Monique did her usual and kicked a Beyonce performance for her intro. Then she had LL take off the shoe that she didn't kick off mid performance. Niiiiice.
It pains me to say it...but one of my fave performances of the night was Public Enemy's tribute to James Brown.
That damn Bootsey.
Stevie, Chaka, and Erykah Badu performed:
Weezy F. Baby and his Daddy received an award. They decided to bring the kids on stage with them all night. Cute idea...but Wayne has been letting lil Regginae watch too many Kelis concerts.
CiCi performed "Like A Boy" and made it rain on some folks:
And she aint slick. I peeped that big as day blinged out #25? on the back of that cape they threw on her at the end. And even though Reggie Bush wasn't in her performance (bad move CiCi), that is most def his Saints football number. You aint slick girl...with all that girly football gear you rockin'...you aint slick.
T.I. performed "Big Things Poppin'":
I see you T.I. Or was that T.I.P.? Whatev. And y'all know Tiny was siting right by his side all night (looking a mess). She aint playin' with y'all...
And Diddy performed "Last Night" with Key Key Cole:
Then he brought out the Queen Bee to spit a verse on the track. I know somebody stuffed her into this outfit because she looked hella uncomfortable. But whatev. I'm glad she's back.
B won 2 awards including Video of the Year for "Irreplaceable":
That's Weezy's daughter happy as pie.
And as for her performance:
And she brought Monique out to perform with her...right before she intro'd Kelly in the same set:
It never ceases to amaze me the lengths Papa Knowles...and Kelly...will go through to keep this girl in the shadows. Can this chick have her own set please?! Damn! But I can't even lie....somebody needs to work on their live vocals game a bit more before taking this show on the road. Eve's performance outfit was one of the hottest of the night. She rocked knee high boots and long sleeves in the summer and it STILL looked fabulous. Now can somebody please mak me understand why backup dancer Solange got her own damn cylinder to pop up on at the end of the Bey/Michelle/Kelly set? WTF is going on here?
And the Jennifers did a FABULOUS performance/duet for "And I am Telling You":
Nice. Check out the full list of last night's winners here.