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Adult Film Star Rhyheim Shabazz Wins 'Performer of the Year' at the 2024 GayVN Awards

Updated: Jan 26

Entertainment News | TV & Film

rhyheim shabazz wins performer of the year at 2024 GayVN awards
Rhyheim Shabazz (Instagram)

Rhyheim Shabazz emerged victorious as the 'Performer of the Year' at the prestigious 2024 GayVN Awards, making him the third Black gay adult entertainer to win the award.

Often hailed as the 'Oscars of Gay Porn', the GayVN Awards have been a cornerstone of the industry since their inception in 1998. Hosted by the charismatic duo of actor Alec Mapa and the acclaimed Cade Maddox, this year's ceremony witnessed Rhyheim Shabazz etching his name in the annals of adult entertainment history.

Rhyheim Shabazz and boyfriend Elijah at 2024 GayVN Awards

Renowned for his captivating performances in the realm of gay adult content, Rhyheim Shabazz has become a household name, both online and on X (formerly known as Twitter). Boasting a staggering 1.3 million followers, Shabazz has garnered a devoted fan base that appreciates his unique style and electrifying on-screen presence.

This year, Shabazz found himself nominated thrice at the GayVN Awards, a testament to his undeniable talent and impact on the industry. The nominations included 'Best Group Sex Scene,' 'Best Three-way Sex Scene,' and the coveted 'Performer of the Year.' When the dust settled, Shabazz emerged victorious in the latter category, securing his place as one of the most outstanding performers in the gay adult film industry.

Rhyheim Shabazz's win at the 2024 GayVN Awards holds historical significance, as he joins the esteemed ranks of previous winners like Max Konnor in 2022 and Deangelo Jackson in 2020. Shabazz is now the third black gay adult film star to clinch the prestigious 'Performer of the Year' title, underlining the growing diversity and recognition within the industry.


During his acceptance speech, Shabazz expressed gratitude and acknowledged the support that paved his path to success.

"First let me give credit to everyone in Brazil because...if it were not for them I would not be up here," Shabazz said.

Shabazz went on to extend his appreciation to his boyfriend Elijah, and also thanked his dedicated assistant and the cameramen who contributed to the creation of his content.


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