The Legends Of Bad Boy Records Come Out To Play At BET Awards (Video)
A big part of what’s made Bad Boy Records such a great label over the last 20-plus years is the label’s ability to deliver cathartic performances. Whether it was peer-criticism, tragedy, or legal woes, Puff Daddy and the Bad Boy family used the stage to remind the world that they don’t stop.
The last seven days have been especially challenging for Sean Combs, who may face prison time for multiple felonious charges, including swinging a kettle-bell at a UCLA coach. Meanwhile, he maintains his innocence. So on this weekend’s BET Awards, the man also known as Diddy did what he’s known to do. He defended his honor on a stage. The label’s founder and CEO was joined by Ma$e, 112, Lil’ Kim (who does not edit her lyrics one single bit), The LOX, and Faith Evans is an 11-minute medley of hits, spanning the label’s 20th anniversary. There is a Notorious B.I.G. segment, with some images on the LED boards. To show the Bad Boy Worldwide-era, French Montana comes through, as well as a new partially Public Enemy-inspired performance by Puffy and Pharrell. They told us a long time ago, it don’t stop.
The crowd reactions (including Big Sean, Rihanna, Busta Rhymes, Floyd Mayweather, and an aisle-rocking Chris Brown) really show how impactful this label has been.
From the Madison Square Garden concert alongside former rivals to this, has Bad Boy showed what an anniversary truly looks like?