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Barbee Invades the BET 2011 Hip Hop Awards

Barbee & Wiz Khalifa

International starlet, Barbee, who hails from Jamaica, invaded this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.

The songstress embraced the hot black carpet where she mingled amongst other celebrities, as well as conducted interviews with V103, Hip Hop Weekly, 106 & Park, numerous other media outlets.

On the carpet, Barbee discussed her musical talent while discussing the excitement surrounding being in the company of her peers abroad in the Music, Sports and Entertainment Industry.

Barbee & Nelly

This Jamaican beauty also enjoyed the nightlife events including partying with the New York Knicks’ own, Amare Stoudemire. She also attended the T.I. and Diddy party at Compound and Young Jeezy’s birthday party at Mansion Elan.

Barbee expresses excitement on being able to travel the world as an entertainer, “I have been blessed to travel abroad and meet some of the most talented individuals within the industry. It was nothing but a world of opportunity and an exciting experience to be able to attend the BET Hip Hop Awards to witness honoring America’s most talented and driven individuals. I am eager for my peers and the world to learn and see more of my movement on an international level.”

Barbee & Erykah Badu

Born in New York of Jamaican and Nigerian parents, singer Barbee spent her early years in Jamaica and Nigeria and was schooled in Jamaica, Nigeria and New York. Barbee symbolizes endless change but constant quality. In this regard Barbee the singer is much like her doll counterpart. Barbee was born Faith J Eselebor.

Busta Rhymes & Barbee

From as early as five years old, Barbee developed an affinity for music and by the time she was age eleven, she was the leader of her traveling choir Perfect Praise.  Five years later at age sixteen, Barbee formed a singing group called “Best Kept Secret”, which saw her writing songs and using beats from producer Just Blaze. Barbee and her group soon made a mockery of the name ‘Best Kept Secret’, as there was nothing hidden about their talent, which was exhibited for all to see at the talent shows performances and other venues.

It was obvious that they could not be contained and it wasn’t surprising when they started opening for many different comedians and rappers. Barbee was very active in school, starring in many of the plays, while working with the group. When Barbee turned nineteen, she decided it was time to go solo and she did that in a big way by recording her first single “Missing You”, featuring VP recording artist Junior Kelly. The single received tremendous airplay throughout the Caribbean the northeast United States, South Florida, Canada, Nigeria and West Africa. It was #3 on the charts in Jamaica and became a street anthem. The Missing You music video received critical acclaim all over the world, the video showed the beauty of Jamaica.

More recently, Barbee has received international accolades for teaming up with Miami’s own Diamond Princess, Trina, with her latest single “Come See About Me,” which introduces her and her musical talent to the states. She continues to work on new music while traveling the world expanding her fanbase and success as an entertainer.

Stay connected with Barbee:

Follow Barbee via Twitter @barbeeplayhouse

For Immediate Contact or Business Related Matters on behalf of Barbee:

Thomas E Reynolds, Jr. Esq– Global Icon Media

(P) 888.665.0241


Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chief
Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chief
Vice-President & Asst. Editor-in-Chief of The Heat Magazine, Arlene is a Louisiana native, Certified Paralegal, Publicist, Owner of MIKODreamz PR, co-owner of 504Diffusion, writer, producer, and jack of all trades, who is heavily involved in her community as well as serving as Media Advisor for New Orleans Union for Entertainment (NOUE), Member of the NOLA Music Awards from 2012-present & Member of the Press Club of New Orleans. Her work is published across the web. Her PR work has been highly recognized & awarded. She was/is publicist for the late great BTY YoungN, 0017th and more. She is also working on her first novel & aspires to turn it into a film & is currently writing the authorized biography of the legendary Pimp C of UGK. She can be reached via email at Follow her on Twitter - @CategorySeven & Instagram - @hurricanearlene.


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