Archive for 2009 BET AWARDS

Drake Talks to Complex Magazine about Kanye, MJ and how much a mess the BET Awards were….

Posted in ALBUMS, drake, HIPHOP, INTERVIEWS, KANYE WEST, MUSIC, NEW ALBUMS, NEW ARTIST, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on July 3, 2009 by JupiterDaTruth

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Complex: Kanye is known as kind of a control freak. How was it working with him on set with him directing?

Drake: Me and Kanye have a great eye to eye. I can’t speak for anybody else, but I would give Kanye the utmost credit for actually being one of the most understanding creative people that I have worked with. I think me and Kanye have mutual respect for each another and I listen to what he has to say regardless, ’cause I trust him. I don’t really fight his suggestions [Laughs.] But he was great. It was a long day and I just thank him for dedicating the time he dedicated. He was great.

Complex: Speaking of basketball, you tore your ACL playing basketball, right?

Drake: Yes sir. It was intense casual, I guess [Laughs]. It was just a regular pick up game and I just took the wrong step.

Complex: Damn, that’s horrible. At the BET Awards this past Sunday, everyone was shocked to see you sitting on a stool. Did you ever think to yourself, Maybe I shouldn’t perform?

Drake: That, actually—to be honest—was a terrible idea that I’ll never do to myself again. [Laughs] But I was being pressed from different areas to perform, and I think what really happened at the BET Awards is with the passing of Mike, the climate really changed, as far as the award show goes. I don’t think it called for us to perform “Every Girl” and “Always Strapped,” and I think it was an award show filled with tributes and music and these genuine heartfelt speeches. And to sort of climax out of a very tongue-in-cheek point, and then people misconstruing Wayne’s daughters and her friends coming out on stage…

Complex: Yeah, it really was an awkward moment.

Drake: Yeah, it was just timed very poorly and it definitely wasn’t planned like that, but with that being said, it is what is. I believe in Wayne and myself and it’s nothing we can’t bounce back from. To anyone who was offended, my personal apologies, it wasn’t intended to offend anybody.

Complex: Watching it at home, the BET Awards seemed to be a mess. Did it seem that way in person?

Drake: Well, I can only speak for my portion of it. I had asked for something very specific for my performance and none of those were met, as far as production value, so…

Complex: That’s BET for you…

Drake: I understood my situation, as far as sitting in one place, and figured there was a way to make it interesting. But when I looked around and noticed that none of that was going on [laughs], I kind of just realized that it was going to be a loss for me. But at the end of the day, it is what it is.

Complex: How did you feel when you heard Mike passed?

Drake : Shocking. Because Michael is just one of those people that you just kind of expect to always be there—he’s Michael Jackson. He’s like one of those guys you never think about…

source: complex magazine

The BET Awards were a HUGE mess this year. I liked Drake’s performance, even though, yes the girls were unnecessary and yes the stool was stupid but it’s a great song he was performing…

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Mr West and Amber Rose hit BET’s Red Carpet!

Posted in HIPHOP, KANYE WEST, MUSIC, MUSIC PRODUCERS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on June 29, 2009 by JupiterDaTruth

kanye and rose at bet

These two look SO good together! Hope she can stay outta the sheets with Cassidy this time around…

BET AWARD HIGHLIGHTS!

Posted in BEYONCE, CIARA, JAMIE FOXX, JANET JACKSON, JAY-Z, keri hilson, LIVE PERFORMANCES, MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2009 by JupiterDaTruth

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Okay, now let me break it all down.

I thought it was amazing and very brave of Ms Jackson to address us so soon, almost in tears, an icon herself. Pray for the Jackson family, R.I.P Michael.

They should have flew Mariah and Trey Lorenz in for that “I’ll Be There” tribute, Jamie was all over the place, though Ne-Yo did his best to make up for it…

So….Beyonce was a mess for that boring a**, lame a**, almost unacceptable for the Grammy Awards even performance. If she really wanted to pay homage to the king of pop she should have torn that stage to shreds like he would have done, come on B.

Keyshia looked amazing but that song is trash! Even with Monica… They perform well together though.

Keri, I love you but it was kinda wack. She was doing WAY too much for me! We love MJ too bu you were cuttin up for those sox!

Why does Ciara INSISTTTTTT on singing live???????? Damn!

Drake and Young Money KILLED it! Very good!

Jay-Z had the best performance of the night, D.O.A sounds soooooo much better live then it does on wax, The Hov slayed this evening!

All in all, I was pretty disappointed with the show but I know MJ passing away threw a monkey wrench in program, it all seemed a lil last minute but they only had about 3 days so I’m not gon trip. I think Mike would be proud

Here are the nights big winners:

Best Male Athlete – LeBron James 
Best Male Hip Hop – Lil Wayne 
Best Female Hip Hop – M.I.A. 
Best Collaboration – Jamie Foxx ft T-Pain 
Best Male R&B Artist – Ne-Yo 
Best Actress – Taraji P. Henson 
Best Actor Will Smith 
Best New Artist – Keri Hilson 
Best Female R&B Artist – Beyonce 
Video of the Year – Beyonce, for Single Ladies 
Viewer’s Choice Award – T.I. ft Rihanna (Live your Life) 
Humanitarian Award – Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean 
Lifetime Achievement Award – The O’Jays 
Lifetime Achievement Award – The O’Jays 
Humanitarian Award – Alicia Keys & Wyclef Jean

Jamie Foxx to host 2009 BET Awards!!! Nominees Announced!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BEYONCE, EVENTS, JAMIE FOXX, KANYE WEST, keri hilson, MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2009 by JupiterDaTruth

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Yes!!!! Mr Foxx will be hosting the popular awards show this year. He’s also nominated for a few awards for his December 08 album “Intuition” which is really one of the best R&B cuts of this decade. Other nominees have ben announced as well….

Beyonce up for video of the year

T.I and Rihanna are up for best collabo for “Live Your Life”

Keri Hilson, T-Pain and Lil Wayne are also up for a handful of awards this year!

The Dream, Foxx and Ne-Yo square off in almost all the male R&B categories so this should be a pretty interesting show.

The performers haven’t been announced yet but expect Queen B to take the stage for sure!!! I would also go ahead and count The Dream, Foxx, Ne-Yo, Kanye West and Keri Hilson. T.I would perform but he’s expected to turn himself in to the authorities and begin his one year and a day prison sentence on May 18th or 19th. Y’all kno the awards are always in June so Tip will be watching from his cell…