2014 BET Award Nominees
Since 2001, the BET Awards have honored black excellence in the arts, including music, movies and sports. But like most awards shows these days, the highly rated television event is just a way to have a big party with a lot of celebrities. Few people remember who has won awards. But everyone remembers when Chris Brown broke down crying as he sang Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" at the 2010 awards, and the criticism Lil Wayne received in 2009 when he brought up a bevy of school-age girls, including his daughters, to twerk on stage as his Young Money team rapped the decidedly sexual "Every Girl in the World." In short, the BET Awards are made for Twitter-worthy moments. The 2014 edition is scheduled for July 29, and this playlist acknowledges the nominees.