The 2010 Centric Soul Train Awards is a wrap! The show overall was a huge success but what’s an awards show without a few bumps in the road!!! That’s why I love them!!!
Some of the highlights of the night include the opening performance by R. Kelly, Gyptian repping for reggae music and the Caribbean, a dance-off between co-hosts Taraji P. Hensen and Terrence Howard (Taraji won hands down!!!) and the tributes to the night’s honorees Anita Baker and Ron Isley. The biggest news of the night was Rick Ross (no pun intended!) Ricky Rozay was not happy about losing to Eminem for Best Hip Hop Song and he and his toys boys left without performing with Chrisette Michele. Ms. Michele was not happy to say the least and blasted Ricky Rozay on her blog.
“If this is the way hip hop is then I denounce it. This is not about ego. This is about what I can bring to the world. My life is for the people. I live to give.
Its my desire to bring life and freedom light and love everywhere I go. Upward mobility in the brown skinned community. Who stands off at an award show because they dont win? An award is winning at being as stuck in a category as possible. Congratulations to all the trophy holders who won at being the most like every one else.”
I was back stage in the social media room where several exclusive interviews took place including an interview with honoree Anita Baker. Ms. Baker is a class act and seemed truly moved about being honored with a Soul Train Award but don’t mess with Ms. Baker’s publicist!!!!! Kim Fields, Taraji P. Hensen and Ray J, amongst others, also stopped by.
Thank you to Grant over at BET, Michael Thomas of Caribbean Media Network and to all the Caribbeans who repped hard — big tings a gwan!!!
The 2010 Soul Train Awards are scheduled to air on BET and Centric at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 28.