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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.
Here are 7 superb moments, and 7 awkward ones too.
1.SUPERB: Latto bringing out Mariah Carey for a performance of "Big Energy (Remix)":
THE QUEEN @mariahcarey IS FOREVER THE MOMENT!!! 👑 #BETAwards
2.AWKWARD: Ray J was caught eating ramen in the crowd, days after his not-so-great viral "One Wish" performance:
Why is Ray J eating a CUP OF NOODLES at the #BetAwards ??
3.SUPERB: Lil' Kim performed and did her signature dance!!!!!!
Lil Kim does her signature dance at the #BETAwards. https://t.co/cwXhbAmQto
4.AWKWARD: Giveon missed, um, a few notes and then seemingly blamed it on the microphone:
this was funny asf ngl. im sorry to giveon but lmao seeing him struggling to pull out that lil note had me yelling and screaming😭 #BETAwards
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:
Jazmine Sullivan, speaking to men: "If you have ever benefited from a woman making one of the toughest decision of her life — terminating a pregnancy — you need to stand up." #BETAwards
6.AWKWARD: Giveon then doubled down on Twitter and blamed BET for "sabotaging" his microphone:
Not @BET sabotaging my mic 😂😂😂😂😂😂…… @LilNasX I get it!!!!
7.SUPERB: Brandy delivered an A++++ rapping performance with Jack Harlow:
.@jackharlow hitting the stage with @4everBrandy is everything! 🙌🏾 #betawards
8.AWKWARD: Kanye West arrived like this and said he wanted to declare himself "legally dead for a year" and "off the grid":
Kanye West makes a special appearance at the #BETAwards.
9.SUPERB: Chloe Bailey ate and left zero crumbs during her performance of "Surprise":
YOU WILL RESPECT CHLOE BAILEY #BETAwards
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:
11.SUPERB: Jack Harlow wore a Lil Nas X shirt after Lil Nas was snubbed in all nominations, despite having a big year:
wow i really love this man https://t.co/ALv9wlVoXM
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:
Oop! The City Girls clapped back at Jessie Woo over the tweet she made about Diddy’s acceptance speech during the BET Awards 👀 📸:(@gettyimages )
Here's the sign in question:
13.SUPERB: Lizzo gave a flute-tastic performance:
Now that's how you open a show!!! @Lizzo just gave us another ICONIC moment!! #BETAwards #CulturesBiggestNight
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."
from abortion rights to shooting your shot at Michael B. Jordan? wild pivot #BETAwards