Nicole Richie And Her Dad Celebrate Pop Music

Where’s your baby?
Nicole Richie, her dad Lionel, Justin Timberlake, and Fergie were among some of the celebrities who attended the 25th Annual Pop Music Awards sponsored by ASCAP. ASCAP collects public-performance royalties for its member songwriters and copyright owners. Get that paper, oldies!

Lionel and Steve Miller of “Fly Like An Eagle”, “Abracadabra”, and every unimaginative musically inclined frat boy you ever met fame received Golden Note lifetime achievement awards for all their years in the biz.

“I never saw myself receiving any awards or doing anything,” Steve Miller, 64, said during his acceptance speech. Miller took to the stage and performed six songs. SIX SONGS? Did these people know they were in for a Steve Miller show at the Kodak Theatre? It must have reeked of weed. Were people playing hackey sack and drinking Keystone in between bong hits?

Timbaland took the award for Songwriter of the Year, and Fergie and Gwen Stefani tied for the Song of the Year awards with “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “The Sweet Escape.” Who voted for THAT song? If there was one pop song last year that could inspire a hack-n-slash, it was that one.

Lionel didn’t perform, but he did scream at Nicole to go home and actually hang out with his grandchild. Ok, he didn’t but he should have! Da Brat obviously isn’t watching the kid like she was paid $20 to if she showed up! You know she’s had to resort to that ever since she and Missy Elliot broke up years ago.

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More photos from the ASCAP Awards featuring Justin Timberlake, Lionel Richie, Nicole Richie, Jesse McCartney, Natasha Bedingfield, Fergie, Melanie Brown, Elliot Yamin and Da Brat are after the jump.

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