BET Awards…..

Live at the BET Awards, the closest I can be…….from my couch lol, remote in hand refreshment in check……Welcome to the BET 2012 Awards. It held on Sunday, the 1st of July and will air on BET tonight. Stay tuned……it can’t be missed. It was full of hot performances, funny skits, amazing features and best of all a tribute to Whitney Houston! May her soul continue to rest in peace. 

The 1st performance of the Night is always the one most people look forward to. The show was opened by Kanye West and his new group, Good music, (no sign of his african protégée Dbanj) opened the show with Mercy. Dressed in all white, each member hit the stage to their verses of the song, 1st was Big Sean, then Pusha T and lastly 2Chainz. Next Kanye switch into his new song, New God Glow.  I not a fan of the song but guess its a crowd favorite ’cause it got a standing ovation (Yes Kim K glow was bright enough to brighten the room). After the show was officially opened, and Host of the Night, Samuel who promised to “deliver better than your mama”…….he started the show with a parody of Nigga’s in Paris. He was later joined by Spike Lee. Samuel and Spike went on to present the 1st award of the Night.

Best Group

Bad meets Evil
Diddy Dirty Money
Maybac Music Group
MIndless behaviour
The throne – Do I need to explain why Jay Z and Kanye won that. Kanye walked on stage alone to receive the award and just as he was wishing Jay was there to rescue him before he says something stupid, Jay walks in from behind looking as fly as ever…..now you wonder why I love him……..

The 2nd performance of the night, the one and only Usher Rayomond singing his hot tune Climax. Next presenter, Taraji P Henson, who came to present the award for the Best Actor. I just love her.

Best Actor

Don Cheadle
Common
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart – Kevin Hart deserved it. His role in Think like a man was dope, he got me laughing over and over again. Thumbs up.
Denzel Washington

The next Presenter to take the stage to present the award for Best New Artist, Cedric the Entertainer, He got me laughing when he said, “Today most people get their sermons from the rappers” e.g

the Book of Ross says……

My bitch bad-looking like a bag of money That bitch bad looking like a bag of money I go and get it and I let her count it for meI fuck her good and she always ride it for me

Kirko Bangz……..

I got this drink in my cup I done came down, hold up

Now you see every one knows that Nas only had one mic but we know it’s better to have 2Chainz

Best New Artist

A$ap Rocky
Big Sean – 
Not to say he didn’t deserve it but I think Diggy would have been better as best New artist. At least he came with a shirt. How cute, he came with his mum.
Diggy
Future
Meek Mill

Next Samuel Jackson introduced the next performers from Sunday Best, Jessica Reedy, Yolonda Adams, Y’anna Crawley…….the gospel song was dope and had the likes of Monica, Michelle (destiny’s child) on their feet and Jamie Foxx and Trey Songs bumping their head to the awesome tune.  Its got a partial standing ovation.

Next presenter to take the stage, Newlywed star, Megan Good…she couldnt stop blushing, congrats to the her and her husband. She came to present the award for the RnB.

Best RnB

Chris Brown – We all know at least I no, controversy or not, chris brown deserved that. Come to think of it last time I saw Chris Brizzy and Megane together was on Act Like a Lady, Alex and Mya…….Yes am obsessed bout the movie…….Bdw go get Chris Browns new album, Fortune, I got mine of iTunes already.
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Trey Songs
Usher

Next on stage was Elle Varner introducing the next performer, Charles Perry, he kinda sounds like Ceelo Green

Best International Act UK 

Estelle
Labrinth
Emeli Sande
Sway
Wretch 32

Samuel L. Jackson came back on stage to introduce the next performer, “she is smart, feisty and colourful, funny and in control – Nicki Minaj. With an orchestra type into, she performed a new song Celebration.the actual song features Drake, Nas & Young Jeezy. She then switch to her other tune featuring 2Chainz – Beez

Mc Lyte was doing her thing back stage as always……I love her attitude

In The Trap, he definitely murdered the track…..Hmm I just can’t seem to ever get over this Nicki’s ass.

Mc Lyte introduced the hiphop super group, Slaughter House to present the next award. The group consists of rappers Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5’9″. They are currently signed to Shady and Interscope.


Best Collaboration

Beyonce ft J Cole – Party
Big Sean ft Kanye W and Roscoe Dash – Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay
DJ Khaled ft Rick Ross, Drake and Wayne
Drake ft Wayne and Tyga – The Motto
The throne ft Otis Redding – Otis
Wale ft Miguel – Lotus flower bomb – Nice one…..I like how Wale stopped at Jay’s for a minute. DC in the House…..lol….

Samuel Jackson was back to introduce Melanie Fiona, performing her song,  “Wrong Side of a Love Song” and proving why break-ups can inspire the best music. She recently ended her relationship with CSI Miami actor Adam Rodriguez. I download the song before it was over. Awesome track……Own it now, can’t wait for the video to come out.

Next on stage, to present on of the honorary awards of the evening, the CEO of BET, Debra Lee. She presented the 2012 BET honors awards to Rev. Alfred Charles “Al” Sharpton. He was celebrated, in part, for his voter education efforts, his tireless pursuit of civil rights, and being of general service to the African-American community for many decades! If  I were American my motto for the year would be, “It’s not about Obama, It about your Mama.” That was my favourite part of Rev. Al’s acceptance speech.

One of the most entertaining humours part of the evening was when Samuel introduced thee skit, The Real Husbands of Hollywood. At 1st, I thought it was a parody of the housewives series (Atlanta) but then I heard its an actual show.

watch it

Next on stated was the adorable Lala Anthony

Best Gospel

Yolonda Adams – once I heard her name, I knew she would win it. God Bless her……she says,  she is a witness that, you can do anything you put her heart into. She gave a special shout out to Monica, Brandy, Beyonce and Solange. The world needs us all, please use your gifts responsibly. I must say that’s the best acceptance speech i’ve heard in a while.
Kim Burrell
James  Fortune and Fire
Fred Hammond
Trin-I-Tee 5:7


The next performer was D’Angelo….this was the first time he has performed like on stage in 12 years……At least he put some of the excess weight and is slowly on his ways to looking as hot as he used to. But that hair situation needs to be sorted. During the performance the camera sneak peaked Common looking hot as always (Have you seen him in the VH1 series single girls, he plays a hot Mayor……hmmm a fine man in control…..I cant hate) and Solange in her continuous ode to the African-ish!

Next on stages was Mindless Behaviour and Mike Epps……..this group reminds me immature, b2k and co……I hope just like those, we don’t wonder were they are when they come of age. One of the group members sort of disses Lauryn Hills current tax situation……Not cool. They presented the next award.

Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Beyoncé – Awww…..Jay peaked his Mrs. Blue Ivy’s mama is sure looking hot. She dedicated her award to Whitney.
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona
Rihanna

 Next actor and one of my top 10 hawties, Laz Alonzo who came to introduce two outstanding individuals;

David Boone Jr:
Giving back is the cornerstone of a good leader, and David Boone, Jr. is the very embodiment. The BET Awards 2012 shines a light on this engineering afficiando and change agent.

Journalist, executive, producer, director, this renaissance woman’s list of achievements wouldn’t seem to fit in a lifetime. The BET Awards 2012 shines a light on Vy Higginsen

Best International Act: Africa – It was a tie, Sarkodie and Wizkid

Maybac Music group took to the stage. Wale started with Bag of Money then Rosay joined him on the stage singing sophisticated, dope tune even beyonce was moving hard to it. The meek mill joined the stage singing David Copperfield…….My playlist has officially been upgraded…..

Next on stage….Looking extra ordinarily buffed, Busta Rhymes to present the next award.

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj – am sure am not the only one who saw that coming. 3rd yr in a role winning…….seems like it was Roman that came to receive the award on her behalf.
Diamond
Trina
Brianna Perry

Next on stage to introduce the next performer Jennah Bell, Hawtie Boris Kodjoe.

Next on stage was, according to Samuel L Jackson, actor/actress, writer, producer, director, Tyler Perry. He came to present the Lifetime Achievement Award and introduce the next performers, Joe, Tyrese and Faith Evans singing a Maze ft. Frankie Beverly classic who in his words have been given us good music for 35 years. After receiving their award, they performed to one of their classics and obviously a crowd favourite……I gotta admit, they still got it. Bdw, who was Jay looking at?

The Whitney Houston Tribute

Next I must say what I have been waiting for……..The tribute to Whitney Houston

First on Stage was Mariah Carey, you can’t forget the oscar winning debut When you believe. I remember back in the days, me and my friend holding fake concerts with hair brushes in our hands as mics trying to sing that song. Mariah Carey started off sharing memories of the times she spent with Whitney, about a supposed beef between the two stars to just being close friends.

1st to sing was Monica singing an emotional rendition of Whitney’s gospel tune I Love The Lord

2nd, was Brandy –  I’m Your Baby Tonight and I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

Wow it’s been about 5 months since the sudden death of Whitney Houston. But is clear that she left more than a mark in the hearts of many and she would never be forgotten, in our hearts, in the music world and in general.

Next was her co-stars from the movie, waiting to exhale…….I still watched it a month a go……….”She truly was every woman”………The whole auditorium it was clear to see that Whitney was indeed an inspiration to many, and for some, it was hard to hold back the tears, especially when Whitney’s mom, Cissy, took to the stage in a more than emotional tribute to her daughter titled ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.

Finally, the tribute ended with Chaka Khan singing ‘I’m Every Woman,’ a song that Whitney made into a chart-topping hit in 1993. Behind an orchestra and several background singers, a red-haired and svelte Khan gave a celebratory performance that had the whole audience — men and women — on their feet cheering, “I’m every woman.”

The Whitney Houston tribute was a major highlight at the BET Awards. Bravo, BET!

Rest in peace, Whitney Houston. You will be forever missed.

Watch stars give their last goodbyes to Whitney

Could only find the audio version.

Taking the stage next to salute the media greatest, were the famous faces of BET, Donnie Simpson, AJ, Free, Big Tigger, Terrence and Rocsi remembering Hal Jackson, Dick Clarke, Don Conillious (Soul Train).

Next on stage was Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx to present the award for the Video of the year. (if only Kim K could have been nominated…..lol)……..Like what Jamie said…There’s bout to be an argument in the crib bout who’s the best. Lmao!!!!

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “Countdown”
Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “Ni**as in Paris” – JAY Z……Nice on pulling a Kanye right there……I hope i can find the clip…….Its definitely a must watch!!!!
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “Otis”
Usher – “Climax”

Samuel introduced the next performer, Chris Brown who came toplesss……Big Sean…..take notes!!!!. He started with don’t wake me up…..then you guessed it, Turn up the music…..

Next to perform was Cash out with his banger, cashing out…….Got my condo around my neck am cashing out….followed by Tyga singing Rack City………Got your grandma on ma…………. Oops apologies!

Next on stage to present the next award was brandy and Lauren London…….Before presenting the award, Brandy said she was honored to be a rookie last year on BET’s hit show The Game and is excited to confirm the rumour and tweets, that this year, The new cast member on the hit show, is non other than Lauren London……..

Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé and Alan Ferguson – Congrats to the hardest working woman in the business. Beyonce did deserve that. Congrats to Alan to, in his acceptance speech he said, “I want to thank BET for this honor……..And Beyonce for being such a great collaborator. She’s amazing to work with, so creative. My family in Richmond, Va., and the love of my life, Solange Knowles, who’s my inspiration… your woman will hold you down. She does.” Well guess we know now, Solange has a boyfriend.
Benny Boom
Chris Brown and Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Other nominees and winners;

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
Drake
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

YoungStars Award
Astro
Diggy
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

Viewers’ Choice Award
Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”
Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
Mindless Behavior – “Hello”
The Throne featuring Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale featuring Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award
Common
Estelle
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke
Tyrese

Best Movie
Good Deeds
Jumping the Broom
Laugh at My Pain
Red Tails
The Help

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Viola Davis
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana

Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant

Sportswoman of the Year
Skylar Diggins
Candace Parker
Brittney Griner
Serena Williams

Wow….this is officially my longest post ever…….can believe I did all this…….

Enjoy

XoXo

Source: BET.com
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