It may have been three years ago, but Kanye West will never live down his MTV VMA moment with Taylor Swift — at least, not if Jay-Z has anything to say about it! Jay-Z and Kanye took the stage at last night's BET Awards when their collaboration "Otis" won video of the year, and Jay took the opportunity to have a little fun with Kanye by interrupting his part of the speech — just like Kanye did to Taylor back in 2009. Take a look at the funny moment, plus Beyoncé's acceptance speech and hug with new friend Kim Kardashian, in today's PopSugar Rush!
Yesterday's BET Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium in LA, were equal parts celebratory and reflective as the stars in attendance honoured each other and paid tribute to Whitney Houston. Beyoncé Knowles looked stunning in Stéphane Rolland and was one of the evening's big winners, as was husband Jay-Z, who made a surprise appearance on stage. Jay and Kanye West took home a couple statues for their work together on Watch the Throne. Kanye's BET date, girlfriend Kim Kardashian, tweeted how proud she was of his "dope" performance. Usher brought the house down with his single "Climax," and D'Angelo made a big return, having not released new music in 12 years.
Perhaps the most memorable part of the evening, however, was the heartfelt tribute to Whitney Houston. Mariah Carey spoke about the legendary singer, and there was barely a dry eye in the house — including Beyoncé, who sang along as she cried — when Whitney's own mother, Cissy, took the stage. Monica also took part, singing "I Love the Lord," while Brandy shared a joyful rendition of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and "I'm Your Baby Tonight." Chaka Khan belted out "I'm Every Woman," and Whitney's Waiting to Exhale castmates joined in on the special occasion. Check out all the 2012 BET Award winners here.
Kanye West was in head-to-toe white for a win-filled BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in LA on Sunday evening. Kanye brought girlfriend Kim Kardashian along for the event, and afterwards she tweeted her excitement over his statues and performance. Kanye joined his GOOD Crew to sing "Mercy" — which includes the now-famous lyric about falling in love with Kim — and he then segued into "Way Too Cold" and a freestyle rap. When Kanye was on stage to accept the video of the year award for "Otis," Jay-Z actually surprised him on stage, poking fun at the infamous "Imma let you finish" MTV Movie Awards moment from a couple years ago. Jay bombarded Kanye with a big hug, to which Kanye responded, "I'm trying to defend your girl!" about the incident. All in all, it was a fun-filled show, and check out lots more of Beyoncé and Kim together at the BET Awards!
This year's BET Awards featured plenty of high-flying stunts, colourful characters and dazzling accessories . . . and the hair and makeup looks were no different. See which stars, including Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Kerry Washington and Nicki Minaj, sported bright lip colours, metallic makeup and more must-have beauty trends at the awards.
Beyoncé Knowles was glowing in a yellow Stéphane Rolland gown as she accepted the honours for best female R&B artist at today's BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in LA. Beyoncé had husband Jay-Z as her date for the night, and the power couple was seated right next to their close friend Kanye West and his girlfriend Kim Kardashian. Kim and Beyoncé had the boys between them, though they were spotted hugging. A lot of attention was paid when Beyoncé and Kim were spotted at a Watch the Throne concert together last weekend, and it seems that the women are actually on good terms. On her other side, Beyoncé had her sister Solange Knowles. Earlier in the show, Kanye hit the stage with his GOOD crew to perform their new single, "Mercy," and he also stole the spotlight for a moment with an a cappella freestyle rap. Kanye and Jay-Z kept their hot streak going strong by winning best group.
The BET Awards celebrated the largest names in hip-hop and R&B with wild fashion, high-energy dance routines, and a mini scandal at LA's Shrine Auditorium yesterday. The show kicked off with a mash-up of hits from Mary J. Blige before the awards were dished out to the night's winners. Taking a break from touring with Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj joined Justin Bieber to present the best male hip-hop artist award to Kanye West. Nicki didn't go home empty handed as she took home the honours for best female hip-hop artist. Justin was without his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, but he was in the company of pals Jaden and Willow Smith, who stepped out with their parents, Will and Jada, and the siblings shared the win in the young stars category.
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Kanye West had the honour of opening last night's BET Awards in LA with a performance of his new song "Power." Joining Kanye were some of music's most famous faces, including a fresh-from-NYC Alicia Keys. Alicia was one of the evening's big winners with two statues for Best Female R&B Artist and Best Collaboration with "Empire State of Mind." Alicia took the stage to sing, but she covered her growing baby bump with a little purple dress. The show's most interesting performance may well have come from Chris Brown, who broke down in tears during an emotional Michael Jackson tribute. Drake's first official album came out only two weeks ago, but that didn't get in the way of him winning Best Male Hip-Hop Artist of the Year. Eminem took the next step in his exciting comeback by having his album debut at the top spot and he was at the ceremony to perform "Not Afraid." Usher and T.I. also serenaded the crowd but denied our shirtless wishes by keeping their tops on. Lady Gaga and Beyonce, meanwhile, weren't on hand to take home their Video of the Year honour for their nearly 10-minute long "Telephone"—check the full list of winners!