Princess, Clifton Powell & Christian Keyes -- Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Princess, Clifton Powell & Christian Keyes (Photo credit: Jonell Media PR via Steed Media)

Will Packer, Nia Long, Terrence J and Michael Ealy were just a few of the celebrities who attended the 24th annual Trumpet Awards. Founded by Xernona Clayton, each year it gets better, and this year was no exception as the show opened with a performance by Salt, Pepa, Spinderella, Monie Love, YoYo and MC Lyte, who got the show started in rare hip-hop party form.

Rolling out was able to get some great inside photos of your favorite people who didn’t walk the red carpet and went straight inside for warmth. We bring you an exclusive photo gallery that goes beyond the outdoor red carpet.

Terrance J, Nia Long -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Terrence J, Nia Long (Photo credit: Jonell Media PR via Steed Media)

Seems there was a lot of spice added to the show this year with Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and filmmaker Will Packer (Ride Along 2Think Like a Man) both receiving Trumpet Awards. Bounce TV knew they had to pump of the volume. Al B. Sure! served as the show’s announcer; Terrence J and Nia Long were the hosts.

Michael Ealy -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Michael Ealy (Photo credit: Jonell Media PR via Steed Media)

Celebrities like Brad James, Rodney Perry, Regina Hall, Mo’Nique, George Wallace, Pastor Jamahl Bryant, Demetria McKinney and Charmin Lee and many more were everywhere throughout the building and on the lavish red carpet. There were also 20 “Women of Congress” that represented well on the red carpet.

Ne-YoPhoto Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Trumpet Award honoree Ne-Yo (Photo credit: Jonell Media PR via Steed Media)

This year’s honorees included legendary Las Vegas comic George Wallace;  former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman; General Motors executive Alicia Boler-Davis; Wayne County Community College Chancellor Dr. Curtis Ivery; Arun Gandhi (grandson of Mohandas Gandhi); and Her Royal Highness Princess Basmah Bit Saud, who simply requested we call her Princess. This year’s celebrity presenters and performers included Michael Ealy, Christian Keyes, Deitrick Haddon, Kelly Price, Raheem DeVaughn, Vivian Green, Joe, Regina Hall, Tweet and Andra Day.

Guest, Kelly Price, Ryan Glover, Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Guest, Kelly Price, Bounce TV executive Ryan Glover and his wife (Photo credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media)

The Trumpet Awards was presented this year by Cadillac, Carnival Cruises, and American Family Insurance. It will premiere on BOUNCE TV Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. EST and ill air again on Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. EST. Check out our elaborate behind-the-scenes gallery.

 

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Xernona Clayton & friends - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Xernona Clayton & friends - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Ne-yo, Debra Ivory -hoto Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Ne-yo, Debra Ivory -hoto Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Armani Iman, Ne-Yo -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Armani Iman, Ne-Yo -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Armani Iman, Ne-Yo -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Armani Iman, Ne-Yo -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Actor Brad James - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Actor Brad James - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Freddyo - Jamahl King -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Freddyo - Jamahl King -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Raheen Devaughn - guests - Jamahl King -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Raheen Devaughn - guests - Jamahl King - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Raheen Devaughn - guests - Jamahl King - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Raheen Devaughn - guests - Jamahl King - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Presenter, Demetria McKinney -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Presenter, Demetria McKinney -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Presenter, Demetria McKinney - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Presenter, Demetria McKinney -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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guest, Kelly Price, Ryan Glover, Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

guest, Kelly Price, Ryan Glover, Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Publicist - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Publicist - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Michael Ealy -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Michael Ealy -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Michael Ealy -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Michael Ealy -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Michael Ealy -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Michael Ealy -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Arnaz J - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Arnaz J - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Will Packer - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Will Packer - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Michael Ealy - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Michael Ealy -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Raheem Devaughn & guest (LHH) Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Raheem Devaughn & guest (LHH) Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Terrance J, Nia Long -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Terrance J, Nia Long -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Terrance J and Nia Long- Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Terrance J, Nia Long -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Terrance J , Nia Long -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Terrance J , Nia Long -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Pretenders - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Presenters -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Presenters -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Presenters -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Presenters -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Presenters -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Presenters-Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Recipient -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Recipient -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Recipient -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Clifton Powell & Christian Keyes -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Clifton Powell & Christian Keyes -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Clifton Powell & Christian Keyes -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Princess, Clifton Powell & Christian Keyes -- Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Princess, Clifton Powell & Christian Keyes -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Princess, Clifton Powell & Christian Keyes - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Princess, Clifton Powell & Christian Keyes - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Guest , Mo'Nique -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Guest , Mo'Nique -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Ne-Yo -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Ne-Yo -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Ne-YoPhoto Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Ne-Yo -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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George Wallace and Judge Craig Strong, from Detroit, MI -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

George Wallace and Ernest Morial - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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George Wallace and Judge Craig Strong, from Detroit, MI -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

George Wallace and Ernest Morial - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Charmin Lee & Sytonia -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Charmin Lee & Sytonia -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Brad James & Charmin Lee -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Brad James & Charmin Lee - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Brad James, Jonell PR and Jamahl King -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Brad James, Jonell PR and Jamahl King - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Kash Howard, Brad James, Gocha Hawkins -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Kash Howard, Brad James, Gocha Hawkins -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Kash Howard, Brad James, Gocha Hawkins - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Kash Howard, Brad James, Gocha Hawkins -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Bryshere "Yaz" Gray -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Bryshere "Yaz" Gray -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Charlie Mack- Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Charlie Mack- Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Xernona Clayton - Guests -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Xernona Clayton - Guests -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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American Insurance Sponsors, Johnathan Slocum -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

American Insurance Sponsors, Johnathan Slocum -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Actor Brad James -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Actor Brad James -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Will Packer & wife -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Will Packer & wife -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Trumpet Award Recipient Will Packer and his wife - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Trumpet Award Recipient Will Packer and his wife -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Regina Hall -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Charmin Lee & Sytonia -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Charmin Lee & Sytonia -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Actors Brad James and Charmin Lee - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Actors Brad James and Charmin Lee - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Actors Brad James and Charmin Lee - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Actors Brad James and Charmin Lee - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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George Wallace -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

George Wallace -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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George Wallace -Mo'Nique -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

George Wallace -Mo'Nique -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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George Wallace, Mo'Nique, Rodney Perry, Corey Lee, Arnaz J, Johnathan Slocum -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

George Wallace, Mo'Nique, Rodney Perry, Corey Lee, Arnaz J, Johnathan Slocum -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Pastor Jamahl Bryant Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Pastor Jamahl Bryant Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Wilbourne Sister -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Wilbourne Sister -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Trumpet Award Recipient -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Trumpet Award Recipient -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Brad James -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Brad James -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Crystale Wilson -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Crystale Wilson -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Yo-Yo, Monie Love, Pepa, Salt and MC Lyte -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Yo-Yo, Monie Love, Pepa, Salt and MC Lyte -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Yo-Yo, Monie Love, Pepa, Salt and MC Lyte -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Yo-Yo, Monie Love, Pepa, Salt and MC Lyte - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Princess Bantu , Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, (trophy girl) son of Princess - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Princess Bantu , Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, (trophy girl) son of Princess - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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Xernona Clayton -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

Xernona Clayton -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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George Wallace -Ernest Morial - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

George Wallace -Ernest Morial - Photo Credit Jonell Media PR via Steed Media

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