Pharrell opened the show with "Come Get It Bae." The crowd went crazy when surprise guest Missy Elliott joined Pharrell for the performance.
Love you @MissyElliott. Thank you for performing with me. #TheEmpress #Virginia #BaeUniversity #BETAwards @BET--Gabrielle Union and Regina Hall presented the first award of the night for Best New Artist to August Alsina, who shed some tears while receiving the award.
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"And we're black," Rock says returning to the stage.
Lil Wayne performed complete with a blinged-out grill, with most of the song bleeped out and heavy drums on the background.
The award for Best Actress went to Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong'o, who did not attend the show.
John Legend performed hit song "You and I" and then took to the keys while JhenÃ© Aiko sang.
On the red carpet "Think Like A Man Too" star Gary Owens told Variety that he hadn't met Mike Tyson before and was nervous to present with him. On stage, they presented the award for Best Hip Hop Artist to Drake. Owens got some laughs when he shouted, "Started from the bottom," quoting Drake's hit while he accepted the award on behalf of him, who did not attend.
Rock really got some reaction from the crowd when introducing Chris Brown to the stage. "Chris Brown just signed a new deal, too bad it was a plea deal," he joked.
Brown, Lil Wayne and Tyga performed hit song "Loyal." The artist let loose and was all smiles. Audience members like Floyd Mayweather, Future and Pharrell danced and sang along.
Fans on the twitterverse couldn't help but comment on Chris Brown's appearance.
chris brown continues to flourish without showing a bit of i-learned-my-lesson. it's amazing to watch.--
Bomani Jones (@bomanijones) June 30, 2014
S|O @chrisbrown THAT BOY STILL GOT IT !!! #Salute #BETAwards--Usher performed and resembled Davy Crockett with an interesting fur hat. The musician sang hit songs like "Confessions," "You Remind Me," and the energy in the room took off when he sang "You Don't Have to Call" and "Caught Up."
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Usher had the most crowd-pleasing performance so far. The singer played the drums and sang his new record "Good Kisser." Although, his background dancer may or may not have received most of the attention with her white fur boots.