Tisha & Tichina reunite on BET.
Blog King, Mass Appeal
LAS VEGAS — Here’s all you need to know about the “2020 BET Soul Train Awards” that aired Sunday night from Orleans Arena in Las Vegas: Hosts Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold celebrated “Black Girl Magic” to open the ceremony. You can tell Tichina hit the Stairmaster prior to showtime whereas Tisha picked up a few pounds. The excess weight must’ve pissed-off BET producers because they had Tisha don a girdle underneath her Stygian wardrobe the entire night. Hell, she could barely respire. Tisha wasn’t the only one with an augmented waistline. “Fool For You” singer CeeLo Green looked like he ingested a bucket of Popeyes chicken before taking the stage.
The same can’t be said for corpulent songstress Jazmine Sullivan who’s no longer corpulent. The 33-year-old songstress is now skinny enough to hula hoop Cheerios. Jazz is either on SlimFast or smokin’ crack because she’s lost a ton of weight. Not sure how he does it, but Smokey Robinson is the youngest 80-year-old I’ve ever seen. Ditto for “Gap Band” legend Charlie Wilson who looks fantastic at age 67.
Monica, winner of the “Lady of Soul Award,” performed a medley of her greatest hits. Her childhood rival, Brandy Norwood, took home the “Soul Train Certified Award” after performing a pair of songs from her new “B7” album. Neither have aged a bit. Monica looks finger-licking good.
Kirk Franklin, who won the award for “Best Gospel,” couldn’t attend. But he thanked viewers in a recorded message. Dude, something’s up with Kirk. His countenance was pigmented with layers of cosmetics, he sported some extremely tight raiments, and he looked sweeter than a bag of Skittles. Rumor has it Kirk is full-blown Liberace gay. He did nothing to dispel the scuttlebutt Sunday night.
R&B singer H.E.R., the event’s top nominee with 8 nods, won the award for “Best R&B Female Artist.” But it was Chris Brown who ended up being the night’s biggest winner. The 31-year-old vocalist won 4 of the 12 awards presented, including “Best R&B Male Artist.” Not bad.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
Song of the Year: Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Album of the Year: Summer Walker, Over It
Video of the Year: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid, “Brown Skin Girl”
Best R&B/Soul Female Artist: H.E.R.
Best R&B/Soul Male Artist: Chris Brown
Best Collaboration Performance: Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Rhythm & Bars Award: Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage”
Best Dance Performance: Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Best Gospel/Inspirational Award: Kirk Franklin
The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award: H.E.R., “I Can’t Breathe”
Lady of Soul Award: Monica
Soul Train Certified Award: Brandy
Best New Artist: Snoh Aalegra