All eyes and cameras were on hip-hop’s first family, Jay-Z + Beyonce’ and Kanye + Kim, last night at the 2012 BET Awards. While I was happy to see them there (I can’t remember the last time they made an appearance at any BET function) I did get a little annoyed at the fact that Kim K. got so much camera time at an event that
wasn’t meant for her was celebrating Black music.
Overall the show was nice and I enjoyed watching with my Twitter followers. (See a few funny tweets after the break.)
Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the event was full of hip-hop’s most notable and successful artists. Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music group opened up the show with a performance of “Mercy” while Usher, D’Angelo and many more performed throughout the night.
During her acceptance speech, Yolanda Adams urged everyone to “use their talents wisely” because young kids at home watching want to be like them. That was probably one of the best statements of the night.
My only complaint about the show was the censorship fails. There were times when a whole verse was censored, but somehow still managed to miss the actual “bad” words.
Peep a few tweets about the show: