The BET Awards are today at 5PM this evening. That is 8PM for those on the East. Don’t worry there is no stabbings, shootings or any other acts of violence at this years award show. Don’t believe the hype that some sites (looking at you Reuters & TMZ) and newspapers (Looking at you LA Times) are posting to get page hits. In the case of with all these publications the headlines are nothing more than simple bait and switch tactics. If you read the article expecting the content to match the headline you are sure to be very disappointed. The only factual thing related to the official award show is “The 14th BET Awards take place at 5 p.m. at the Nokia Theatre and will be hosted by Chris Rock.”

One dead, four wounded in Los Angeles BET Awards party shooting ~Reuter

1 dead, 4 hurt after BET Awards party shooting in East Hollywood ~Los Angeles Times

BET Awards Stabbing During Pre-Party Inside Hollywood Nightclub ~ TMZ STAFF

The BET Awards is one of music’s best nights of the year. This is the classy award show of the network. Why is then that any party or event that is not all associated with the network goes wrong? I mean when there is a MTV Award or CMT Award show the unofficial party does not make a blimp on the newswire. Ponder on that while we move on. The BET Awards tonight will honor some of the most talented hip-hop, rap and R&B artists out today.

Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather and Harlem Globetrotter Tammy 'TTime' Brawner at the BET Experience celerity basketball game
Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather and Harlem Globetrotter Tammy ‘TTime’ Brawner at the BET Experience celerity basketball game. © 2014 Rubens Saintel/Saintel Daily

The BET Awards is also the crown jewel of the BET Experience. This the 2nd year of BET Experience and continues to expand on some great events for the fans. The BET Experience took over L.A. Live for the weekend. The BET Experience this year had concerts by Maxwell, Jill Scott, Future, DJ Khaled, Outkast, Rick Ross and The Roots to name a few. If that was not enough each one of the headlines had a multitude of guest artist. Mary J. Blige will end the BET Experience tonight with a final concert after the BET Awards. The educational forums, celebrity panels, celebrity basketball game and live 106 & Park countdown also keep the fans entertained.

The always funny Chris Rock will host the BET Awards. We know he will put on not a good show. He will put on an epic show and keep the audience engaged and entertained throughout the event.  Alright time to my seats. Enjoy the show. What is that? You can’t make it to the show? Watch it live on BET at 5PM if you live in the west and 8PM if you live in the east. You can also follow all the highlights of the show head over to and for up to the minute on updates head over to one of the many BET twitter accounts.



BET Awards 2014 Nominations

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
Tamar Braxton

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams

Best Group
A$AP Mob
Daft Punk
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Young Money

Best Collaboration
August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – I Luv This
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love
Drake f/ Majid Jordan – Hold On (We’re Going Home)
JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
Robin Thicke f/ T.I. & Pharrell Williams – Blurred Lines
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – My Hitta

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore
Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – Partition
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love
Chris Brown – Fine China
Drake – Worst Behavior
Pharrell Williams – Happy

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley
Director X
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
Ariana Grande
August Alsina
Mack Wilds
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q

Best Gospel Artist
Donnie McClurkin
Erica Campbell
Hezekiah Walker
Tamela Mann
Tye Tribbett

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Lupita Nyong’o
Oprah Winfrey

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Forest Whitaker
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Michael B. Jordan

YoungStars Award
Gabby Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
KeKe Palmer

Best Movie
12 Years a Slave
The Best Man Holiday
Fruitvale Station
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Brittney Griner
Lolo Jones
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Blake Griffin
Carmelo Anthony
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Kevin Durant
LeBron James

Centric Award
Aloe Blacc – The ManJennifer Hudson f/ T.I. – I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)
Jhené Aiko – The Worst
LiV Warfield – Why Do You Lie?
Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing

Best International Act: Africa
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Toofan (Togo)

Best International Act: UK
Dizzee Rascal
Krept & Konan
Laura Mvula
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah


By Rubens Saintel

Proud father, #Haitian, photographer, consultant, writer & entrepreneur. I love video games, movies, plays, technology (surprise), beta testing apps and all things sci-fi. | |