LEFTOVERS: More 2012 BET Awards MOMENTS From Backstage & Inside
We've got more highlights & leftovers from last night's 2012 BET Awards. Folks you didn't see on tv and some ish that just need to be discussed.
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When did folks start popping bottles on the front row during the show? And how did Ray-J feel with Kim having better seats than him?
Beyonce won a few awards last night--including Best R&B Artist. And we love the fact she acknowledged the women before her like Lauryn Hill (after BET took that tax dig at Lauryn by writing that joke for Mindless Behavior to say--who probably weren't even born yet when Lauryn was on top).
I see Kim got at least one kiss she was trying her damndest to get last night--because she was surely trying hard to get one from Kanye each time he went on stage. The reality chick was on hand to cheer on her boyfriend Kanye and to hug up on him while dancing to Frankie Beverly & Maze. Gonna say this because it's what everyone was thinking: She acted like a newcomer at the church who didn't know whether she should sing, dance, clap, laugh, or cry. Sure she gained a few more bullet points for her personal brown man handbook, next to the soul food recipes....
And if you were looking for some Hov & Bey interaction--you got it last night. The twosome had a play fight when they were duking it out for Best Video--with both of them having 2 vids each in the running. Cuteness.
And can we discuss Solange's man Alan Ferguson professing his love for her on stage? How sweet! Once Alan won with Beyonce for Best Director for their "Party" video, he thanked Solo for being the love of his life and gushed about her holding him down. I know that's right. Let the world know. Those Carters know how to keep it in the family.
Jay claimed he and Bey were stuck in L.A. traffic and that's why they showed up late--with Hov surprising 'Ye on stage during The Throne's acceptance speech for the first award of the night. And later interrupted him a la Taylor Swift. Gotta love it.
Lauren London hit the stage with Brandy to present. And to confirm she is indeed the newest cast member of "The Game." Which we already knew weeks ago. She looked great though.
Monica & Brandy snapped a pic right before they did their powerful tribute to Whitney Houston. Monica brought everybody to church didn't she?
Brandy was channeling her young Whitney and got hugs from her fam and loved ones after. LOVED the performance and tribute. And B Rocka looks great.
Cissy caught up with The Throne back stage--wonder what that convo was like. Hopefully Cissy spit some mothering knowledge into Kanye's ear about his latest "doings" he's parading around.
Mariah looked fabulous last night as she was one of the surprise appearances for Whitney's tribute. Finally a dress that's flattering and she was glowing again.
Speaking of being taken to church--Cissy didn't leave a dry eye while singing "Bridge Over Troubled Water" for her daughter Whitney. And I rarely get moved to tears during a tribute but GOODNESS.
Over in the FORD Hotspot, Tocarra Jones chatted up celebs who stopped by:
Like the sexy Boris Kodjoe and Wendy Raquel Robinson.
Chaka had men asking to be her prey all night on Twitter. Chick is on cougar status for real with this new bod of hers. WORK.
This was Terrence J and Rocsi's last BET Awards hurrah before they exit "106 & Park". The twosome said their goodbyes throughout the night. Next projects haven't been revealed yet. But we have an idea about Rocsi's...
YMCMB rolled deep to the Awards. And Birdman sat next to his daughter Bria in the audience.
Nicki hit up the press room after winning her Best Female Hip Hop Artist category. She said during her acceptance speech she's won the award 3 years in a row--and sounded slightly sarcastic. We don't blame her for saying it because it's clear the category is set up for her to win every year. But then again, so is the industry. One rapstress at a time is allowed we guess...
She kicked it with Swizzy in the audience.
Taraji was spotted back stage kiki'ing it up with Kevin Hart and her girl Wendy Raquel Robinson.
Shannon Brown was by his wife Monica's side all night in the audience.
Can we discuss how HOT Chante Moore looks these days? Goodness. Overly bronzed--yes. But it worked. Her tribute to Donna Summer was on point. And she looks fabulous. Her estranged hubby Kenny lattimore was also there. Wonder how awkward that is...
Kerry Washington looked sleek while backstage with her Django Unchained co-star Jamie Foxx. Jamie also had his gorgeous daughter Corrine there.
This dress was everything for Ms. Elle Varner by the way, who was spotted back in the press room. She had Twitter going nuts about her curves. WORK.
A few folks we missed on the red carpet:
"Let's Stay Together" star Kyla Pratt rocked a coral and white BCBG dress.
And the OMG Girlz kept it extra colorful as usual before their pre-show performance.
And look who hit the awards together holding hands and hugged up in the audience all night--Diamond (who looked nice by the way and is much more well spoken than I expected) and Soulja Boy. Interesting that we haven't seen them together in a while. But since Scrappy came out blasting her about cheating on him with Soulja, we find it interesting these to pop up extra couple-like again.
They caught up with Big Tigga and Wendy during the aftershow. And if you were wondering what made Soulja break down so hard during the Whitney tribute (you know you were asking yourself some questions), he revealed that it was hard for him to just know that Whitney is gone after he saw her several times right before that with Ray-J. And since his own brother also recently died, it became an emotional tribute for him. Dude was touched.
And Meagan Good and her new hubby DeVon Franklin also hit up the aftershow. Looking so in love and simply beautiful. By the way, they revealed that at their wedding, they jumped the actual broom used in Jumping The Broom--the movie where the two met.
Marsha Ambrosius was also spotted at the aftershow in a cute look. Se said she felt like a British chick who just snuck in to the industry though a back door and it felt great losing to Beyonce. because she loves hearing her name even nominated in the same category as the other fabulous women Ha.
By the way, Debra Lee and Londell McMillan (who was glued to her side all night in case you didn't notice) are clearly out about their relationship now. Yep, they're dating. And have been for a while. At least that's what we hear...