Before the BET Awards aired, there was a lot of discussion on social media about how it isn’t the same as it was in previous years. Many said they weren’t going to watch it this year. Well, they missed out on a treat! 2019 BET Awards was not a disappointment at all. As a matter of fact, it was as great as it has been in years!
The show was amazingly executed from the jump. Cardi B and Offset were granted the opportunity to open the show and they killed it! Offset even showed us some dance moves The host for this year’s award ceremony was actress, Regina Hall. This DC native paid her home town the utmost respect when she dedicated her entire opening performance to Go-Go music. She even went as far as to show Howard University love and alleged that Billy Ray Cyrus, who was in attendance to perform with Lil Nas X, was a Bison. She was just playing everyone! No need to break the internet over this one!
Throughout the entire night, a variety of performers like City Girls, Migos, Kirk Franklin, and Fantasia graced the stage. Even Lizzo was on the main stage as the twerking flutist! She showed everyone that she can sing, dance, and play the flute. Lil Nas X made sure we knew for a fact that he was STILL riding until he can’t anymore with his #1 single “Old Town Road”, which had everyone in the crowd lit!
Aside from the performers, the Central Park 5 even made a special guest appearance! These 5 men got a chance to open for H.E.R and YBN Cordae, which kind of confused me at first but it all made sense by the time their eye opening song was finished and let’s just say… “Lord is Coming.” But wait, after all of that, Rihanna made her long awaited appearance to honor Mary J Blige. Although, we’d much rather her drop an album but this works for now!
Lastly, we can’t forget to touch on the Nipsey Hussle tribute put on by DJ Khaled and John Legend. BET even decided to pay homage in a very creative way by making their red carpet blue instead.
So yes, the 2019 BET Awards was an unforgettable moment and it has changed over the years but it was always be for the people.