All you need to know about Brandy “First calss” & Bet awards
After Jack Harlow failed to recognise her song “Angel in Disguise” during a radio interview, the singer shared a freestyle rap over the hit ballad last month.
“Brandy is a trustworthy person.“
The singer and Jack Harlow performed their seamless “First Class” freestyle on stage at the BET Awards on Sunday night, bringing full circle her earlier pledge to “murk this dude in rap at 43 over his own tracks and then sing his ass to sleep.”
The Lil Wayne-assisted “Poison” from the Kentucky rapper’s sophomore album Come Home the Kids Miss You made its live debut during his first performance at the awards show. Brandy then took the stage and out-rapped the two of them before finishing the performance with some vocal gymnastics harmonies on the “First Class” hook.
She rapped passionately, “This is passion/ You woke up a beast, now it’s madness/ Singer slash rapper, rapper slash actress/ Don’t call me, “Brandy,” no more, call me, “Your highness”/ Built up, filling my brother Ray J glasses/ This is passion/ You woke up a beast, now it’s madness/ Singer slash rapper, rapper slash actress.”
“I’m really grateful to Jack because he gave me this fantastic opportunity to be a rapper,” Brandy said to ET Online backstage during the ceremony.
Everyone kept saying, “Mm, everyone just wants to hear you sing, don’t do rap,” even though I’ve wanted to rap for a very long time.
However, I adore rap, hip-hop, and all of that.
Despite accusations that he is catering to his black fans, Harlow spent the majority of the night giving black artists a platform.
In addition to booking Lil Wayne and Brandy for his performance, the rapper wore a Lil Nas X jersey on the red carpet in response to the pop-rap star’s well-known rivalry with BET.
Before the event, Lil Nas X tweeted, “Wow I really adore this man.”
His disagreement with the network was about far more than being overlooked for nominations despite having two of the biggest hits of 2021 from the outset.
“I just feel like black gay ppl have to fight to be noticed in this world and even when we make it to the top mfs try to pretend we are invisible,” he stated in a since-deleted tweet.
The dispute with BET began when Lil Nas X made his debut appearance at the ceremony last year. He sang “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and finished his act by kissing his backup dancer.
This year, the network asserted that “no one cheered more that night than BET” in response to Nas’s remarks.
The reverse, though, according to Lil Nas X and his group who spoke to Rolling Stone.
The BET Awards team was actually very upset that I kissed my dancer onstage and voiced their displeasure with several members of my team right after the performance, Lil Nas X said. “They say that ‘no one cheered louder’ for me than them that night, but the BET Awards team was actually very upset that I kissed my dancer,” he added.
One of the BET producers approached me after [Nas] left the stage, and before I could even respond, he looked at me and said, “That was very screwed up,” according to another member of his team.
Nas and “Industry Baby” had little chance of appearing on the BET Awards stage, and Nas skipped the event for obvious reasons, but Harlow made sure to show his support anyhow.