Flavor Flav and Chuck D also performed a medley of their own material, featuring some of their most famous songs including ‘Fight The Power’ and ‘911 Is A Joke’. Bootsy Collins joined the pair for their tribute to Brown who passed away late last year.
Soul legend Diana Ross was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, while fellow diva Patti LaBelle performed with the O’Jays’ Eddie Levert, Gladys Knight and Yolanda Adams as part of a tribute to Levert’s son Gerald who died last year.
Meanwhile, Beyonce won two awards – best female R&B artist and video of the year for ‘Irreplaceable’. She was nominated in six categories.
–By our New York staff.