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What It Do With the LUE: Winner of LUE Productions 2017 B.S.M. Competition-Clyde Gatewood

By Lue Dowdy

Winner of LUE Productions 2017 B.S.M. Competition, Clyde Gatewood, is What It Do! History was made! It was a packed house and something different. LUE Productions was able to pull off the 1st Big and Sexy Men Competition in the Inland Empire. The event was created to bring focus to the plus-size community and to show that sexiness and confidence comes in all shapes and sizes. Body shaming in my opinion is another form of bullying and it needs to STOP! No longer do you have to be a size 0 or 4 to be considered beautiful or handsome.

The event was held at the Women’s Club of San Bernardino on Sunday, August 27 where a total of four handsome men competed for a crown, trophy, and $500 cash. It wasn’t easy! Each had to endure rehearsals, multiple photoshoots, and more in preparation for the competition.

The categories consisted of four sections: Boss Look, Summer Nights, Free Style, and Questions. Contestants were also judged on their group opening performance and individual performances. We had the pleasure of having VIC Camp, former Miss California Lea Freeman, Celebrity Hair Stylist Brittney Shearz, and Gina Carter as our panel of judges. Alfred Parker, Michelangelo, Clyde Gatewood, and Maurice Cunningham did a fabulous job from beginning to end. The ladies loved them!

The evening was hosted by Petti Model Krystal Yvonne and very funny Comedian Tamiko Kirkland. The audience could not stop laughing with Tamiko’s hilarious jokes. We continued on with our mini BBW fashion show featuring DIVA’s Outlaw Fashions provided by Mrs. ‘Riisha Shelby. The pieces provided by DIVA’s Outlaw Fashions were smoking hot and gorgeous. R&B Singer Annyett Royale blessed our ear gates and DJ UpperKutt kept it live on the turn tables. Food was catered by PitStop BBQ and the moments captured on film by ILondon Fog and F.W. Photography. Special thanks to all our volunteers, vendors, sponsors, and supporters. We could not have done it without you all.

Make sure to follow LUE Productions on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, IG, and Snapchat for upcoming events. Donations are welcome and can be made via PayPal under Lue.info@yahoo.com. Remember to always love the skin you’re in! Until next week L’z!

What It Do With the LUE: Big CED, IE Swag, KD

By Lue Dowdy

GWAAPBIG CED from THE NORTH, IE SWAGG, and KD is WHAT IT DO!

Tune in to Inland Empire Live and watch them LIVE! LUE Productions is proud to present an intimate listening party for GWAAP FAM.

GWAAP FAM celebrates the release of their L.P., “F.R.O.M.: Flicking Roches On Melrose,” which drops Friday, September 1! This talented rap group hails from the streets of the Inland Empire and is ready for the world to hear what they have been cooking up in the studio at Chef Music.

On this project through their realistic lyrics, you’ll be able to experience their struggle, love, disappointments, accomplishments, fears, setbacks, and bounce-backs. If you’re a GWAAP FAM fan, I encourage you to take a listen. Sponsored by Chef Music, this album is defiantly one to have. Fans will be able to hear hits such as, “Nothing,” “Everyday” featuring Tinigi Star, “Suicide,” “That’s Baby Right There” featuring Yung Muusik and more. Make sure to visit their website at www.gwaapfam.com for updates, as well as ‘Like’ them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gwaapfam.

What It Do With the LUE: The Youth

By Lue Dowdy

The YOUTH IS WHAT IT DO!

It is going down Saturday, October 14 in the beautiful city of San Bernardino. Congratulations to the following individuals for making the I.E. Show It Off 2017 talent competition: Alaondraa Smith, Ty’Ren Tillet, Sheniya Jackson, Xager 8 Dance Crew, Elizabeth Estrella, LaTisha Williams, Moena Parker, Daharien Trotter, Jack Musgrove, and Jahzara and Djehuty (The Garbutt Siblings).

The contestants will be competing for a $500.00 cash prize. Good Luck! Until next time, L’z!