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BET Awards 2014 - TV
By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist
Rych McCain www.twitter.com/rychmccain and Facebook (Like Me)
Photos Courtesy of BET
The 2014 BET Awards
The 2014 version of The BET Awards was a huge success on screen and The three day BET Experience was equally as successful packing the LA Convention Center with star studded multiple events and performances that drew people from all over the United States and abroad. This event will only get bigger in the years to come. It was safe with tons of security and fans could actually rub elbows with their favorite entertainers. Unlike last year where it was held in the searing 85o heat outside, the air cooled LA Convention Center made it an enjoyable experience. As word of caution for next year however, don’t come to LA broke with no tickets hoping to B.S. your way into any of the events. Security was way too tight for that.
On the down side, a lot of veteran Black Press members were denied press credentials to cover a Black Award Show. Many of these people have been covering The BET Awards for years. This didn’t sit well considering that a lot of the White journalist aren’t even familiar with nor fans of the Black entertainers who were walking the carpet. They have poor knowledge of Black entertainment. I personally became sick and tired of a chap from the British press next to me on the red carpet who kept asking who people were like Lou Gossett, Jr., Kerry Washington and T.I. I ask why are you covering a show where you have no knowledge of the entertainers? Needless to say he quit buggin’ me.
|Host Chris Rock|
|ABC-TV "Scandal" star Kerry Washington|
Lifetime Achievement Award. Another surprise for the evening was a performance by Chris Brown who seems to have not lost a step or his magic touch. He didn’t have that radiant youthful glow about him which is understandable considering what he has been through.
|BET Talk Show Hostess KeKe Palmer|
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