Sigh. Here we go.
The BET Awards, aka the “Jamie& NeYo Salute Michael Jackson Revue” went down last night, and while there were some touching moments, the fails in the production did not go unnoticed. So instead of giving you a blow-by-blow (because I refuse to relive that anymore), here are some pass/fail highlights in no particular order. Let the step-n-fetch games begin.
New Edition…including Bobby Brown + The Jackson 5 = WIN!
Beyonce + “Ave Maria” + Thiery Mugler + A room of people who had no idea at what was going on = FAIL.
Nichele Nichols & Zoe Saldana = WIN.
Zoe telling the entire world that Nichele was in the bathroom = SUPER DISRESPECTFUL FAIL.
Mary Mary + God + the “A Milli” beat = WIN. Wonder why they didn’t show any celebs rocking to them in the crowd? Hmmmm. Btw, “God In Me” BANGS!
Ciara + bad lace-front wig glue + singing = FAIL. A dance tribute would have been waaaay better.
Keri Hilson + MJ breakdown tribute = Honorable Mention.
Taraji P Henson, Tyrese, Ving Rhames + Baby Boy + Bad Method Acting = FAIL.
NeYo + “Lady of My Life” = surprising WIN.
NeYo + Singing for what seemed like the entire show = THIS IS ARGUABLY THE ONLY GUY REALLY SINGING RIGHT NOW SO LETS PUT HIM IN EVERYTHING FAIL.
The O’Jays + saaangin! + Eddie Levert saying “…dancing ‘n’ shit” LIVE = ULTIMATE WIN!
Trey Songz, Tyrese, Johhny Gill + O’Jays tribute = hairless chest WIN!
Bell, Biv DeVoe + Keith Sweat = (sorta) WIN. Teddy Riley & GUY = CRAZY STUPID ULTIMATE WIN!!!
Drake + Lil Wayne + Lil’ Wayne’s daughter + Tiny’s daughter and friends on stage while they perform “Every Girl In The World” = SAD, SAD, FAIL. The Cash Money performance afterwards? WTF FAIL.
Maxwell + well, just about anything = WIN!
Jay Z + D.O.AÂ + really great leather jacket = WIN.
Janet Jackson = GRACEFUL WIN.
So what are your thoughts on the show? You think MJ was looking down with a smile?
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