Diddy "O Let's Do It (Remix)" // Dirty Money ft. Rick Ross, T.I., & Nicki Minaj "Hello Good Morning (Remix)"
Monica & Deniece Williams - Medley
Usher "There Goes My Baby"
Alicia Keys & Kim Burrell - Medley
Keyshia Cole, B.o.B, & Eminem "Airplanes (Part II)"
Nicki Minaj & Ludacris "My Chick Bad" // Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Ludacris, T-Pain, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, & Diddy "All I Do Is Win (Remix)"
Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, & Others Tribute Prince
I'd say the 2010 BET Awards were enjoyable--I've never seen so many mash-up-style performances in my life! Probably my favorite performance of the night came from Dirty Money, who, after Diddy finished his shenanigans, brought out all of their "HGM" collaborators for the most epic performance of the song yet. A very special moment of the show was when Monica performed her hit "Everything To Me" & then brought out Deniece Williams to sing "Silly", the song it's based on, before the pair of them capped it all off superbly. I liked Usher's performance. It went downhill from the beginning, which had him looking like he was floating on a cloud, to the end, but it was still good. Alicia Keys sang "No One" & "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" before bringing out Kim Burrell during "If I Ain't Got You"--the highlight of the performance--& finishing off with "Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)". The biggest surprise of the night for me was Keyshia Cole coming out of hiding to perform with B.o.B & Eminem (who went into his own "Not Afraid" after they were done, but I didn't care for that). Not sure about her attempt to bring back the mullet, but she sounded great! Nicki Minaj gave me all kinds of life with the two different looks she rocked while performing with the likes of Ludacris & DJ Khaled. That's right, folks--she changed DURING the performance! Love her. Lastly, Alicia Keys & especially Janelle Monae shut it DOWN during the Prince tribute. As for the winners, Beyonce & Lady Gaga's "Video Phone" won Video Of The Year... but neither one of them was there. Rihanna (metaphorically) walked away with the Viewer's Choice award for her Young Jeezy-assisted "Hard" ...because she wasn't there either. Monica, who was there, won the Centric Award... but it wasn't given out on TV. Multiple winners were Nicki Minaj, who won Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Best New Artist, & Best Group with Young Money, & Alicia Keys, who won Best Female R&B Artist & Best Collaboration for "Empire State Of Mind" with Jay-Z. Also, "Precious" won Best Movie. Click HERE to see all the winners.