Moss gets tossed and VH1 honors hip hop -- EW updates the supermodel's H & M dismissal and checks out the VH1 Hip Hop Honors

VH1 Hip Hop Honors

No, we were not shocked by the revelation — courtesy of the Sept. 15 cover of the Daily Mirror — that Kate Moss did cocaine. What is disturbing? The fashion community’s hypocritical response to the ”news.” Whether claiming, like cosmetics brand Rimmel, to be ”shocked and dismayed,” or dropping Moss from ad campaigns (H&M, Chanel, and Burberry all withdrew or declined to renew her contract), the industry finds itself in the awkward position of being mortified by an image it once embraced: the dead-eyed, wafer-thin party girl Moss represented when she debuted more than a decade ago. One can only hope Moss saved some of the dollars she made from the image, and uses them to get help, get healthy…and get out.

Nelly’s gleaming grill looked right at home on the gold — yes, gold — carpet at VH1 Hip Hop Honors on Sept. 22 in NYC (it aired on VH1 Sept. 26). Snoop Dogg, Common, Queen Latifah, and others paid tribute to LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Salt-N-Pepa, Ice-T, and Notorious B.I.G. Nelly and Ciara offered a blazing rendition of LL Cool J’s ”Doin’ It,” while Kanye West covered Biggie’s ”Hypnotize.” Salt-N-Pepa ”superfan” Eve gave props to her girls, who reunited with En Vogue to perform ”Whatta Man.” ”If it wasn’t for these pioneers,” said the rapper (in a sparkly Sonia Rykiel top), ”we wouldn’t be here.”

VH1 Hip Hop Honors
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