Sun 30 Jun 2013
BET Awards 2013: Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly & MorePosted by Mr.North under Awards , for fashion-hounds and obsessive consumers , performances
All eyes worldwide were were tuned into the BET Awards 2013 on Sunday night, live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Hosted by actor/comedian Chris Tucker, the 13th annual showcase was a celebration of current stars and present legends. Once celebrities made their way past the red carpet, many watched as Chris Brown had the honor of opening this year’s festivities with a medley of “Fine China” and “They Don’t Know” as an image of Aaliyah projected on stage. Brown debuted new music as Nicki Minaj appeared from the rafters with a ranchy verse from an untitled song off Breezy’s X album due July 16.
Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I. rocked the audience to their No. 1 hit “Blurred Lines,” while Kendrick Lamar performed “m.A.A.d City” before Erykah Badu joined him for a steller performance of “Bi**h Don’t Kill My Vibe.” R. Kelly took us down memory lane with a medley of past hits, before Mariah Carey, Miguel, and Young Jeezy brought their “#Beautiful” remix live for the first time. Miguel and Kendrick Lamar catered to women all over with their “How Many Drinks?” remix, as the “Adorn” singer later joined J. Cole for “Power Trip.”
Nicki Minaj returned to show girl power with Ciara for “I’m Out,” before Chaka Demus and Pliers, Beenie Man, and Elephant Man brought Jamaica to Los Angeles with a run of reggae dancehall classics. 2 Chainz showed off a new look to “Feds Watching,” calling on A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar to assist him on “Fu**in’ Problems.” Royalty closed out the night as Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu had everyone on their feet to “Q.U.E.E.N.”
The most memorable moment came as Charlie Wilson was honored with the 2013 BET “Lifetime Achievement Award.” The legendary singer was tributed by India.Aire, Jamie Foxx, and Stevie Wonder. Uncle Charlie, as many call him, displayed he gets better with age as he showed off his dance moves and gave an 11-minute medley of past and current hits with help from Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, and Pharrell.
Watch all the performances from this year’s show below…..