I’m finally able to give my thoughts and opinions over the BET’s Hip Hop Awards this year. And if you do decide to “come for me”? Girl/Boy, bye. Okay…. Okay…. Okay…. It has been a few days since they aired. Last night, I was again in tears from re-watching it with my roommate. To be honest, the show had me learning lines like this was Comic View. I do want to say that Uncle Snoop was very comical and entertaining. Mentalwriting, can you envision Uncle Snoop as a host for the Oscars or Emmys? We aren’t talking about other award shows now- are we? We are talking about BET’s Hip Hop Awards. *gives side eye* He’s funny. Now, we would need to work on the marijuana jokes or on whoever was working the damn prompter. *gives side eye to BET’s President Debra Lee* Even though children shouldn’t be watching this awards show, we know they are. Let’s push children to at least finish high school before pursuing a life of music and smoking weed all day. I’m all about passions and dreams. You can’t tell me anything about being a writer. Shit, I bleed being a writer.
I fucks with Common! To Mike Brown’s parents, I wish you nothing but comfort during this time in the nation. I have never lost a child but I know the pain that you two carry every day is very inflexible. Stay strong. You two, along with Trayvon’s parents, are now parents to us all.
Now, let’s talk about David Banner’s verse in the cypher. To be honest, his bars were very profound and emotion provoking. He killed it for social justice. The lines from his verse that is the most memorable for me were- “How you proud to sell dope to your own folks, nigga?” and “Where the white rappers when they mowed Mike Brown?” *sips teas*
Another highlight was MC Lyte Yo-Yo, Brandy and Queen Latifah on the stage. I was fangirling hard over them. Probably, cheesing harder than Nelly. I have an older sister so the 80s & 90s has always been my thing. I appreciate her for sitting me down at an early age and showing me Groove Theory and TLC.
Can someone give Murda Mook a deal already?
Lil’ Terio? Jokes aside. Michelle Obama implemented a program called, Let’s Move. Beyoncé even collaborated with this epidemic by making a video with children.
My niece at the time was 10 when this video was made. My niece made me everyday dance to this because she was worried about my health. Now, it’s time to be worried about Lil’ Terio and his killin’ ‘em career. First, childhood obesity is NOT OKAY. It will never be okay. Secondly, you all need to stop exploiting these damn kids.
Keyshia Cole…. Were you okay that day/night? You came on stage looking a little disheveled. I know what goes on in dressing rooms. I’m praying for you.
The rest of show? Just ratchet bullshit. I’m not going to say anything about what Hip-Hop have come too. I just thank God every day for Common and other old school However, I do want to say that it is very sad watching the BET’s Hip-Hop awards because we all know the harsh truth. In a few years, some of those rappers will be washed up. Unless, you speak very articulate and are able to comprehend these damn contracts with these companies or you have some type of college degree, you’re not going much further than that.