Kendrick Lamar “Alright” @ BET Awards

The highlight of the BET Awards, aside from Diddy’s spill, was at the beginning.

Kendrick Lamar opened the show with a stirring performance of “Alright” after a week in which we saw triumph (#LoveWins) and tragedy (the Charleston shooting) in the nation.

ICYMI, enjoy the energy, theatrics, and… a new verse. He kills it!

(Love hearing this all over the radio in the Bay, btw. Big shout KMEL.)

2014 BET Awards Peformances

A quick rundown of the 2014 BET Awards Performances, in case you missed it. We had Beyonce & Jay Z sending in a video of “Partition” to close the show (hah! kinda funny), Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne performing his new single “Krazy”, John Legend & Jhene Aiko together (!), Trey Songz & August Alsina squashing their beef, Chris Brown back, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Robin Thicke, T.I. & Iggy AzaleaPharrell, and more. And start it all off with how the show did: host Chris Rock‘s hilarious opening monologue as he takes fun jabs at Solange & Jay Z, Oprah, Rick Ross, Kevin Hart, and Donald Sterling.

Plus, some fun GIFs, MEMEs, and the like below too!

**Beware of the autoplay! There is no stopping it, sry :)**

Beyonce & Jay Z

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Lil Wayne
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John Legend & Jhené Aiko
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August Alsina, Trey Songz & Chris Brown
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Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Tyga, & Travis Barker
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Jennifer Hudson

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Usher (that cap tho?)
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Robin Thicke

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T.I. & Iggy Azalea

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Pharrell & Missy Elliott
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Variations of the “When Chris Brown…”

Ex: When Chris Brown realized that Rihanna and Drake both aren’t at the #BETAwards
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“That awkward moment when u realize 2Pac is sitting behind you at the BET Awards..

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Robin Thicke Pleas for “Paula”

2013 was great to Robin Thicke.. in the beginning. With “Blurred Lines” becoming the biggest hit of his career and his first Billboard Hot 100 #1, Thicke was at the top of the world..

.. that is, until his love life came crashing down. His wife of 9 years, Paula Patton, filed for separation from him as the couple announced their split this past February. Since then, Robin Thicke has opted multiple tactics in attempt to get his wife and the mother of his only child back in his arms.

Robin Thicke & Paula Patton
Robin Thicke & Paula Patton

Thicke has announced his 7th studio album, to be released July 1, will be an ode to the love of his life titled Paula. Thicke, who has known Paula Patton since age 14 and been in a relationship with her since age 16, has dedicated many of his recent performances to her from his famous signature tune “Lost Without U” to a new song to be featured on Paula titled “Get Her Back” which was debuted at the Billboard Music Awards last month.

As a fan, I’m expecting an album that returns to form for Thicke. A nice R&B album reminiscent of his critically acclaimed The Evolution of Robin Thicke LP filled with soulful songs about love. Robin stripped down singing from the heart is Mr. Thicke at his best. Robin will be performing new material from the album at the BET Awards June 29.

Hope you get your girl back, Robin.

OutKast Headlining BET Experience

As stated in their promise to perform at 40+ music festivals this year, OutKast keeps the news flowing as the duo has just announced they will be headlining the BET Experience this summer at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The 3-day musical extravaganza will see the duo on the 2nd day which will feature performances from OutKast, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, & August Alsina, among many more. Hosted by DJ Khaled, other performers over the 3-day period will include Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Trey Songz, Marsha Ambrosius, K. Michelle, & many others in the world of Hip-Hop & R&B.

The BET Experience kicks off Friday June 27 & will end after the BET Awards on Sunday of that same weekend. Single day ticket prices range from $60.00 – $150.00 while 3-day packages start at $200.00.