BET Awards Was Actually Good

[ 28 ] June 29, 2010 |

BET Awards 2010 Logo

So I went into the BET Awards expecting much fail, like in the previous year. Expectations CANNOT be placed low enough BET. Let me definitely say that. How bad has BET been in previous years? Well, last year, it was so bad that my recap was in TWO parts. First I flipped tables at the awfulness that was the awards. Then I wrote BET a scathing letter. Either way, I went into this awards just knowing that my side-eye would be on overdrive. Well I’m here to say I was *sighs deeply* wrong. BET actually did well. So here is my recap.

My BET Awards outfit. Shoutout to Yaki Inc. for sponsoring my avatar's lacefront. And for Rainbow for paying the tab on my jean dress.

My avatar slayed 1,746 hoes in her Yaki lacefront. She had to go to the BET Awards hoodrat game proper. Who jealous?

Highlights

El DeBarge Performance

From Crack to BACK. But really. Where’d they find EL tho? They musta went to the resort he works at. The Bellagio’s kind for giving him the night off. EL DEBARGE!!! El’s voice is SO SMOOVE! Young’uns better LEARN! You can look any way you want but that talent still counts. Young’ins in the house should have taken note. Mr. Invented Sex? Yes you. THAT was stage presence. Not tonguing down Toni. But yes, it was good to see El rock the house.

Michael Jackson Tribute

Chris Brown Michael Jackson TributeI had NO expectation for this tribute, because of last year’s foolishness. I didn’t want to be let down. BUT, I was given a nice surprise. This was really good. Besides the fact that the tribute was introduced by the Ghost of Tar Hair Present, Jermaine Jackson. *throws shade* *squints eyes* (-__-).

The men in the smooth criminal lights doing the dances were UBER cool. Then CBrown came on stage and rocked it! He danced so well. CBreezy did it justice. All shade aside. And then “Man in the Mirror” came on and CB started WEEPING. I was like “Is he… HE IS CRYING!!!” I was touched. He couldn’t even sing from crying so hard. I know a lot of folks have different opinions about it but for ME, it was touching. It threw my thug on the floor a little bit. It just seemed so raw. *sigh* Aawww… them tears led to a lotta debate too. I may blog about it. Either way, I give him much kudos for the tribute to the GOAT, MJ.

Prince’s Tribute

Prince at BET Awards

SERVE. FACE, Prance! Yes. Prance. Photo from MissJia.com

Now this was what a lot of people were looking forward to, besides the MJ tribute. The Artist Formerly Known As was getting paid his due! Well, we were nervous AND looking forward to it because we all know BET drops the ball often.

Alicia Keys sang “Adore” and DEED THAT. She got so into it that she hopped on the baby grand piano and rolled around. Prince looked all nervous like “Umm… dontchu have that baby on my account.” But he was feeling it! He had his eyes closed during the performance.

THEN the most awesome moment of the night came when Ms. LaBelle made her way on stage to sing “Purple Rain.” Firstly, Patti’s face was BEAT to the drag queen GAWDS! Did y’all SEE them eyebrows? HOES, consider yourselves SLAIN. iLOVE me some Patti Patti *flaps wings* Patti SANGGGG and brought tears to Prince’s gentle eyes. BUT… ratchetness made it sooo awesome. Patti kicked off her Louboutin’s and Prince caught one. This fool got up and twirled, showing folks the shoe he caught. iLIVED. iDied. iLived again.

Sidenote: Janelle Monae also performed. She was doing a lotta seizure-like moves. I don’t understand her at all. So… moving on.

Prince got on the stage looking as pretty as he wants to look. His haircut was SHARP! Bet y’all Rihanna’s newest cut is gon be similar. But bet he still gon be prettier than her. Women everywhere were throwing pantees at him at that moment. Prince could rock Jesus’ lavender sweater or Chris Brown’s burnt sienna apology blouse and he’d have MAD panties thrown at him still. Why? Because Prince is pretty.

If you missed the Prince tribute, catch video of it HERE.

Lowlights

Nicki Minaj at BET Awards 2010

Mr. Flintstone, please come getcho wife. Tell her to let the flat-iron go next time. Yaba Dabba DEEZ!

Nicki Minaj

- Yes. Just her. Everything about her. She had the nerve to show up in some orange wig, looking like Wilma Flintstone got her hair flat-ironed. She looked like the Ghost of Orange Koolaid Dye Present. WOMP!!! Nicki’s hair looks like what I imagine perm burn looks like up close. iCANNOT. I was waiting for the witch and the wardrobe to complete  her crew? Looking like a hoodrat mufasa. Ugh. And she performed like three times and lipsynched all 3 times. I would say I’m over her but I wasn’t ever a fan so…

She did win an award though. I bet Lil Kim was somewhere “throwing shade cuz she can’t be paid” with Nicki on that stage.

Fog machine

- Whoever was running the pyrotechnics needs to be placed on maternity leave. Yes. Even if it’s a guy. BET ODed on the smoke machine. Every other artist performed in a fog. I kept being like “WTF is this?!?” In fact, Smoke performed, featuring Diddy n ‘em. That was definitely a fail.

Trey Songz

Prince's side-eye for Trey Songz

The #Shade heard 'round the world. Prince: "WOMP!"

Trey got up there and sang one of his songs bout sex. Yes, that just left the room open for bout ALL his songs. And then Tremaine caught himself trying to add “Purple Rain” at the end. First, Prince looked super bored. Then Trey tried to hit a high note and Price activated his legendary side-eye like he was thinking “WOMP.” I was embarrassed for Trey.

MEH face

Kanye’s performance

- Kanye’s been gone for almost a year. No peep from him. Well, he performed last night. On a mountain. in the fog. It was interesting to see his Jesus Complex has remained. Time hasn’t changed much. But the performance itself was EH. Very forgettable.

Teddy Pendergrass Tribute

- Kirk Franklin, Kim Burrelle, Yolanda Adams and 3 other folks i forget their names got together for this tribute. It had the makings of an awesome and rousing moment. Lemme say this. I LOVE gospel. I LOVE the folks who sang it. But when they ALL get onstage, everyone tries to out-holler each other. The last minute of that performance was painful. Six people with powerful voices, six mics and adlibbing can mean weeping eardrums. I was underwhelmed.

Drake

Drake won Best Rapper of the Year. Candles everywhere rejoiced as their most famous member, Lumiere, was awarded. Then he got on stage and said “To the man that put me on the stage. Lil Wayne.”  God was probably somewhere like “Oh for real?!?” Then he performed later on. And I yawned.

Usher’s performance

Usher stood on a high platform and sang in the fog. I felt like I should be rocking an SCurl & lamenting on a wet street. 90s R&B called. It wanted its ambience back. Watching this performance was like watching water boil. BORING!

Outfits FTL (for the loss)

Some folks came to the awards looking a hot mess. We thank them for providing roast material.

Cassie – “What are you wearing Cassie?” I’m wearing my 6 yr old cousin’ paper mache project. I promised her. HEYYY SNOOKUMS! *waves at camera*

Debra Lee – She looked like she took a dive into a cotton candy machine and said “I’M READY!!!” Like she went to get dressed and saw some of the tissue from a gift she got. And called her seamstress. 90mins later… VOILA!!!

Monica – Presented an award in a Black outfit with huge sleeves, looking like Darkwinged Duck. You’re better than this, Monica

Jada – All I ask is where the rest your shorts were. LUH U like a play cousin named Junebug!

I MUST say, BET actually did good 2nite. This was a pretty good sh”ow. I was entertained. I only kicked ONE trashcan and it was probably during the preshow, when the Crenshaw High Elite performed.” This is what happens when yall dont allow Sister O’Dell to bring her cobbler to the bazaar. This is the tradeoff. Them chilrun (bless they’re hearts). But besides that, BET ain’t fail too murch.

Many props to Queen Latifah. She knows how to add class to a joint. But yes. I’m actually proud of BET for keeping extreme foolishness to a respectable level. Someone may want to save this because these types of compliments being directed to BET may not happen again.

What did y’all think of the BET Awards?

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  1. max says:

    I love your recaps as always but this?

    “Patti kicked off her Louboutin’s and Prince caught one. This fool got up and twirled, showing folks the shoe he caught”

    I KNOW you’re lying!

  2. max says:

    I always love your recaps but this?

    “Patti kicked off her Louboutin’s and Prince caught one. This fool got up and twirled, showing folks the shoe he caught”

    I KNOW you’re lying!

  3. Shawn.Smith says:

    I heard that that people that operated the fog machine had a beef with Diddy. It was said that during rehearsals, Diddy wanted more smoke. He apparently kept yelling at them for more smoke. So during the performance they gave him all the smoke he wanted and more.

  4. dimplez says:

    “Lookin like a hoodrat Mufasa” <——*death by laughter*
    Great review. BET did come better this year. Shocked.
    Some serious shade should also be thrown on the sound guy. The music
    Drowned out the lyrics and we barely heard the crowd.
    Chris was awsome and I hearted his breakdown.
    …………..dimplez

    • Luvvie says:

      The sound guy messed them up TOO murch. But I applauded him for messing up Nicki Minaj’s mic. That was one GREAT technical difficulty.

  5. Caspercutie says:

    Debra Lee looked like a hostess sno ball. A big pink sno ball. Since I didn’t know some of songs sung. Did they have alot of curse words or was the audio cutting in and out all night.

  6. I have to agree, I thought the show was good. Which is a hard pill for me to swallow being that I believe BET stands for Black Evil Television (credit to the Boondocks for that one). I shamelessly watched the entire. My favorite performer was El Debarge. I also thought Tyrese did a great tribute to Teddy P (his voice was on point with Teddy’s songs). I think Tyrese is a better singer than actor :)

  7. SaneN85 says:

    This was my first experience actually seeing Nicki Minaj for longer than 2.5 seconds. I hope it’s also my last. When did being an individual and expressive turn into being f*ckin weird as sh*t? Also, if everybody is doing it (Minaj, RiRi, Gaga, etc.), how are you any longer an individual. Heck, even Jada went up there trying to get her weirdness on a little.

    I’m sick of these fads.

    • I agree. When I saw Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga popped into my head. What happened to artists having an original (novel) idea? And why must they try so darn hard to be different? It’s disturbing. How about being yourself :)

    • Luvvie says:

      Yeah I see the Lady Gaga comparison. This was also my first extended exposure to Nicki Minaj. I find her so obnoxious!

  8. miss_trice86 says:

    All I have to say is that you need to get my mama’s contact info so that she can plan my homegoing celebration because iDIED when you flapped your wings for Patti! LOL I hollered!

  9. Lite Bread says:

    Yer Most Beee-u-tiful (Avatar) Awesomelynessis,
    Ya gone an’ done it.
    My avatar is now out stalkin’ your Too-Sexy rendition. I can’t find my avatar anywhere. Pro’ba’lay on a Greyhound headin’ toward your avatar. He’ll be preformin’ illegal wiretaps on your avatars phones like he’s part of Nixon’s old crew. Doin’ the drive-by seein’ if that avatar is with anybody else. Showin’ up at random on your blog lookin’ for your avatar.
    And it’ll all be on my credit card. ‘Cause I can’t find one of ‘em since my avatar split.

    I’ma gonna be arrested …
    for stuff I didn’t even get the pleasure of doin’!
    My Life Sucks now. Thx’s girl. My avatar gets me busted …

  10. bogart4017 says:

    Girl you so crazay! Once again you made my day with your recaps. Get the mic–you got your own tv spot.

  11. Nedra says:

    That’s cause nikki, gaga and riri all got something in common… They part of that devil worshipin’ illuminati group.

  12. Dee says:

    It’s been a year when I first found this blog, when a friend of mine posted the note where you “Quit BET” for last year’s coonery! When I heard BET was doing a tribute to Mike this year, my first reaction, “BET, do I look like Boo Boo the Fool?” but I caught it and was impressed with BET. And Nicki…yeah…I’ll be glad when “weird” goes back to actually meaning “weird” and not “cool.”

  13. Stephanie says:

    Your recap was so on point! I chuckled a few times at your humor, especially “In fact, Smoke performed, featuring Diddy n ‘em.” LMAO! I actually did enjoy the show for a change.

  14. (1) Nicki Minaj lip synching RAP? WTF?
    (2) I can’t believe people were saying Chris shouldn’t be forgiven when they were lauding El DeBarge’s comback 0____O
    (3) Avatar Luvvie should have been getting out of a cab. Limos are too expensive for the BET Awards
    (4) Monica’s outfit was by the late Alexander McQueen, who she’s been paying tribute to since her “Everything to Me” video. She was all-McQueen-everything before he died, but I think the video came out afterward
    (5) Cassie’s outfit – child, you are neither Aaliyah nor 1995 TLC. Boo.

  15. Sub-rosa says:

    BET is still sloppy…I went to the video section of their website to see a few of the performances and Kirk Franklin’s performance is titled “Kurt Franklin” come’on BET, proofread behind the web interns please and thank you.

  16. Jazz-Man says:

    I cant agree more at all; I did think it was better but I still think instead of all the hoopla and Diddy; oh my bad I meant on stage mprops the show would be even better. I want to hear some real singing and not all the distractions. Trey can sing but hes more worried about sex’n and the way he looks. Its the voice that gets the ladies cumming back for more I know I sing a little lol. Anyway you are great as always Luvvie keep it up

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