The BET Awards have launched it’s pre-show and already Ace Hood and Trinidad James have hit the stage to open the pre-show. Sanaa Lathan just hit the red carpet as did Ne-Yo, who stopped by to talk with co-host of the pre-show Tony Rock. Ne-Yo who recently announced via his instagram that he and his fiance have broken up but that did not stop the hit making songwriter and R&B singer from hitting the red carpet for the BET awards. Ne-Yo did not hit the awards alone but brought his artist RaVaughn who has been winning over music fans.
The BET awards pre-show is definitely heating up as artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Big Sean, Tamar Braxton, Boris Kodjoe, Nia Long, Kendrick Lamar, 2Chainz, BET CEO Debra Lee, French Montana who also hit the stage earlier during the pre-show and is nominated for two awards. Ciara grabbed attention on the red carpet as she was stopped by Bow Wow and Angela Simmons and she premiered her latest single I’M OUT featuring Nicki Minaj, look for the single on iTunes.
Also, dropping by to chat with co-host Tony Rock was J.Cole who just last week released a stellar sophomore album, J.Cole was competing with hip hop veteran Kanye West for the top spot. Though, J.Cole may not of taken the top spot from Kanye he came in a close second. J.Cole definitely proved that he is here to stay, look for this young superstar as he prepares to go on tour to promote his BORN SINNER album.
Looking good in a white dress Paula Patton along with husband Robin Thicke have already arrived and the two stopped to chat with Mr. Rock. Robin Thicke along with rapper T.I. will be taking the stage tonight during the BET Awards, with wife Paula Patton nearby cheering him on, look for Robin Thicke’s album BLURRED LINES expected to be released in July.
Continuing to heat up the red carpet, Tamar Braxton just received the first BET award, she was presented with the show’s first award by co-hosts Bow Wow and Angela Simmons. Tamar beat out the likes of Charlie Wilson and Fantasia and with such talent in the category Tamar came out on top to grab the first award for the 2013 BET awards.
Tune into the BET awards tonight 8/7c to see who else takes home an award as Chris Brown, 2Chainz, and many more are expected to perform along with Jordin Sparks who just hit the red carpet as her film SPARKLE is up for an award for Best movie, with Chris Tucker taking over the hosting duties.
-Kelly J Newson