5. Rihanna the Bandit.
When the cameras first rolled on Rihanna, everyone (on twitter at least) was wondering what in the world Rihanna was doing with that huge roll of duck tape, but later we found that it was all apart of her scheme to get her money. Gotta do what you gotta do. You go girl.
4. Diddy’s trip down the rabbit hole.
The Bad Boy Reunion (which I’ll dive into a bit later) was the best part of the entire award show. During their performance, Diddy was returning to the main stage, but what the audience didn’t know was that Lil Kim’ was on her way up through the ground entrance. Diddy must have been really into his performance, because he didn’t make it to the main stage on time (which they must have rehearsed a million times), and well, Diddy took a dive. But he popped up gracefully though. S’all good.
2. Jussie Smollett’s performance-speech, thing.
During the Empire casts musical performance, Jussie Smollett took a surprising pause to address the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of gay marriage as well as the progress that has been made and the progress that remains to achieve freedom for Black people in America.
1. Bad Boy Records Reunion
We were all hype when Mase, 112, and Faith Evans were performing hits like “It’s All About the Benjamins” and “Peaches & Cream” with Diddy, but when Lil Kim arose (yes, arose) on stage, I think I speak for all of Black twitter when I say IT WAS LIT.
All good comes with bad, so here’s the night’s most disappointing moments.
No booty was eaten like groceries.
I think by now we all are listening to “Pose to Be” solely for Jhene Aiko’s consumption request. But, ya know, I guess B.E.T thought Omarion and Chris Brown could steal the show without her. *sad face*
Bitch better have my money, trailer?
Maybe I was the only one but I was so lost after watch the BBHMM clip. Rihanna’s accent and tings got me so excited to see the “Bitch Better Have My Money” video but it was a trailer. So I guess it’s going to be some real fancy movie-like stuff.
No Janet performance.
Now Janet, you know we love seeing your gorgeous face but you KNOW we wanted to see you perform! Ciara’s tribute was cute and all but THERE IS NO OTHER JANET JACKSON. I’m a little hurt that we didn’t get to see you slice the stage, but I get your drift. We better get those tour tickets as soon as possible.