7 Awkward Moments And 7 Iconic Moments From The 2022 BET Awards

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The BET Awards were last night, and WOW, did they deliver A+ entertainment. They gave us surprise performances, audio malfunctions, awkward moments, and more.

Diddy gives a speech at the BET Awards
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Here are 7 superb moments, and 7 awkward ones too.

1.SUPERB: Latto bringing out Mariah Carey for a performance of "Big Energy (Remix)":

2.AWKWARD: Ray J was caught eating ramen in the crowd, days after his not-so-great viral "One Wish" performance:

3.SUPERB: Lil' Kim performed and did her signature dance!!!!!!

4.AWKWARD: Giveon missed, um, a few notes and then seemingly blamed it on the microphone:

5.SUPERB: Jazmine Sullivan spoke directly to men, saying that abortion is "not just a woman's issue" and that men need to "stand up for us" after Roe v. Wade was overturned:

6.AWKWARD: Giveon then doubled down on Twitter and blamed BET for "sabotaging" his microphone:

7.SUPERB: Brandy delivered an A++++ rapping performance with Jack Harlow:

8.AWKWARD: Kanye West arrived like this and said he wanted to declare himself "legally dead for a year" and "off the grid":

9.SUPERB: Chloe Bailey ate and left zero crumbs during her performance of "Surprise":

10.AWKWARD: Jussie Smollett made his first red carpet debut in years, and first one since he was charged with filing a false police report in 2019:

Jussie Smollett's surprising appearance on the BET Awards red carpet
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11.SUPERB: Jack Harlow wore a Lil Nas X shirt after Lil Nas was snubbed in all nominations, despite having a big year:

12.AWKWARD: The City Girls called out Jessie Woo, who criticized Diddy for not thanking Yung Miami in his speech after she held a sign for him:

Here's the sign in question:

Yung Miami holds a sign that says Go Papi on it
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13.SUPERB: Lizzo gave a flute-tastic performance:

And lastly...

14.AWKWARD: Mignon from Sistas made a very cringey joke. "These are trying times, and we have to lean on each other," she said. "I wanna offer my personal shoulder to lean on to Michael B. Jordan."

What did y'all think of these moments? Let me know in the comments below!