BET Awards Show 2008 Recap
The 2008 BET Awards show opened up with Usher giving an energetic performance to his hit song “Love in this Club.” If you read my review of his CD, you know that’s not his best song on the CD. I wanted him to mix it and come back with one of his slow jams. He did a lot of grinding up there on stage.
DL Hugley was this year’s host. His joke about R Kelly didn’t go over too well, but otherwise, most folks thing he did okay as a host. I miss Monique–can’t nobody top my girl hosting.
Best Male R & B artist winner was Chris Brown.
I liked the song Young Jeezy performed. It got the crowd hyped. I might have to download that ringtone.
Best Male Athlete award winner was Kobe Bryant. At least he won something this June (I know that’s wrong because I’m a Lakers fan.)
It was like a Boyz N the Hood movie reunion with Cuba Gooding Jr, Morris Chestnut and Nia Long giving out the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award (which Missy Elliott won).
I love me some Ne-Yo. I loved his performance but i might be a little bias.
Ladies still love cool James…well at least this one lady does. He just gets finer with age. Him and Ashanti gave out the Best New Artist award. I wanted Estelle to win, but it was cool that The Dream won. I was actually expecting Flo Rida or Soulja Boy to win.
Alica Keys performed her throwback song “Teenaged Love Affair.” That girl can sang (not sing, but sang). SWV showed up on stage with her singing “I Get So Weak in the Knees.” Alicia Keys performance was one of the best performances of the night. Just when you thought that was it, Envogue showed up performing “Don’t Let Go…” T Boz & Chili represented TLC with “Waterfalls.”
Niecy Nash has nobody’s sense. I won’t even repeat her skit. Funny though. She gave out the Best Male Hip-Hop Artist Award. Kanye West won this award; although I was thinking Lil Wayne had won when I saw him up on stage too.
Video of the Year award went to UGK (R.I.P. Pimp C)
There was a gospel performance by Marvin Sapp. I need to download the ringtone for the song he sang “Never Would Have Made It.” He also won the Best Gospel Artist Award.
Chris Brown always puts on a good performance. He’s all grown up. Him and Ciara performed Take U Down. I thought they would have to bleep the stage for a moment.
The Best Collaboration Award went to Kanye West & T-Pain. It was going to be hard for T-Pain to lose since he collaborated with a few nominees. Kanye said, “I’m one of the kings in this game right now.” I’m really feeling Kanye right now. He seems more humble these days.
Al Green not only received the BET Lifetime Achievement Award, he turned the show out with songs like “Let’s Stay Together” and “Love and Happiness.” He showed the youngsters how it’s done. In fact, I think when I get off here, I’m going to listen to me some Al Green.
Queen Latifah presented Quincy Jones with the Humanitarian Award.
Ashanti introduced her man, Mr. Nelly. A shirtless Nelly performed with JD and Fergie.
Lauren London and Sean “Diddy” Combs gave out the Best Female R & B artist award to Alicia Keys after declaring “Black is beautiful” (applause). Keys and others are hyped about the upcoming presidential election–Register to Vote y’all.
Lil Wayne closed the show out. 2008 is definately his year.
Overall, it was a good awards show. My favorite performances were Al Green, his tribute performances, Alicia Keys, Young Jeezy, and Ne-Yo.
What did you like about this year’s BET Awards?