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Last night's 2012 BET Awards were filled with plenty of memorable moments. With special performances from D'Angelo, a heartfelt tribute to the late Whitney Houston, and Kanye West dropping a new track, the Los Angeles crowd was in for a treat.
D'Angelo returned to the stage from a long hiatus performing a silky-smooth soul-filled set. The singer was clearly having a blast as he made his television comeback performance singing “How Does It Feel” and “Sugar Daddy.” After nearly a decade of being completely off the grid, the R&B singer has come back strong and still knows how to belt it out for the fans. Check out video of D'Angelo's performance here at UPROXX.
Kanye West always knows how to make an impression and last night was no different. He walked away with two BET Awards and also took the stage alongside G.O.O.D. Music as they performed a rendition of “Mercy” and “Way Too Cold.” Kanye then debuted an a cappella rendition of “New God Flow.”
Usher, Chris Brown (don't worry, Drake wasn't at the show), and Nicki Minaj also performed.
Probably the most monumental moment of last night's awards was the musical tribute to the legendary Whitney Houston. Many of her close friends shared memories and Brandy and Monica took the stage singing “I Love The Lord,” “I'm Your Baby Tonight,” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” In addition, Houston's mother, Cissy Houston performed an emotional rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” in honor of her daughter. I doubt there was a dry eye in the house.
While Whitney Houston's tribute was definitely the highlight of the evening's festivities, my personal favorite moment belongs to Jay-Z and Kanye West. First Jay-Z surprised Kanye on stage during his acceptance speech for Best Group which the duo won together for their collaboration on “The Throne.” But it only gets better when Jay-Z interrupts Kanye's acceptance speech “Kanye Style” for Video of the Year.
It's nice to see that the relationship these two stars share is more than just a musical collaboration but also a genuine friendship. Who else could get away with poking fun at Kanye's unforgettable acceptance speech interruption?