The 2010 BET Awards
show was by far one of the best in the ten
years these annual awards have been running. With Queen Latifah
as the host and performances by Alicia Keys, Diddy, T.I., Drake, Ludacris,
Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj
to name a few, the excitement kept viewers
on edge. Kanye West
can't be contained for too long! He opened
the show with his new hit, Power.
The stage looked like a video set with
volcanic like mountains all around. Kanye might have a huge ego, but he also has
huge creativity and he set a high precedent for the remaining performers of the
night. Kanye's monstrous chain and ring came with a larger-than-life price
tag. Both items retail for a whopping $300,000
, a spokesperson
for Jacob & Co. tells Rap-Up.com.
It was a star-studded line up which included Chris Brown
performed a rendition of Michael Jackson's
songs through dance.
His moves were virtually identical to Michael's and Chris' talent still hasn't
reached it's full potential so imagine how great Chris can become. The performance
was top notch, but became somewhat somber when Chris started to cry as he tried
to belt the words out to Michael's hit, Man in The Mirror
. The audience
seemed to get emotional as well and BET cut the song short because Chris Brown
was in no shape to sing the song at that point. He did an excellent job overall
in paying homage to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Rest in peace Michael.
one of the highly anticipated performers of the night,
didn't disappoint with his hit, Over (I'm doing Me)
. His performance
was energetic and he brought out Jeezy
to perform his current
single, Lose My Mind
, another charismatic performance. Diddy, I must
say, took the cake. For a veteran in the game, Diddy/Dirty Money took over the
stage like they were hungry for a deal. Diddy was moving and shaking like he was
19 while performing Hello Good Morning
. When featured guests Rick
and especially Nicki Minaj joined Diddy on stage, that put the icing
gave us a blast from the past as he performed medley's
of I Like It, All This Love
and more. That surprise made every one stand
to their feet and sing the songs louder than El.
Prince, finally recognized for all if his hard work and creative
talent, was given the Lifetime Achievement award. Alicia Keys and Patti
Labelle serenaded the legend. Prince, keeping it consistent with his
character, remained grateful and humble. He definitely deserves it, 20+ years
in the industry and still rocking it, this award is actually overdue, but better
late than never. Good job BET- see you next year!