Live Blog: 2009 BET Awards
The BET Awards are airing tonight, and the network will revamp the show and turn it into a Michael Jackson tribute at the Shrine Auditorium.
Many celebrities paid homage to the late Michael Jackson. The show was hosted by Jamie Foxx. Click here to view the photo gallery.
Keep checking back here for live updates about the show.
7:00 p.m. – Members of New Edition performing a medley of songs by Jackson 5. It was good to see New Edition reunited as well as hearing vintage Jackson 5 songs.
7:04 p.m. – Jamie Foxx walked out wearing the Michael Jackson red jacket and sparkling white glove. Jamie and three female dancers performed the dance routine to “Beat It.” Jamie did good with the routine. During his monologue, Jamie shared his memories of Michael Jackson in a humorous way.
7:12 p.m. – Jamie Foxx successfully moonwalked across the stage.
7:13 p.m. – Tyra Banks presents best male athlete to NBA star LeBron James.
7:15 p.m. – Tyra Banks also presents the award for hip hop male artist to Lil Wayne.
7:22 p.m. – Keri Hilson performed a medley of her hit songs “Turnin Me On,” and “Knock You Down.” She’s a cute girl, but she doesn’t really have good vocals, and she’s not a good performer either. “Knock You Down” is currently number 4 on the Billboard charts, and “Turnin Me On.”
7:26 p.m. – Ne-Yo performs Michael Jackson’s ballad “The Lady In My Life.” He did a good version of that song. Not many people are familiar with that tune. It was on Jackson’s “Thriller” Album
7:29 p.m. – Michael Jackson’s father Joe Jackson is in the audience. The camera just panned to him. This show is kind of depressing. It’s bringing back all of the memories I have of Michael.
7:35 p.m. – actor Anthony Anderson and actress Keke Palmer are onstage. Keke busted out with a rendition of “Who’s Loving You” by Jackson 5. She can really sing. I didn’t know she had it in her.
7:37 p.m. – Jamie Foxx and T-Pain perform their hit song “Blame It.” That happens to be my favorite club jam right now. “Blame it on the al-al-al-al-al alcohol.” During the performance, rocker Travis Barker comes out and starts playing the drums.
7:47 p.m. – Soulja Boy performs his song “Turn My Swag On.” He sounds kind of tone deaf, but he has alot energy though.
7:51 p.m. – Singers Chaka Khan, Estelle and LeToya Luckett present the award for best collaboration to Jamie Foxx and T-Pain for their song “Blame It.”
7:54p.m. – Kahn, Estelle and Lucket also presented Ne-Yo with the award for R&B male artist
8:00 p.m. – Beyonce performs her song titled “Ava Maria” from her CD “I Am Beyonce.” Then, she performs “Angel” by Sarah McLaughlin. (which was very sad. It was dedicated to Michael Jackson).
8:11 p.m. – During a video segment, Jamie Foxx and Martin Lawrence did a spoof of their characters Sheneneh and Wanda (from the tv shows Martin and In Living Color.
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