Diddy dropped it like it’s hot at the BET Awards — figuratively and literally.
The entertainer fell during an exciting performance Sunday that
celebrated Bad Boy Records’ 20th year anniversary, one of the night’s
highlights. Lil Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, 112 and The Lox joined Diddy as
they performed a medley of past hits. A video montage of rap king
Notorious B.I.G. played in the background as his verse from “Mo Money Mo
BET Awards co-host Anthony Anderson brought on the laughs when he
dressed as singer Sam Smith, who won best new artist but didn’t attend
the awards show.
Anderson sported a suit similar to Smith’s taste and rocked a wig that mirrored the British singer’s hairstyle.
“Sam Smith isn’t here tonight because he’s white and he didn’t think
he would win at the BET Awards,” Anderson said as the audience at the
Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles burst into laughter. “He didn’t think
he could win. But we showed him that we love him, too.”
“This award is going to stay with me for you not showing up to BET,”
Anderson sang, referencing Smith’s ubiquitous hit, “Stay With Me.”
The show brought a mix of funny and serious moments. Rapping
on top of a police car with a large American flag waving behind him,
hip-hop prince Kendrick Lamar kicked off the BET Awards with a dose of
seriousness, but also brought a fiery energy thanks to his charisma and
his song’s beat.
Members in the audience rapped along to “Alright,” while background
dancers danced in the aisles and others onstage wore black and waved the
American flag behind Lamar. He later won best male hip-hop artist.
“This is for Compton, this is for Watts,” the Los Angeles-born rapper said.