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Just a Publicity stunt at 2011 BET Awards- Patti LaBelle, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Jaden and Willow Smith

At the 2011 BET Awards hosted by Kevin Hart, A tribute to Patti LaBelle was the main point of the show, Chris Brown, Beyoncé, and Kelly Rowland also delivered strong performances. Other performers were Shirley Ceaser and Marsha Ambrosius, the latter of whom performed LaBelle’s If Only You Knew.

Gladys Knight opened the tribute to Lifetime Achievement Award winner Patti LaBelle. After a video montage recapping her life and career, Cee Lo Green cracked LaBelle up as he performed “Somebody Loves You Baby” clad in a LaBelle-esque outfit and a wig he spritzed with a can of hairspray.

Compared to Green, Ambrosius was sedate and ineffectual, but Shirley Caesar made up for the momentary lull with the emotional intensity of her version of “You Are My Friend”. LaBelle embraced Knight as she accepted the award, and performed “Love, Need and Want You” and “Lady Marmalade” after her speech.

The pop diva, Beyonce delivered a career defining set at Glastonbury on Sunday night. Set opened with “Crazy In Love” and included chart-toppers “Single Ladies,” “If I Were a Boy,” “Telephone” and “Irreplaceable,” Beyonce new album 4 comes this Tuesday, said, “I’ve done a lot of things in my life, but I have never performed in front of 175,00 people.”

George Michael tweeted, Just watching Beyonce’s performance at Glastonbury. I love that woman. Great artist, writer,singer, person………

The scandal-prone singer, Chris Brown was the big winner at Sunday night’s BET Awards, taking home four awards. He received the first award of the night, best male R&B artist. “All my fans are everything to me,” he said in accepting the award. “I know it’s been a long road. I just appreciate every blessing that’s been put in front of me.”

Chris Brown also accepted the award for best collaboration for “Look at Me Now” featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes. He performed the song with Rhymes during the show.

Nicki Minaj was named best female hip-hop artist, while Kanye West took the trophy in the male category. Wiz Khalifa was named best new artist. Meanwhile, the YoungStars Award resulted in a tie, given to brother and sister Jaden and Willow Smith, children of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Michael Vick and Serena Williams, named best sportsman and sportswoman of the year.

Chris Brown cried on stage while singing Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”. Was it a Publicity stunt from BET? You decide.

2011 BET Award Winners:

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown — WINNER!
Cee-Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj — WINNER!
Lola Monroe

Video of the Year
Marsha Ambrosius, ‘Far Away’
B.o.B Feat. Hayley Williams, ‘Airplanes’
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, ‘Look at Me Now’ — WINNER!
Keri Hilson, ‘Pretty Girl Rock’
Willow Smith, ‘Whip My Hair’
Kanye West Feat. Pusha T, ‘Runaway’

Youngstars Award
Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons
Jaden Smith — WINNER! (Tie)
Willow Smith — WINNER! (Tie)

Best Collaboration
B.o.B Feat. Haley Williams, ‘Airplanes’
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, ‘Look at Me Now’ — WINNER!
Kanye West Feat. Rihanna, ‘All of the Lights’
Chris Brown Feat. Tyga & Kevin McCall, ‘Deuces’
Waka Flocka Flame Feat. Roscoe Dash & Wale, ‘No Hands’
Rihanna Feat. Drake, ‘What’s My Name’

Best Group
Diddy-Dirty Money — WINNER!
Cali Swag District
New Boyz
Travis Porter

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West — WINNER!

Best New Artist
J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Willow Smith
Wiz Khalifa — WINNER!

Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson
Rihanna — WINNER!

Sportswoman of the Year Award
Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
Serena Williams — WINNER!
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year Award
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose
Michael Vick — WINNER!

Best Movie
‘Death at a Funeral’
‘For Colored Girls’ — WINNER!
‘Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?’

Best Actor
Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba — WINNER!
Jamie Foxx

Best Actress
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson — WINNER!
Regina King
Zoe Saldana
Kerry Washington

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Mr. Boomtown
Chris Robinson — WINNER!
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best International Act: Africa
2Face Idibia (Nigeria) — WINNER! (Tie)
D’ Banj (Nigeria) — WINNER! (Tie)
D-Black (Ghana)
Faly Ipupa (DR Congo)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Teargas (South Africa)

Best International Act: UK
VV Brown
Laura Izibor
Trinchy Stryder
Tinie Tempah — WINNER!

Centric Award
Marcha Ambrosius — WINNER!
Eric Benet
Cee-Lo Green
R. Kelly

Best Gospel Artist
Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Mary Mary — WINNER!
KarenClark Sheard
BeBe & CeCeWinans

Coca-Cola’s Viewers’ Choice
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, ‘Look at Me Now’ — WINNER!
Lil Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz, ’6 Foot 7 Foot’
Mindless Behavior, ‘My Girl’
Nicki Minaj Feat. Drake, ‘Moment 4 Life’
Rihanna Feat. Drake, ‘What’s My Name?’
Trey Songz Feat. Nicki Minaj, ‘Bottoms Up’

Kevin Hart did a pretty good job hosting. CHEERS!!!

Jessica Todd Swift

Jessica Todd Swift

Deputy Managing Editor at CEOWORLD Magazine
Jessica Todd Swift is the deputy managing editor of the CEOWORLD magazine. She is a veteran business and tech blogger, journalist, and analyst. Jessica is responsible for overseeing newsroom assignments and publishing and providing support to the editor in chief.
Jessica Todd Swift

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