & Joanna Gaines

They’ve avoided need for any major renovation by sticking to the same advice they got in premarital counseling ahead of their 2003 vows. Even five kids in, Tuesday date nights are a must and they’ve held off on purchasing a TV, instead finding other ways to connect. 

But if Chip were to offer any tip to follow, it’d be to pursue the person you love “like a hornet.” Some two decades in, he says, he still feels like the guy hoping to get a second date. “I’m not saying she’d never cheat on me,” he explains, “but it’s not going to be because I never told her I loved her or because I didn’t send her flowers or I forgot our anniversary.” 

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Kyra Segwick & Kevin Bacon

“My first piece of advice is not to take advice from celebrities,” Bacon jokes of his 31-year union. It’s as succinct as his other go-to, “Keep the fights clean and the sex dirty,” a phrase developed specifically to end any further chatter about their marriage. 

Truthfully, though, they make it a point not to let arguments linger, rarely digging in for the sake of the victory. “Honestly, we don’t like to fight, so when we actually are in an argument, we’re both looking for a solution,” explains The Closer actress. “For the most part we’re struggling to get back to everything being okay, because it sucks to fight.” Because, when it comes down to it, she continues, “There is no Plan B. No matter what, we want to work it out.”


Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan

Nearly 32 years into marriage, the actors have mastered the art of fighting fair. “Tracy and I don’t pick scabs,” explains the Family Ties alum. “In some marriages, people look at their partner and see vulnerability and they just can’t help but go after that vulnerability, like it’s a sport or something. We don’t do that.” 

That’s not to say they don’t have arguments. “If I’ve said something stupid, I have the tendency to want to take it back and make it all okay,” he says. “But that doesn’t really work.” Instead, he follows her lead and tries to give her space. She, in turn, offers up understanding: “Sometimes you just have to say to yourself, ‘You know what? He said something schmucky and it made me feel bad. But he’s a good person and I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt that he didn’t realize that what he said hurt my feelings.'” 

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Jamie Lee Curtis & Christopher Guest

Little surprise that the actress considers humor “foundational” in her marriage to the man behind faux documentaries Waiting for Guffman
and Best in Show. More than 35 years since their Christmas Eve vows, she says, “There’s no fight we have ever had, even in my ragiest rage, that he can’t drop me to the ground making me laugh.”

Should a disagreement drag on (generally a few days, at most) they know just how to resolve it. “There’s always just a moment when there’s a gesture. It’s silent, the physical act of touching each other. I swear, it’s nothing more than just a silent contact,” she says, a joint acknowledgement that they’re past the issue. “Within an hour from that moment,” she continues, “the whole thing is over.” 

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Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka

“I think one of the things that has kept us together all of these years is that we both define relationships as something that’s relatively indefinable,” the How I Met Your Mother alum says. Through 17 years of career shifts (actor-chef Burtka released his cookbook Life Is a Party in 2019), parenting 9-year-old twins Gideon and Harper and dealing with tough times, “Marriage never stays the same,” explains Harris. “When you have sex with the same person over and over, it gets redundant, and so you try different things. Then one day you don’t like each other, and suddenly you’re not attracted to each other, so you have to figure out how to be reattracted to them—but in a different way because you’re aging.”

Eventually, he continues, you find yourself more attracted to their soul. And then their body again. “It all keeps morphing,” he notes. “So in a weird way, we keep falling in love with each other in different ways, over and over.”

Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone

Appropriately, the comic actors believe their funniness gives them life. And not just in their 15-year union itself. “Whenever we have a good laugh,” notes the Can You Ever Forgive Me? actress, “especially a crazy one, when you’re like, Oh, my God, and you’re almost dizzy—we always assign it a specific amount of time that it added to our lives. And I’m always adding it up. I’ll say, ‘Okay, that was like two months—I just got two more months to live!'”

What they don’t put a limit on is the length of a disagreement. Citing the oft-repeated don’t go to bed angry rule, Falcone, says, “I tried it once, and I realized that in the morning I had forgotten what I was mad about. You’re not getting any answers if you’re parsing out an argument when everybody is tired and possibly had a drink or two. I’ve never had the thing where you’re having an argument at ten o’clock at night, and then you say, ‘Well, that was good. I’m glad we got to the bottom of that. We agree. Truce signed.'”

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Ted Danson & Mary Steenburgen

Each having wed before they found their way to the other in 1995, they not only had to navigate a marriage, but life as step-parents to two children a piece. “There is no book that tell you how to do it, so the one thing I figured out right away is that they already have a mom—and it’s not me. So what did they need from me?” the Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist actor recalls. “That’s when I realized that everybody needs a cheerleader, right? There’s never too many of those in your life, so that’s what I’ll be. I never set their boundaries, disciplined them, or tried to teach them right from wrong. They have parents who do that.”

The Cheers alum agreed with her stance wholeheartedly. “I think that’s really wise, to offer yourself as a friend,” he says. “‘I’m not going to discipline you and I’m not going to judge you. What I’m going to do is hang out with you and be there for you.’ And that’s what you have to do: absolutely, genuinely be there.” 

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Elton John & David Furnish

The moment same-sex civil unions were legalized in Britain, the music icon and the Canadian ad exec were joined together in a Dec. 21, 2005 ceremony. They repeated the process on the exact same day nine years later once they were able to legally wed. And yet the anniversary they recognize is that unexpected meeting at a 1993 weekend dinner party at the singer’s Windsor, England flat, his friend having set the guest list.

Every Saturday, no matter where they are in the world, together or apart, the two pen a handwritten note to each other, by the authors’ count, some 1,352 letters in all. “There’s something very spiritual and real about handwriting,” explains Furnish, “and the cards are a chance to reflect on the week that’s passed and talk about the week that’s coming up.” Agrees the five-time Grammy winner, “It’s part of the success, I think, of a lasting relationship. Communication is the most important thing.” 

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Dr. Mehmet Oz & Lisa Oz

Having literally secreted their 25-year marriage into existence (“Six months before I met him, I had these recurring dreams about this person I was going to marry,”) the radio show host, a producer on his talk show, makes sure their union has remained front-and-center even as their entire existence has shifted. 

“Marriage is a priority for both of us. And that means that we act on that and refocus when we’ve lost sight of the ball,” she says. If the surgeon could prescribe one piece of advice, it’d would be to place that bond above all else. “The bottom line is this: I would do anything
for her. Climb any mountain, take any bullet—in the chest, too, by the way. I might do things that justifiably make her really angry at me, but I would never let anything block me from delivering my love to her,” he swears. If you appreciate how valuable marriage is to your long-term happiness, he continues, “You will never let anyone touch it.” 

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Al Roker & Deborah Roberts

ABC News reporter Roberts isn’t always one for chit-chat. “I don’t like the check-in,” she explains. “If you’re calling just to say, ‘So, what’s up?’ no, I do not like that.” Everyone’s favorite TV weatherman, however, is a phone guy. And after years of chafing against his frequent calls, a pal said something that changed her stance. “One friend said to me, ‘Did you ever think that maybe he just feels comfortable when he hears your voice, because that tells him that all is right in the world?'” she recounts. “And I thought, ‘That’s very sweet. I’d never thought about it in that way. And if it means something to him, then it should mean something to me.'”

Now, she says, “I have learned to take a breath and say, ‘Sweetie, I’ve got some stuff going on, but what’s going on with you? Great. I’m glad to hear from you. Got to go. Talk to you later. Love you.’ That makes all the difference in the world to him, and it doesn’t kill me for two minutes to be nice and sweet.” They’ll celebrate their 25th anniversary this September.  

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Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos

The building blocks for their 24-year union began back in their newlywed days, when any fight—one involved the Riverdale actor throwing the talk show host’s ring out the window—felt like it could be it. “Early in a marriage, it’s easy to let little things become big things—whether it’s financial strain or career strain or you have kids and you’re sleep-deprived,” espouses the LIVE With Kelly and Ryan star. “But Mark taught me to walk away and take a breath. That’s when you figure out that it’s not a marriage-defining moment.”

Some hard-earned wisdom, to be sure, but now the parents of three are reaping the benefits. “Anytime you see a couple who seems truly happy, you can bet they’ve gone through some crazy, crazy stuff together and they’ve survived,” he states. “That’s something to be proud of.”

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Viola Davis & Julius Tennon

She’s an introvert, she says, “maybe a step away from being a straight-up loner”; he’s the ultimate extrovert “the mayor of everywhere,” as he puts it. She’s a touch messy; he’s “a little OCD” notes the Oscar winner. But, wed since 2003, they’ve long since learned to let the other do their thing.

That’s the advice the How to Get Away With Murder lead says she gives to all her soon-to-be-wed friends. “Marriage does not start when you walk down the aisle,” she shares. “Your marriage starts when you look over at a person who you love more than anything, and there’s something about him—just one character trait that makes you say to yourself, ‘Oh man, that’s going to drive me crazy. I don’t know if I can deal with this.’ And then the next minute you say, ‘But you know what? I love him.’ That’s when your marriage starts.” 

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Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner

You don’t reach the 50-year mark in any relationship by letting disagreements drag on. Any time there’s a blowup, notes the Grace and Frankie star, “Usually, I’m the one who apologizes. It’s not hard because I love her and can’t bear for her to feel lonely for even five minutes.” 

Even better is when she can avoid saying she’s sorry to the writer altogether. Her top takeaway, she shares, “Remember, when you’re angry at your partner and say something hurtful, you will be more angry at yourself later for having said hurtful things to the person you love. You’ll feel angry twice. Not good for your blood pressure, and certainly not good for your relationship.”

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Judges Judy Sheindlin & Jerry Sheindlin

Few things are more on brand than former New York State Supreme Court judge Jerry declaring their decades-long union works because he usually lets the Judge Judy icon win. But for his bride it’s more about knowing you’re not always going to like the final verdict. Their 12-year marriage dissolved in 1990 when he couldn’t be the caretaker she needed following her father’s death. Yet, when they got back together one year later and quickly remarried, she had no delusions that he was suddenly going to be the type to run the household or take the lead on birthday plans. 

“Every relationship is different, but there is a common thread of unhappiness, and that unhappiness comes from trying to make another person different from who they are. You can try, but they’re always going to resent it,” she explains matter-of-factly. “I don’t think you should marry anyone with the expectation of changing who they are.”


Lil Wayne – Line Em Up Lyrics

Play this song


I had a Benz when you had a bike
Uh, all this cocaine got me actin’ white
You could ask Jada Pinkett, nigga, I’m a legend
You could ask Chrissy Teigen, ask John Legend

[Verse 1]
She said I got a vanilla aftertaste
Cut his face, let him use his blood for his aftershave
A real pump, it ain’t nothin’ like South Park
Pistol whip you ’til you know the serial number by heart
Sit the trap on top your nose, if you sneeze, I squeeze
Got them extra extendos, call them Eazy-Es
Uzis, .223s, Tecs, semi-automatic, reflex
Bullet ain’t got no name, but these no names ain’t got no respect
Put some respect on my name, no, know where I got that from
Mad scientist in this bitch, don’t even know what I’m mad for
Whoo, ’cause it’s hard to ignore the bullshit when it can’t flush
Whoo, tryna down and duck, but you can’t duck, nigga

Stunt, stunt, real deal
Had the MAC-11, real, real
Had to see your ass, the real deal
Had to see your ass, the real deal
I had to line ’em up, line ’em up
You niggas crack me up
Do-Donald Duck
Stunt, stunt, real deal
Had the MAC-11, real, real
Had to see your ass, the real deal
Had to see your ass, the real deal
I had to line ’em up, I’m anonymous
You niggas crack me up
You better Donald Duck

[Verse 2]
Gas ’em up, I’ma burn ’em up
Yeah, pack ’em up, I’ma pile up
Yeah, line ’em up, yeah, sign ’em up
Yeah, line ’em up, I’m anonymous
[?] with the [?]
I’m comin’ back with the dogs
Go at my neck, I come back at your skull
I’m comin’ back with her drawers
Come back with the bag, the package and all
Yeah, I put the stash in the wall
30-round dick, I’m jackin’ it off, yeah
To eighty more jacks in the cards
Aces and Kings, blackest of hearts
I played the hands I was taught
Family man, your family involved, damn
Family tree, branches gon’ fall
Actin’ the ass, no actin’ at all, no
All of the cameras is off
You fucked up the deal
You back at the mall
We duck and back at the farm

I had a Benz when you had a bike
Uh, all this cocaine got me actin’ white
Ask Jada Pinkett, I’m a legend
You could ask Chrissy Teigen, ask John Legend

Stunt, stunt, real deal
Had the MAC-11, real, real
Had to see your ass, the real deal
Had to see your ass, the real deal
I had to line ’em up, line ’em up
These niggas crack me up
Do-Donald Duck

Line ’em up, sign ’em up
I’ma grind ’em up, I’ma fire ’em up
Smoke, smoke (Gas ’em up), smoke, smoke (Pile ’em up)
Smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke
Line ’em up, yeah, blaow
Smoke, Donald Duck
I see you backin’ up
But you better Donald Duck
You niggas crack me up
You better Donald Duck, blaow, blaow
Line ’em up, you better Donald Duck
Gas ’em up, and I’ma fire ’em up, yeah
Pack ’em up, and I’ma pile ’em up

Black Eyed Peas – Wings lyrics

When I saw you in my dream
You wore the crown, you were my king
I hope you know you are my everything (everything, everything)
You are the wind under my wings
I’m in the clouds, you take me high (high, high, high, high, high)
You make me float, you make me fly (fly, fly, fly, fly, fly)
I hope you know you are my paradise (paradise)

[Chorus: Nicole Scherzinger]
And this is how it sounds when I’m walking on the sky
Du du du du-du du du
Du du du du du-du du du
Du du du du-du du du
Du du du du du-du du du
Du du du du-du du du
Boy this love is like a dream
You are the wind under my wings

[Verse 1: & Nicole Scherzinger]
Hey bae, you know you got me
OD when I rock your body all night (yeah)
Over time girl, we go OT
You love my D-I-C what you like? (yeah)
Double tap when I saw you on site
You put me in a spell, check you’re my type (yeah)
You’re the kinda chick that I like (yeah)
You’re the kinda chick that I like (yeah)
Hey bae, come tease me, please me
I make you my side piece and my wife (yeah)
Freakin’, then take it easy
Hop in my cockpit, we gon’ take flight (yeah)
When I go down you in paradise
Feelin’ that trill o’ high, so don’t be ‘fraid of heights

[Chorus: Nicole Scherzinger]
And this is how it sounds when I’m walking on the sky
Du du du du-du du du
Du du du du du-du du du
Du du du du-du du du
Du du du du du-du du du
Du du du du-du du du
Boy this love is like a dream
You are the wind under my wings

[Verse 2: & Nicole Scherzinger]
Hey bae, you got what I need
I like it when you on me all day (yeah)
Hey bae, I’m planting my seed
Then 39 weeks, she’ll have my baby (what?)
Lately I’ve been thinking ‘bout baby name
But maybe I’m crazy (yeah)
Let’s take it slow, like John Legend’s set (yeah)
Let’s take it slow like John Legend’s set (yeah)
Me and you could take a time
Watch the years and days and hours pass by (yeah)
Hey bae, you got the hourglass type sh**
That’ll make me say “my oh my” (yeah)
Hey bae I love the way you sound
So when we be gettin’ down, you make me feel high

[Chorus: Nicole Scherzinger]
And this is how it sounds when I’m walking on the sky
Du du du du-du du du
Du du du du du-du du du
Du du du du-du du du
Du du du du du-du du du
Du du du du-du du du
Boy this love is like a dream
You are the wind under my wings

[Bridge: sample]
Bring that beat back, bring that beat back
Bring that beat back, bring that beat back
Y’all wanna hear that beat, right?
Two, two, three, four, hit it!

[Verse 3:]
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, imma let the beat rock
Check it out, [?]
This is my move
I like how you move
You like how I put my needle in you (move)
I take your blues away with this tune that I wrote just for you (move)
We up in that bed, your head’s in ‘dem clouds when I enter you (ooh)
When I enter you (ooh)
When I enter you (move)
Imagine me loving you passionly, making your fantasies true (move)
Imagine me killing the pun-, love fagality, ooh (move)
Imagine us, pictures fabulous, when I zoom in on you (ooh)
When I zoom in, zoom in on you (ooh)
When I zoom in, zoom in on you (ooh)

[Pre-Chorus: Nicole Scherzinger]
When I saw you in my dream
You wore the crown, you were my king
I hope you know you are my everything
You are the wind under my wings
I’m in the clouds, you take me high
You make me float, you make me fly
I hope you know you are my paradise

[Chorus: Nicole Scherzinger]
And this is how it sounds when I’m walking on the sky

R. Kelly – I Admit Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I admit I done made some mistakes
And I have some imperfect ways
I admit I helped so many people
And them same damn people turned fake
I admit it was so hard to focus
I didn’t go to classes
I admit that I dropped out of school
I admit that I wasn’t that cool
I admit that I just feel like retiring
I admit that I just don’t feel like trying
But all my real niggas round me keep tellin’ me
“Kells, fuck that you gotta keep climbing”
I admit it, I admit it I did
I done fucked with a couple of fans
I admit that I’m a gift and a curse
I admit that I don’t go to church

I admit it, admit it (I)
I admit it, I did it (I)
I admit it, I did (I)
I admit it, I did, did it

[Verse 2]
I admit it I got so many flaws (yeah)
Told so many lies to these broads (too many lies)
Blew so much money, pop so many bottles, yeah I fucked a bitch just because (just because)
Nigga, I had a hell of a day, but I admit I was in my own way (hell of a day, in my own way)
I admit I had my mom crying over me, what else can a nigga say (uh)
I admit I can’t spell for shit
I admit that all I hear is hits (ohh)
I admit that I couldn’t read the teleprompter
When the Grammy’s asked me to present (yeah)
I admit that I love God but wait
It’s so much temptation but wait
And mental, the drinking and smoking too much
But it helped me get through the day (oh, day)
Won’t say no name, I’m not a snitch
But one night at the Ritz, did some shit I shouldn’t of did (at the Ritz, shouldn’t of did)
Went and fucked a nigga’s bitch
I admit, I admit that I did (I did)
I fucked my girlfriends bestfriend (oh)
Yeah I tapped that in the back of my Benz (my Benz)
I admit I’m sorry for my sins (my sins)

I admit it, admit it (I admit it)
I admit it, I did it (I did it, yeah)
I admit it, I did (I)
I admit it, I did, did it

[Verse 3]
Yeah, I admit I trust people too much (I trust too much, too much, too much)
I admit I can’t say such and such
But my lawyers told me settle this (settle this)
Even though it’s bullshit (it’s bullshit)
Kelly, protect your career
All these people in my ear
I admit I been tempted by drugs
I admit that I just need a hug (I)
I admit the devil talk to me sometime, but the devil is not who I trust (yeah, not who I trust)
I been fucked by so many damn managers, while they push me out front of these cameras (managers, cameras)
All this music I done gave to them, and now they play me like a fuckin’ amateur
I got a life, yeah, I got a right, yeah
Cancel my shows, that shit ain’t right (shows)
How they gon’ say I don’t respect these women, when all I’ve done is represent (30 years)
Take my career and turn it upside down, ’cause you mad I’ve got some girlfriends (girlfriends)
Hell with this record deal, it ain’t worth this shit forreal (yeah, yeah, that’s real)
Ain’t seen my kids in years, they tryna lock me up like Bill (in years, like Bill)
How much can a nigga take? How much can a nigga pray? (take, pray)
Just wanna do my music, stop stressing me (hell yeah)
Please just let me age gracefully (yeah, yeah)

I admit it, admit it (I admit it, oh, oh)
I admit it, I did it (I admit it)
I admit it, I did (I admit it, I did it)
I admit it, I did, did it

[Verse 4]
Yeah, they took my gift and they blind me (blind me)
Where the fuck is my money? (where)
Now here comes this big ass conspiracy
But still got my fans, thats a blessing
Listen to heaven, just stay on my grind, and that’s 24/7 (yeah)
And I know my mama Joanne is smiling down on me, I put that on every
Been a grown man since age 11 (11)
Mind on the guap since 7 (7)
Rest in peace to my homie Kevin

I admit it, admit it (I admit it)
I admit it, I did it (I did it, yeah)
I admit it, I did (I)
I admit it, I did, did it

[Verse 5]
I admit, I admit, I’m a freak (freak)
Used to go to strip clubs every week
But who these niggas tryna say I am, man I’m loud and I put that on chief
I admit I fuck with all the ladies, that’s both older and young ladies (ladies, yeah)
But tell me how they call it pedophile because that shit is crazy (crazy)
You may have your opinions, entitled to your opinions (opinions)
But really am I supposed to go to jail or lose my career because of your opinion
Yeah, go ahead and stone me, point your finger at me (stone me, yeah, yeah)
Turn the world against me, but only god can mute me (against me, mute me)
I admit that I fired some people (people)
I admit that I hired new people (yeah)
I admit that those people I fired, on my mama, was crooked ass people (yeah, yeah, people)
I admit that I don’t own my music (I)
I admit that I wrote on my music (yeah)
Want it back but they don’t wanna do it (don’t wanna)
What the fuck nigga, I wrote that music (I)
I did that Bump and Grind, I did that 12 Play, I did that Fed Up
I changed the damn game, so I deserve me a fair play, so put some respect on my damn name (fair)
Now Wendy Williams mad with me? But I ain’t never offered her no drink (no drink)
But I admit that she asked me, can I get a little Hennessy? (yeah)
We both turned off our phone, we drinked, I smoked, we talked
I admit that I told it all (our phone, we talked, it off)
From my good points to my faults (faults)
She said “What about Aaliyah?”
She said “What about the tape?”
I said “hush”
I said my lawyer said “don’t say noth’”
But I can tell you I’ve been set up (up)
I admit it, how ever since the first day (first day)
That without knowing that I signed my publishin’ away (away)
I admit it, I was young and caught up and so blind, yeah (so blind)
Said I had dyslexia, couldn’t read all them contracts, yeah
Now the truth in this message, is I’m a broke ass legend (message, legend)
The only reason I stay on tour, is ’cause I gotta pay my rent (on tour, my)
I never thought it would come to this, to be the most disrespected artist (come)
So I had to write a song about this, ’cause they always take my words and twist it (song)
Believe me its hard to admit all this, but I’m in my feelings about this shit (oh, oh, yeah, yeah)
But I had to set the fuckin’ record straight, so (yeah, yeah)

I admit it, admit it (I admit it)
I admit it, I did it (I did it, yeah)
I admit it, I did (I)
I admit it, I did, did it

[Verse 6]
I admit it, I love Steve Harvey
John Legend, and Tom Joyner
They’re doing good in their lives right now, why would they wanna tear down another brother (tear down)
Women show black men some love (yeah)
‘Cause black men, we go through enough (oh)
How can we get up off the ground, when we steady tearing each other down (how, oh)
I admit that the devil is busy (busy)
Had some people beside me ain’t with me
I admit that I’m gon’ do this music up until the Lord come and get me (real talk)
Now, I admit a family member touched me (touched me, touched me, touched me)
From a child to the age 14, yeah
While I laid asleep, took my virginity (sleep, gini’)
So scared to say something, so I just put the blame on me
Now here I am, and I’m tryin’ my best to be honest (honest)
‘Cause the sources out there tryna keep me from bein’ an artist
I admit I’m at rock bottom (oh, oh)
And this shit has rocked my mind (my mind)
I’m calling on my hood, come walk by my side (my hood, oh)
They don’t want me to shine, women’s group, my god (shine, god)
Now don’t get it twisted, I do support ’em, but why they wanna bring down the R
Damn, this is breaking my heart (my heart)
‘Cause from fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters, I am part of the music culture (yeah, yeah, oh, oh)
Spotify, took me off they playlist (playlist)
I admit that I, been underated (rated)
I’m not convicted, not arrested, my dragged my name in the dirt (nope, oh, yeah, yeah)
All this work to be successful, when you abandon me ’cause of what you heard (yeah, oh, yeah, heard)
I admit that I am not perfect, I never said I was perfect (perfect, perfect)
Said I’m abusing these women, what the fuck that’s some absurd shit (what?)
They’re brainwashed, really? (really)
Kidnapped, really? (really)
Can’t eat, really? (really)
Real talk, that shit sound silly (yeah)
And if you really, really wanna know (know)
Her father dropped her off at my show (show)
And told this boy to put her on stage (yeah)
I admit that she was over age (age)
I admit that I was feelin’ her and I admit that she was feelin’ me (she was feelin’ me)
I admit that that’s just some shit that comes with being a celebrity (celebrity)
I ain’t chasing these ladies, no (no, no)
These ladies are chasing me, yeah (chasing me)
Now I’m only saying all this shit, ’cause how they tryna play me, yeah (yeah, oh)
I admit that this is no disrespect to the parents (no disrespect)
But this is my advice to you ’cause I’m also a parent (parent)
Don’t push your daughter in my face, and tell me that it’s okay (my face, okay)
‘Cause your agenda is to get paid, and get mad when it don’t go your way (yeah, go way)
I know y’all look at me like I don’t go through things, but I’m human (human)
I know it’s hard sometimes, but try to keep in mind that I’m human (human)
Fuck all the fortune and fame, forget the name, I’m a human (human)
I can’t believe all the under the table shit they doin’ (they doin’)
I’m tired the fingers pointed at me (at me)
I’m tired of all this weight on me (on me)
I’m tired of everybody wanting a piece of me, shit I’m not an ATM machine (yeah, no, hey)
What do I do when I can’t do what I do? (what)
How can I win, when I can’t win with truth? (oh)
Got a couple of dead homies, that I promised would make it out this shit (sorry)
And I don’t think God’s hands is on me nigga, I’m gonna make it out this shit
No weapon formed against me (amen)
Shall prosper (amen)
Not claiming (amen)
The storms over (amen)
I admit I talked to Ms. McGlenn (yeah)
FYI, that’s my second mother (mama)
I admit that I asked her how I’m gonna get the world off my shoulder (oh)
She said son, don’t you lose it (lose it)
Sometimes you gotta go through it (through it)
They can say what they say, but at the end of the day, they cannot deny your music (oh, woah)
‘Cause your music, has touched people, it inspired, all people (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Overseas, everywhere (yeah, yeah)
Don’t worry, don’t care (care)
‘Cause the anointed is on you, and that’s why these haters is at you (on you, at you)
So keep on doing you baby, you don’t have to give these fools an explanation (yeah, yeah, oh)

I admit it, admit it (I admit it)
I admit it, I did it (I did it, yeah)
I admit it, I did (I)
I admit it, I did, did it

[Verse 7]
What’s the definition of a cult?
Whats the definition of a sex slave?
Go to the dictionary, look it up
Let me know I’ll be here waiting
Now I admit that I got some girls that love me to pull they hair (they hair)
Now I admit that they love me to talk dirty when I pull they hair (they hair)
Some like me to spank ’em
Some like to give brain and
What some of these girls want, is too much for the radio station
Look I’m just a man y’all (man y’all)
Not a monster or beast (no, no)
But I admit there are times when these girls so fine, they’ll chill with a nigga for a week (oh, for a week)
Now I admit I love Hugh Hefner (Hugh Hefner)
Through the years supported Hugh Hefner (yeah)
But when he left this world, he had a million girls, but we gon’ always love Hugh Hefner (yeah, oh)
To Jim DeRogatis, whatever your name is (whatever your name is)
You been tryna destroy me for 25 whole years (25 whole years, yeah)
Writin’ the same stories over and over against (stories, stories, yeah)
Off my name, you done went and made yourself a career (a whole career)
But guess what? I pray for you and family, and all my other enemies (prayed for you, enemies)
I’m not gonna let y’all steal my joy, I’m just gon’ keep on doing me (my joy, doing me)
Now I don’t know what else to say except, I’m so falsely accused
Tell me how can you judge, when you’ve never walked in my shoes
So easy to mess up someone else’s life
Through social media, the devil in disguise
I admit I miss my brothers (brothers)
But I admit they weren’t acting like brothers (brothers)
Yeah, we’ve had our differences, but you don’t turn on your brother (no)
For nothing, for no one, nada, mama, Joanne, is watching (no, no, no, no, no)
She must be turning over in her grave (yeah)
I admit I had to borrow a couple of M’s from the label (label)
All these hits out but I couldn’t put food on the table (table)
I was told I had to sell my cars, I was told I couldn’t get a loan (cars, loans)
Said I owed 20 million to the IRS and they were coming to get my home (oh, oh)
I admit I was feeling stupid, staying in the Homewood Suites (no disrespect)
Sippin’ Hennessy, tryna figure out what happened to me (happened to me)
There was so much going through my head, ’cause I knew that something wasn’t right (my head, wasn’t right)
I just couldn’t put my finger on it, but my spirit had better eyes (no, better)
It told me what it saw, and it scared the shit out of me (saw, me, yeah)
It said get rid of them all, it’s nothing but vultures round me (all, me)
I admit that I love my fans, for all the push and support they’ve shown (my fans)
I admit if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have never stayed strong (for them, oh)
Now I’m not trippin’ on all of these rumors, that don’t bother me
And I’m not paying attention to these haters, that don’t bother me (oh, oh)
But what blows me is when certain people turn phony (phony)
They say Rob, “I got your back”, Rob, “you the man”
But they really doubting me, bitch you know who you are
Bitch I bought you a car, bitch you stayed in my crib (yeah, yeah)
I loved you with all my heart (my heart)
Now I don’t like to brag when it comes to me, but I’ve given back to the community (comes to me, community)
From the non profit to the charities, but of course you never hear that about me (charities, about me)
To them niggas that drink my liquor and smoke my stogies
How come you ain’t on Facebook pickin’ up for me
While you round me most of the day, when you know I’m a good brother
Always got your hands out, it ain’t no doubt that y’all niggas ain’t nothing but blood suckas (yeah)
Plus, y’all ain’t bringing nothing to the table (no, no)
Yeah nigga, and you know it’s real talk (real talk)
Taking pictures with me for your Instagram but when I need you, you quick to get lost (can’t find you)
Mm, ohh, mm, oh, oh, oh, no, no, ooh, woah
Robert, Jay, and Joanne, my kids
What you hearin’ out here about dad, guys I’m sorry for this (sorry)
I’m so sorry, I can’t imagine what y’all must be going through (oh, through)
Everyday it’s somethin’ about me, my god, it must be killin’ you (killin’ you)
I promise there’ll be better days, just keep walkin’ straight (there’ll be better days, just keep walkin’ straight)
I know you must be worried but just know that I’m okay (oh, I’m okay)
For me, things has gotten rough (rough)
Right now I can’t say too much (say too much)
But for y’all I will stay tough (oh, oh)
Daddy just need y’all to trust, and believe in me (trust, in me)
I admit that I told the truth (told the truth)
And still not free
Still wanna hate me (yeah)
Still wanna stone me (stone me, yeah)
Still wanna chain me (chain me, yeah)
I think they wanna kill me

I admit it, admit it (I admit it)
I admit it, I did it (I did it, yeah)
I admit it, I did (I)
I admit it, I did, did it

[Verse 8]
Now, no disrespect to Chi-Town, my home (my home)
But we’ve got to learn how to support our own (our own)
I admit that my heart cries for my city (my city)
‘Cause we’re losing young lives in our city (my city)
Instead of judging me, y’all should be using me (judging me, using me)
To help these kids, raise them out of depression and poverty (oh, oh)
Now I’m not saying I’m no savior, but I can be an inspiration (no savior, inspiration)
This is an invitation
Man I admit I go through so much day to day (day to day)
Got 23 lawyers, 3 or 4 managers, what am I doing? Show me the way (oh)
The only thing I have left is my voice, and now I have to use it for my protection (my voice, yeah)
‘Cause they left me no choice (no choice)
See my work has nothing to do with my private life
So stay the fuck out of my business and tend to your own damn life (life)
So go head and say what you want to say, about who I want to date (want to say, I want to date)
But you won’t say that shit to my face, ’cause you know it ain’t no shit to say (to my face, oh, oh)
Next nigga bring me some dumb shit, is gon’ end up a misunderstanding (dumb shit, yeah)
‘Cause niggas they listen to dumb shit (dumb shit)
Are niggas that be on that dumb shit (dumb shit)
They need a life ’cause they ain’t got no life, so they always come through with them dumb shit
Blockin’ my path, they don’t know the half, so they makin’ assumptions (path, half, assumptions)
Since when do assumptions, cost a man his whole career (since when? whole career)
Found guilty when you’re innocent, is the only times that I fear
There is one thing that’s for sure, and I want to make this shit clear (for sure, clear)
I done lived my voice and represented my country for 31 fuckin’ years (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Damn it I admit

I admit, I admit, I admit (yeah)
I admit, I admit, I admit (yeah)

John Legend Wife Chrissy Teigen Announced Pregnancy With Second Child

John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen are expecting their second child.

The model announced that she is pregnant in a hilarious video posted on social media on Tuesday. The short clip features the couple’s first child Luna making the big revelation. “What’s in here?” Teigen asked the big sister to be, to which she responded saying, “baby.” In an effort to clear up any speculation, not that there would be any, Chrissy Teigen says the baby belongs to John Legend.

“It’s John’s!” she captioned the video. The R&B singer then shared the Instagram post on his Twitter page where he added some baby and hearts emojis. Legend then jokingly commented on her video saying, “Maury will have the final word on this.”

John and Teigen currently have a 19-month-old baby girl named Luna who came into the world in April 2016. Earlier this year, the Lip Sync Battle host announced that the couple’s next baby will be a boy. “Since this is coming up again, I said our next baby would be a boy because that is the embryo we have left. A boy. So. Yeah,” she wrote on Twitter.

Since this is coming up again, I said our next baby would be a boy because that is the embryo we have left. A boy. So. Yeah.

— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 30, 2017

#chrissyteigen is pregnant with baby ?? number 2 #ballerbaby #johnlegend

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Rihanna, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd Reacts To Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Celebrities including Rihanna, Lil Wayne, and The Weeknd have all shared their reaction to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history in Las Vegas.

The world is currently mourning the deadliest mass shooting event on U.S. soil in Las Vegas on Sunday night (October 2). A lone gunman wrecked havoc at a Country Music festival leaving at least 59 persons dead and another 500 plus injured from gunshots and stamped. The shooter has been identified as as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nev., according to police officers. A motive for the attack is not yet known, but the incident has been deemed the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.

Fortunately, police officers were quick on the scene or else the shooting could have been a lot worst. Cops burst into his hotel room where they discovered Paddock deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers also found an arsenal of high powered weapons in the gunman’s hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Vegas. “Sheriff Lombardo said that Mr. Poddack brought in at least 10 suitcases into his hotel room over a period of time,” New York Times reported.

Like the rest of us, celebrities are in shocked and are sharing their reaction on Twitter and Instagram. “Saying a prayer for all the victims & their loved ones, also for the residents & visitors of Las Vegas! This was a horrific act of terror,” Rihanna wrote, while The Weeknd added, “Waking up to this horrible news in Las Vegas is so heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who were tragically involved.” Other celebrities who have weighed in includes John Legend, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Monica, Usher. Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Zendaya, Mariah Careyt, and more.

“Don’t even know what to say. To be in Vegas while this is happening, brings a pain to my heart. My team and I are safe Thank God! Prayers up,” Trey Songz tweeted.

Saying a prayer for all the victims & their loved ones, also for the residents & visitors of Las Vegas! This was a horrific act of terror!!

— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 2, 2017

Waking up to this horrible news in Las Vegas is so heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who were tragically involved

— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) October 2, 2017

Don't even know what to say. To be in Vegas while this is happening, brings a pain to my heart. My team and I are safe Thank God! Prayers up

— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) October 2, 2017

?? for Vegas.

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 2, 2017

Devastating – prayers to those affected by the senseless act of domestic terrorism in Las Vegas. My heart goes out to each of you. ??


My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism.

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 2, 2017

Heartbroken by the tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this senseless act of violence.

— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) October 2, 2017

The news from Las Vegas is heartbreaking. Devastating.

— John Legend (@johnlegend) October 2, 2017

This is terrorism plain and simple. Terror bares no race, gender or religion. Democrats & Republicans please unite now #guncontrol ??

— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) October 2, 2017

Praying for our world and families affected by all these tragedies. My heart is broken from all that's happening. #HealTheWorld ??

— Ciara (@ciara) October 2, 2017

Horrified to hear about the shooting in #LasVegas. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Praying for everyone's safety ??

— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) October 2, 2017

Lord help us

— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) October 2, 2017

Sick to my stomach watching footage from Vegas ?Sending my love and prayers ????

— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) October 2, 2017

no one needs weapons like the one used in vegas. please don't tell me that's for deer hunting

— vino bambino (@VicMensa) October 2, 2017

Blood donation centers below #LasVegas

— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) October 2, 2017