A-listers JAY-Z and BEYONCE, who are normally missing from the sea of Black faces at this award show, sat front row and offered the world to view some rare PDA moments.
Right next to the hip hop power couple, sat KANYE and his flavor of the month KIM KARDASHIAN, who more than provided the source for some of most shady moments of the night.
NICKI MINAJ, FRANKIE BEVERLY and MAZE, and USHER rocked the house with their performances, and D’ANGELO for his first televised performance in over 10 years. And of course, no the awards wouldn’t have been complete without paying homage to the late and great WHITNEY HOUSTON.
Celebs like DRAKE and RIHANNA were noticeably absent from the show, and a few awkward moments had us giving our TV sets the side eye.