Mary J Blige & Method Man Show Their Duet Still Has Mad Love To Give (Video)
Last night (June 23), the 19th BET Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. For many Heads, the highlight of the evening surrounded Mary J. Blige, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Yonkers, New York representative also performed a medley of her hits, spanning nearly 30 years of heartfelt lyrics, feel-good grooves, and seasons of life from one of music’s most personal artists.
In themed wardrobe to the catalog, M.J.B. performed songs including “My Life,” “No More Drama,” “I’m Goin’ Down,” the Biggie-assisted “What’s The 411 (Remix),” “Real Love,” “Be Happy,” “Just Fine,” and “Family Affair.” Lil’ Kim appeared for the “I Can Love You” collaboration.
However, Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man appeared for one of last night’s highlights, a duet performance of 1994’s Grammy-winning “I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need To Get By” just after the 16:00-mark. Notably, they perform the “Razor Sharp Mix,” courtesy of RZA with the sinister strings at the top. Meth’ and Mary take one of Hip-Hop’s most cherished love songs out onto the stage, through the crowd, and showed its impact 25 years later.
Blige last released Strength Of A Woman in 2017, featuring Missy Elliott, KAYTRANADA, and Kanye West. It was just ahead of her two Oscar-nominations. Next month, she and Nas begin a co-headlining summer tour.
#BonusBeat: Mary J. Blige’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Rihanna. M.J.B. thanks her family, Puff Daddy (who watches from the crowd), Andre Harrell, and others: