BET Awards 2014 Nomy Noms: My Predictions

BET (Black Entertainment Television) is preparing for another celebration of ‘Black Music’…even though I spot a few ‘white artists’. I thought the channel was meant for (predominately) people of Black origin as well as other non-white peoples on this planet…

Anyways sha, last year, the sound crickets after Ice Prince’s win for Best International Act Africa (yh, I did the K GO GO lowdown), clearly displays African-Americans ignorance about the outside world. Their past as slave descendants as well as their awareness of Africa now. They are so much sucked up in their own world that they literally believe that Africa is ‘poor’. It’s even funny how they separate themselves  from African immigrants 🙄 🙄 :roll:. Guess they should have those African schools then. I understand they got destroyed by the KKK in the twenties and thirties.

I even wonder as whether they know that rapper French Montana done a track with Ice Prince? Afterall, he’s Arab African.

9JA DOING BIG TINGS. EGO HEAR? 😎 8-).

Plus, Wiz Kid instagrammed studio sessions with Chris Breezy, Tyrese and African trailblazer Akon.

Photo: Cooling with the brother! Chrisbrown #disturbingla #bringbackourgirls

Image: http://www.facebook.com/Wizkid

With the increasing ‘Black music’ craft subliminally becoming more monopolistic and white in the eyes of many urban/black culture bloggers, enthusiasts and writers, I wonder whether Afrobeats will be the new sound. The whole debate of Black music becoming more cultureless and whitewashed has got many legends of the golden era of Black awakening angry. Even here in the UK, ‘British Black Culture’ i.e the golden era of grime, garage as well as reggae, soca, soul has been replaced with ‘cultureless’ dance musicfollowing the shutdown and revamping of Choice FM, a radio station targeting the Black community. Therefore, if you Black peeps in the US think that the shift to a monopolistic industry is only happening in your ‘land of free’, then you’re mistaken. Choice FM is now replaced with Capital Xtra; rivaling against BBC’s 1xtra. The slogan: Dance. Urban. UK.

Looking into the International Act Africa list (big fist for my peoples in the motherland), there’s a kinda of light arising. Davido and Tiwa Savage are flying it high for Nigeria alongside the likes of epic Ghanaian Black star MC Sardokie (love how he raps lyrically in language), South African duo Mafikizolo, Tanzania’s rare jewel Diamond Platinumz and Togo’s Toofai.

Honestly, African artists should stop trying to be ‘African American’ or something, the stereotypes used nowadays in Black music videos of the West are there to continue the post-traumatic-slavery-disorder and fill up prison cells. Yes Tiwa…embrace the African in you.

That’s what make Afrobeats amazing, the African rhythm is still heard throughout the songs. They’re even songs that give gratitude about the Black/African woman’s beauty of Africa and the WORLD as well as the party ones.

The sounds vary so much around the continent. With West Africa leading the movement. The genre gives freedom for artists to speak the mother tongue and show creativity.Plus, the men can dance! Well, it’s always been anyways…from African dance came breakdancing, bee-bop and ish.

International Act: Africa — Davido.

Iggy Azalea has made history by becoming the first female rapper/artist with number 1 and twos alongside the Beatles. We can all agree that she’ll be in the history books. She’ll be competing against the likes Eve, Nicki Minaj and Angel Haze. It’s arguable to say that she had a easy-free-breeze. However, many question her relatedness with the struggles of Black identity in America. Yes, she uses Black women in her videos. However, (excluding her) let not be fooled to believe that just because a white artist who does predominately Black music has Black people in their videos in an propaganda ?(negative) light, doesn’t always mean that they like them.  White people always have subliminal and direct racist slurs all the time, then they justify saying that they’re not racist and have Black friends/relatives. It’s like 🙄 🙄 🙄 …#justsaying.

I write here with stress that I have no grudges against white folks.

Predicted Winner: Nicki Minaj

Jhene Aiko will be competing for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist against heavyweights Beyonce, Rihanna, Janelle Monae and Tamar Braxton. I remember this girl! Is she Lil’Fizz cousin or something?

Biologically, they’re not related.

Her explosion was a subtle one, as she heavily relied on social media to launch her work. She’s already worked with Big Sean, Drake, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar. Monae and Braxton have also experienced a massive wave of fame. Monae was featured in  the Guardian newspaper months back. Queen B-who-is-da-G has two of her videos from her artwork ‘Beyonce’ nominated for Video of Year (“Partition” and “Drunk In Love”). Her track “Drunk In Love”  was a massive success with everyone from fans to celebrities, making them create their parody/dance video versions on YouTube. It’s shortlisted for both Best Collaboration and Coca Cola Viewer’s Choice Award. So in total that’s urm…(counting my fingers)…four ‘nomy noms’ for Beyonce.

#’…surf board, surf board…’#

Predicted winner: Hmmm, I’m divided between Iggy Aze, Beyonce or Rihanna.

Okay, I’ll go for Beyonce.

I also predict that she will win both Video Of The Year and The Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award for “Drunk In Love”. Afterall, when many think of Black Entertainers, she’s the most highly rated (if not, overrated) star alongside Jigga.

A$AP Rocky’s A$AP Mob, Young Money (Lil’Wayne, Baby, Drake, Tyga, Nicki Minaj), Macklemore & RyanLewis and dance/disco duo Daft Punk are shortlisted for Best Group. Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank (aka TGT) are also in the mix.

Young Money and TGT remind me of  nineties Bad Boy (Puff Daddy, Notorious B.I.G, 112, Lil’Kim, Mase) and LSG. Man, the nineties produced some of the best music cliques in R&B and Hip Hop.

Predicted winner: Young Money Cash Money Babay! XD.

For Best Male Hip Hop Artist I’m predicting Drake. Though my gut has got me thinking Jay-Z is going to win. Oh well, no changes now! I’m sticking with Drake.

It’s a possibility that Ariana Grande will win Best New Artist. So I’m placing my predictions on her.

My Best Collaboration prediction will go to Beyoncé featuring Jay Z – “Drunk in Love”

Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams are shortlisted for the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist. Other contenders include August Alsina and John Legend.  Justin Timberlake experienced massive success with his 20/20 album, which marks 10 years since the launch of his first album ‘Justified’. The same goes for Chris Brown. Despite issues with the law (stereotypical), his single “These B***** Ain’t Loyal” went straight to Number 1 in the US Billboards. He’s also branched out to becoming a director and has three nominations including Video and Director Of The Year for his single “Fine China”.

Prediction Video Director Of The Year — Director X.

Legendary producer Pharrell Williams returns to the scene with his feel-good soundtrack “Happy” for “Despicable Me 2”, which is nominated for a Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award and Video Of The Year. With the song making us to do the ‘Carlton Dance’ (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), Williams also releases his new album ‘Girl’. Pharell Williams is also up for Best Collaboration for “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke and T.I against Justin Timz “Holy Grail” with Jay-Z and August Alsina featuring Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This Shit”.

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award: Either Pharell Williams “Happy” or Beyonce ft Jay-Z “Drunk In Love”.

I think that Lupita Nyong’o and “12 Years A Slave” will excel in Best Actress and Movie.

For the Centric Award I’ll be biased — Jhene Aiko to win!

Gospel Act prediction — Erica Campbell.

Youngstar of the Year — Keke Palmer.

My predictions will be assessed on the 29th June. My lowdown of all of the performances, fashion showstoppers and mishaps will all be blogged. If I’right about my predictions, YAY! If I’m wrong then I suck! XD XD. LOL.

Still, regardless of the event. Many folks have lost their faith in BET. The BET that they knew a decade ago isn’t the same now. With BET under the control of Viacom International, one must wonder who has the power to continue the stupid psychological virus on the masses.

Full list of nominees are listed below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

 

Beyoncé

Janelle Monáe

Jhené Aiko

K. Michelle

Rihanna

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

TGT

Young Money

Best Collaboration

August Alsina featuring Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This Shit”,

Beyoncé featuring Jay Z – “Drunk in Love”,

Drake featuring Majid Jordan – “Hold On, We’re Going Home”,

Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”,

Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams – “Blurred Lines”,

YG featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta”,

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

August Alsina featuring Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This Shit”

Beyoncé featuring Jay Z – “Drunk in Love”

Drake – “Worst Behavior”

Jhené Aiko – “The Worst”

Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Drake

Future

J. Cole

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Angel Haze

Charli Baltimore

Eve

Iggy Azalea

Nicki Minaj

 

Video of the Year

Beyoncé – “Partition”

Beyoncé featuring 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

Gabrielle Douglas

Jacob Latimore

Jaden Smith

Keke Palmer

Zendaya

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 Man”

Jennifer Hudson featuring T.I. – “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)”

Jhené Aiko – “The Worst”

Liv Warfield – “Why Do You Lie?”

Wale feat Sam Dew – “LoveHate Thing”

Best International Act: Africa

Nigeria Davido

Tanzania Diamond Platnumz

South Africa Mafikizolo

Ghana Sarkodie

Nigeria Tiwa Savage

Togo Toofan

Best International Act: UK

Dizzee Rascal

Ghetts

Krept and Konan

Laura Mvula

Rita Ora

Tinie Tempah

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