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After executing “m.A.A.d City” into “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” – with Erykah Badu singing the hook and holding his hand to end their performance – Kendrick Lamar took the stage to spit his verse from “How Many Drinks (Remix)” alongside Miguel later in the show. Aside from those moments in the spotlight, the TDE rapper also took home awards for Best New Artist, Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Best Collaboration with A$AP Rocky, Drake and 2 Chainz for “F*ckin’ Problems” – a song that was also performed towards the end of the show, with Drake MIA.
Highlights are always debatable on this show, but Charlie Wilson’s Lifetime Achievement Award presentation set Twitter ablaze. Not only did India Arie, Jamie Foxx and Stevie Wonder first pay tribute to the legendary soul and funk vocalist, but Wilson himself was soon joined by Snoop Lion, Pharrell, and Justin Timberlake for a medley of classics, including “Signs” and “You Dropped A Bomb On Me.”
In addition to those high-energy moments, Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I. hit the stage with summer anthem “Blurred Lines,” and R. Kelly even blessed the audience by showcasing a medley of his hits. Mariah Carey bringing Young Jeezy out to help her perform the remix to “#Beautiful” (into “RIP”) was a little bizarre since Mimi didn’t move much, but all was soon forgotten when Miguel joined J. Cole for “Power Trip” (after “Crooked Smile”), Ciara brought out Nicki for “I’m Out” before she launched into “Body Party,” and Janelle Monae had Erykah Badu join her on stage to close the show with “Q.U.E.E.N.”