PHOTOS BY NIGEL D.
More pics and my recap of the day below.
Started the day the day expecting to do the normal red carpet routine and dip, but got a last second call to take pictures behind the scenes and during the actual show(shout out Lowkey). Quickly got rid of my regular media pass for the all access pass, niccceeee. Chilled backstage and watch a few rehearsals and seen the madness that goes on behind the scenes. I expected a lot of Michael Jackson tributes and peeped Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo rehearsing their tribute.
Then I headed backstage to see who was in the building
Ne-Yo with his wifey, the assets were on point!
So then I walk inside the front entrance to the show and get an unexpected surprise passing by with security guards.
Damn Jay-Z got it good!
My sixth sense for fine ladies kicked in and I noticed Teairra Mari.
Then I headed back inside the building
Each seat had a towel with Jamie Foxx’s tour dates, smart man
I told yall about that sixth sense, hello Suelyn
and then it was showtime
MJ tribute in full effect
Lebron got an award early, and when people cheered MVP others started booing lol
Next up for an award was Lil Wayne
Keri Hilson did her thing
Noticed Bobby Brown backstage
Then Johnny Gill with a nice young lady
Then Soulja Boy came through
Nipsey Hussle came through
So did Lola Monroe
Fabolous made his debut for, “She Got Her Own”
Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo & Fabolous
Soulja Boy hit the stage
Jamie Foxx & T-Pain win an award for, “Blame It”
Seen Keyshia Cole backstage looking like dessert
Seen Ciara with her MJ inspired outfit in the media room
JaY-Z hit the stage for D.O.A.
Taraji & Tyrese relive their Baby Boy days
Beyonce gave a solid performance
and then of course wins an award
Maxwell had all the girls screaming
Amber Rose front row, tried to get Kanye but then the break was over DAMN
Jay-Z getting ready to snuff me for winking @ Beyonce
The Roc Boys in the building
Lebron James(couldn’t find his puppet)
Keyshia Cole and the guy she is cheating on me with
Hallllleeeee Berrryyyyyyy(That song earned Hurricane Chris a seat lol)
Tiny accepts an award for T.I.
Drake performs despite an injury
Lil Wayne performs, “Every Girl”