Last night in the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles,CA, the stars and fans were out for the 2013 BET Awards. It was the best performance line up to date for Black Entertainment Television.
Chris Brown opened the show with “Fine China” and Nicki Minaj floats in to perform “Like This”. BET definitely stepped it up with staging!!
Robin Thicke performed his hit ” Blurred Lines” with Pharrell and T.I .
Kendrick Lamar performs “M.A.A.D City” and brings out Erykah Badu for “B**** Don’t Kill My Vibe”. His sets are always fire. GO KENDRICK!
R.Kelly had an extravagant “Best of R.Kelly” performance which was cherry topped by his spiked covered ensamble…(why did he do that? really?)
Mariah Carey sang? her new single “Beautiful Remix” with multi-performing Miguel and Young Jeezy . Jeezy wrapped it up and performed ” RIP”.
Miguel also performed “How Many Drinks” with Kendrick Lamar in a Shag jacket. Hmm.. Very Rock and Roll meets Soul.
Charlie Wilson was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award and was honored in song by India Arie, Jamie Foxx and Stevie Wonder. He soon joined the performers continuing the medley of his hits with Justin Timberlake, Snoop Lion and Pharrell.
J.Cole performs new songs off his new album ‘Born Sinner’ and brings out Miguel (who wore a moth ball eaten white tee) for “Power Trip”.
Ciara and Nicki Minaj performed new single ” I’m Out” and CICI breaks it down with a “Body Party” Dance Mix. She’s definitely got that young Janet swagg.
Dawn Penn, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Beenie Man and Elephant Man represented the West Indies and lit the stage up with that good old 90s/00s reggae fire.
2 Chainz turned up with new track ” Feds Watching” and brings out ASAP Rocky and Kendrick for F*****Problems.
Q.U.E.E.N.’s Janelle Monet and Erykah Badu close the show with an amazing duet.
The lineup was solid this year. Bravo BET.