Performing midway v Sunday’s bet Awards, the R&B singer and also reality-television star tore right into her song “My Man” — around how you need to “never trust a lonely woman through the one friend love” — together though her life depended on it.
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She whipped her long blond hair; she doubled end to much better dig into the song’s low notes. And also when it to be over, she dropped she microphone and also sauntered off stage, as certain she’d crushed it as everyone in the audience was.
Would Braxton yes, really have died if her power hadn’t been so fierce? surely not. But the bet Awards — until that point a surprisingly slow affair — can have.
In the past couple of years, the cable network’s flagship awards display has been the liveliest and most pertinent on TV, through electrifying performances from height hip-hop and also R&B stars and a focus on gradual values that has regularly made the Grammys and also the American Music Awards look trivial.
Yet this year’s edition, broadcast live from the Microsoft theater in Los Angeles, endured a significant dip in power — and also seemed to back away from the chance to much more deeply communicate the worries of today.
Host Leslie Jones speaks at the gambling Awards in ~ the Microsoft theater in Los Angeles. (Matt Sayles / Invision / connected Press)
Actress Yara Shahidi accepts the Young Stars Award on stage at 2017 gambling Awards.(Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)
Kamasi Washington, left, and El DeBarge execute a tribute come George Michael.(Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)
Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett smith speak on stage at 2017 bet Awards.
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Kendrick Lamar accepts the masculine Hip Hop Artist award on stage at 2017 gambling Awards at Microsoft Theater.