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One problem was the lack of A-listers such as Drake, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé, the last of whom is said to have given birth to twins recently and therefore wasn’t available to collect the viewers’ choice award she won for her song “Sorry.” (Other winners included Migos for group of the year and Kendrick Lamar for best male hip-hop artist.)
Lamar hadn’t been announced in advance as a performer but showed up to do “Mask Off” with Future — a last-minute cameo that made you wonder if someone at BET called the Compton rapper Sunday evening around 6:30.
More troubling, the artists who did appear failed to do much worth getting excited about. Chris Brown sang a perfunctory “Party,” while Big Sean combined several of his hits into a boring medley.
Trey Songz performed seduction-by-numbers in his slow jam “Nobody Else but You.” Mary J. Blige’s vocals were wobbly in “Love Yourself.” And then there was Post Malone, the polarizing white rapper who clung to Quavo of Migos like a life preserver as they did their duet “Congratulations.”
Given the lackluster company, you could understand why Braxton figured she could snatch the crown when her opportunity arrived.