What’s up y’all?! Here is the dirt…
In case y’all ain’t hear, the BET Awards changed their line-up for this year’s show after they received the news of Michael Jackson’s passing. The network decided to shift gears and pay homage to MJ with a tribute befitting a king.
New Edition opened the BET Awards and KILLED IT!! All of New Edition performed to include Bobby Brown…and they sounded GREAT!! It was HOT!! They still got it!
Side Bar-I may be lil’ biased though. Y’all know I love me some New Edition!
Keri Hilson did that! I have a new respect for her. Her dancers were awesome. I had the opportunity to meet her during the Dirty Awards last year and she was an AWESOME young lady. I wish her much success.
NeYo BLEW “Lady In my Life” out of the water. Not that I was surprised because the boy is a musical GENIUS. He is one of the very few artists that can come out with a CD that you can just go buy and not have heard one song.
This ain’t got nuffin’ to do with nuffin’ but can somebody pu-lease tell me where I can get an old school Michael Jackson t-shirt? I am really feeling the one Jamie rocked while performing “Blame It.”
Speaking of the “Blame It” performance, what was the purpose of Snoop dancing around in a leather trench coat (in the summer time no less) during Jamie’s performance? That was a mess. Although I am glad to see T-Pain back in action Travis Barker is who really set the performance off!! Now that was hot!!
For real, who gave Tiny and Toya’s ignorant azzez a reality show? Needless to say, I will be watching. Y’all know how I do. Nuff said…
One of the craziest things for me was seeing Tevin Campbell sing a tribute to the O’Jays. Yes I said TEVIN CAMPBELL! For real, where did they find Tevin Campbell? I almost choked when I heard his voice!! For real though, they couldn’t get anyone else to do the tribute? What, Dave Hollister wasn’t available? I’m just sayin’, ain’t nobody heard from Tevin Campbell since he was on the Arsenio Hall show sitting on the couch with his asymmetrical bob styled dukey braids. Y’all do the math. Nuff said…
Side Bar-Tyrese, Trey Songs and Johnnie Gill KILLED the tribute to the O’Jays!! Those boys can sing!
Okay, I know that y’all are gonna talk about me but WHY did they let Don Cornelius stand up there and RAMBLE for darn near 15 minutes while introducing the O’Jays? I was hoping someone would pat him on the back so that he would spit out what he was trying to say.
Beyonce’s “Ava Maria” was a beautiful tribute to Michael Jackson. Everytime I hear that song it brings me to tears. Speaking of Beyonce, Jay Z surprised her when he came on and performed “D.O.A.” It was cute how they did it. And y’all, Bey really was surprised. Y’all know she ain’t that good of an actress. Nuff said…
Drake (the new comer), Weezy and those Cash Money dudes performed their latest hits. Folks are really feeling this Drake dude for him not to have a CD out. Although I like his two songs, overall the performance was a tad bit on the whack side.
Side Bar-Guess what y’all? Weezy looked like he took a shower before the awards show! YEEEEEEAAAA!!
Janet Jackson showed up to the awards show. She could barely speak and she choked up towards the end of her speech. She thanked all of the fans for their support during their difficult time. She kept it sweet and simple. Janet said that we look at him as an Icon but they (her family) look at him as family. My heart goes out to the Jackson family.
Jamie and Neyo closed the show with a touching rendition of Michael Jackson’s “I’ll be there” and had the house (along with myself) in tears. I absolutely loved it! Michael Jackson will be missed.
Overall, BET did a great job paying homage to Michael Jackson. Although I LOVE when Mo’Nique hosts the BET Awards, Jamie Foxx did an excellent job hosting.
When I got the news that Michael Jackson passed away, initially I was in disbelief and then I felt a lump form in my throat while I fought back tears. At that moment, I began to remember a time when my most prized possessions were my Michael Jackson buttons and my Off the Wall and Thriller album covers that I had hanging on my bedroom wall that I blew kisses to each night before I fell asleep. I remember being in the sixth grade telling my mama that I was going to UCLA for college so that I could meet and marry Michael Jackson. Isn’t that hilarious?! I remember being in college at Southern University and saving my money so that I could buy the Dangerous CD…and didn’t have a CD player to play it on. I remember being grown as all get out, RUNNING to buy Mike’s Invincible CD the very first day it came out. Like many of you, I LOVED Michael Jackson and no matter what ANYBODY says, Mike is and will forever be the King of Pop. Rest peacefully Michael Joseph Jackson.
That’s all the dirt for now. Holla back at your girl…