We talked about the performances at the BET Awards last night, but there’s a lot more to the show than artists getting on stage and singing their favorite hits, and anyone whose ever seen the show before knows some of the best moments are the ones that aren’t planned.
The BET Awards still may not be all that everyone wants it to be, but you have to admit last night’s show moved a lot further away from looking like an upscale hood picnic a la the Source Awards to an awards show worth attending—and watching for those of us who were at home. Perhaps the best thing about last night was there was a lot of love in the audience and on stage and just in case you missed it, we’re gonna run that love back for you. Also, since you know “special” can have two different meanings, we’re also going to throw in a few of those huh? moments we could’ve done without. Check the recap:
Jay-Z and Kanye’s Bromance
If you have no idea what a Bromance is, Google “Jay-Z and Kanye West.” If you want to see Kanye’s face light up like a kid on Christmas morning, Google “Jay-Z, Kanye West, BET Awards.” Apparently Jay-Z got swamped by LA traffic last night, so when he and Ye won one of the first awards of the night, Kanye went on stage to accept by himself—or so he thought. Just as he was saying he wished Jay was there, the dapper Mr. Carter walked out on stage and they embraced like two old friends who hadn’t seen each other in years rather than artists who were sitting right next to each other in the front row. Cue Mary J’s Real Love.
There was also the hilarious moment when the two took the stage again for their song “Otis” and Jay had jokes. He spoofed Kanye’s infamous MTV Award/Taylor Swift catastrophe when Ye started giving his acceptance speech, cutting him off by saying, “Kanye I’m gone let you finish but…” It was a good time.