Now how does the Afro Chic sum up the 10th Annual BET Awards 2010 into one sentence? I honestly can’t but I will say that via twitter I had an enjoyable evening commentating on the stars every move from the glitz to the glam, to the facial expressions and bloopers. www.twitter.com/QueenReesa. For those of you that missed the show I’m sure it will be on like every night for the next 4 months so you will be filled in sooner or later but I will give you a brief re-cap of my favorites.
(Photos Courtesy of the Examiner)
Kanye West opened the ceremony with his comeback single “Power” which probably cost most of BET’s budget for the awards show but I was not mad at him for it. The barefoot “literally” and pregnant Alicia Keyes was definitely glowing as she won best female R&B artist and also did a performance medley of all of her top award winning songs and added her risky piano dance to the Prince Tribute.
Speaking of Prince Tribute, I found that all that unique and different artists like Janelle Monae, Patti LaBelle, and Esperanza Spalding did an awesome job at reenacting the legendary Prince. BET gets mad props for allowing El DeBarge to grace the stage with his medleys and J.Cole for getting time to shine as one of the leading new artists. Other artists like Trey songz, Usher, B.O.B, Alicia Keys, and Nicki Minaj also graced the stage to showcase their talents. The most tear jerking and sentimental performance award goes out to Chris Brown’s tribute to Michael Jackson. Although, his reclaim to fame is borderline staged I do want to know who his PR team because he is really making a GREAT comeback with Rhianna left in the past.
Following was a gospel tribute to Haiti with phenomenal singers Kim Burrel, Fred Hammonds, Kirk Franklin, and Yolanda Adams. Last but not least, one of the realest MC’s out there, Queen Latifah kept me going with her many outfit changes and different acts as she kept the awards moving smoothly as host for this year. So what do you know, I was almost not about to add the coonery to Reesa Speaks but BET did a classy job this year and I must pay my respect!
If I missed any of the winners:
Alicia keys best female R&B
Usher- there goes my baby
Drake- Best Male hip hop artist
Nicki Minaj- female hip hop artist
Best collaboration- Jay Z Alicia Keys Empire state of mind
Trey Songz- best male r&B artist
Humanitarian award- John Legend
Female MC’s- Queen Latifah
Best Video of the Year- Video Phone- Beyonce