Chris Brown was by far the biggest story of the BET Awards for the second consecutive year behind another powerful performance, while Rick Ross stank it up after he flashed his man breasts and bloated stomach. Brown’s spectacular rendition of Michael Jackson’s hits last year, that ended with an emotional breakdown on stage, became the talk of the show for weeks after the awards.
The 22-year-old Brown became the undisputed winner after blowing up the set with his “Look at Me Now” live performance with Busta Rhymes, who also went hard in the paint. He put the finishing touches on his s0-called comeback after he collected four BET awards, including Best Male R&B Artist of the Year.
Who told Rick Ross that exposing that large landfill called his torso was a good look?! His manager’s head should roll like a bowling ball for that snafu that activated the audiences’ gag reflex. Ross, performing his smash “Aston Martin Music,” also looked lethargic, as if he had pulled too hard on one of those blunts backstage. It was not a good look at all.
Luckily, there were other nice surprises and performances that helped mop up the mess Ross left on stage.
The Good: Anita Baker came onstage and performed a medley of tributes with another legend, Mary J. Blige, in honor of the late Gil Scott- Heron, Teena Marie, Nate Dogg and Clarence Clemons from the E Street Band.
The Bad: The Will and Jada Pinkett Smith family. What was that? It was a very awkward moment to have their two children, Jaden and Willow, tie for the win of the first YoungStars Award. Huh?! Not even Joan Rivers looked that manufactured.
The Ugly: A fan read off Rihanna’s name as the winner of the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award, when in actuality Chris Brown had won for “Look At Me Now,” his collabo with Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne.
The Good, part II: Kelly Rowland once again upstaged her more famous and more accomplished ex-bandmate, Beyoncé, with a sizzling and sensual performance of the No. 1 Billboard hit “Motivation.” Alicia Keys and Jill Scott also came with their A games.
The Bad, part II: Nicki Minaj totally destroyed her acceptance speech while trying to feign modesty and surprise for winning the Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award.
The Ugly, part II: It’s a tie. We don’t know what looked worse — Chris Brown’s knee pad and Hammer outfit, which he thankfully shed with a quickness, or; Cee Lo, who gave a new meaning to the world “shameless” with that that monstrosity he cloaked himself in that was supposedly done in honor of Patti LaBelle. I doubt seriously she received the honor the way he intended it.