Brandy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte and Yo-Yo Performing “I Wanna Be Down” Was Everything!
I did not watch the BET Hip Hop Awards last night because I forgot and nobody reminds me of anything anymore (*side-eyes everyone*). Plus I had work to do.
I’m catching up with some of what I missed (amen, YouTube) and I got my entire LIFE with the performance that Brandy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte and YoYo gave. “I wanna be down” IS MY FOREVER JAM!!! I just automatically hit my bankhead bounce like the correct 90s girls that I am.
But yes. These 4 powerhouses onstage singing and rapping like the BOSSES that they are fed my spirit! Watch:
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! This just gave me everything I NEED!
I loved all of it. First, the alphets. The fact that they’re all styled to coordinate but not be too matchy-matchy. Leather pants on Queen and MC Lyte, leather thigh boots on Brandy, and leather pencil skirt on Yo-Yo. It works so well. The black and red color scheme. The fact that they all just look bad ass! YOU. BETTER. WERK.
And the white set against the dark clothing made them look like they were floating and OMG I FANGIRLED SO HARD!!! So perfect! ALL of it.
Then the performance. *lays out because it’s all too hot to handle* These women. These dope ass women!!! The energy. The flow. The fly. I LIVE!!!
And the fact that none of them have dared to age. They’re living that unicorn tears face wash life. I’m so here for it.
This just really made me miss that era of music so much. I am so thirsty for 90s music right now. I want it to come back! And the collaboration of women in Hip Hop. I want that to come back too.
Can we have a music show where 90s music is performed by the artists who did them? 2 hours of just us jamming to 90s hits by our old faves. LORD, HEAR MY CRY!!! Music executives, make it happen.
But YES. This was amazing. I want more.
Did yall watch and get your life??