Last night, I decided to attempt to watch the BET awards anticipating a MJ tribute. *sigh*
Let me share the highlights with you.
Neo, the Ojays, Jay Z, Tevin Campbell (I love me some Tevin Campbell…..), Tyrese, Trey Songz and Johnny Gil and their Ojay tribute and Maxwell (who looked fine as hell and was FAR too classy for that damn show). Jamie Foxx had a few funny moments. Alicia Keys and Wyclef winning the Humanitarian awards, great. Alicia Keys looked fabulous and her speech was lovely.
And erra…..that was it for me.
How do I even begin to chronicle the coonery?
Jamie Foxx performed Blame It with a 30 ft bottle of champagne onstage as the prop.
T-Pain….big azz chain…..performing while holding a bottle of Nuvo and then accepting his award at the podium with a red cup in his hand full of his drank. WHY?
Frankie and Neffe show? WHY GOD WHY????!?!?!?!?!
TI’s baby mama and Lil Wayne’s ex-wife have a show together? Of course. It’s only natural. Quality programming at BET.
I need all of these younger artists to start taking their craft seriously. When you can’t even make it through one song without running out of breath? NOT GOOD. When the Mighty OJays can still get up and dance, sing, and HIT ALL OF THEIR NOTES as Grandfathers? That should tell you something. Keith Sweat, New Edition, Guy, BBD….all a hot mess. Should be ashamed of how they all sound now.
Beyonce. Now I love me some Bey but how do you sing Ave Maria while wearing a corset and no pants? Not to mention, she sang the Ave Maria remix. Can’t stop, Won’t stop Eh Eh.
Keri Hilson. You were doing fine till you sang the acapella part at the end. Um no. And the “real bad Joe Jackson” part should not be sung with Joe sitting there.
Zoe Saldana (the dress was smoking) is out there presenting an award and Lt. Uhura is in the bathroom. Who is producing this mess? Did they even rehearse? *sigh* BOOTLEG.
And the absolute low point of the night? Lil Wayne and Drake performing Best I Ever Had while young pre-teen girls (I am assuming theye were Lil Wayne’s daughter and her friends) tried to grind on Drake onstage as Weezy cursed all through the song. That shyt was so innapropriate it made my head hurt. Who at BET allowed that? *sigh*
I am back to boycotting and I am going to need Debra Lee to step her game up and make some quality programming we can be proud of.
Black Entertainment my azz.