I was really upset at the BET Awards because, per usual, I had some hope of them having some semblance of a reputable award show, yet again I was completely let down. I have to applaud Kevin Hart for trying to be a good host, he started off strong and the skits were very funny. Indeed , there were also great performances from many artists including Mary J. Blige & Anita Baker, Jill Scott, Cee-Lo & Marcia Ambrosius, Alicia Keys & Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Mary Mary and Patti LaBelle who also received the Lifetime Achievement award. But the stand out performance came from Kelly Rowland, who shut haters up with a sexy performance, where she proved a woman can sing without being half naked (*gasps*). Her vocals were SO on point!
Let’s just highlight the pitfalls: poor sound, too many repeat performers, the HORRIBLE Fan Fav mix-up, Kevin Hart missing for an hour, Debra Lee’s outfit, Shirley Caesar’s outfit, the cursing censor being asleep on the job, in summary, to quote our Twitter page: “Technical difficulties is an understatement”. The gospel and Lifetime Achievement performances can’t be the only saving graces EVERY YEAR! That’s why they do the Stellar’s and the Celebration of Gospel and a thousand other positive award shows (Shout out to the CMT Awards). I think that this will be the last year I’m participating in this coonery that like’s to pose as an award show.
That being said, I was extremely upset at the Reuter’s headline, “Stars with criminal pasts honored at BET Awards”. Are you bloody kidding me? Our entire society glorifies criminals and drug addicts (i.e. Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, “Celebrity Rehab”, etc.) Equally as many rock stars have been arrested as rappers. Hell, Steven Tyler (whom I love BTW) has been arrested and no one wrote an article “Drug Addict and criminal Steven Tyler to be the new Idol judge”. The title alone is racially charged dribble and Reuters’ should be ashamed. If you are into hogwash read here.
Question of the Day: What did you think of the 2011 BET Awards? Reply to us on Twitter and we’ll RT the best tweets! (@CrabzInaBarrel)