Performers included TLC joined by Lil Mama, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna who walked away with the night’s most prestigious statuette of them all: The ICON Award.
As in previous years, the show was a big snooze thanks to a lack of real talent. I long for the days when Whitney Houston, Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson and Kenny Rogers used to dominate these things.
Now we have people who look better than they sound (I’m looking at you Katy Perry) and depend on flashing lights to distract you from the fact that they can barely hold a note.
That being said, the most interesting part of the show for me is always the red carpet. Rihanna skipped this part, so I knew she really wanted the viewing audience to be wowed when they saw her. And wowed they were when the first shot of her sitting in the audience was shown. RiRi did what many black girls though was unthinkable at one time: she walked out of her house with her hair wrapped in a doobie chile, hair pins and all.
Who but Rihanna could pull that off? I truly loved it.
Another highlight for me was Ciara. She did walk the red carpet and looked so fabulous in a black fishnet dress. Had Rihanna not wowed me in her doobie and mermaid dress, Ciara would have been my definite choice for best dress Brown Sista.
Other red carpet showstoppers included Taylor Swift and actress Zendaya Coleman.