Music ceremony’s such as the BET Awards have a pristine reputation for it’s authority to attract a wide range of high powered music superstars. Exhibit A, the energy in the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday evening was enough to decapitate the barometer from the flux of all the talent congesting the backstage area of the venue. This years lineup for the 2011 BET Awards show featuring top acts Lil Wayne, Drake, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and much more was as rich as King Jaffe Joffer in Coming To America.
Hip-Hop did it’s duty of holding it down at the awards show. DJ Khaled along with his Miami in rhyme partners Rick Ross and Lil Wayne smashed the 2011 BET Awards with a number of show rockin’ performances. The Miami boys undoubtedly showcased their A game showing why they’re presently considered two of Hip-Hop’s most prized rappers.
Before his set Rozay tipped RapFix off with an exclusive backstage peek of the MC preparing for his show-stealing performance. In this photo, Ross, Lil Wayne and Khaled are seen in their full glory just as the show gets underway. The candid shot was just one of a few moments Ross shared during his all-star night.
After Khaled and Ross’ first set, an amped and shirtless Rozay received nothing but glowing remarks from his fellow Miami rap pal backstage. Later, the Maybach Music impresario and Khaled capped a memorable night of entertaining music with Drake and Lil Wayne with their Summer anthem “I’m On One.”
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