It’s About To Go Down: Best BET Award Moments Of The Last Decade

June 28, 2013 ‐ By Kelly Franklin

BET Award Performances

With the BET Awards fast approaching, it’s only fitting to relive some of the most memorable BET Awards show moments ever. You know BET is the only channel that can have gospel sets mingled in with rappers dropping expletive bombs every other second while censors struggle to keep up with the bleeps. The BET Awards has never failed to be the highlight of a conversation with the hairdresser, over lunch with a girlfriend, or at the Sunday dinner table with family. Check out these most memorable moments.

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  • Richelle

    The Heavy D vid is great but sad at the same time. He died just 10 days after that!

  • jferthcg

    y’all should have the every girl performance with wayne, young money, and his daughter and her little friends. Priceless moment at bet

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  • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

    Uhhh the diddy performance was MTV…

  • BionicBey

    Nice list.. But to exclude Beyonce’s Deja Vu iconic performance is blasphemy! Bad enough you ignored Crazy In Love when she showed the world she was way more than a two step offering harmonizing group member.

  • Girl..

    What about the Brandy and Monica Whitney Houston tribute…That was everything! Both ladies did it so much class. And the A.Keys, SWV and En Vogue, TLC perfomance…. But somehow MN managed to put T.I. Top back perfomance on here…what a joke

  • Chanda

    I don’t think I’ll be watching this year. Same ole same ole. Same artists, same people performing, same nominees, same winners then throw in a random gospel act and old-school singer and that’s about it. They’ve been showing the same sh!t for 13 years basically. That’s BET for ya..

  • alex

    i rewinded the Michael and James brown vid like 5 times…

  • La La

    I don’t agree with these moments, there have been better. That Alicia Keys and Bruno Mars performance was cool, but her performance with SWV, EnVogue And TLC was even better! And then the following year when Neyo brought out the old guy groups! Also btw, the Diddy, Busta and Usher performance isn’t from the BET Awards.

  • Samuel Childers

    Will y’all let another damn 10 years go by before y’all do this best BET award moments every damn year! Hell it’s only been airing for 13 years! Give it a chance to create some damn moments.

  • jenn

    i thought monique danced to crazy in love?

    • IllyPhilly

      Me too.

    • La La

      she performed twice, two separate years to Beyonce songs

  • I think you guys missed one. The Tribute to Jam Master Jay with Grandmaster Flash, Kid Kupri, Jazzy Jeff and Premiere.

    • IllyPhilly


  • JessieH

    Hate to nitpick but that DIddy, Usher, Busta performance was from the MTV Video Music Awards.

    • Annette

      You are absolutely correct. Also, that Heavy D performance was from The BET Hip Hop Awards, not The BET Awards.

    • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

      The messed up part is it says VMA in the top corner…:-/

  • HoneyDipp

    HA!!!! I am literally crying with laughter right now watching Terrance Howard in that Cater to You video…. I forgot just how absolutely hilarious that was! LMAO!

    • Keysh

      Once again Michelle is ALWAYS off lol #keyshiacolevioice

      • Richelle

        And why did she pick Magic Johnson, of ALL people? LOL

  • Kenedy

    I will not watch it….but I will come back here on MN for updates on the foolery that went on

    • no lies told

      I only think that there wpuld be four good performances. No order:ciara,chris brown, mariah carey, justin timberlake. My opinion

      • Alecia Murphy

        I agree with your picks and also Stevie Wonder and Uncle Charlie.

        • bigdede

          Uncle Charlie, Snoop, Pharrell and Justin killed it. I LOVED this awards so. It was pure Hip hop. J. Cole was amazing. Kendrick Lamar with Erykah badu was great. The reggae part was perfection. Janelle was great. This was a great awards show. No tomfoolery. There were too many awkward parts but otherwise no one was acting a fool. Except for Stevie J outside the awards show selling Joseline mixtape.

          • Miss_Racquel

            R. Kelly killed it this year too cant lie!!!

      • soitseem2

        its a damn shame b/c your top pics are singers and none can sing live