» EXCLUSIVE: It's A GIRL For "The Haves and the Have Nots" Star Tika Sumpter!» EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK: Tamar Braxton & Towanda Sing About Sister Trina....Finally Dating A Black Man» EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK: Toya Wright Tries To Explain WHY She Gave MempHitz A Hall Pass To CHEAT On "Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars"
*LIVE COVERAGE* BET AWARDS 2009: The Show
Jun 29 | by Natasha
We'll be updating this post as the show goes on. Live video footage from backstage is at the end of this post... And some more:
Keyshia Cole performed with Monica their single "Trust." Interesting look for Keyshia. Monica rocked the song.
Queen Latifah hit the stage with Mary Mary.
Lil Wayne hit the stage with baby and Drake--who tore his ACL so he performed sitting down.
Kerry looked nice accepting her first BET Award.
And Ciara sang "Heal The World" to tribute Michael. Yeah.... More pics from the show:
Beyonce accepted an award. Looking hot in a multi colored mini dress. Even though it felt a little flnstone-ish. Her hubby Jay performed D.O.A. His official video for it that just aired wasn't too shabby either.
Soulja Boy literally hopped up out the bed and turned his swage on...
KeKe Palmer flexed her pipes and belted out an MJ song. Loves it.
Chaka had Estelle and LeToya Luckett taking notes. Loved LeToya's dress.
BBD and Keith Sweat brought the 90's back! One of my fave performaces.
And Trey Songz and Tyrese and Johnny Gill performed a tribute to the O'Jays. A did a fab job.
11:37p EST: Janet Jackson just took the stage. Understandably shaken but still solid. She's speaking about her family's love for their son and brother. And how much pain the family is in. She also thanks everyone for all their love they've shown. "I'll Be There" tribute taking place now with Ne-Yo, Jamie Foxx, and others... 11:05p EST: Usher's reps just sent this statement regarding him not making it back in time for the BET Awards even though he was trying to:
“It is with regret that I am unable to participate in the BET Awards Tribute to Michael Jackson on June 28th. When the BET Awards producers and organizers reached out to me to participate in the tribute, I was extremely flattered and humbled by the opportunity to pay tribute to the world’s greatest musical icon. Unfortunately, I am currently overseas and would not make it back in time to the Awards show. I look forward to seeing the show and I plan to work on a tribute to Michael Jackson when I return.”11:00p EST: We're trying to figure out why Lebron has his boys sitting next to him on the front row while his fiance/mother of his children Savannah is sitting a few rows behind him. Congrats to him on winning Sports person of the year though...Diddy didn't bring Assie to the event, but Dawn is sitting right next to him on the front row...We never want to hear Tiny or Toya speak again or promo their new show. Ever.
10:41p EST: SPOTTED: Alicia Keys in the audience sans Swizz Beatz. Kanye and Amber extra cuddly dancing to the O'Jays. And a BET producer who took the stage during a commercial break to propose to his girlfriend. Sweet... 10:09p EST: Keyshia Cole/Monica performed "Trust" and we're wondering if Keyshia meant to look like MJ. We're also wondering if Chris Brown decided not to come and pay tribute because Hov popped up on the stage. Wow @ Don Cornelius.... 9:18p EST: Jamie, T-Pain, Snoop and Travis Barker's "Blame It" performance:
Best of the night so far. Hot. And still LOL @ the Wanda/Shenanah Skank Robbers preview... 9:08p EST:
New Edition opened the show. I actually really liked the performance and "I Want You Back" tribute to Michael.
Lil Wayne won an award and brought all of N.O. up there with him as usual.
Ne-Yo performed his own tribute to Mike with "The Lady In My Life." Keri Hilson's performance was ok:
The end had me in a *blank stare* though. Jamie Foxx is killin' it with the MJ tributes/impressions:
That's true talent when you can make people comfortable laugh right after something so tragic. Loves it. SPOTTED: Joe Jackson in the audience. Looking very touched by everything going on...
» REALLY BRUH?! Rich Homie Quan Forgot (Or Didn't Know) The Words To A Classic Biggie Verse...At HIP HOP HONORS!» Juvenile Just Cut Up At The Waffle House -- Punches Customer For Allegedly Calling Girlfriend A Ho» HARPO, Who 'Dis Woman?! Lil Kim Has Us Scratching Our Heads After Posting New Selfies That Look Nothing Like Her
» That Black Man -- Pastor Mark Burns -- Who Sang Trump's Praises At The RNC Apparently LIED About Being A Kappa, Marc Lamont Hill DRAGS Him!» Cynthia Bailey Goes To War With NeNe -- With Cupcakes, Shoots New India.Arie Video, Stays MUM On Leon Rumors» Has Tinashe Sparked A Summer Romance With Taylor Swift’s Ex-Boyfriend Calvin Harris?
» YBF Celebs Invade COMIC-CON! Keke Palmer, Danai Gurira, Corey Hawkins & “Luke Cage” Cast » DADS OUT & ABOUT: Usher Works Up A Sweat + Andre 3000 All Smiles In Vegas + T.I. Co-Hosts “The View” + Chris Rock & Girlfriend In St. Tropez » MILF ALERT! Kelly Rowland Makes A Grocery Run + Amber Rose Hits The Streets + Jhene Aiko Rocks The Stage In Palm Beach
» DADDIES ON DUTY: Jay Z Carries Blue Ivy To Milan Airport After Cute Personal Shoot + Tyga & King Lunch In L.A. » LeBron James Dines With Savannah & The Pauls After Announcing Intent To Re-Sign With Cavs + Beyonce & Jay Z Hit Up Cavalli In Italy » Has Tinashe Sparked A Summer Romance With Taylor Swift’s Ex-Boyfriend Calvin Harris?
» Beyonce Responds To LEMONADE Lawsuit That Claims She Stole Concept + Ciara Claims Future Made Her Lose Out On $500K! » Princess Love Gets Surprised With A Bridal Shower + Taylor Swift Still Deciding If She’ll Go To War With The Wests» Lauryn Hill Addresses Recent Tax Reports, “This Is Not A New Situation” + Bill Cosby Reportedly BLIND & House Bound!
» The ESPYS Red Carpet Flooded With Couples Galore -- Teyana & Iman, Ciara & Russell, Ayesha & Steph, Gabby & Dwyane & More!» Slay Then, Leslie! "Ghostbusters" Star Looks FAB In Custom Christian Siriano Gown After Lack Of Support From Other Designers» BET AWARDS 2016 WHITE CARPET: More Fab Chicks – LisaRaye (With Purple Hair), Yara Shahidi, Alicia Keys & More
» Chris Rock & Mariah Carey Party It Up At Leonardo DiCaprio’s St. Tropez Charity Gala + Vince Herbert Says Marriage To Tamar Braxton Is “Totally Fine”» SUMMER PARTIES: Nas Sips Hennessy With Teyana Taylor, Mario & More + Monica & Amber Rose Party It Up» SUMMER FUN: Angela Simmons Brings Out Her Baby Bump To Art For Life In The Hamptons + Serena Hits Silicon Valley With Tina Lawson & More
» BREAKING: Hillary Clinton Anounces Senator Tim Kaine As Her Running Mate Via Text Message » First Lady Michelle Obama Rocks Out To Beyonce, Stevie Wonder & Missy Elliott’s “Get Your Freak On” For Carpool Karaoke With James Corden» Malia Obama’s Summer Sixteen Just Got Upgraded With Cool Internship At U.S. Embassy In Spain
» NEW MUSIC: Gucci Mane Drops “P*$$y Print” Track Ft. Kanye West + Desiigner’s New Single “Timmy Turner”» Drake & Joe Budden Trade Diss Tracks (Again) + Meek Mill Pledges To Cut Violent Lyrics From His Music» Get Your Laugh On At This “Madea’s Halloween” First Look + Vibe Out To Tinashe’s Party Track “Superlove”
» WNBA Players Stage Media Black Out To Support #BlackLivesMatter Movement + Steph Curry Is “Disappointed” By 2017 All-Star Game Location Change» NBA Pulls 2017 All-Star Game OUT Of Charlotte Due To Anti-LGBT Law + Kevin Durant Honors Tupac With Massive Tattoo After Trade To Warriors» ALL ABOUT THE FELLAS: Kobe Bryant, Cam Newton & More Party It Up At Sports Events In L.A. + Sexy Idris Elba Attends ‘Star Trek Beyond’ UK Premiere
» Amandla Stenberg & Zoe Saldana Strike A Pose For Nylon Español's Summer Issue + Amber Riley & Her Curves Push Through In New Photoshoot » PHOTOSHOOT FAB: Garcelle Beauvais Gets Fierce, Keke Palmer Snaps It Up For The Kidz & Hoopz Becomes One With Nature » Lil Kim Gets Ghostly White In “Hip Hop Honors” Photoshoot + Joe Budden Drops 2nd Drake Diss Track