Dancehall takes over BET Awards Image

by Biko Kennedy

Packed with an unpanelled line-up - from a trip down RnB's memory lane with R. Kelly and Charlie Wilson to new school legends in the making Miguel and Kendrick Lamar wowing the BET Awards' animated crowd – no one couldn't resist the magnitude of energy oozing from Dawn Penn, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Beenie Man and Elephant Man in the Dancehall melody segment of the show.

With the tagline "anything can happen" being echoed continuously throughout the showcasing, performances passed within the blink of an eye. But as the show inched closer to its end, a fully-fledged early 90's Dance hall session took place on the main stage; leaving everyone helplessly revelling in the moment.

Opening with Dawn Penn's 1994 mega-hit You Don't Love Me (No, No, No), the choreographed Dance Hall session gave audience members a slow-groove-moment that only can be captured with a driving Reggae bassline. Following her set Chaka Demus and Pliers blazed on stage to Murder She Wrote capturing everyone's full attention paving the way for none other than the doctor himself…Beenie Man.

Reeling out his arsenal of hits comprising of Who am I, Romie, Girls Dem Sugar, Drinking Rum and Redbull, Beenie showed just why he's dubbed the 'King of the Dancehall' but you know it's not a party unless you have the energy gaad himself live and direct.

Elephant Man jumped on stage for Pon Di River, taking everyone to his dance-school, shouting out rappers Busta Rhymes and Ace Hood while Nicki Minaj was vividly seen connecting with her Caribbean roots as she always do.

If you missed the live stream, here's the kaleidoscopic performance for you to enjoy below:

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