I watched the original airing of the program, but I didn’t believe my eyes, so I watched the encore presentation last night. Please excuse me if this post is not well organized, if it’s a bit ignorant, and it’s embarrassing, but I am merely reflectin what I was subjected to. I lost 41 brain cells while watching that show.
—–WTF happened to Tevin Campbell?—–
From New Edition delivering a ridiculously awful performance; to BBD forgetting the words to their songs; to Keith Sweat embarrassing himself; to Jamie winging large portions of the show and damn near making fun of MJ; to a horrifying performance by Kerri Hilson and Drake and Lil Wayne bringing his daughter out to dance while he sings about how he’d like to f* “every girl in the world,” I was thoroughly disgusted with BET–AGAIN!!
There were some highlights: Jay and Ne-Yo did well. Maxwell was dope. The O’ Jays tribute wasn’t bad. I thought Monica showcased her voice well. I developed a HUGE crush for Alicia–I love you baby!). But overall, I have to say that BET–while it’s a great idea–is just not getting it done. If the goal is to entertain, who’s being entertained, and at who’s expense?
How many times can I watch “Baby Boy?” How many different music video shows do we need? If this is Black entertainment, I don’t want to be Black anymore–or I don’t want to be entertained! How about some BET (Black Education Television) to balance out this cancer of a channel?
I like that the CEO is a sista, but being Black doesn’t mean that you’re not contributing to the destruction of our culture. In sum, BET, you suck…And move the damn tele-prompter up for Don Cornelius. That just mean!
[The video below pretty well expresses how I see BET.]
Your “tribute” to Michael Jackson sucked ass!
…’til next week y’all