Epic congratulations sent to B. Scott, the first trans nonbinary Host in the BET Networks history! If you've been watching "Twenties" on BET, you've definitely also have been watching “Twenties After-Show With B. Scott,”
"Twenties" comes from creator, writer, and executive producer Lena Waithe and Hillman Grad Productions, the GLAAD Media Award-nominated series, follows ‘Hattie,’ a masculine-presenting queer Black woman in her twenties, played by Jonica T.Gibbs (“Good Trouble”)and her two straight best friends, ‘Marie’ played by Christina Elmore (“Insecure”)and ‘Nia’ played by Gabrielle Graham (“Possessor”), as they try to find their footing in life, love, and the professional world in Los Angeles.
“Twenties After-Show With B. Scott.” provides candid commentary and insights into some of the characters’ mishaps and successes. B. Scott hosts the cast and an esteemed roster of guests including voices from the Black LGBTQ+ community that haven’t always been given a platform to share their personal experiences.
Love muffins from around the world love celebrity blogger B. Scott. However, B. Scott is more than just a celebrity blogger. B. Scott (them/they) is a brand. USA Today proclaimed them as 'The Queen of Tea.’ Fans, followers, and the media industry count on B. Scott to serve up pop culture, entertainment news, and gossip that is hot, cold, with honey, sugar, or spiked.
B. Scott became the first Black trans non-binary YouTube celebrity in 2007 along with the launch of lovebscott.com, making them the first trans non-binary person to have a prominent Black media site. Continuing their career-spanning run of historic firsts, in 2008, B. Scott became the first Black trans-non-binary person to appear on ‘Extra.’ In 2009, B. Scott became the first trans-non-binary person to appear on TV One Access. B. Scott became the first trans non-binary person to have a show -- ‘The B. Scott Show’ -- on Jamie Foxx’s The Foxxhole on Sirius XM Satellite Radio in 2010.
In 2012, B. Scott became the first trans non-binary person to have an advice column for Ebony Magazine. Also, in 2012, B. Scott became the first trans-non-binary person to appear on BET’s ‘106 and Park’ and judge the Rip the Runway competition. In 2013, B. Scott became the first trans-non-binary person to host the Style Stage Red Carpet at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.
B. Scott is widely considered to be one of the pioneers of the blogging business -- known for dropping industry-shaking exclusives featured in publications such as Variety, US Weekly, People, and Essence. B. Scott and their work are often cited in noted media outlets including 'The Wendy Williams Show', 'The Real,' TMZ, and 'The Breakfast Club.' Already the most talked about blogger among other bloggers, Black millennials, and television shows like Bravo’s 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta,' B. Scott’s lovebscott.com has become one of the most trusted websites in Black media reaching millions daily.
Heart of Hollywood Magazine got an exclusive interview with B.Scott.
Congrats on being the first trans non-binary host and executive producer in the BET network’s history! How did they 'Twenties After-Show With B. Scott" come about? Did you pitch the after-show idea or were you approached?
It was actually the idea of Scott Mills (Chief Executive Officer, BET). We were on a phone call discussing what vehicle we could create for B. Scott. He came up with the idea, I said yes! Let's do it! It was really a full-circle moment for me to turn that page on the past into a beautiful, new, and inclusive future.
On the aftershow, we've seen flasks, receipts, amazing fashion, great conversation, and more. What has been a memorable moment during this season of the after-show?
Memorable moments for me were the all-white with the feathers. I loved that outfit! Every time I would get up the feathers would fluff off and fly everywhere. Another great moment was when Parker Young, one of the stars of "Twenties" revealed for the first time that he's married on my show. That was exciting! Also, the conversations I had with the guests about identity and expression, along with reaching a better understanding of those types of topics.
How has being a part of the "Twenties" family and hosting 'Twenties After-Show With B. Scott" fulfilled you personally?
In this business, I've never had a clique. I've always been independent, doing everything on my own and not really having a support network. Now being involved with Lena Waithe, Hillman Grad, and now BET again, I have a new clique, I have support, and a place where I feel like I can be myself. I feel that people see me and I see them. We see each other! It feels good to know that I am not standing alone and it's a beautiful thing.
Now that this season is coming to a close, what's next for B. Scott?
Only time will tell. Right now I am enjoying the moment. I think that so often in our lives we have an accomplishment and we just rush off to the next thing without actually sitting in it. I remember when I first started doing my YouTube videos. One of those videos I was talking about one day love muffins I'm going to make it, I'm going to be somebody. I'm going to have a television show. Look at me now, I have that show. So I am just allowing myself to enjoy this moment. To honor it, to celebrate myself in honor of all of the people who have supported me all of these years. We made this happen, it has happened! What's next for me, only God knows.
Thanks for being a huge inspiration, not only for media professionals but for people all around the world. Showing us all that it does get better. During the holidays and these unprecedented times, so many people are going through various hardships. What words of encouragement does B. Scott have for our readers?
The holidays for me are a difficult time because I think about the people that I have lost and all of the memories. For anyone going through a hard time, allow yourself to feel what you are feeling, but also know that it will pass. The holiday season comes and goes just like any other time of the year. Take time to do what some of your favorite things are, whatever that may be. For some people, that's just laying in the bed and taking a nap or watching tv. Anything that makes you feel better, indulge in that.
What multimedia icon advice would B. Scott have for aspiring media professionals?
Keep it consistent! Nothing beats that consistent work. It happens day in and day out. The reason that I am still here 16 years later is because of my work ethic. You have to stick with it. Some people will stop doing something before you even know that they did it. So stick to your craft, and keep it up no matter what's going on. You will reap the benefits of that.
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