Okay, so less than an hour ago I told you that the only part of the 4-hour BET Awards you needed to see was the pre-recorded Beyonce performance, but that was only because I had blocked the Robin Thicke portion out of my brain because of it was traumatically awkward. Seriously, it was so much cringe that my mind simply couldn’t process it. That’s PTSD, right? After a healthy dose of
therapy coffee, I was able to pull the memory from the recesses of my brain, and its just as bad as I recall.
Here’s the back story. Ever since his wife Paula Patton left him because he’s a walking STD, the Canadian singer has used pretty much every public appearance possible as an attempt to woo her back. He named his latest album after her. An album featuring the single “Get Her Back.” Which features the lyrics “And I’ll wait for forever for you to love me again.” With moves like that, I have no idea why Mr. Thicke’s wife could even think of leaving in the first place.
Seriously, it’s a mystery that we may never be able to solve.
So last night at the BET Awards, Mr. Thicke kept the “Pleez take me back” train rolling, announcing to the crowd before his performance, ““Good evening, my name is Robin Thicke, I’d like to dedicate this song to my wife, and say, ‘I miss you, and I’m sorry.’ This is called ‘Forever Love.'” And then he sang and probably/definitely cried and pretty much sucked every ounce of happiness out of Nokia Center.
I never thought I’d wish for “Blurred Lines” again, but here we are.