BET Awards Ceremony Started Off Troubled, Ended in Triumph

During the height of hilarity thanks to host Chris Rock at the BET awards, a few pre-show parties that were not affiliated with the actual event got way out of hand. Though the organizers of these events touted them as BET awards pre-shows, the network insists they were unaffiliated with either of them.

Saturday night, a man in his thirties was stabbed in a nightclub in L.A. and was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment. He suffered a puncture wound and laceration to his stomach, and is now in stable condition.

However, things did not go quite so well on Sunday morning. One man was shot to death while four others in attendance were injured at the Monalizza Restaurant and Banquet Hall. It occurred early Sunday morning when a gunman opened fire on the crowd, though officers on the scene say it was unclear if the shootings occurred inside or outside the restaurant. All of the injured parties were taken to the hospital by either ambulance or private car, which was where the fatally wounded man died.

None of the performers who arrived at the BET show seemed concerned for their own safety. They all felt that the network does an excellent job at keeping everyone safe during their events.

Chris Rock has recently been in the news for saying he believes in gun control. Apparently he’d said, “I’m not like ‘Get rid of all the guns’, but I just don’t think people should have machine guns in their house.” Afterwards he was blasted with emails and texts from people stating “I’ll kill you! I’ll shoot you in the head!” As you can well imagine, in this recent article he states “This ain’t worth it”.

But his performance at the BET awards was well worth the price of admission. His opening monologue blasted several events from the past year.

One of the best jokes involved the racist remarks made by 83-year-old Donald Sterling, in which he said, “A black man couldn’t look him in the eye until he was 45. The first black man he ever met, he got for Christmas.”

Concerning Dr. Dre’s $3 billion dollar deal with Apple, who bought Beats by Dre, he said, “It looks like the West Coast won — sorry Puff.”

On Solange Knowles’ attack on Jay Z in an elevator, he had this to say, “Solange hit the right rapper. Jay’s a businessman now, he can’t just go punching girls in the face. He’s got a meeting with Nabisco in the morning.”

I won’t tell you on here who the winners were last night, but for those of you who want to know the list is right here.

On a side note, BET fans might enjoy hearing that Chris Brown was carried out of the ceremony.