BET Awards 2020: Amanda Seales says 'it’s no surprise' Terry Crews couldn’t make it, leaves viewers in splits
Twitter users have noted that her monologue was so good that they would want to re-watch it
The 20th BET awards show is currently airing on CBS, making its national broadcast premiere, consisting of powerful performances by some of the most notable black artists and celebrating black excellence across film, television and philanthropy. The award show is being hosted by none other than funny and gorgeous Amanda Seales, who opened the virtual event by talking about coming together to celebrate black history, achievements, culture and much more while staying safe at homes due to the ongoing health crisis.
She then went on to talk about the line-up of celebrity performances for the night. While she quite excitedly announced that renowned musicians such as John Legend, Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo and others would be gracing the event, along with notable personalities from other fields of works, when it came to the 'America's Got Talent' host Terry Crews, Seales said that she isn’t surprised he couldn’t make it.
It seems like BET Awards 2020 couldn’t have started on a better note, as the viewers quickly took to Twitter to discuss Seales’s statement about Crews. Twitter users have noted that her monologue was so good that they would want to re-watch it. “Amanda’s opening monologue was cute... I need to see the Terry Crews clip again lol” wrote one of the viewers. Crews started to trend on Twitter after Seales took a slight dig at him. One internet user who was surprised to see the actor trend wrote, “*Sees Terry Crews trending* Not again, what'd he'd say NOW? *sees why, he was dragged at the BET Awards* Oh! Carry on. Carry on.”
A few of them have noted that Seales’s joke isn’t going to be well-received by Crews as he’s a bit ‘sensitive’. “Well terry crews ain’t going to be happy about that joke because we all know terry is a little bit sensitive. #BETAwards” tweeted one.
Meanwhile, the majority of them have found Seales’s joke extremely funny and can’t contain their laughter over her throwing shade at Crews. While one wrote, “My face followed by laughter with that Terry Crews joke #BETAwards” Another added, “That Terry Crews shade tho... *chuckles* #BETAwards”.
Crews had the Internet gunning for him for an earlier tweet of his on June 8, where he said: "Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together." At the time as well, Crews' name was trending on Twitter, with many taking offense at the actor's suggestion of "Black supremacy."