LOS ANGELES — There were a plethora of amazing highlights from the extraordinary 2015 BET Awards at L.A. Live from downtown: the poignant Janet Jackson and Smokey Robinson tributes; Tom Joyner being bestowed a well-deserved and overdue Humanitarian Award; the Bad Boy 20-year reunion that connected Diddy/Puff Daddy with Mase and Lil Kim; Chris Brown wiling out onstage and winning two of the biggest awards; to Nicki Minaj bringing her mother onstage after one of her wins; to The Weeknd collaborating with Alicia Keys; to Kendrick Lamar opening the show with the American flag but shooting off the numerous ills that plague the country; to Nicki Minaj performing with her lover and collaborating Meek Mill.
But there were plenty of “ratchet” moments that pockmarked the popular proceedings and we felt it was our duty to point that out for your pleasure.
1. Karrueche Tran (above): She was at the BET Awards. No, she really was. Really. But with a bevy of the most recognized stars in urban and pop music, she was not able to steal much attention or media time for herself. And when she did, it was not good. We hope her decorator, er, fashion designer has been fired.