As you may have heard, D’Angelo returned to national television last night at the BET Awards; he played for eight minutes, debuted a new song, and got Beyoncé to bob her head. It was a success. But D was not the only highlight at last night’s festivities — in fact, as often happens when you put Jay-Z, Kanye, Bey, Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, Monica, Brandy, and Wale in one room, a lot of amusing stuff went down. Jay pulled an “I’mma let you finish” on Kanye! Mariah Carey cried during her tribute to Whitney. KimYe wore matching outfits. Here’s what you missed (warning! All the BET videos have auto-play, it’ll get crazy for a second):
Jay-Z Kanye-s Kanye
Before we skip to the actual “I’mma let you finish,” please note that the Carters were collectively nominated for four out of five videos in this category, and also that they are totally adorable when competing against each other (the boxing!). Also of note: Jay and Kim are not exactly friends just yet, if that frosty head nod is any indication. But you’re here for the Taylor Swift callback, which happens around the 2:30 mark.
Kanye’s New Jam
In addition to bringing out a stage-size Lambo and his G.O.O.D. music pals for “Mercy” and “Theraflu,” Kanye went off book for a two-minute a cappella debut of “New God Flow.” Whitney gets a shout-out.
Kim’s Matching Outfit
Maybe she was Big Sean’s alternate for “Mercy”?
The Whitney Houston Tribute: Monica, Brandy, Cissy Houston, Rob Houston, and Chaka Khan
Plus a surprise intro from Mariah Carey.
Usher Does “Climax”
We would’ve accepted “Twisted,” too, but yes, Usher! Keep performing the good songs.