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This weekend over 200 guests gathered at Mr. C in Beverly Hills at the Culture Creators Brunch, in celebration with the 2016 BET Awards. Culture Creators’ founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Partnerships at Atlantic Records, Joi Pitts, called on the music industry’s most powerful figures to celebrate their contributions to furthering Black culture in the music industry. Katt Williams, DJ Drama, Laz Alonso, Estelle, Bridget Kelly, Bevy Smith, and more joined in on the festivities honoring the industry’s leaders and innovators.

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Sponsored by Seagram’s Gin and Revolt TV, the brunch acknowledged those who are leaders in the entertainment industry and had them “pass the torch” to the current innovators making their mark as professionals behind the scenes. Greeted with signature cocktails from Seagram’s Gin, the Master of Ceremony, Mona Scott-Young (television producer and music manager) presented each honoree with their award. After a slew of inspiring speeches including moving words by Yvette Noel-Schure, who represented Prince and has been Beyonce’s publicist since her time in Destiny’s Child. Comedian, Katt Williams stole the show when he made a surprise appearance hilariously accepting the award on behalf of entertainment industry trailblazer,Andre Harrell. Each year, Culture Creators hopes to continue to honor those actively furthering the success of the Black influencers in entertainment.

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