So. Last night the 2013 BET Awards went down and it was all kind of a huge deal. The fashion was fab, Mariah Carey was Mariah Carey, and there was a reggae tribute that was almost as dope as my Throwback Thursday… except yeah okay, maybe their’s was better because Beenie Man was actually there in person, lol. Anyway, it was a blast! I cannot believe there were people out there saying they were bored. Between the reggae, the Charlie Wilson tribute, Justin Timberlake, the friggen R. Kelly medley and the fact that Erykah Badu performed twice, I just don’t see what the problem was. I had a blast! Click inside for a little recap of last night’s show!
1. Regga Music Really Does Make Life Happy
Okay, I totally feel responsible for this moment. Like, nobody at BET was even thinking about putting a reggae tribute in the show until someone saw my Throwback Thursday post, and then saw part II to that post, and then they were all like Yeah. We’re gonna need some Beenie Man. Anyway, I was losing my mind through this entire thing. And when Elephant Man came out and he and Beenie Man set it off, and Nicki Minaj reminded everyone that she’s from friggen Trinidad?! DONE! It was awesome:
2. Even When Chris Tucker Is Kinda Bad, He’s Pretty Good
Okay. Was Chris Tucker the greatest host ever? Probably not. But c’mon! It’s Chris! And I still thought he was hilarious a lot of the time (though, granted, there were a few lulls). You just can’t get mad at anyone who tells these kind of Michael Jackson stories:
3. R. Kelly Teaches Us All That You Really Must Separate The Man From The Art
This was so awkward. I friggen do not rolls with R. Kelly. And at the same time, I looooove these songs so hard it hurts! It hurts! How does he have so many hits?! Agh! Down Low! Half On A Baby! Contagious! Aghhh! It hurts! Y’all know Aziz Ansari is obsessed with him, right? LMAO, I totally tweeted him last night over this. It was a great performance:
So many other life lessons were learned! Click over for more!