For years, BET’s annual award show has given us great hosts and memorable performances. They have been sad, funny, and well, just overall unforgettable. As we await this years show, we’re taking a look back at the past and inviting you to join us on our road to “The BET Awards unforgettable Moments.”
Every year, BET would bring a fan on stage to present the viewer’s choice award. But what happened in 2011, you’d be sure the producers of the annual show would no longer allow the viewers to announce the recipient of the Coca Cola Viewers Choice Award. Anyhow, do you guys remember Tiffany Green? If not, peep the video starting at the 25 seconds mark below:
“You Go Girl” Moment:
Mo’Nique has been known for embracing her curves and uplifting all the pleasantly plump female out there. As host of the fourth annual BET Awards show in 2004, the comedienne/actress performed a “curvy-girl” rendition of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” dance routine. The performance blew the singer away as she dedicated her award to Mo’Nique later on during the show.
In 2005, The Smiths played host to the BET Awards show. Will and Jada smith gave an unforgettable performance in a “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” parody and more.
Days before the 2009 BET awards, King of Pop Michael Jackson passed away prompting producers to change the concept of the show to be centered around the singer. The Tribute show, however, wasn’t enough for viewers as they complained of the hasty changes. The following year BET chose Chris Brown, who idolize the late pop-star, to put on a tear-jerking performance.
For the previous year’s Award show, to what some may call mediocre, Janet Jackson took to the stage to speak about her brother in this touching speech.
And for another touching moment, the mother of the late Whitney Houston, CeCe Houston, sung her heart out in memory of her daughter. Even Soulja Boy couldn’t hold it together for the 2012 Award show seen in this clip.
It’s always exciting when two legends share the stage. And that’s exactly what took place during the 2003 BET Awards when Michael Jackson surprised the God Father of Soul, James Brown. The King of Pop was honored to present the award to the late Brown as he was his idol and someone he looked up to. This hands down has to be the #1 Best moments in BET’s history.