2009 BET Awards Pics, Winners & Performances / by

Hey Dimpsettes, I know I haven't much recently, due to the untimely death of MJ, which "Rocked My World". SO sudden so shocking. But he will never be forgotten. It's a new week, so I thought what better way to start posting a BIG STUPID LONG post with the performances, pics & winners from lasts night awards show. SO if any of you missed it, (just like I did due to work) Peep a few of the red carpet arrivals, performances, & a list of winners below.

Red Carpet Arrivals

Nominees & Winners

Video of the Year
* Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”
Beyoncé – “If I Were a Boy”
Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain – “Blame It”
T.I. featuring Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
Kanye West – “Heartless”

Best Male R&B Artist
* Ne-Yo
Jamie Foxx
Ryan Leslie

Best Female R&B Artist
* Beyoncé
Keyshia Cole
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson
Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
* Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West
Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
* M.I.A.
Lil Mama

Best Group
* Day26
GS Boyz
The Roots
Three 6 Mafia

Best New Artist
* Keri Hilson
Kid Cudi
Ryan Leslie
Jazmine Sullivan

Viewer’s Choice
* T.I. featuring Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”
Keri Hilson featuring Lil Wayne – “Turnin’ Me On”
Lil Wayne – “A Milli”
Soulja Boy Tell’em featuring Sammie – “Kiss Me Thru the Phone”
T-Pain featuring Lil Wayne – “Can’t Believe It”
Kanye West – “Love Lockdown”

Best Collaboration
* Jamie Foxx feauturing T-Pain – “Blame It”
Keri Hilson featuring Lil Wayne – “Turnin’ Me On”
Jim Jones featuring Ron Browz and Juelz Santana – “Pop Champagne”
T.I. featuring Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
Yung L.A. featuring Young Dro and T.I. – “Ain’t I”

Video Director of the Year
* Benny Boom
Rik Cordero
Gil Green
Chris Robinson
Hype Williams

Best Actor
* Will Smith
Idris Elba
Samuel L. Jackson
Jamal Woolard

Best Actress
* Taraji P. Henson
Angela Bassett
Rosario Dawson
Jennifer Hudson
Beyoncé Knowles

Male Athlete of the Year
* LeBron James
Kobe Bryant
Reggie Bush
Dwayne Wade
Tiger Woods

Female Athlete of the Year
* Serena Williams
Tamika Catchings
Lisa Leslie
Candace Parker
Venus Williams

Best Gospel Artist
* Mary Mary
Regina Belle
Shirley Caesar
Smokie Norfu
Trin-I-Tee 5:7


New Edition Tribute

Jamie Fox Intro

Keith Sweat, Guy & Bel De Voe Medley

O'Jays' Tribute

Keri Hilson - Turnin' Me On & Knock You Down

Ne-Yo Lady In My Life

Ne-You & Jamie Foxx She Got Her Own

Ciara - Heal The World

Soulja Boy Turn on My Swag

Keyshia Cole & Monica - Trust

Beyonce - Ave Maria

Jay-Z Death of Auto Tune

I'm missing a few performances, (Maxwell & Jamie Fox/T-Pain) but who cares. Jamie Foxx was the host of the show & gave 3 Performances!! Wow what a stunt that I'm not too happy about. It's a good thing that I didn't break my neck to tune in cuz it wasn't all of that. Beyonce's performance was seen all over the UK. She did the same exact performance she did in her "I Am..." tour. Same gown and everything. But, anywho let me get to the point. Right after Michael's death, BET Advertised this awards show as if it was going to be a tribute show to MJ...and it WASN'T. Not in my eyes at least. They threw 2 or 3 small gigs in the show at the last minute for Michael and that was it. Nothing major. A few melodies here and there, and the rest was 4 hours worth of garbage. I believe that Ciara was the only one who truly give a Tribute performance. And ok, I know BET planned the tribute show on such shot short notice, but don't go telling viewers one thing and then don't commit to it. A bunch of watchers was expecting something BIG because of how they were advertising. SMH I'm glad they didn't get to count me as a viewer!! They dropped it BIG TIME!

Dimpsettes what are your thoughts about the 2009 BET Awards?