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So if you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m a huge Buzzfeed fan – all those random gifs, cat lists, food porn, etc, etc, what’s not to love? But alas, they are not perfect [which is weird to admit because I thought at one point they really were], but I digress.

I recently came across a post titled “The 51 Hottest Black Men in Hollywood,” so being a fan of hot men, especially hot black men, I clicked that ish real quick. But what I found was disappointment.

Buzzfeed could have surely created a better “official ranking” [their words, not mine]. Sorry Craig Robinson and Morgan Freeman, but you just have no business being on that list.

So, here are the REAL 54 hottest black men in Hollywood – including some very necessary athletes – in no particular order, because that would just not be fair.

You’re welcome…

1. Trey Songz – he even looks good fully covered in a hoodie

trey songz bbc hoodie instagram black and white

2. Lance Gross -[he’s sexy with his shirt off, but even sexier when he’s fighting for justice]

lance gross trayvon martin photo shoot

3. Michael B. Jordan – because, well, yeah…

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4. Dwyane Wade – because in his words he’s a “father first” – soooo cute

dwyane wade and son miami heat parade

5. Reggie Bush – because we all know he’s the hottest of all of Kim’s exes

reggie bush dolphins game black and white

6. Derrick Rose – for obvious reasons

Derrick Rose Visits Adidas Headquarters red shirt

7. Jesse Williams – because we didn’t know it was humanly possible for someone to look so perfect

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8. Cordarrelle Patterson – for the muscles and the dreads and the scruff and tattoos and etc etc

cordarrelle patterson Minnesota Vikings Rookie Camp

9. Boris Kodjoe – because he hasn’t aged and Nicole Ari Parker might be the luckiest woman on the planet

boris kodjoe white shirt and jacket 2013 BET Experience - Movie Premiere "Let Me Explain" With Kevin Hart

10. Michael Ealy – even Beyonce knows 

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11. Maxwell – No. Words.

maxwell grammys The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Press Room

12. Idris Elba – because that accent could talk the panties off any woman. Seriously.

idris elba black and white suit 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party - Arrivals

13. Omari Hardwick – was perfect before, but after seeing him turn Gabrielle Union out on Being Mary Jane – well, he got a whole lot sexier

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14. Pharrell – Ageless Perfection

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15. A$AP Rocky – EVERYTHING about this man

asap rocky photo shoot red hat

16. Drake – because he’s unapologetically Drake

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17. Jay Ellis – because we’re not sure if he’s lucky for having Lauren London as his leading lady on The Game, or if it’s the other way around


18. Pooch Hall – because before Jay Ellis, he was the real reason everyone watched The Game

pooch hall Pre-Fight Party For Mayweather v Guerrero Title Fight At The MGM Grand

19. Jamie Foxx – because who can make fighting for justice look so sexy? Seriously, there are few men as perfect as he is

jamie foxx justice for trayvon red shirt rally miami Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

20. Lenny Kravitz – The creator of sexy. God, yes.

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21. Luke James – because once again, Beyonce knows

luke james black and white abs

22. Blair Underwood – because he was the only black man to ever turn Miranda Hobbes out

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23. Tyson Beckford – the original Blasian

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24. Mehcad Brooks – because if you think he looks good with the end-of-the-day loose tie-thing going on, you should see him with his shirt off

mehcad brooks loose tie suit red carpet

25. Columbus Short – because before he was in Scandal, he was doing a lot of shirtless things in Stomp The Yard, and it made us very happy

columbus short bow tie red carpet 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards With Presenting Sponsor Lacoste - Arrivals

26. Marlon Wayans – Has anyone else noticed how good he’s been looking these days?

marlon wayans sunglasses muscle tank 2013 BET Experience - 106 & Park Live presented by Target - Day 1

27. Taye Diggs – His constant use of the fedora is his greatest downfall, but aside from that, he’s pretty perfect

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28. Tyrese – Although we love 2013 TGT Tyrese, it doesn’t get much better than 2001 Tyrese [and he basically hasn’t aged since]

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29. Laz Alonso – Just look at this man rock a tux

44th NAACP Image Awards - Red Carpet

30. Cory Hardrict – Tia Mowry’s better half, or is it the other way around?

W Magazine And GUESS Celebrate 30 Years Of Fashion And Film And The Next Generation Of Style Icons - Red Carpet

31. Isaiah Mustafa – The best red carpet pose we’ve ever seen

Fabio & Isaiah Mustafa Strike "Manly Man" Poses At The Grove

32. Romeo Miller – The animation was necessary to get the full effect of his sexiness

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33. Matt Kemp – Rihanna knew what she was doing


34. Chris Brown – That kinda looks like a handful


35. Frank Ocean – Chris Brown might not be his biggest fan, but basically everyone else is, soooo

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36. D.B. Woodside – Yeahhhh…

The 38th NAACP Image Awards Nominations

37. Mekhi Phifer – because back in the day he looked like this…

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38. Lamman Rucker – Tall and muscular. The perfect combo.

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39. Shemar Moore – ’nuff said


40. Anthony Mackie – How could you not love this guy?

Audi Kicks Off Golden Globes Week 2013 - Arrivals

41. Will Smith – the man who hasn’t aged in 20 years, with his mini-me who’s bound to be the same

New York premiere of 'After Earth'

42. Mos Def aka Yasiin Bey – We love this man, sailor hat and all

Gorillaz In Concert - October 8, 2010

43. Andre 3000 – We realize no other man on the face of this earth can pull off this outfit, or basically anything else he wears


44. T.I. – He looks good, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s a family man. Major & King might be our favorite celeb kids.

2012 Summer TCA Tour - Day 13

45. Jason Winston George – Not bad, not bad

Disney ABC Television Group's "2013 Winter TCA Tour" Red Carpet Event - Arrivals

46. Omar Epps – because this is a moment in history we never want to forget

Omar Epps And Sanaazatha At The Premiere of Conviction

47. Brian White – You know, this guy.

"Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself" New York Premiere

48. Tristan Wilds – Although he rocks a fedora (not Girl Code-approved) how cute is this guy?

44th NAACP Image Awards - Red Carpet

49. Jackie Long – because before she turned to white billionaires, let’s not forget who was turning Serena Williams out

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50. Blake Griffin – We needed at least one ginger on the list, and who’s better than this guy?

51. Adrian Peterson – Are you seeing what I’m seeing? God.


52. Usher – He’s dabbled in some movies. Remember when he was in “She’s All That?” Yeah, how could you forget…

Second Annual Pencils Of Promise Gala

53. Collins Pennie – Google him

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54. LL Cool J – The list just wouldn’t be complete without him


The end.

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