Five 'Good' Moments From The BET Hip-Hop Awards
7 months ago
With the Jeezy/Rick Ross brawl getting the attention, here are some better moments.
Sorry people. When the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards finally hit the airwaves last night, you didn't see any footage of the altercation between Young Jeezy's and Rick Ross's crews backstage.
Why? Because it wasn't much of a fight and nobody knew or cared until the show was over. The minor melee between the two camps did not hamper the event at all. Nor did another "fight" involving Maybach Music Group recording artist Gunplay.
BET, following the incident at the Sept. 29 taping of the show, quickly distanced itself from the violence and will have to work to fight off the negative PR surrounding its awards show. But there were plenty of good moments from the show worth highlighting. Here are five moments you can share with your friends.
Chris Lighty Tribute
Chris Lighty's life and contributions were celebrated in grand fashion at the end of the BET Hip-Hop Awards. A medley of songs by some of the stars Lighty managed brought everyone in the Atlanta Civic Center to their feet. After a heartfelt monologue by LL Cool J, A Tribe Called Quest came out and performed "Award Tour." The group ended the set saying, "If it wasn't for Chris, we wouldn't have music like this," -- the tribute's theme. Then, Busta Rhymes performed "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See." Fat Joe followed with his hit "Lean Back," and then the somewhat reclusive Missy Elliot turned up the already crazed crowd with "Get Your Freak On." 50 Cent, Lighty's most valuable client, ended the tribute with "I Get Money." It appeared that everybody was inside enjoying this part of the show, totally unaware of the brawl backstage.