B.E.T Bangers

I can honestly say that watching the B.E.T awards this year gave me a feeling of pride… I can’t say that I disliked any part of the program, I thought every artist that came out did so with everything in them and gave us an incredible show!
I’m not sure if I believed it, or if I just wanted to believe it, but Chris Brown’s MJ breakdown (+ his new track ‘Deuces’) has won back some of my fandemonium… is that bad? I’m not sure… all I know is, I liked it!!! The entire MJ tribute itself was done beautifully, he lived as a performer and I was definitely entertained.
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Crazy Nicki… what more is to say! The woman is ill!!! Putting aside the fact that she seems to be on every track that becomes a hit, lets discuss the way her I don’t give a “#*$%” about what people say mentality makes her all the more appealing. Congrats on all three awards!

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To this day, I can recall sitting in my Mum’s basement bedroom, with all of her teenage friends while they would perform and perfect their renditions of Purple Rain & Raspberry Beret, complete with costume change… I was no older than 4 years old but word for word of (almost) every Prince’s song has been imprinted in my mind from these experiences. Point out an individual born in the 80’s or 90’s that does not know at lease some lyrics to a Prince song… and so, this proves how deserving he is of the 2010 B.E.T Lifetime Achievement Award! Is it weird that I cried as I watched and listened to his acceptance speech? Either way, its how it went down and his talent and creativity is deserving of every tear shed… Prince = the un-aging BIZ!

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Another artist who must be mentioned was the magnificently maternal Alicia Keys!!! Not only did she wear the hell out of that strapless purple dress and pink stilettos but YES, she DID crawl on the piano, and perform the heart out of Prince’s ‘Adore’ in a tribute to his career.

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Drake of course killed an incredible performance with Jeezy, Usher soaked seats when he performed ‘There goes my baby” & there isn’t much left to say about the attention grabbing performance of “My chick bad” by Luda. All in all, it was a great show and I wasn’t even trying to miss a moment. Although unmentioned, there was a room FULL of incredible talent! The last thing I’ll mention, and then leave this topic alone for a moment, are the new elements brought to the award show being the Rising Talent segments as well as Diddy’s Afterparty Lounge, I thought these were innovative and great for some extra creativity and exposure!!! xoxo

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