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BET EXPERIENCE 2015 WEEKEND RECAP
By Brittany Jackson, Contributing Writer
Published July 2, 2015
Chris Brown moves in for a lay up during the game. (Robert Torrance/LA Sentinel)

Chris Brown moves in for a lay up during the game. (Robert Torrance/LA Sentinel)

Miguel Concert

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – On Friday, June 26, 2015, the smooth crooning, Grammy-Award winning singer Miguel graced the stage at Club Nokia In Los Angeles to serenade loyal fans during the BET Awards weekend. Miguel brought sex appeal and sensuality to the stage, performing in all white ensembles with a tasseled mic stand. The intimate crowd swooned over Miguel, who performed a medley of both his latest and greatest hits, such as “Adorn,” “All I Want is You,” “Hollywood Dreams,” and “Coffee.” Miguel’s third studio album, WILDHEART, is set to release June 30, 2015.

Celebrity Basketball Game

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – The BET Experience continued with the star-studded Celebrity Basketball Game held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Some of the industry’s favorite artists, entertainers and athletes competed in the Sprite sponsored event, including Chris Brown, Meek Mill, Snoop Dogg, Floyd Mayweather, The Game, Doug Christie, Omarion, French Montana and Soulja Boy, who battled it out to entertain fans in attendance. The ladies weren’t completely left out, as Tammy “T-Time” Brawner brought her skills to the court to represent with style. The jam-packed game also featured surprise appearances from Nikki Minaj, 2 Chainz and Keshia Cole. Chris Brown and Snoop Dogg’s white team reigned victorious in the battle, securing the win by way of key crossovers and clutch shots.

Erkyah Badu and Janelle Monae speak at a Genius Talk session. (Robert Torrance/LA Sentinel)

Erkyah Badu and Janelle Monae speak at a Genius Talk session. (Robert Torrance/LA Sentinel)

Genius Talks

Later in the day, BET launched it’s Genius Talks panel series sponsored by AT&T, the first of which included “Young Hollywood” panelists Karrueche Tran, Quincy Brown and Brandon T. Jackson, followed by the “Free to Be” panel featuring the Erykah Badu and Janelle Monae, who spoke of their creative genius, style, and the need for more women to serve as media moguls and label heads.

The pound-for-pound, undefeated boxing king Floyd Mayweather was more than candid in his “Most Difficult Bout Part II” interview with Dougie Fresh, where he spoke of spoiling his daughters, dating multiple women, being accountable to himself alone and the art behind making smart business moves. The champ, who donned a custom crocodile vest and boots, and a diamond chain worth over $2 million, stated that he always set out to be different, avoiding tattoos and the redundancy associated with industry style trends. Mayweather announced that his final fight would be held September 12, 2015.

Lastly, Kobe Bryant sat down with Janelle Hill to talk retirement rumors, injuries, the joys of fatherhood, and growing to understand the importance of connecting with his team on an emotional level. Bryant, now a seasoned Lakers veteran, joked about being considered “old” when a young NBA player recently referred to Kobe as “Mr. Bryant” in an apologetic text message. When asked whether or not he will retire, Kobe left it to the fans to ponder his awaited return.

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