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I just finished watching the 2016 BET Awards on TV from my DVR. Here are my impressions overall: The producers & presenters paid tribute to Prince, Mohammed Ali, & actor Samuel L. Jackson received a lifetime achievement award.
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Laila Ali gave a nice eulogy to the memory of her father. She talked about how her dad taught all 11 kids to love themselves & their neighbor regardless of their gender, race, income level, & religion. That we all need to spread more love than hate. It was really quite touching.
Spike Lee gave Samuel L. Jackson his introduction & lifetime achievement award. Sam thanked his wife, daughter, & grandmother for his tenacity, drive, & work ethic. He did theatre for a longtime for peanuts before "Pulp Fiction" made him a household name. Sam doesn't mince words. He's short, sweet, & very funny in his own suave way.
It should also be noted that special attention was devoted to the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement & exercising your right to vote in the upcoming election too. I found the show quite good even though hip hop, rap, & R & B aren't exactly in my wheel house. It's always good to try new things musically out of your comfort zone though & I'm glad I did.
Maxwell & Stevie Wonder brought down the house IMO. While every other tribute toward Prince felt insufficient to me. To each their own I guess.