10 Things You May Have Missed During the 2012 BET Awards
It’s that time again! The 2012 Bet Awards were last night and here’s my annual recap.
Here are ten things you may have missed during the show…
- How great Chante Moore looked and sounded! She ain’t got a man no moe’, but that’s okay girl! She did a great job singing her tribute to Donna Summer.
- D’Angelo is still…NATURAL! Woot! He had the best braid out ever. And his performance was great, too.
- Valerie Simpson was killin’ ’em with her bangs in the front and braids in the back. Also known as the Urban Mullet.
- How motherhood seemingly has given King Bey the “living legend” voice and Diana Ross-like persona she’s always wanted to have. Give it just a little more time.
- The stank face followed by a faint smile Jay-Z gave Kevin during his bit when he mentioned his name.
- The fact that the award-holder-girls were wearing ball gowns during one of the most casual awards show there is next to The VMAs. Let it go.
- Rick Ross heard our cries from last year and allowed us to keep our lunches down by keeping his shirt on.
- LaLa paid homage to Barbara Eden with her I Dream of Jeannie outfit.
- Joe and his sexy, sultry, self. So underrated, that man.
- How hard Soulja Boy cried during the Whitney tribute AND how dirty his nails were. Yuck.
Overall, the show wasn’t a complete slam dunk, but it was a definite improvement from the past few years. It wasn’t the total ratchet fest I thought it was going to be.
Scrolling through live Tweets and my Facebook timeline, the consensus across the Internet was that the key thing BET got right this year was the tribute to Whitney Houston. Monica and Brandy were the perfect choice to honor Whitney. Their performances came from a true place of love and honesty. Whitney raised them (musically) and they did right by her. In a way, the torch was passed. And to have Cissy Houston sing was, in a word: powerful. A mother’s love. That is all.
Honestly, I think this is why we are so hard on BET. There should always be a sense of home and connectedness with their programming, like there was last night.When they get something right, it reminds us why a network about the Black experience is needed. We look to them to represent us tastefully and respectfully. It’s why we continue to return as viewers, because we want them to tell the world what makes being Black so beautiful. I’m hopeful that one day, they’ll get there.