Monday, June 30, 2014
Earlier today (June 29), VIBE hit the 2014 BET Awards with our cameras armed to catch all the backstage action. On our first stop, the red carpet, we caught up with trapstars Young Jeezy, YG and DJ Mustard who mobbed through as a trio. After touching on his upcoming album, the Snowman pulled his young West Coast homies along and put a new term into the air. Instead of accepting the label of O.G—Jeezy says he prefers to be called the O.T.—that's "Original Trapper" in case you didn't know. Check out the video to see if YG and Mustard approve.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
BET Awards 2014 WINNERS LIST! VIDEO: Chris Rock Opens BET Awards With Monologue Mocking Everyone From Oprah to Donald Sterling
The 2014 BET Awards are being held on Sunday.
The annual show, now in its 13th year, honors the best in black entertainment — including music, movies, and sports.
And the winners are…
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
MALE R&B POP ARTIST
LIFETIME ACHIVEMENT AWARD
Myrlie Evers-Williams and all Civil Rights Movement heroes
FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Chris Rock opened Sunday’s BET Awards with a monologue poking fun at everyone from Jay Z and Oprah to “Scandal” and Donald Sterling.
The comedian mocked the Solange Knowleselevator fight, Kevin Hart’s popularity, Rick Ross’ weight, and plenty of other targets in an expletive-laced segment that had the audience roaring.
It’s definitely worth watching.
Check out the video below!
All I Do is Win: Davido shows off his award. The African Pop singer has in the space of a month been crowned as the best artiste in Africa. Photo: Twitter/BET International Davido has been crowned as the Best African artiste yet again… The Nigerian Pop star bagged the award for ‘Best African Act‘ at the 2014 BET Awards holding Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Davido beat Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage, South Africa’s Mafikizolo, Ghana’s Sarkodie, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz and Togo’s Toofan to win the award. ‘Thanks to all my fans!! WE WON‘, Davido tweeted, just moments after winning his award. Earlier in June, the ‘Skelewu’ singer also won the ‘Best African Act’ award at the MTV Africa Music Awards. © ...
A fatal shooting and a separate stabbing at unsanctioned parties celebrating Sunday's BET Awards cast a shadow over the event, where top superstars like Lil Wayne, Chris Rock and others were set to mark the best in black entertainment.
One person was killed and five injured in two separate incidents ahead of the show at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles police said. The events were "unauthorized and unaffiliated with the BET Awards," BET said in a statement.
"The network and all organizers will continue to maintain a safe environment for all planned activities," the statement said.
The death and four of the injuries followed gunfire early Sunday at a restaurant, Officer Drake Madison said. Separately, a man was stabbed in the stomach Saturday night at a nightclub. Rapper Meek Mill hosted the party where a fight led to the stabbing, according to websitehotnewhiphop.com.
The violence could change the mood at the ceremony. This year, some of the performers include Pharrell, John Legend and Nicki Minaj.
Top nominees are Drake, Beyonce and Jay Z, who have five each.
Drake, who was originally set to perform at the show, will not attend, BET said Sunday. A representative for Beyonce also said the singer wouldn't attend, and her husband's rep wouldn't divulge if Jay Z would be there or not. Their attendance had nothing to do with the violence at the weekend parties.
Drake didn't attend last year's show, where he won video of the year. This year, the 27-year-old rapper's "Worst Behavior" is nominated for the top prize, competing with Beyonce's "Drunk in Love" and "Partition," as well as Pharrell's "Happy" and Chris Brown's "Fine China."
Beyonce and Jay Z launched a co-headlining stadium tour days ago. She is nominated for best female R&B/pop artist, with little competition aside from Rihanna, while her husband will battle Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Future for best male hip-hop artist.
Pharrell scored four nominations, including best male R&B/pop artist, best collaboration for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and the viewer's choice award. Beyonce, Drake and rising newcomers August Alsina and Jhene Aiko are also up for the fan-voted award.
Thicke, who is set to release his new album, "Paula" -- an ode to his wife, Paula Patton, whom he is separated from -- on Tuesday, will perform Sunday. Usher, Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige and Iggy Azalea will also take the stage.
Minaj and Azalea -- whose anthemic "Fancy" has spent its fifth week on top of the Billboard charts -- will compete for best female hip-hop artist, an award Minaj has won consecutively for four years.
Lionel Richie will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the show, to be hosted by Chris Rock. Kerry Washington, Kevin Hart and Gabrielle Union are among this year's presenters.