The 2013 BET Awards show opened with a less than stellar performance from Chris Brown. He performed his hit single Fine China before going into his new single They Don't Know featuring Aaliyah. While his dancing was good Chris just didn't seem as into the performace as his past ones.
R. Kelly surprised everyone when he performed a medley of his hits including Bump N Grind, Contagious, When A Woman's Fed Up and more. His spike embedded outfit possibly stole the show. Robin Thicke was a highlight of the night performing the #1 hit Blurred Lines. Robin brought everyone to their feet and had the crowd rocking.
Miguel did his best Prince impression on How Many Drinks and showed up for numerous performances including Mariah's lip syncing disaster on #Beautiful and J. Cole's Power Trip.
Ciara got down and dirty for her performance on Body Party and I'm Out featuring Nicki Minaj. Janelle Monae closed the show with her single Q.U.E.E.N. featuring Erykah Badu.
2 Chainz performed his new single Feds Watching along with Fuckin Problem with ASAP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar. Pharrell joined Charlie Wilson, Justin Timberlake, and Snoop Dogg for the Charlie Wilson tribute. India.Arie, Jamie Foxx, and Stevie Wonder performed as well during the Charlie Wilson tribute.
Kendrick Lamar performed Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe with Erykah Badu. Erykah stole the show at the end when she turned and walked away with the camera zoomed in on her ass. The Twitter world was on fire talking about it as well!
Reggae was in full effect as veterans to the genre took the stage such as Elephant Man and Beenie Man. Tamela Mann brought the house down with Take Me To The King. Young Jeezy performed R.I.P. after his surprise appearance with Mariah Carey #Beautiful Remix.
Chris Tucker served as host and there were some funny moments. He did admit to taking the hosting gig to pay off the IRS. He poked fun at the artists who have been plagued by the IRS woes including Wesley Snipes and Ronald Isley. Chris also spoke about his personal relationships with Bill Clinton and Michael Jackson.
Host: Chris Tucker
Location: L.A. Nokia Theater
Performers: R. Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Robin Thicke, T.I., Pharrell Williams, Mariah Carey, Miguel, Young Jeezy, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Miguel, Charlie Wilson, India.Arie, Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx, Tamela Mann, J. Cole, Ciara, Snoop Lion, Justin Timberlake, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky, Janelle Monae
Presenters: Gabrielle Union, Angela Bassett, The Cast Of The Real Househusbands Of Hollywood, Don Cheadle, El Debarge, The Cast Of The Best Man Holiday, Justin Timberlake, Sherri Shepherd(The View), Columbus Short(Stomp The Yard), Terrance J, Paula Patton, Trey Songz, Boris Kudjoe, Derek Luke, Forest Whitaker, Bow Wow, MC Lyte(emcee of the night), Chris Tucker(host),
Winners: Tamar Braxton, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Jamie Foxx, Dwayne Wade, Gabrielle Douglas, Mary Mary, Nicki Minaj,Charlie Wilson, ASAP Rocky, 2 Chainz, Drake, Chris Brown,
Sightings(Those In The Audience): Snoop Lion, Ray J, Ronald Isley, Janelle Monae, Marsha Ambrosius, 2 Chainz, Bobby Brown, LeToya Luckett, Kat Graham