Bad Boy Records and music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs was honored Sunday, June 26, at the BET Awards 2022 with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contributions and influence in the industry.
The moment was commemorated with a star-studded performance featuring over half a dozen artists from the hip hop and r&b scene, including the surviving members of the iconic r&b group Jodeci, our Queen of Hip Hop and R&B, Mary J. Blige, Lil Kim, and much more.
As we look back at another fantastic night in Black culture hosted by Golden Globe-winning actress, writer, and producer Taraji P. Henson, check out some of the performances of the classic record during the larger-than-life tribute.
Jodeci — “Come & Talk to Me”
The iconic R&B quartet Jodeci opened the tribute with their hit 1991 single “Come & Talk to Me,” produced by the honoree from the group’s debut album Forever My Lady.
Mary J Blige — “I’m Going Down”
Mary J. Blige’s powerful rendition of “I’m Going Down” had viewers feeling all the emotions packed in the hit ballad. The Diddy-produced single made its appearance on the singer’s 1994 album My Life. Mary also won the “BETHer Awards” for her latest studio album Good Morning, Gorgeous.
Diddy & Shyne — “Bad Boyz”
Diddy and former Bad Boy rapper-turned-politician Shyne, formally Moses Michael Levi Barrow, reunited on the BET Awards stage for a fiery performance of their 2000 hit track “Bad Boyz” from the Belizean native’s debut studio album Shyne. The record is Shyne’s most successful project to date.
Diddy, Lil Kim & The Lox — “All About The Benjamins”
Diddy’s iconic record “All About the Benjamins” is just a mere example of some of the mind-blowing productions the entertainment trailblazer has produced throughout his career. The song found Lil Kim and The Lox spitting hard bars over the legendary beat, which samples "I Did It for Love" performed by the Love Unlimited.
The trio only heightened the excitement that filled the theater following their show-stopping performance.
Diddy & Busta Rhymes — “Pass the Courvoisier PT. II”
Diddy and longtime buddy Busta Rhymes wow viewers with their performance of “Pass the Courvoisier PT. II,” which had audience members up and out of their seats.