Monday, September 8, 2008

THE JACKSONS HONORED WITH ICON AWARD AT THE BMI AWARDS; T-PAIN TAKES HOME TOP HONORS.

For the first time in I don't know how many years, the Jackson were honored and presented with the BMI Urban Awards prestigious Icon award last Thursday night. Now what Michael and Jermaine were doing that had them so tied up that they didn't bother to attend the event is anyone's guess. Mama Katherine and Papa Joe were in attendance, as were LaToya and Rebbie and Janet, who got choked up while introducing her big brothers Tito, Randy, Jackie and Marlon as they received their Icon award. Bless her heart. "Family is the most important commodity that all of us have," she said. "I am so proud to be able to salute my brothers." According to People magazine, Janet called off the names of each brother and said, "I salute you for your talent and your musical gifts you've given the world. I tell you that every time we speak. I'm so excited to salute you!" While Michael didn't make it to the event, his brothers offered their support for him and his upcoming album. "We haven't heard it, but we've heard about it," Randy told reporters. "It's going to be great."

Earlier in the evening, Tallahassee's home son, T-Pain (real name Faheem Najm) earned the coveted Songwriter of the Year crown and shared the Producer of the Year trophy with crossover king Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem and Kanye West. He picked up several other awards as well.

Check out the pics below. Celebs in attendance included: Chris Tucker, Flex Alexander and his wife Shanice Wilson, Angela and Vanessa Simmons, Elise Neal, Cee-lo, Ray J., Toccara, Christina Milian, Teairra Marie, Fonzsworth Bentley with his girlfriend and actress Faun Chambers, Lloyd, Mel B., Nicole Murphy Mitchell, Bobby Valention and more.





MORE PICS FROM THE BMI AWARDS AFTER THE JUMP!




1 Comment:

jdg6385 said...

It was better that MJ didn't show up cus otherwise it would be just about him and not his brothers so it was better to let the brothers shine.

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