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Miss Diddy’s “A Toast to Black Hollywood” was certainly one for the books.
Formerly known as “A Toast to Young Hollywood,” the award ceremony honored and highlighted top Black executives, power players, and influencers who are making a difference in their industries, and in their communities.
This year’s ceremony was sponsored by BET, Amazon Music Rotation, Ciroc and Doritos, and the event continued Miss Diddy and her Brand Group LA’s mission to honor those who continue to shift culture in music, community, sports and entertainment.
The 2022 honorees included Valeisha Jones (Co-President, The Recording Academy), Adam Blackstone (Grammy Award-winning Music Director), Shayla Cowan (Producer & Chief of Staff, Will Packer Productions/Will Packer Media), singer and actor Jacob Latimore, Derek Lewis (President, South Division PepsiCo), television host and fashion designer Nina Parker, Tim Hinshaw (Head of Hip Hop & R&B, Amazon Music), Josh Peas (Hip Hop & R&B Artist Marketing, Amazon Music), Sierra Lever (Label Relations Manager Hip Hop & R&B, Amazon Music), Rochelle Balogun (Sr. Music Curator, Hip Hop, R&B, & Afrobeats), Rashad Bilal & Troy Millings (CEO/Founders of Earn Your Leisure), Chance Infinite (Agency 78 Co-Founder & Harun Holdings, Founder & CEO), rapper and activist Trae Tha Truth, Maverick City Music Group, Tyler Perry’s “Sistas,” and entrepreneur, host, reality star and actress Cynthia Bailey.
AllHipHop’s Rea Davis caught up with Miss Diddy on the red carpet to discuss the importance of recognizing and celebrating our peers.
AllHipHop: Today we are celebrating you and others at the Miss Diddy Presents: “A Toast to Black Hollywood.” How does it feel to celebrate your people and the culture?
Miss Diddy: You know, I thought it was important to make sure we are in spaces with peers that get to recognize each other. So oftentimes we’re with peers and you keep it quiet. Like you said I poured into you. I think it’s important to have those moments with people because it’s the reminders like alright we are doing the right thing, we are on the right path, oh you see me. Who doesn’t want to be recognized by their peers you know. And it’s interesting that in 2018 I honored Daymond John. It’s really the idea of for us, by us you know what I mean. My whole team is Black and brown people, like all of that so, that’s what’s important to me.