Anita Baker’s Fans Are Ripping BET Apart After She Was A ‘No-Show’ For The Awards
In the world of classic R&B, there are a few artists who sit at the top of the chain. However, one name that immediately conjures up love and soul, is Anita Baker. In the 1980’s, her smooth, soothing voice lulled many into a trance; and even now, she’s guaranteed to be in every soul music lover’s playlist. So naturally, people love it when she performs. Apparently, though, it’s not nice to toy with her fans’ emotions and this is a lesson BET found out the hard way, when fans tuned in to watch the live BET Awards show; but Anita was nowhere in sight.
She’s A True Legend, But Did Fans Get It Twisted?
Last year BET did the absolute right thing, by honoring Anita with a ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award. After a tribute by some of today’s most soulful ladies, Anita expressed her gratitude. And she did so with a message, for everyone in the room, that called for unity within the Black recording community.
Fans must have still been reeling from her inspiring message, because many were under the impression that Anita would be returning for the 2019 ceremony. A quick overview of those who were scheduled to appear (via O Magazine), showed that she was never listed though:
This year’s performers include Cardi B, City Girls, DJ Khaled, Kiana Lede, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Baby, Lil Nas X, Lucky Dave, Migos, and Mustard. As for presenters, the network has tapped Lena Waithe, Marsai Martin, Morris Chestnut, Taraji P. Henson, and Yara Shahidi.