A Recap of the BET Awards 2012: Whitney Tribute Shines
THE ROOT -The vibe was hot -- literally -- as the stars made their way down the red carpet into the 2012 BET Awards, where sweat was the most common accessory under the blazing Los Angeles sun. A sense of transition was a subtle theme that developed over the course of the show, with 2012 being the last year the Shrine Auditorium would host the annual celebration of black pop culture before moving over to L.A. Live.
One of the funniest moments of the night followed when host Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee did a comedic version of Jay-Z and Yeezy's "Niggas in Paris," referencing a range of celebrities from Nicki Minaj and Young Jeezy to Denzel Washington and Halle Berry.
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