No Beyonce = No Ratings For BET

Published: Thursday 26th Jun 2008 by Sam

No Beyonce = No Ratings For BET It appears Beyonce’s no-show at Tuesday night’s BET Awards turned viewers off:

The African-American targeted network’s annual awards show, which honors the best performances in music, sports and movies, drew 5.8 million viewers—the smallest viewing audience for the eight-year old franchise since 2004, according to Nielsen Media Research. Last year’s show, which featured performances by Beyonce, 50 Cent and TI, drew more than 6.3 million viewers. {Source}

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  1. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    THE DROP IN FIGURES DOESN’T MEAN IT WAS BECAUSE OF BEYONCE’S ABSENCE ALONE.

    THERE WAS NO MARIAH NO MARY NO JANET AND NO BEYONCE/USHER OPENING ALL THESE ARTISTS WERE SUPPOSED TO PERFORM. B.E.T MESSED UP WITH FALSE ADVERTISING.

  2. OLW June 26, 2008

    the show was bad except Alicia’s part…

    that’s why people turn it off

  3. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    i can’t believe yall really think beyonce is the reason of this..lol thats so funnny because if anything…Mariah didnt perform…Janet didnt perform..Ashanti didnt perform..and its like alot of artists didnt perform.but this was no doubt better than the show last year and i can’t believe yall blame it on beyonce’s absense thats crazy..she hot but she did not have 1.5 million viewers on her own..so get dat out yall head…

  4. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    Ask anyone who was lookin forward to the show, who they wanted to see……BEYONCE.

    It’s her name that was on everybodys lips b4 the show and when her ass didn’t perform, I switched off knowing that i’d come and see the performances here later

  5. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    beyonce is a great live performer,she’ll attract loads people

  6. SparklyDiva June 26, 2008

    REASONS NOBODY WATCHED: MISSING ARITSTS

    1. Mariah Carey was not there, so The Lambs didn’t care to bother.

    2. Ashanti–who recently dropped a cd didn’t perform.

    3. Janet was not there, and she recently announced a tour.

    4. J-Hud didn’t perform her new single.

    5. Queen Mary nor Princess Bee

    THINGS THEY SHOULD HAVE PUBLICIZED:

    1. They didn’t publicize that EnVogue, TLC, and SWV were coming. I only watched because I heard this through internet rumor.

    2. The Chris Brown and Ciara showdown..Who would miss that!

    3. Why didn’t they announce that JabbaWockees were dancing with Ne-Yo!!!!

    OTHER ANNOYANCES:

    1. Rihanna was last minute and so random. And I’m sorry, she doesn’t substitute for Mariah, Janet, Mary, or even Ashanti new single.

    2. DL Hugley is wack!

  7. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    OR MAYBE PEOPLE DIDN’T WATCH THIS YEAR, BECAUSE LAST YEAR WAS WACK! EVER THINK ABOUT THAT? LOL

    People actually thought Beyonce was going to show up (based on an internet rumor), so ummm…no @ the whole idea that No Beyonce, No Ratings. I’m sure B fans watched the show, hoping she would be there.

  8. missfoxxii June 26, 2008

    I thought the show was great!

    Loved the performances.

    Okay, so the ratings fell… Which award show has not seen a decline in ratings as of late?

    I think its phenomenal that BET was able to garner that many viewers MINUS the big names like Beyonce, Janet and Mary.

    And has anyone given thought to the fact that Beyonce performing last year may have attracted a whole different audience?

    Its soooo easy to run mouths on the negative. Look at the positive and shut up already!

  9. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    who cares about mariah, nobody wants to see her perform. lately her performances have all sucked. Everyone(well except for the haters) were excited to see beyonce. Thats all everyone was talking about. but since she didnt perform and usher did a wack job, i bet u everyone switched the channel.

  10. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    I don’t think it was Bey’s fault.. Why would she perform? She doesn’t have an album out..

    I would’ve wanted to see Janet perform and maybe Ashanti even tho I’m not a fan..

    I thought the show was better than last year..

  11. PEBB June 26, 2008

    ARE U SERIOUS? I DONE BELIEVE IT WAS CAUSE OF BEY NOT EING THERE NUMBER ONE EVERYONE THOUGHT SHE WAS SO THEY WAQS WATCHIN AND IM JUST NOT GONNA BELIEVE THAT AFTER SHE DIDNT COME OUT WIT USHER THEY ALL TURNED THE CHANNEL…IT’S ALOT OF ARTIST THAT WAS NO SHOWS AT THE BET AWARDS….THAT COULD HAVE BEEN THE REASON OR MAYBE PEOPLE HAD OTHER THINGS TO DO

    *AND IM NOT HATIN CAUSE BEY CAN PERFORM BUT DAMN!!!

    CAUSE HONESTLY I WAS UPSET THAT ASHANTI DIDNT PERFORM AND CI CI DIDNT HIT THE STAGE ALONE

  12. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    “B.E.T MESSED UP WITH FALSE ADVERTISING.”

    Exactly. They must have heard about the rumours and let them escalate. People (not myself) watched the whole show expecting Beyonce to pop out, so they must’ve maintained their audience throughout, so it was a wise business decision. It shows how desperate the BET awards is.

    Their poor excuse was that anything can happen concerning who is performing and who isn’t, but they could at least confirm who is and isn’t performing. Or just not confirm until the day or wk before the performance. Simple. Instead they’re announcing people way ahead on purpose.

  13. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    Okay so I try and try to keep my own hatin to myself, but seriously….I could care less about Beyonce. The sucked cause of the lack of attendees and performers. Honestly, I was glad that Beyonce wasn’t there. She can sing, dance, and she usually looks hot…but I’ve just had enough of her!

  14. Paul June 26, 2008

    She is the reason I turned

  15. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    I wud really like 2 kno where ppl r seein Beyonce @ 2 b so tired of her… I’m tired of Lil Wayne & T-Pain bein everywhere… I mean c’mon isnt one guest appearance on somebody’s song enough. Anyway, the blame shudnt b put on Beyonce, becuz there were a lot of ppl who were suppose 2 perform who didnt. Like Ashanti< Mary & even Danity Kane (which was a shocker to c them listed as performers). There cud b a list of reasons y she didnt show up... Mayb she was never schedule 2 perform in the first place. All i kno is I got my surprise wen Ciara walked & performed with Chris Brown & when all the 90's girl groups came out wit Alicia Keys & when Lil Kim came out wit Keyshia Cole. So i wasnt upset.

  16. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    YEP! U HIT NAIL RIGHT ON ITS HEAD SAM!

    NO BEE NO SHOW!! SHES THE QUEEN SO GET OVER IT!!!

    NOW WHAT THEY COULD HAVE DONE WAS HAVE ALICIA OPEN UP WITH THAT WONDERFUL FLASHBACK INTO THE 90’S!

    ITS USHERS FAULT BECAUSE HE SET THE TONE FOR THE SHOW! HE DIDNT DO A GOOD JOB!

    PEOPLE GET REAL BEYONCE IS A RATINGS MOGUL!!

    NOT MARIAH NO SINGIN B***, NOT JANET NO TALENT B***, NOT ASHANTI 13 YEAR OLD SINGING VOICE B***.

    SO JUST GET OVER IT! I bet BET HAS LEARNED THEIR LESSON! BEE WILL BE ON THE SHOW NEXT YEAR I GUARUNTEE THAT!!!

  17. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    That’s Funny…LMAO.. u honestly thought this years viewers count was low because of Beyonce. Get Real…I mean she’s great and all…but she cannot make up for over a million viewers. But BET should have had better advertising like Ciara and Chris Brown dance together….that made it the best show for me and the Stepped on my J’s!!!!

  18. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    AFTER NO BEYONCE I TURNED!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    BBEYONCE IS THE ONLY REASON I EVER WATCH THE BET AWARDS
    WHEN I HEARD THAT SHE WASN’T GOING TO BE PERFORMING I WAS DEFFIENTLY NOT GOING TO SIT THROUGH 3 HRS OF THE MESS. I HEARD THE SHOW SUCKED MAJOR THIS YEAR.

  20. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    i always wanted beyonce to take a long break,like all the other artists do,but after watching that show yesterdai ,i realised how much she is missed..

  21. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    damn mary j blige didn’t come?
    i understand why nobody care the BET awards haha

  22. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    I dont think that was the main factor. The performance that Beyonce gave at the BET awards last year waas, alright! She is a pretty girl with a nice shape and she always dresses nice for the occassion. That’s why she was missed. Mariah sounds horrible. That falsetto voice/sound that she is singing in ALL of the time is terrible. She can sing-So Sang!!!!!
    Neyo gave the best performance. And lets face reality…Janet Jackson CANNOT sing. She CANNOT hold a note! She is a great lip-sync artist and a GREAT performer. Janet needs to hand her crown over to CIARA-they are the same vocally to me, but CIARA knows she can dance!! OMG-it should be a sin to be able to move like she does!!!! Ashanti should have performed. The new single is the bomb and hot right now-She shouldve been given that opportunity to belt that one out!!! Alicia Keys looked great but she looked like she was having a hard time being girly. T-boz sounded horrible. Chilli cant sing. Envogue was great. SWV-the leader sounded ok….basically the ratings always dropped from the previous show. I think everyone was looking for to Beyonce, Usher and Lil Wayne performing the REMIX to “Love in This Club”. I was very disappointed

  23. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    Have any of you ever thought about Beyonce not showing up because she wasnt NOMINATED for ANYTHING???!!!
    SO BEFORE EVERYONE GOES OFF ON BET AS A WHOLE…THINK ABOUT THE ARTIST. I BET YOU IF SHE WAS NOMINATED FOR SOMETHING SHE WOULDVE BEEN THERE!

  24. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    the show was awful and the main reason why people didn’t show up is because most of the artists were working on the Award Show night!

  25. Kendra June 26, 2008

    Because they show was and is s***

  26. Walley June 26, 2008

    beyonce is the shitt… the show was nothing without her

  27. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    to the person that said she didnt show up because she wasnt nominated. why would she be nominated? what would she get nominated for if she hasnt had an album out in 2 years! trust me, that aint the reason. And to those saying that beyonce wasnt the reason the show got low views, yall just in denial. I aint even a beyonce fan and i just watched it to see her. I didnt see her in the Red Carpet and when i didnt see her open the show i just turned it off. Everyone was texting me like “WTF Beyonce aint even there!” so yeah it was because of bee. maybe not the whole 1 million viewers but probbly half or 75% of those viewers didnt watch beccause of her. Shes an amazing performer. Anyone who disagrees is just jealous. Beyonce’s “BDAY” might not have had the best songs but she made it work with her performance skills. anyone that tells me that her performances arent all great KNO THEY LYING!!!.Beyonce brings the Cash to AWARD SHOWS/TV SHOWS/CONCERTS/MOVIES/PERFUMES/CLOTHES/Etc…..I bet u if she released a line of pots and pans they would be the best selling pots and pans of all time. GET WIT IT!!

  28. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    I WAS SO PISSED BEYONCE WAS NOT THEIR TO OPEN THE SHOW NOR IN ATTENDENCE!

    SHE IS THE REASON I TUNE IN, BECAUSE SHE IS A GREAT PERFORMER AND I LOVE SEEING HER.

    I’M SURE B.E.T TOLD LIL’ WAYNE TO SAY B WAS SHOWING UP WHEN SHE WASN’t GOING TO!

    NO BEYONCE IS JUST HURTING THE SHOW. THEY ALSO ROBBED PEOPLE OF THEIR AWARDS

    EVERYONE KNOWS TRINA SHOULD HAVE WON THAT BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST! HER CD WAS NUMBER ONE AND MISSY AINT PUT OUT SH*T I WAS HIGHLY PISSED!

  29. Kid-K June 26, 2008

    I think some of yall are really going HARD, Denying the fact that she is the Best Performer we have and its been that way for like a good 6/7 years now. F***, DC opened the first BET Awards. Yet yall BEG her to take a break. WHY? LOL! All we do is see her pics on Blogs, she didnt do anything this year but, the 50th Grammys and a favor for Ellen and Usher.

    What happen? Yall had Rihanna, who yall swear is killin & replacing Beyonce. Why couldnt she have pulled 20 Million Viewers? Yall swear she is the hottest thing walkin! She is pretty and all but she gets the worst Live performance reviews becuz she is nothing but a Fashion Show! I like her but, she is not an exciting performer. I’ll be the first to say that I wish Bey did SAVE Usher’s performance. Hell, I wish Jay would’ve came out and did Mr.Carter with Wayne at the end because his performance wasnt all that either! I’ll be the first to say that The BET Awards AINT S*** without BEY LOL!

  30. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    I agree with you up top. Because this year The BET Awards was Boring and Wack some of the performances were okay. But all the tribute to Al Green was great, and Marvin sapp was amazing. Girl Groups coming out was good but rush and Alicia should’ve just get off the stage and let En Vogue, TLC, and SWV do there thing on stage. Because Alicia sounded like she was trying to sang over them. I still like Alicia but her Teenage Love Affair Performance was a little irritating just hearing her voice like that. The only reason I watch was to see Beyonce performed, with Usher and Lil Wayne. When that didn’t happen I was mad because not anyone really came on there A game this year. But just wait because MTV going to make sure they out do BET just by asking Beyonce to perform her new single for her album. It’s going to be alot of people watching. Also alot other singers wasn’t there so that is also the reason too. BET should have really been on there game coming out and being sure who will be performing at the BET Awards because I also wanted to see Janet Jackson to perform.

  31. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    S*** after Usher performed I was waiting for Beyonce beautiful self to come out and waiting for my n**** Lil Wayne to do his thing. But s***, I’m looking at the T.V. screen like thats it to Usher performance, no Beyonce coming out or Lil Wayne. I got so mad I turned the channel and popped in a movie. From what I have seen all the performances on other sites, BET awards was boring this year. I’m glad I didn’t watch. I won’t be watching when BET show the rerun of the Awards.

  32. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    Its not only the bloggers but people who called into Hot 97 wasnt too impressed either. And this one girl was like how she wanted to see Beyonce and Mary. And DJ Envy said he think Alicia got Beyonce on the performance tip and wild ppl was calling up and texting like Hell No LOL! I think Beyonce, T.I, Jay-Z and Mary are the major players of the BET Awards. Some of yall are just in Denial!

  33. SamIsA… June 26, 2008

    First of all, that is not the reason why the awards show lost so many viewers. BeYAWNce MIGHT be hot, but she ain’t that hot trust me. A fan knows this, a stan doesn’t.

    And, maybe had you listened to me, you wouldn’t have been so upset. Flashback, what did Wayne say? “We was suppose to…” BET and tell him to say s***. That may have been the original plan for BeYAWNce and Wayne, but it changed. Tried to ya’ll. Stans was blinded.

    That’s what you get, I can’t feel sorry for you.

    But really, who the f*** is gonna hit at home on a Tuesday night to watch an award show? I didn’t. Sunday maybe, but not Tuesday.

  34. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    It wasn’t BET’S fault for Mariah not showing up she backed out of it at the last minute, and i didn’t care about that anyway because her live performances are not poppin any more. But i did actually tune in to see beyonce and usher because last year and the year before that her performances have been the best out of anybody, because she has so much energy when she performs. the BET awards was so lame this year.

  35. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    i agree.. thats who i wanted to see.. Queen beyonce & Ciara..

  36. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    One person up above me said Beyonce probably didn’t perform because she wasn’t nominated,well at the 04 awards she wasn’t either and she came thats whem monique did that dance and Beyonce didn’t even know about it. And in 06 she performed and she wasn’t nominated thats when she did deja vu.

  37. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    whats the big diff between 6.3 and 5.8? beyonce was at the last mtv awards and it was low. and last year’s bet show was lower than another year and beyonce and ciara were there. that whole theory is stupid. not to mention since everyone thought she would be there based on your theory than they would have been tuning in more. get off that bish d it’s not that serious. i certainly prefer what usher did to that nonsense part II song. they had all the hot stars of today. wayne is the biggest thing out and he was there. chris brown and rihanna. ciara. you really think old a** camel man and his overrated counterpart would have made a difference in ratings?

    the reason people don’t watch the first night is bc they repeat that ish all the time and they know they will catch it later.

  38. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    YES THE SHOW WAS VERY GARBAGE BEST WAS MS KEYS AND THE SWV TLC S*** AND U KNOW LIL WAYNE REST IT WAS OK AND I REALLY WAS LOOKIN TO SEE BEYONCE ALONE WITH USHER LOVE IN DA CLUB REMIX AND LIKE ALL THE ICONS WASNT THERE LIKE EVERYONE SAY JANET MARIAH MARY THEY SAY MARY WAS GONNA BE LIVE AND ASHANTI LAST MIN SAY SHE NOT GONNA PERFORM BODY ON ME ALONE WITH NELLY SHE SHOULD DID SOMETHIN LIVE SHE LIKE THE HOTTEST OUT WHEN IT COME TO RB POP FEMALE IN DA GAME RIGHT NOW THAT COMEBACK S*** . BUT WE ALL KNOW B HAVE SOMETHIN NEW OUT 09 I BET SHE WILL BE THERE NEXT YEAR IF THE SHOW DONT RETURN !

  39. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    okay i can see webmaster that you are a beyonce stan and me too but it wasnt about beyonce….

    i can totally agree with !SparklyDiva!

  40. ND June 26, 2008

    GOOD!! BEYONCE DONT GET ENOUGH CREDIT!!!

    AND B.E.T. SHOULD’VE ENSURED THAT MICHELLE OR SOLANGE PERFORMED DIS YEAR!!!!!!!!

  41. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    Wow. I can not, have not and never will understand this obsession with Beyonce. It’s really not cool or healthy considering that she is not the only female who can sing and dance. She was not the first to do it well and will NOT be the last. So, I honestly can not relate to those who worship her to the point of excluding EVERY other female singer on this planet or feeling that they must compare every female singer to Beyonce as though she was the first female singer ever. Have any of you thought that ratings may have been down because there was speculation that Beyonce WAS performing? I, for one, had planned to not watch the BET Awards because I heard she WAS performing and I’m tired of seeing her performing nearly everywhere! I know of many who held the same sentiments. In fact, she might be tired of performing everywhere. And by the way, I am not a hater. I think she’s very talented, but I have enough sense & rationality to see talent in other singers as well. Now, had BET advertised the return of Maxwell, En Vogue, TLC, SWV…trust me, more folks (grown folks in particular) would’ve turned on their TV sets.

  42. V June 26, 2008

    One person up above me said Beyonce probably didn’t perform because she wasn’t nominated,well at the 04 awards she wasn’t either and she came thats whem monique did that dance and Beyonce didn’t even know about it. And in 06 she performed and she wasn’t nominated thats when she did deja vu.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Um Beyonce was nominated in 04 she won 2 awards cause in 03 crazy in love and all those songs were too new so she won them in 04 n when monique preformed, they showed beyonce all happy getting out of her seat.
    ANYWAYS… the awards this year were wack cause muisc in general was not that hot. mariah, alicia and mary all had hits so did usher but they had bigger hits before. Please mary only had one hot single off this album and usher’s performace was wack, he only did one song and didn’t bring out bey and wayne and he LIP SYNCHED! People don’t get excited for this man anymore n he was headlining the show sooo there u go. Rihanna is hot but we all know she can’t preform, chris brown was good but his performance 2 years ago was HOTTER and it was kinda short, if u ask me, ciara came out n they danced for alike minute n it was done, it was like a teaser. almost everyone was there but they all were better in previous years.

  43. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    Thats how I feel about this Rihanna obsession. I dont get it. She is a boring performer, all I see is clothes and a haircut. Nothing more. I’m gonna keep it honest after Bey’s tour she won me over. B’Day wasnt her best album but She gets BUSY Live. If B’Day was a WAY Better Album, all these R&B Chicks would be SCARED Out they asses LOL!!!

  44. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    Ok, I’ll tell yah the real reason why BET had low ratings. First it’s cause the BeYawnce Stans were hyping her up and that turned me off. Second I and the rest of those million viewers got bills to pay. Gas prices are no joke, why would I waste 2 hours of my life watching the same non-sense that goes on every year. Leave Mariah, Mary, Ashanti and DK girls out of this mess. People were turned off by the first performance-need I say more (Usher), Second Keyshia Cole sounded like a dieing whale and her dancing was wack. alicia’s ass was boring at first, not until she bought out the 90’s girl groups. I got tired of seeing T-pain voice box lyrics and Kanye crying ass always trying to make a fool of himself. chris brown performance by himself was wack, and ciara saved the performance, that’s when things started to livin up again. Ne-yo’s performance was the best out of all the new artists. Al Green and Maxwell made these new artists look like amateurs. I’m a B-Fan but I was praying to see Ashanti perform tonight because I wanted to see her live. rihanna’s performance was boring too and her singing was ok, nothing outstanding. Nelly and Ciara was good. Lil Wayne, how can I say this but the singles are garbage. Maxwell, Jill Scott, and Al Green bought a good memory of what good music is all about. I’m praying for Maxwell to come out with another album. With this said the awards was boring, with very few performances that stood out as talent.

  45. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    Anyone sitting up here talking about the B fans/stans weren’t watching need to stop lying, ya asses were watching all the way to end of the performance. I only know that because I’m on one her(Beyonce) message boards and we had 100+ pages about this years awards, we were waiting till the end, hoping that Beyonce would show up at the end with lil wayne and usher. So all that fuss about why the numbers were low is false. Ratings have been dropping every year.

  46. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    I agree with sparklydiva it was not about Beyonce. The stans missed her. It was more about BET hyping the show to what the fans expected and BET did not deliver. Usher did not deliver as the man who supposedly is dubbed Mr.Entertainment. We did not see him in the crowd. Did he even stick around for face time? Alicia Keys had a good surprise performance. Had they hyped up her surprise with all the girl groups of the 90s like they did Usher, more viewers would have been there. Same with Chris Brown and Ciara performing together, btw hot performance. No Mary, No Mariah, No old school divas such as the likes of Patti Labelle, Tina Turner, to show the youguns who they got it from. Al Green was the only man representin great feel good music. The host of the show was not to our expectations. I mean COME ON. No disrespect to Hughley, but do we really care about him hosting? Why not Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Chris Tucker, hell KAT WILLIAMS? Or maybe Jamie Foxx that nucca is FUNNY regardless if he is an actor with an oscar. J-Hud should have perform her new single. I mean all these miss haps come in mind.

  47. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    I am glad Bey wasnt there. That girl needs a rest number one, and number two she does not make a show. She wasnt even nominated this year so what realy purpose was there for her to show up. This year could have been a lot better if they had a different host. Tyra coulda hosted and it would have been more entertaining than DL Hugley with his D-List ass. And yeah it would have been much better with J-Hud performing Spotlight and Dressed up in Love as a surprise Performance instead of Ri Ri – Though I did enjoy Take a Bow because she really has a place in the entertainment business because she brings something to the table. Over all next yr will be much better because maybe they will replan it…have something better to show……….Cause the worst mistake they made was to start with Usher performing Love in the Club cause that song does not compare to his previous material and the rest of the Album was also very low grade material.

  48. shy1 June 26, 2008

    There are several reasons why the ratings are low:

    -Its cable, so it’ll be back on

    -Those who missed the show can always You Tube the performances

    -D.L Hugley was the host-nuff said

    -At the end of the day, its BET

    One chick don’t stop no show

  49. shy1 June 26, 2008

    And I forgot to mention, if Beyonce was there what would she perform other the remix to Love In the Club?! She isn’t expected to release anything to the fourth quarter anyways…

  50. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    I think Beyonce may have been part of the reason why ratings were so low. Lets keep it real, there was a reason why she has performed at so many BET awards. Anyone who says otherwise is delusional. Mariah and Mary weren’t there either so that may have contributed to the low ratings also. NO ONE was looking for an Ashanti performance! You saw how quiet the crowd was when she came out to introduce Nelly! Alicia’s performance was just alright to me, I really just wanted her to sing Superwoman and exit though. No one seemed to be concerned about singing this year….it was all about dancing.

  51. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    Well I for one was hoping to see Bey, but when she didn’t perform with Usher(which was a big disappointment) I changed the channel. Sorry BET maybe next year

  52. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    Oh pluzzzz all of you, you know you tuned in BECAUSE THERE WERE RUMORS ABOUR BEYONCE PERFORMING WITH USHER!!! don’t come here now and act like it ain’t true
    On a completely different note, I’m so tired of rihanna and her outfits, girl please go sit somewhere for a while and chill dang!
    You all know that Ashanti and all those other “singers” (only) cannot perform or entertain like the QUEEN B! Why do you think she’s always asked to perform and open shows??? no one like her just give her the credit cos it’s due!
    AND BET WAS A WASTE OF MY TIME THIS YEAR

  53. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    THE ONLY REASON I WATCHED ALL THE WAY THROUGH IS BECAUSE I WAS WATING FOR BEY…..NO OTHER FEMALE PUTS ON A SHOW LIKE HER….I DONT THINK THE WHO;E MILLION DROP WAS B CUZ OF HER BUT IT HAD A LOT TO DO WITH IT…I WOULD HAVE JUST WATCHED THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE IF I KNEW SHE WASNT GOIN TO BE THERE…AND ALICIA SHOULD HAVE LET SWV.EN VOUGE AND TLC SING BY THEIR SELVES….SHE WAS SINGING OVER THEM….IT WAS A WASTE OF MY TIME.

  54. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    to the people bringing up Ashanti’s name up, the reason why she didn’t perform because one of those 24 parents protesting was someone from the Board of BET. So Ashanti did a good job on her part and not confronting the heat. She was there to have a good time. hell why are we even talking about her performing because her performance wasn’t confirmed. BET was just throwing out names and you all went for it. They threw out Beyonce name and from what I heard you all watched the show anticipating her ass to show up. You all got played. Lol. I didn’t watch the show last year so even bother this year. I sit here laughing my ass off because some of you guys can exist outside your IP address. Beyonce, Ashanti, Alicia, Mariah and Mary stay on your minds, tongues and dreams. I wonder what would happen if none of these people were making music.

  55. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    HELL YEAAAAH!!! it’s sad but it’s TRU!

  56. Anonymous June 26, 2008

    I have to admit,that was wack. the host was wack,they should have had mo’mique on there,she was the best host ever.most of the performances were lame.mariah could have been there.they need to do better.good luck next time

  57. Anonymous June 27, 2008

    Told ya’ll I was gonna bump like this
    Ya’ll didn’t think that I could bump like this
    Said I told ya’ll I was gonna bump like this
    Turn around then I make it jump like this…. ;P

  58. Anonymous June 27, 2008

    I’m not a big Bey fan. Yes she can sing and perform well, but she’s not all that. She didn’t show up because it wasn’t all about her. As some one stated earlier, she wasn’t nominated for anything, she wasn;t asked to perform. So she thought that she was too good to just sit back and appreciate other artist’s. I pick MaryJ,Ashanti,and CiCi over Bey any day. Even when Beyonce performs on the awards she doesn’t perform the whole entire show. That’s ignorant to even suggest the show had poor ratings because of her. Ne-Yo had the best performance, and with Chris only the part when Ci, came out was hot during his performance,I liked Nelly’s, but usher should have stayed home and changed diapers.A Keys, usually performs way better than she did to me. RiRi looked as if she had just came out of a cemetery, and was scared to move,and Keisha I can listen to her music on the radio all day, but live she never seems to get it right.

  59. Anonymous June 27, 2008

    The Show still was boring. The only reason Beyonce could not be there because she was working on her film obsessed. So why you trying to say she think she too good to show up. Thats alie. My causen knows Beyonce causen Angie and Angie live in Houstan Texas. My Causen ask Angie why Beyonce didn’t come to the BET Awards and Angie said because Beyonce was shooting the scenes for the Obsessed movie and that Beyonce did want to come and watch the show but her father said that she needs to stay and finish the scene for the movie. But I do wish that Beyonce, Lil Wayne and Usher should have perform at the BET Awards together because than Usher would of had a great opening performance at the BET Award show. Usher performance was okay this year but he just needed surprise guest to perform with him.

  60. Tiffany June 27, 2008

    The show would’ve sucked, with or without Beyonce. So it ain’t got nothing to do with her. It would’ve been wack with her there. The ratings wouldn’t have went up any further. These award shows suck period. Even the Grammy’s. None of the award shows over the last few years have been worth looking at. It ain’t got nothing to do with Bee. She ain’t got no Godly powers, to make things magically happen.

  61. Anonymous June 27, 2008

    I was Looking for Beyonce to tell you the truth.

  62. Anonymous June 27, 2008

    I was lookin for Beyonce especially during Usher’s performance! Bey & MJB OWNS The BET Awards.

  63. Anonymous June 27, 2008

    Haters just accept the truth. Beyonce is the Queen of the BET Awards. She has performed 5 times and opened 2 times.

    She puts asses in seats and makes people tune in. A LOT of people watch the BET Awards just to see her. Ciara,Ashanti,Rihanna,and so on do not perform as well as her and they do not make people tune in.

    Beyonce=high ratings. End of story.

    Sam forget your haters. You just telling it like it is.

  64. Anonymous June 29, 2008

    Sam I think you gone CRAZY!!!
    not a hater

    but seriously beyonce aint that big of a star to bring millions to watch one got damn show!!!

    as a matter of fact beyonce fans were actually tuned in
    cause they thought she was gonna perform but she never showed up :]

    it seems like everyone is to far into beyonce ass that they want to see her perform everywhere.
    f*** people her time is coming around the corner just wait 2 or 3 fuckn months and then you’ll see her video and peromances EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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