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The 2012 BET Awards was one of the best in years. But things didn’t start off looking that way thanks to host Samuel L. Jackson’s and Spike Lee’s opening struggle rap performance of “Negroes In Paris,” their take on The Throne’ s “Ni**as In Paris.”  Our peeps over at the Urban Daily are in agreement that the opener wasn’t the best of looks for Gator and Mookie.

Samuel L. Jackson’s Opening Performance

Nick Fury hosting the BET Awards was enough to make people tune in, but watching the man who updated Shaft rapping his own version to “N***as In Paris” was enough to make those same people smash their televisions in protest. First, Sam Jackson starts rapping in the most terrible of fashions. Then, Spike Lee joins him and the two had fun forgetting lyrics, shouting inaudible words, and looking like the coons they rail against in the media. The problem with Samuel L. Jackson as host and this opening performance is that his whole schtick is to be the loud black man with the colorful language. You can’t speak the way we’ve come to expect on cable television. The FCC ain’t having that. Sam and Spike better ask somebody.

See who else made the WTF cut at this year’s BET Awards over at The Urban Daily.


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