WATCH: Diddy falls through hole in stage at BET Awards
Published 29/06/2015 | 08:47
Diddy pulled a Madonna at the BET Awards last night when he fell through the stage - and recovered with equal professional aplomb.
THe Bad Boys reunion was going extremely well when Diddy disappeared down a hole out of which Lil Kim had just emerged.
However, some viewers hardly noticed as he popped right back out again and acted like nothing had happened.
“I just heard about it after the fact, by the time I got out there he seemed alright,” Faith Hill revealed to reporters after the performance. “So I didn’t even know it happened.”
So we just gonna act like Diddy ain't fall? https://t.co/zferu2SPvu— Tyler R. Tynes (@TylerRickyTynes) June 29, 2015
Diddy, Lil Kim, Ma$e, 112 and Faith had reunited onstage to perform a series of their hits, including It's All About the Benjamins, Mo' Money, Mo' Problems, and Love Like This Before.
The onstage Bad Boy Records reunion was in celebration of the label’s 22-year anniversary.
Elsewhere, Nicki Minaj showed off her gorgeous mother at the Awards.
The 32-year-old Anaconda rapper received nominations in four categories at this year’s ceremony, bringing boyfriend Meek Mill as her date to the event.
But while scooping up her award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Nicki was accompanied by her mother Carol.
"I always talk about my mommy and this is the first time the world is going to see her. I love you so much," she said onstage while accepting her trophy with mum Carol standing by her side.
Nicki beat out stiff competition in the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist category, including Azealia Banks, Dej Loaf, Iggy Azalea, Tink and Trina.
But Nicki wasn’t the only woman stealing the show on the night.
Rihanna sent Twitter into an uproar after she was filmed putting duct tape on boxer Floyd Mayweather’s mouth while they sat in the front row together. Many fans wondered just how the B***h Better Have My Money songstress came to possess duct tape in the first place.
Rihanna’s ex-boyfriend Chris Brown also stole the show when he put on a riveting performance with Tyga and Omarion.
Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross were co-hosts of the awards ceremony.
And when Anthony accepted the trophy for Best New Artist on behalf of Sam Smith, who wasn’t in attendance, the funnyman had the audience roaring with laughter.
"Sam Smith could not be here tonight because he's white, and he didn't think he would win at the BET Awards and he didn't think he could win, but we showed him that we love him too,” Anthony said to a cackling crowd.
The 2015 BET Awards were held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
2015 BET Awards winners list
BET Lifetime Achievement Award: Smokey Robinson
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Best Actor: Terrence Howard
Centric Award: The Weeknd – Earned It
Humanitarian Award: Tom Joyner
Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award – Janet Jackson
Fandemonium Award: Chris Brown
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Chris Brown
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award: Nicki Minaj – Only feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown