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The BET Awards Were Mostly Enjoyable, Thanks To Chris Rock


Either you decided to skip this year’s BET Awards in favor of Sunday night’s other programming, or you sat through all four hours with the rest of us and watched host Chris Rock go in on the likes of Rick Ross and big winner August Alsina, whom he called the “Sideshow Bob of Hip-Hop.”

August Alsina
August Alsina

He threw shade like he was pitching in the World Series all night, and was, for me anyways, the most entertaining part of the show. One of his bits included venturing out to a monster truck rally to see if folks there even knew what BET was. Instead of handing out pizza, like Ellen Degeneres did at this year’s Academy Awards, he gave the audience meals from Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, but joked that Ross should get a salad. Let’s hope Chris made it home safe last night. Continue Reading

The 2013 BET Awards, Best Performances, Full List of Winners



The 2013 BET Awards was a mostly enjoyable show with performances galore. Chris Tucker served as host, but he was barely on stage and with the exception of a bit about his friendship with the late Michael Jackson, he didn’t make much of an impression.

Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker

The show went on without a hitch, though whoever was in control of the censor button was a little late, especially for Nicki Minaj‘s verse during Chris Brown‘s “Elevate The Game.” And elevate the game she did, she hovered over the audience in some sort of bubble, not missing  a beat or looking nervous.

Robin Thicke took to the stage for the dirty song of the summer, “Blurred Lines.” It wasn’t that much different than previous performances, but I always appreciate Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams sharing the stage together.

Mariah pretending to sing
Mariah pretending to sing

What I didn’t appreciate was Mariah Carey phoning in yet another performance of “#Beautiful” which is a good song, I just wish she would actually sing it. Miguel was on hand, as was Young Jeezy who gave us the most awkward segway into his song “R.I.P.” Miguel also performed “Power Trip” with J. Cole and his song “How Many Drinks” with Kendrick Lamar

Both Miguel and Lamar were big winners, and even though Kendrick didn’t accept his first award, after a stellar performance of “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” with Erykah Badu, he made it to the stage to grab his trophy for “Best New Artist.”

R. Kelly
R. Kelly

R. Kelly made a triumphant (?) return to the stage for a medley of his hits, which included the classics “Bump n Grind” and “Ignition (Remix).”While R might see a bump in sales after his performances, it’s say to say he won’t catch anyone trying to copy his spiked, leather jacket look.


Ciara got super turnt up for “I’m Out” and then invited us to her “Body Party.” Cici is an amazing performer, and motivation for us to get our butts into the gym.

Definitely the highlight of the night was the tribute to the legendary Charlie WilsonJamie FoxxIndia. Arie and Stevie Wonder got into the groove for some of Wilson’s biggest hits, then Uncle Charlie was joined by Justin TimberlakeSnoop Lion and Pharrell for Snoop’s “Beautiful” and The Gap Band‘s “You Dropped A Bomb On Me.” If this didn’t make you feel good, then I don’t know what will.

Janelle Monae got to close out the show with “Q.U.E.E.N.” and Ms. Badu made another appearance with that poodle from the song’s video. A great way to end the show, even if we, and the audience I’m sure, we’re pretty tired by then.

Here are all the winners!

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Tamar Braxton
Alicia Keys
Rihanna – WINNER
Elle Varner

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Miguel – WINNER
Justin Timberlake

Best Group
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – WINNER
Mary Mary
Mindless Behavior
The Throne (Kanye West and Jay-Z)

Best Collaboration
2 Chainz (featuring Drake) – “No Lie”
A$AP Rocky (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar) – “F—in’ Problems” – WINNER
French Montana (featuring Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne) – “Pop That”
Kendrick Lamar (featuring Drake) – “Poetic Justice”
Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z) – “Suit & Tie”
Kanye West (featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz) – “Mercy”

 Best Male Hip Hop Artist
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Kendrick Lamar – WINNER

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Azealia Banks
Nicki Minaj – WINNER
Rye Rye

Video of the Year
2 Chainz (featuring Drake) – “No Lie”
A$AP Rocky (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar) – “F—in’ Problems”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom” – WINNER
Drake (featuring Lil Wayne) – “HYFR”
Kendrick Lamar (featuring Drake) – “Poetic Justice”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (featuring Wanz) – “Thrift Shop”
Miguel – “Adorn”
Rihanna – “Diamonds”
Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z) – “Suit & Tie”
Kanye West (featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz) – “Mercy”

Video Director of the Year
A$AP Rocky and Sam Lecca
Benny Boom – WINNER
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
Azealia Banks
Joey Bada$$
Kendrick Lamar – WINNER
Trinidad Jame$
The Weeknd

Best Gospel Artist
Deitrick Haddon
Tamela Mann
Mary Mary – WINNER
Marvin Sapp

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington – WINNER

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Jamie Foxx – WINNER
Samuel L. Jackson
Denzel Washington

YoungStars Award
Gabrielle Douglas – WINNER
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Jaden Smith
Quvenzhané Wallis

Best Movie
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Django Unchained”
“Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap”
“Think Like a Man” – WINNER

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Gabrielle Douglas – WINNER
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant
Robert Griffin III
LeBron James – WINNER
Ray Lewis

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
A$AP Rocky (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar) – “F—in’ Problems”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom” – WINNER
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Miguel – “Adorn”
Rihanna – “Diamonds”
Justin Timberlake (featuring Jay-Z) – “Suit & Tie”

Centric Award
Tamar Braxton – “Love and War” – WINNER
Fantasia – “Lose to Win”
Miguel – “Adorn”
Nas – “Daughters”
Charlie Wilson – “My Love Is All I Have”

Best International Act: Africa
2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
Toya Delazy (South Africa)
Donald (South Africa)
Ice Prince (Nigeria) – WINNER
R2Bees (Ghana)
Radio and Weasel (Uganda)

Best International Act: UK
Marsha Ambrosius
Rita Ora
Emeli Sandé – WINNER

Humanitarian Award
Dwyane Wade

Lifetime Achievement Award
Charlie Wilson

FANdemonium Award
Chris Brown 

What performance did you dig the most??

Shots Fired at BET Hip Hop Awards – Rick Ross and Young Jeezy Backstage Brawl!

Wow. Seriously??


Ugh.  TMZ is reporting that gunshots were rang out after Rick Ross and Young Jeezy argued and shoved each other backstage at the BET Hip Hop Awards taping.

via TMZ:

“According to our sources, Ross and Jeezy exchanged words backstage and started pushing and shoving each other. We’re told BET security and bodyguards for each of the rappers eventually separated the two.

Our sources on the scene say that after the fight had been broken up, a member of Rick Ross’ entourage pulled out a gun while in the parking lot and shots were fired. It is unclear if the man was arrested.

We’re told Jeezy and Ross are still at the awards, which are being taped tonight in Atlanta and air next month. “

Story developing …

And THIS is why we can’t have nice parties. Right? Leave your GOTdamn guns at home!