BOTS Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Karinda L. Washington, as a result of the Battle of the Sexes: Men vs Women in Singing, Rapping and Poetry Talent Showcase, which Washington initiated while an undergraduate student at Eastern Michigan University.
The Battle started as an online talent showcase with participants signing on from all over the world. There was representation from China, India, Korea, Iraq, and of course the USA. Once the popularity of the event outgrew cyberspace, Washington decided to introduce the event to the Motor City, with the first show being held, December 16, 2002. It was held at Hockeytown Cafe January 2003- 2005, and has featured hundreds of talented artists. Currently, the Battle is a rotating talent showcase, appearing in venues around the world.