Watch Mary J. Blige Shut Down the BET Awards With a 20-Minute Performance Medley of Her Greatest Hits

For those of us who born before 1990, many of the acts that graced the 2019 BET Awards stage were unknowns who we couldn’t identify with or understand.

Honestly, I don’t know the difference between DaBaby and Lil’ Baby or whatever noises they were making onstage, but I do know that when Aunt Mary hit the stage to perform, I finally felt at home. And I wasn’t alone as damn near everyone in the audience was up on their feet singing along to all of Mary’s songs like we were at a black cookout.

Mary J. Blige rolled through hit after hit, and the crowd lapped up every incredible second of it.

She did “Real Love,” “Reminisce,” “Be Happy,” “Just Fine,” “I’m Goin’ Down” and “Love Without a Limit,” and that didn’t even scratch the surface with regards to the depth of her catalog.

While hearing Mary run through her archive of hits was fantastic, the real highlights were definitely the guest appearances by Lil’ Kim on “I Can Love You” and Method Man on “All I Need.”

While Kimberly looked something like a blood clot and she sounded out of breath at times, there was no denying that her energy was on fire.

Method Man, on the other hand, has been spending a good amount of time in the gym, so his stamina was way better than Kim’s.

Honestly, there’s truly something here for everybody so just sit back, relax and enjoy the splendor that is Mary J. Blige and her thigh-high boots.

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WATCH: H.E.R & YBN Cordae Give Soul-Stirring Performance of “Lord is Coming” at the 2019 BET Awards

Following an introduction from the Exonerated Five (formerly known as the “Central Park Five”), H.E.R. and YBN Cordae moved the 2019 BET Awards audience with a soul-stirring performance of “Lord is Coming.”

Dressed in all black and rocking a blinged out beret, H.E.R. kicked off the performance with an extended spoken-word introduction.

And when YBN Cordae came onstage to rap his verse (a new and welcome addition to the song) H.E.R. grabbed an upright bass and started plucking away, showing off her musical versatility.

Watch below:

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2019 BET Awards: City Girls’ Yung Miami Performs “Act Up,” Lil Baby Performs “Close Friends” & “Pure Cocaine”

Yung Miami has been holding it down for City Girls for nearly a year now, and she kept it up going at the 2019 BET Awards with a solo performance of the group’s hit single “Act Up.”

JT, the other half of the duo, naturally wasn’t present, as she’s currently in the middle of a two-year prison sentence for credit card fraud, but that didn’t stop Yung Miami—fresh off her pregnancy announcement—from holding her own.

After Yung Miami wrapped her performance with her signature “PERIODT” pose, the camera panned to Lil Baby, who began crooning the opening lines to his Gunna collab “Close Friends” while walking to the stage.

Lil Baby’s performance then quickly segued into his latest single “Pure Cocaine,” which he rapped in front of a bank backdrop with diamonds falling behind him as his dancers “fought” amongst each other matching the song’s theme.

He finished his set with a bang (literally!) as a bunch of money shot out of the back of an armored Brinks truck sitting on the stage.

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WATCH: Migos & Mustard Literally Brought “Pure Water” to the 2019 BET Awards Stage

Mustard (formerly known as DJ Mustard) and Migos teamed up for a performance of their hit single “Pure Water” Sunday night (Jun. 23) at the 2019 BET Awards.

Dressed in all white and backed by dancers wearing raincoats, the foursome came LITERALLY came through drippin’ as they performed in front of a cascading waterfall.

This marked Offset’s second performance of the night as he previously joined his wife Cardi B to open the show with “Clout.”

“Pure Water” serves as the first single from Mustard’s third studio album Perfect Ten, due out this Friday (Jun. 28).

Watch Migos and Mustard’s performance below:

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WATCH: Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus Turned the BET Awards Into a Hoedown With “Old Town Road” Performance

While taking their horses to the “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus made a pit stop at the 2019 BET Awards, where they performed their Billboard No. 1 single.

Dressed in a yellow and black fringe leather jacket and matching pants, Nas—along with Billy—arrived on horseback before turning the stage into a live hoedown, with Nas busting out some serious cowboy moves while Billy Ray led a team of line dancers.

The performance comes on the heels of the release of Lil Nas X’s debut EP 7, which just dropped Friday (Jun. 21) and amid the growing success of “Old Town Road,” which remains at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the 11th week in a row.

Watch Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ BET Awards performance at the top.

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WATCH: Fantasia Brings Down the House With Soulful Performance of New Song “Enough” at the 2019 BET Awards

Fantasia was one of the many artists who took the stage Sunday night (Jun. 23) at the 2019 BET Awards, and she brought the house down with a soul performance of her new single “Enough” from her upcoming album Sketchbook.

She dedicated the performance to her brother, who was critically injured in a near-fatal motorcycle crash in 2017 and has made great strides in his recovery.

“My little brother, who got into an accident not too long ago, he’ll be walking soon,” Fantasia shared with ET’s Kevin Frasier on the red carpet ahead of the show. “He had his last surgery, and I believe this is when he’ll get up and walk, so I’m dedicating my performance to him tonight.”

“I think [it’ll make me emotional],” she added. “And it’s going to make me sang. Not sing, but sang.”

And that’s exactly what ‘Tasia did, too!

For the performance’s climax, her guitarist joined her at center stage and dropped to her knees as Fantasia continued to belt the song’s lyrics.

Watch below:

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WATCH: Lizzo Steals the Show at the BET Awards With Epic “Truth Hurts” Performance (Complete With Flute Solo)

2019 has been very kind to Lizzo, and she continued her winning streak this year with an impressive performance of her “Truth Hurts” single at the BET Awards Sunday night (Jun. 23).

Just one week after wowing the audience at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards when she recreated “Sister Act” on stage, Lizzo came through with something completely different for her BET Awards performance.

She opened her set on top of a massive wedding cake before descending down to the stage where she twerked up a storm while wearing a wedding gown (similar to the one she wore in the music video) before busting out with a flute solo.

Watch below:

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WATCH: DaBaby Performs “Suge” at the 2019 BET Awards

DaBaby took over the 2019 BET Awards stage Sunday night (Jun. 23) with a high-energy performance of his hit single “Suge.”

Rocking a red sweater with oversized muscles (like Suge Knight, the inspiration for the song’s title) and backed by a colorful set with a big dancing baby, the Charlotte, North Carolina rapper hyped up the crowd as he danced around on stage and ran through the audience, recreating scenes from the music video.

Watch DaBaby make his awards show debut up top!

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WATCH: Cardi B Gives Offset a Lap Dance During 2019 BET Awards Performance

Cardi B and Offset opened up the 2019 BET Awards with a joint performance of their latest collab “Clout.”

The couple wasn’t afraid to show off a little PDA either, as Cardi gave her husband a whole lap dance on stage, recreating a similar scene from their music video.

We also would like to point out that Offset showed off a few dance moves of his own during his solo part of the performance:

After heating the stage with Offset, Cardi took over solo and performed her new single “Press” for the first time on television. Needless to say … per usual, she KILT it!

Watch Cardi B & Offset’s show-opening BET Awards performance above!

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Let’s Keep It A Buck: Ain’t No Crips Running Around Spray Painting “Gang Graffiti” on White Folks’ Houses & Cars

A suburban neighborhood in Georgia was reportedly “vandalized” with “gang graffiti” … and we can’t help but give this whole thing the side-eye.

According to WSBTV News, residents of a neighborhood in Newton County, which is about 45 miles outside of Atlanta, “woke up” to gang-related graffiti spray-painted on at least three homes and one car.

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw it ’cause we don’t have that in this neighborhood. It’s quiet out here,” neighbor Mary Smith told a Channel 2 reporter.

“When I got home, I was just puzzled. I was really broken that something like this would actually happen here,” said another neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous.

And here’s where things get … interesting.

The Channel 2 News reporter said the man asked the news station to hide his face “for safety.”

He said he had been out of town last weekend when he received a call from his son saying that someone had spray-painted the word “Crips” on their garage and their car.

“I’m a very private person. I don’t bother anyone,” Mr. Anonymous told the station.

Another man said someone broke into his home and stole valuables.

Police also said there was surveillance footage, but they haven’t identified any suspects, though we here at Gossip On This have an idea who it was*.

Because let’s keep 100: Ain’t no crips running around a Georgia suburb spray painting “gang graffiti” on white folks’ houses and cars.

Seriously … have YOU ever heard of the Newton County, Georgia Crips?

And Twitter seems to agree with our skepticism too … so much so that the word “Crips” has been trending ever since this major breaking news story was revealed.

*It was Mr. Anonymous’s son and/or his dumb friends.

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