BET Awards ’07: Pre-Show and Main Event

The Main Event, the BET Awards ’07 air tonight at 8 p.m. EST. “106 & Park” is airing their pre-show now. Some notes:


• Lloyd performed and brought up his mama to accept an award.
• Eve performed “Tambourine” along with Swizz Beatz. She announced that she will be performing again during the main show with Kelly Rowland. We’re not feeling that new wig, E-V-E.
• Mike Jones performed “My 64” with Snoop Dogg and Bun B.
• Pretty Ricky did “(I Wanna See You) Push It Baby” and “On the Hotline.”
• Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo are being interviewed together. J-Hud is nominated for Best Female R&B Artist, yet she has yet to put out an album.
• Chamillionaire is on the carpet now with his new artist Famouz. He shot the video for his first single, “Hip-Hop Police,” last weekend with director Marc Klasfeld.
• Bone Thugs performed “I Tried” with Akon.
• 50 Cent and Robin Thicke are being interviewed together.
• Kelly Rowland is on the red carpet.
• Rihanna on the carpet.
• Shop Boyz closed the pre-show by performing “Party Like A Rockstar.”


• The opener was a bit disappointing. Dreamgirls is so 6 months ago.
• Beyoncé looks beautiful.
• Beyoncé wins Video of the Year for “Irreplaceable.” Not the best video of the bunch, but the most popular song.
• Let’s see how many times the camera cuts to Beyoncé during the awards. Three and counting…
• Didn’t T.I. do the same performance last year? Looks familiar.
• Ne-Yo: Michael Jackson would be proud.
• Ashanti in the audience. Where has she been?
• Lil’ Kim’s surprise performance with Diddy and Keyshia was anticlimactic. It seemed like no one cared.
• Why is Chris Brown wearing a backpack and glasses?
• Beyoncé killed it. She brought out Michelle, Kelly, Solange, and Mo’Nique for “Get Me Bodied.” Best performance of the night by far. And Kelly Rowland is officially out of Beyoncé’s shadow. Get it, Ms. Kelly.
• T.I. wins Best Hip-Hop Artist. Well deserved. He apologized for the fight on Sunday … and then plugged his album.
• Robin Thicke. Zzzzz…
• Kelis, Mary J., T.I. all got car commercials. Who’s next? Maybe Brandy?
• Patti LaBelle looking like Shrek.

Did you like a certain performance? Not feeling someone’s outfit? Post your comments from the pre-show and main event here.