BET exec Stephen Hill takes full responsibility for Drake and Rihanna mistakenly being announced as Viewers' Choice.
Sunday night's 2011 BET Awards Show was filled with amazing live performances, heartfelt acceptance speeches and that one strange moment when a trophy was mistakenly handed out to the wrong artist.
When "106 & Park" hosts Terrance and Rocsi brought contest winner Tiffany Green onstage to announce the Viewers' Choice Award, Green, like all the other presenters of the night, read the winner from a tablet PC, instead of doing the traditional envelope-opening. At first, she called out Chris Brown as the victor, but then she backtracked and gave the trophy to Drake for his collaboration with Rihanna, "What's My Name?"
"Well, this awkward," said Drake to start his acceptance speech, after his and Rihanna's name appeared on the video screen. But then it turned out that the intended recipient was Chris Brown after all, and as the show neared its end, BET cleared up the confusion and brought Breezy out to accept the award.
An embarrassed Green took to Twitter and said, "Bawling backstage. They totally f---ed me up."
In a classy move, BET President of Music Programming and Specials Stephen Hill took full responsibility for the snafu. "That BET Awards Viewer's Choice mix-up was due to human error," he said in a tweet. "And I was the human that made that error. I apologize to ALL affected."
It was just a single blemish on an otherwise event-filled show, which featured performances from Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Mary J. Bilge, Alicia Keys and Beyoncé, who performed remotely from the Glastonbury festival in England.
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The BET Award for Viewer's Choice Award is determined by the fans. As of 2014, Lil Wayne has won 3 awards total, the most of any artist in this category. B2K and Chris Brown follow with 2 awards each.
Falz deserves his BET Viewer’s Choice Best International Act Award
Falz won an award on Sunday at the BET Awards. Yes, Nigeria’s buzzing rapper and was rewarded by an international body and their viewers for his work in African pop culture.
Earlier this year, he had been by a movie body, for his work, and that work had nothing to do with music or specifically, rap music.
Falz The Bahd Guy, the rapper extraordinaire won the 2016 AMVCA best actor in a comedy for his role as Segun in Funke Akindele’s TV series “Jenifa.” Falz beat other established actors, IK Ogbonna, Kelechi Udegbe, Ime Bishop Umoh, Bowoto Jephthah to win the award for his role as a hairdresser Segun, who works in the same salon with Jenifa.
For the BET, Falz deserves it!
Falz arguably is the first Nigerian rapper to win a personal movie award, a fitting crown to his efforts at comedy. The rapper defines the boundaries of showmanship, articulating his music and comedy into one seamless performance, and excelling in both industries.
Falz actively began his journey to his current spot in 2014, when he latched on to the rising popularity of picture sharing platform, Instagram to connect with fans. Utilising the app’s 15-second video feature, the rapper began a series of comedy videos, using his ability to speak a heavily accented and often comical pidgin language. This became a hit when these comic monologues were used to promote the single ‘Ello bae’. Google ‘Falz Ello Bae’, and enough comedy to last a lifetime will be your reward.
That comedy brand and the growing popularity of the rapper off the mic gained the attention of the brands. Online automobile sales platform, Cheki, signed him up to a lucrative endorsement deal, and Peak Milk used his powers for a commercial campaign which became a viral hit. The singer has since starred in a plethora of shows, gaining the needed the needed attention, as preparation for his journey into movies.
Meanwhile his music flourished, as loyal fans stuck with him. His sophomore studio album “Stories That Touch”, hit a new high, with more attention paid to it. He also struck a fine balance, infusing comic gimmickry into his wordplay and delivery to create a relatable rap style. That worked like a charm.
“Jenifa” was Falz’s second try at the movies and with excellence he took on the role with panache and skill to rival the best in the game.
Succeeding in both Movies and Music in this harsh environment is new to Nigeria. Many times, actors and singers have attempted to marry both industries, but ultimately have come up short. One suffers and gets kicked to the curb, leading many to turn their noses up at chances. But Falz’s success will resonate deeply, redefining the concept of art, and inspiring many to dig deep into their performing arsenal and find new ways to explore all aspects of their craft.
Perhaps it is too soon to celebrate a success. Perhaps it’s too close to call him a master actor and singer. Maybe in the future, dabbling in both worlds to create art that traverses music and movies might take its toll on Falz. But at the moment, negativity is currently difficult to envisage with Falz the Bahd Guy.
He is redefining showmanship in Nigeria Entertainment, and BET Awards have recognized.
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Badh guy truelly deserves it
yeah,he deserves it
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by PhillyCustoms June 27, 2011 1:34 am
This is probably the biggest BET fail of all time, which says alot because BET fails yearly with their awards shows. Anyway, last night they had a random BET watcher who won a contest announce the winner of an award. After accidentally saying who won wrong various times, Drake randomly enters the stage for his participation in Rihanna’s track “What’s My Name.” Awkward, indeed.
The tablet read off Chris Brown was the winner, while the teleprompter said Rihanna/Drake was the winner. That’s why there was a mix up and Tiffany Green wrote on here twitter account “Bawling backstage. They totally fu**ed me up.”
At the end of the BET Awards Kevin Hart brought Chris Brown on stage and announced that he was in-fact the actual winner.
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Nigeria’s Falz has bagged his first international award.
Today, the ‘Soldier’ rapper emerged winner of the ‘BET Viewers’ Choice Awards: Best International Act, at the 2016 BET Awards held in Los Angeles, United States.
For Falz, this is yet another thumbs up to his enviable creativity. Earlier on this year, he won the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy, and with an international award, he is getting all the global credence he deserves.
Also emerging winner this night is South Africa’s Black Coffer who bagged the BET Best International Act: Africa, beating Nigeria’s Wizkid and Yemi Alade, South Africa’s AKA and more.
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