Wow. I have to say that the 2010 BET Awards was definitely the best one yet. Even the Red Carpet show was entertaining! There’s some moments that I want to get into, but first I want to just give a big thanks to BET for throwing the BET Awards Viewing Party in Philadelphia! It was a success and thanks for the dope customized Ipod Nano!
Now…on to the show. The award show had so many great moments, but I can’t cover them all. I will just cover some of my favorite moments and get into a few of the not so great moments of the show.
Kanye West – “Power”
What better way to open the show than with the return of KanYe West? Man…that definitely set the pace for the show. The backdrop was simply amazing and very much like the Glow In The Dark tour. KanYe is back and he’s coming with it. The only flaw with the performance was that BET had to censor like EVERY word, we heard maybe 10% of the song, but it’s all good. I’m ready for September…I am sure he will do a “Good Ass Job”. Shout out to BMF for the footage!
Following that amazing performance was an amazing show opener by the wonderful host Queen Latifah. Queen Latifah did her thing tonight! There is nothing worst than a good show with a bad host and I am more than happy that Queen Latifah was chosen to do the job. While she may not have performed the latest big girl rendition of a Beyonce dance like Mo’Nique, she really held her own and kept the momentum going for the evening! Kudos to Queen Latifah.
Diddy- Dirty Money ft. Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and T.I. – “Hello, Good Morning”
Pyro, lots of smoke, and lots of star power were just three factors of one of the hottest performances of the night. Diddy and his Dirty Money crew (Wassup Kalenna?!) ripped the stage with their remix of their hit single “Hello, Good Morning”. Rick Ross, T.I., and Nicki Minaj were great additions to an already great performance. Our only complaint is that at times the smoke kind of took the limelight…literally. We spent a great deal of time looking at silhouettes and listening to backing tracks. Other than that Diddy and Dirty Money killed their choreography and had the whole place rocking! Now we are waiting to finally board this “Last Train To Paris”. It’s been scheduled to take off for a year now, but the album is now set to drop this fall! Let’s work.
Mike Epps was one of the few things that just did not work for the night. He was not funny at all. I’m not hating. I am just speaking my mind. Oh and I am glad Debra Lee kept it short and did not bring up Don Cornelius. Oh yeah another thing that could have been avoided…the “Music Matters” section was a great idea. Big ups to J. Cole for getting a few minutes to do his thing…but come on Debarge should have left that one alone and that one girl who sound worst than Keyshia Cole. I understand artists like to surprise the crowd and do things that make sense for the audince, but B.o.B. should have called up Hayley Williams for “Airplanes pt. II” and left Keyshia Cole in her seat. She did that great song NO JUSTICE and she was a vocal disaster in my opinion. Eminem literally recovered that performance and saved it from being a complete wreck. Kudos.
Usher- “There Goes My Baby”
They call him U-S-H-E-R. Usher could have easily ripped the stage with “OMG”, but he chose to cool the night down with a decent performance of “There Goes My Baby”. Watching the performance reminded me of his earlier days. I think it was the way he breezed through the verses and commanded the stage doing the minimal. Good job Usher…I wonder what will be the next single after “There Goes My Baby”.
The Chris Brown Michael Jackson Tribute
Epic. Epic. Epic. Job well done Chris Brown. This was by far the best Michael Jackson tribute. It was an emotional roller coaster, but he killed it! He put his heart on that stage. Shout out to everyone saying he faked his emotions…come on, really? Get a life. Good job Chris Brown…I hope things work out for you!
Congratulations to everyone who won an award. Wait. Video of the Year went to Beyonce and Lady GaGa for “Video Phone”….I am sorry, but that was the biggest WTF moment of the evening. Congrats to Alicia Keys and all of her awards, y’all had to love Prince’s reaction to her hopping her pregnant self up on that piano. She did her thing though! Congrats to John Legend, Prince, and everyone else. It was a great show!