Jay-Z, Lil Wayne & Drake Turn Swag On, MJ Honored At BET Awards

Jay-Z and Lil Wayne highlighted a memorable evening of performances at last night’s (June 28) BET Awards  at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, a night which also payed tribute to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Weezy, who took home the statue for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, closed the show alongside his Young Money crew with “Every Girl.” YM affiliate Drake kicked off the medley with his breakthrough single “Best I Ever Had,” resigning himself to a stool due to a torn ACL which prevented a more mobile performance.

Hov hit the stage earlier in the evening for the lead single from his eagerly-awaited Blueprint 3, “D.O.A. [Death of Auto-Tune].” The song’s video world premiered during the awards’ After Party show. Beyoncé was just one of many R&B performers on the night, most of whom Michael Jackson, including host Jamie Foxx—  who wore an assortment of signature MJ outfits— New Edition, Ne-Yo, and Ciara. Towards the end of the evening, a shaken Janet Jackson, who was in attendance with her father Joseph, took the stage to represent her family and address her brother’s passing.

Another notable moment included Soulja Boy’s performance of his hit “Turn My Swag On.” SB walked off into the audience to give Kanye West a pound during the crowd favorite.

Along with Weezy, other rappers who went home with awards included M.I.A. for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and T.I. for Viewers’ Choice for his #1 hit, “Live Your Life” featuring Rihanna.- Devin Chanda

  • BeerGangsta

    I have not seen Bet Awards yet! I know it was good show as it always be. Each year it get better and better. Jay Z,Drake turn it out i know. Wayne is overratted! Fans like his gay azz! Now I see who your fans are. LOL

  • http://XXLmag.com PerfectPoints357

    Is it just me, what was the purpose of weezy and YM having the little girls on the stage while they were performing? Wasnt a good look at all for the prformance i could see if they had some grown women on stage with them but those were kids and contrary to the radio version this is not really a kid friendly song. Jus my .02

  • greg

    i glad people saw the diffence between this new wave hypersexed young generation they suck and the have no class. t pain walked on stage with a red plastic cup of ? on stage
    lil wyane should have had a melody of hit songs then touched drake instead he lets people say disgusting things with lil girls following him on stage it was very creepy..

  • Capo Status

    Shout out to the whole Jackson Family i know it had to be tough for yall to come out and do the show God bless yall keep ur head up-MJ’s legacy live on forever

  • Real Talk

    yee on the real bringin dem yutes on stage wasn’t a good idea ye digg next time re-think what u are plannin to do drizzy drake

  • Real Hip-Hop

    THAT WAS THE WORST FUCKING SHOW EVER!!!!!! HOW ARE YOU GONNA DEDICATE YOUR SHOW TO THE KING AND HAVE TERRIBLE PERFORMANCES FOR HIM??? NE-YO & JAMIE WERE THE ONLY ONES WHO DID IT RIGHT FOR MJ, THE REST WAS JUST TERRIBLE. NEW EDITION COULDNT HOLD A NOTE ANYMORE, AARON HALL SOUNDED LIKE HE JUST GOT FINISHED SMOKING A POUND, WEEZY GOT LIL KIDS ON STAGE WHY HE TALKING ABOUT FUCKING GIRLS ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE WHOLE SHOW WAS JUST TASTELESS AND DISRESPECTFUL TO MJ AND HIS FAMILY.

    • http://www.micfiendmusic.com shod harris

      yo homie u can’t forget the whole Baby Boy segment that went wrong wit BET is Guns and Don Cornelius up there talking for 30 mins about nothing. I was pissed off

  • KdubzTdot

    MJ’s legacy??? Is that the one that includes duke creepin on lil’ boys???

    • http://N/A g

      Fuck you asshole.

  • NAWLEDGE

    Everyone above me is absolutely correct. Even BeerGanster for Christs sake.

    The Young Money set was horrible. The little girls in the garbage tutus hanging around Drake, and the song is about fuckin women all over the world. Terrible.

    Why the hell did Ciara not do a dance number? Its honoring MIKE. Didnt he have at least SOME influence on her? She could’ve easily done “Dont Stop Till You Get Enough”.

    Where was Justin Timberlake? Him and Ciara could’ve done a rendition of “Scream”. The song MJ did with his kid sister Janet. That would’ve been tight.

    Chris Brown anyone? They could’ve easily made him do “You Are Not Alone” cause if he did “Beat It”, it would’ve been creeepy.

    They could’ve then easily brought everyone together to do “We Are The World”, “Thriller”, and “Bout To Be Startin Somethin”, then end off with Jamie and Neyo.

    I just came up with all that right off the head. B.E.T needs to do a better job next year. Their awards shows seem to be gettin worse and worse. Cant wait to see the “tributes” at the Hiphop Awards!

    Maybe we could have Kanye & Wayne do a rendition of “Rock Wit You” with puppies and 6 year old girls in bikinis and end it with Plies doing “Beat It” with Gucci Mane! That’ll be greeeaaattt!!

    • $ykotic

      “They could’ve easily made him do “You Are Not Alone” cause if he did “Beat It”, it would’ve been creeepy.”

      Sick wordplay.

  • geico lizard

    RIP MJ

  • Real Talk

    The reason Young Money had little ass girls on stage during a song that says “I wish I could f*** every girl in the world”, was because the major theme of the show was paying tribute to Michael Jackson’s legacy.

    Damn is it too early?

    • http://N/A g

      Yeah dude. Way too early. That was really a bitch move there.

    • DetroitDraper

      Not a good reason at all…You dont have little girls on stage while yelling how you wanna FUCK every girl in the world.

  • TEXAS DOPE BOY

    JAY-Z PERFORMANCE WAS GREAT. HE DID A DAMN GOOD JOB ON THE DOA JOINT. CAN’T WAIT TILL BLUEPRINT 3 COME OUT.

    LIL WAYNE CREW WAS GARBAGE. THAT PERFORMANCE WAS TRASH. LIL ASS GIRLS ON STAGE, NIKKI MIANAJ WASN’T THERE AND THE WHOLE PERFORMANCE WAS PURE TRASH.

  • kingequality

    That young money set was wack and non entertaining how you gonna put them on after maxwell tore it down good thing the old school cats rep it well it makes me sad to see how the new school is doing right now b E t tou gotta to do better

  • 33 Degree >357

    B.E.T. = Black Exploitation Television
    The show was horrible, Ne-Yo, Jamie & Ne-Yo were the highlights of the so-called MJ Tribute.

    • http://XXLmag.com PerfectPoints357

      Interesting name whence came you?

      • *BLOCK*

        YALL KEEP THAT MASONIC N.W.O SHIT TO YOURSELF!!!!

        • http://XXLmag.com PerfectPoints357

          LOL what you mean *BLOCK*. You rigth though got off thread my fault.

        • *BLOCK*

          YOU KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT…GUESS YOU RODE THE GOAT TOO…ODDLY ENOUGH U SAID

          “Is it just me, what was the purpose of weezy and YM having the little girls on the stage while they were performing? Wasnt a good look at all for the prformance i could see if they had some grown women on stage with them but those were kids and contrary to the radio version this is not really a kid friendly song.”

          AND THE PEOPLE WHO U ASSOCIATE YOURSELF WITH THROUGH YOUR DEGREES OR MASONIC BELIEFS TEND TO LIKE LIL KIDS AS A FORM OF SEXUAL ENTERTAINMENT….

        • http://XXLmag.com PerfectPoints357

          LOL you funny *BLOCK*im not even gonna get into that disscussion wit you. You believe and think what you will to each his own. But just like my first post which you quoted so well i was tryin to figure out what the purpose of the kids on the stage was.

    • DetroitDraper

      Im an Entered Apprentice (Gets pulled over Does secret hand gesture and rides off…True story)

      • $ykotic

        Any of y’all notice that the one who started this didn’t reply? Is the secret out?

        Dr@p3r’s a EA? I’m surrounded by y’all! lol

        • DetroitDraper

          You really are…lol but naw my father was a Mason and I’ve received an invite but Im still undecided pending further research.

  • nujerz

    Young Money is fucking garbage, last nite just proved it to a national audience.

  • newyawka631

    JOE JACKSON,DIDN’T SEEM TO BE SHOWING TOO MUCH REMORSE AT THE SHOW…A FEW TIMES HE WAS ALL SMILES…YOUR SON DIED UNEXPECTEDLY,3/4 DAYS BEFORE…THE LAST PLACE I WOULD BE ,IS AT AN AWARD SHOW…..JANET LOOKED VISIBLY UPSET (WHICH SHE SHOULD BE) AND GAVE A 2 MINUTE SPEECH AND THEN LEFT….JOE,IS THE REASON WHY MICHAEL HAD SO MANY PROBLEMS IN LIFE….FROM STRICT REHEARSALS,TO BEATINGS,TO TELLING HIM,WHEN HE’S A KID,HE IS UGLY…..THAT DUDE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF……I WOULD’VE FELT BAD…KNOWING HOW I TREATED MY SON (GO CHECK THE “MOONWALKER” BOOK) JOE’S 80 PLUS YEARS OLD….HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO ANSWER TO DA MAN UPSTAIRS ( OR DOWNSTAIRS) WHEN HIS TIME COMES……

  • $ykotic

    So according to ya’ll I didn’t miss anything.

    Good looking out.

  • gkid12345

    The bet awards was freaking horrible! Really bad, Neyo and Jamie tried to do something but yo bet really sucks. Best part was looking at Beyonce’s body while she performed cuz her performance was whack.

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    *young jeezy voice* HA HA. i voted for tip & rihanna for viewers choice. wayne been takin dat one home for like 3-4 yrs str8.

  • Sauce

    3 words made that fucked up show worth watching…Taraji P. Henson. Nuff said

    • westcoastaggie

      Just damn Taraji!

      U looked nice but did you have to bring your Soufeast swagg to the awards???

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    THE YOUNG MONEY PERFORMANCE MADE ME WANNA SHED A TEAR ….. IT WAS SO FUCKIN HORRIBLE….. AND THE CENSOR NIGGA SHOULD BE FIRED BY NOW…….HOLE ON…… YEAHHHHHHH……. OW HE FIRED!!!!

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “FEELIN IT” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WYA WAY WAY THE FUCK UP)

    • FLOSS

      DAMN LIKE THAT, PARIS PERSHUN OH WELL I GUESS I STILL WANNA SEE THE SHOW BUT IM MUCH LESS INTERESTED IN ANYTHING OTHER THAN JAY AND THE MJ TRIBUTE.

  • http://xxl.mag jovanta

    im confused why did they have lil girls on stage while performing the song every girl im still stumbled upon tht can sum1 please explain how lil girls fit into tht song?????

  • brand-new

    to say that they honored mj at the bet awards, is a HUGE understatement

  • http://www.facebook.com/weasel.antigua WeASeL

    The best Performances for the night were:

    1.) SHOCKINGLY…. Souljah Boy
    2.)Jamie Foxx & Neyo

    Everything else was Tacky and distatsteful…

    Jamie Foxx started off the show making inappropriate jokes about Mike’s Hair, nose and skin colour. I cringed. The pre-Show sucked. Terrence needs to grow the hell up. I think the show could have been put together much better in the last minute. Tacky and Distatsteful!

    In My humble Opinion!

    • http://www.facebook.com/weasel.antigua WeASeL

      And i forgot to mention Maxwell…

      Good thing i didn’t miss true blood for that shit!

  • shone jones

    Ne-Yo and Jamie Foxx needed to be shot after that BS rendition of “I’ll Be There”

    Where Was Q, Berry, and Diana?

  • stuckfresh

    Trya Banks was worth watching the show and then B in that dress! wtf? niggas on here hate’n on other niggas! Lets talk about Trya!!

  • shone jones

    And I forgot to mention….

    Alicia Keys was acting phony as usual.

    Papa Joe should have took out the belt and whip her butt, along with Wyclef’s.

  • TK

    Which part was memorable? The part where Weezy sang about screwing every girl in the world as his pre-teen daughters and their friends danced around him? Or how about the parts where the producers didn’t push the censor button fast enough? Oh, no, you must be talking about when a seemingly drunk Ving Rhames came onstage and no one laughed. No, no I know…the memorable part was XXL getting to attend and eat/drink/be merry all night long. Must have been. Because the rest of us in the real world were on FB/Twitter/Blogs and email all night talking about what a disaster this was.

    Poor BET. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse.

    Oh snap, I almost forgot about the grinning Joe Jackson….

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  • DADE COUNTY 305

    JAY WIFE JUST HAD A CONCERT DOWN HERE IN FORT LAUDERDALE… WE JUST GOT WORD THAT JAY-Z TOLD BET IF THEY LET CHRIS BROWN PERFORM LAST NIGHT, THAT HE AND HIS WIFE WILL NOT BE ON THE SHOW… JAY I BANG YOUR MUSIC BUT IF THIS RUMOR IS TRUE, THAT WAS A BITCH MOVE HOV!!!

  • http://thisis50.com/profile/impecable impecable

    h0v held it d0wn i watched da BET AWARDS last nite that drake nigga iz k00l but i ant feelin waynes daughter dancin r0und da nigga drake like she 0ne 0f the bitches he wanna fuck n she like 12 , i ant feeling that they c0uldent hire any bitches 0f age ?? i ant feeling datt

  • King Joffy Joe

    1. Don Cornelius must have had a stroke, or could not see the teleprompter, because that whole speech lasted for about 35 fuckin’ minutes.

    2. Was Ving Rhames drunk? That whole Baby Boy act was cool until his ass got on stage. Comparing Michael Jackson to that whole lame-ass “Guns and Butter” shit was completly uncalled for and inappropriate.

    3. Why the fuck was crackhead-ass Bobby Brown flashing his disgusting tongue during the opening performance?

    4. Somebody should have gave Jamie Foxx’s dumb ass a limit of 2 times that he could’ve plugged for his upcoming tour, ’cause I know I heard that shit about 6 times.

    5. Word is, that “Joe Camel”, a.k.a. Jay-Z, was the reason behind why Chris Brown didn’t perform. Rumor also has it that the reason why is because of that domestic violence crap… SMH. Why is Jay-Z acting like he love Rihanna or some shit by always coming to her defense? Ain’t she got a daddy? Ain’t she grown? Didn’t what happened between Chris and Rihanna, ONLY happened between Chris and Rihanna? Ain’t Jay-Z MARRIED?

    6. Lil Wayne’s Performance = Complete Trash.

    7. Having lame-ass Drake on stage with Dumb Money (ooops! i meant young money), without Nikki Minaj = ??????????

    I could go for a whole hour talking about what I didn’t like about the BET Awards but, my fingers are tired… just like Beyonce’s performance. lol. R.I.P. Michael Jackson.

  • FORTY

    That was some bullshit man! How in the hell is weezy, drake and young money gone have some lil’ 10 year old girls on stage dancing while they are performing the sound “I WISH I COULD FUCK EVERY GIRL IN THE WORLD” That shit was awkward to me!

  • FORTY

    BET REALLY DISAPOINTED ME: CHRIS BROWN, CIARA, USHER, OMARION, ALL THEM LIL DANCING MUTHA FUKKAS SHOULD HAVE BEEN UP THERE DOING DANCE TRIBUTES TO MIKE JACKSON….INSTEAD THEY HAD JAMIE FOX….COME ON MANNNNNNNNNN!!! Chris Brown would have killed it….That shit was horrible!!!!BET did horrible!

  • shone jones

    Had Mike been treated like a commodity, he might still be with us. Instead, his treatment—both at the hands of Papa Joe and the record compaines—has bordered on abuse. Hope everyone’s happy.

    RIP, Mike.

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  • http://comcast d.

    Lil’ Wayne performed a song about fuckin every girl in the world, while his daughters were onstage!!! How fuckin weird is that???? And lets not forget that he kissed Baby in the mouth!!!!!

  • LaT

    Ok So all of it was garbage Lets see to Start Off #1 That was in no way or form a tribute!!!
    Ok BEYONCE WTF was that I am 17 years Old Basically your target audience through 24 and the performance was supposedly a tribute oh yea He’d Like some half naked married woman singing Yu are showing out too much and then Jay Z just as hating he needs to sit down we couldve done without the lovely couple and took Chrs Brown Highly!!
    Ving Was Scary!!!
    Jamie Sucked I have no respect for him
    Maxwell did good and neyo but jamie tried to oversing him and not only that he kept on saying imma be in vegas SO WHAT!!
    and drake and Lilwayne I love yall but Nann I didnt care for that AT ALL Sorry Hun
    That Whole Show was what I call
    NIGGER-RIGGED
    Im sorry MJ and family for what they called a tribute
    Once again Gotta let The others outshine our program cause MTV and the grammy is gonna do a great job too bad Bet shouldve waited And them reality shows well why dont i call up up BET maybe I can get one!!!