*As you know, if you watched, the 2010 BET Awards had several memorable moments including a tribute to lifetime-achievement honoree Prince, a pregnant Alicia Keys and comebacks from Kanye West, Chris Brown and El DeBarge.
However, viewers have been abuzz since Sunday’s live broadcast about a moment that was noticeably absent from the show: a tribute honoring late lyricist Guru.
BET however, is insisting that the lack of recognition for the Gang Starr MC, who succumbed to cancer earlier this year, was not an oversight but rather the product of a technical snafu.
“It was nothing more than a technical glitch,” said BET Executive Vice President of Entertainment and Music Programming Stephen Hill, according to allhiphop.com.
Hill said the show had intended to honor other late stars as well but ran into issues with the tribute video.
“It was the same reason you didn’t see anything about Naomi Sims, a black model who passed, and Marvin Isley of the Isley Brothers,” said Hill.
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