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Mary J Blige opened the 2011 BET awards last night which took over LA with lackluster performances and even worst TV blunders. The four hour show was packed with awkward moments (Coca-Cola’s Viewer’s Choice Award) and unfair categories consisting of has-beens, never-was’ and superstars (Best Female Rap). The best performance of the night goes to Marsha Ambrosius who performed “If Only You Knew” in a tribute to Patti Labelle.

2011 BET Awards Performances [VIDEO]

Kevin Hart’s “Hollywood Husbands” skit was the best thing to happen to The BET Awards besides him acting as the ‘No Man’ of the night to artists who so desperately need it. He even instructed Fabolous to take his sunglasses off while he is inside!

The 5 Heartbeats reunited and Alexander O’ Neil and Sherell performed.

Rick Ross took to the stage at least three different times with three different wardrobe changes going from Versace to Gucci to bare belly all in one show! Busta Rhymes upstaged Chris Brown’s performance and somehow in all this mess, ex-106 & Park host–Free’s a** became a trending topic:

Free’s Booty Becomes Trending Topic After BET Awards [PHOTO]

Kelly Rowland paid tribute to Janet Jackson during her “Motivation” performance wearing a floppy black hat that she didn’t take off; Trey Songz assisted her, licking her neck as they cascaded into the floor of the stage. Drake came up pretty empty handed in all the madness; unless you count accepting an award then having to give it back to its rightful owner–Chris Brown. Breezy showed major improvement after admitting that he isn’t good with the whole “media” thing (kudos). Joke of the night from Kevin Hart had to be calling Trey Songz a beige Greyhound (LMAO)!

Alicia Keys gave a stunning performance on top the piano as she conducted an orchestra!

Winners of the night included:

Best Female R&B Artist

* Rihanna

Jennifer Hudson


Marsha Ambrosius

Keri Hilson

Best Male R&B Artist

* Chris Brown

Cee-Lo Green

Bruno Mars

Trey Songz


Best Group

* Diddy Dirty Money

Cali Swag District


New Boyz

Travis Porter

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

* Nicki Minaj



Lola Monroe

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

* Kanye West



Lil Wayne

Rick Ross

Best Collaboration

* Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look At Me Now”

B.o.B ft. Haley Williams of Paramore, “Airplanes”

Kanye West ft. Rihanna, “All of the Lights”

Chris Brown ft. Tyga & Kevin McCall, “Deuces”

Waka Flocka Flame ft. Roscoe Dash & Wale, “No Hands”

Rihanna ft. Drake, “What’s My Name”

Best New Artist

* Wiz Khalifa

J. Cole

Bruno Mars


Willow Smith

YoungStars Award – TIE

* Jaden Smith

* Willow Smith

Shenell Edmonds

Keke Palmer

Diggy Simmons

Best Gospel

* Mary Mary

Byron Cage

Deitrick Haddon

Karen Clark Sheard

BeBe & CeCe Winans

Centric Award

* Marsha Ambrosius

Eric Benét

Cee-Lo Green

R. Kelly


Best International Act (Africa) – TIE

* 2Face Idibia (Nigeria)

* D’ Banj (Nigeria)

D-Black (Ghana)

Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)

Angelique Kidjo (Benin)

Teargas (South Africa)

Best International Act (UK)

* Tinie Tempah

VV Brown


Laura Izibor


Tinchy Stryder

Best Actress

* Taraji P. Henson

Halle Berry

Regina King

Zoë Saldana

Kerry Washington

Best Actor

* Idris Elba

Laz Alonso

Chris Brown

Don Cheadle

Jamie Foxx

Best Movie

* For Colored Girls

Death at a Funeral


The Book of Eli

Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, Too?

Sportswoman of the Year

* Serena Williams

Tamika Catchings

Candice Dupree

Maya Moore

Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

* Michael Vick

Carmelo Anthony

Kobe Bryant

LeBron James

Derrick Rose

Viewers Choice Award

Chris Brown – Look at Me Now

Lifetime Achievement Award

Patti LaBelle

Humanitarian Awards

Steve Harvey

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