Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Random Thoughts On The BET Awards


  • Highlight - Al Green's performance and the audience enjoying Al Green. It looked like a real party and that was one moment I really wanted to be there and sing, "Why do people break up, turn around and make up? I just can't seeeee."

  • Lowlight - Rick Ross's belly. Any euphoria that I had from seeing a fit and still sexy LL evaporated on seeing Ross's dancing tattooed belly through his open velour jacket.

  • Highlight - A Keys bringing out SWV, En Vogue and TLC. Even some of the missed notes didn't tamp down my excitement.

  • Lowlight - Keyshia Cole's performance and her sister's boobs about to pop out of her dress--leftie was making a real run for the border.

  • Highlight - Marvin Sapp's performance.

  • Lowlight - D.L. Hughley calling him "Warren" Sapp. HAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  • Highlight - The rain special effects during Chris Brown's performance and the plastered smile on Rihanna's face while Ciara was puttin' it on her man.

  • Lowlight - Seeing lil' Chrissy Brown's pelvic thrusts on the floor. He's trying so hard to be a man.

  • Highlight - Usher's choreography

  • Lowlight - Usher. I don't know, he just was not as hot looking as he used to be and there was something tired about him.

  • Highlight - Niecy Nash's adopting white children bit.


Why was Lisa Lisa there? Head to Toe was 20 years ago!

Why would anybody give Diddy vodka and a microphone? He was running all around the after party!

Why must Kanye insert how great he is into everything? Even when he was complimenting T-Pain, he said, he was one of the kings of the game and his opinion matters. Isn't he like a child standing on a chair saying, "I'm a big boy. I demand you to listen to me. Tell me how great I am. Please....."?

Didn't Tyrese look underwhelmed by T-Pain when the camera cut to him during the performance?

T-Pain and a circus makes perfect sense doesn't it?

Didn't Ludacris look fresh and clean when he came through for "I'm so hood"?

Why is Cuba Gooding, Jr. so corny?

Don't all musical tributes on BET pale in comparison to when Yolanda Adams, Prince, Stevie Wonder and India Arie did a tribute to Chaka Khan?

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Oh and I loved the Alicia Keys performance.
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Smarty Jones said...

Well, I can only relate to a little bit of this because I sat through less than an hour of that mess.
I'll tell you though, Alicia Keys had a great idea to include all of the girl groups. By the way, my Black Music Month post about groups is coming later today and I am going to include that clip.
I made it to Niecy Nash, who is one of the funniest women on TV and then I just couldn't do it anymore.
And I really tried this year. As for your observation about tributes, I didn't even see the tribute last night but I will co-sign the Chaka Khan tribute. That was the best one BET has ever done.
The only one that I've seen that could compare is the Soul Train Lady of Soul tribute to Natalie Cole done by Rachelle Ferrell and Deborah Cox.

Nadja said...

I LOVE AL GREEN!!!!!!! He was a MAJOR player at my wedding reception. (Standing ovation)

TravelDiva said...

LOL Smarty! Understood.

I know that's right Nadja.

Demon Hunter said...

Travel Diva,
I didn't even see it. :-) They'll show the rerun. I want to see that performance with Prince, Stevie, India, and Yolanda. That had to be made of awesomeness! :*)

12kyle said...

The nominees for fine sistahs...

Nia Long
Alicia Keys
Keisha Cole
Jill Scott
Nu Nu
En Vouge

and the winner is...


TravelDiva said...

Hey DH - That performance was from the 2006 BET Awards. It was UNREAL! UNREAL. It may be on Youtube.

12Kyle - LOL!!!!!!!!

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

this show as a whole made me want to barf! i loved the 90s girl groups, maxwell and al green. i even enjoyed lil' chris brown...but all otherness was of wack proportions...oh, and neicy nash had me DYING!!!

keisha "screaming cat" cole AND her family all need to sit it down, promptly

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

the show wasnt even that hottt

i liked chris browna nd ciaras performance

and i really liked the alicia performance

Pretty.Hip said...

T-Pain...SMH. The circus makes perfect sense.

And I thought that I was the only one who noticed Luda! He looked really clean. (So clean, that he really didn't fit in to the "I'm So Hood" performance lol)

Love me some Al Green...

Overall, the show was a mess!


T Pain = perfect sense lol

Eb the Celeb said...

Cuba was drunk or high or something...