Dancehall music and Jamaican culture got the attention it has always craved, from international onlookers, on Sunday night at the BET Awards. The event, which was hosted at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, honored Hip Hop greats, marking the 50th anniversary of the musical genre.
To mark this milestone, rapper and widely loved performer, Busta Rhymes was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. He was celebrated in a major way by his industry peers, among them, a cast of Jamaican entertainers, inclusive of Dexta Daps and dancehall queen, Spice.
On her social media platform, Spice, whose real name is Grace Hamilton highlighted an interview done on the red carpet. She unhesitatingly states, “It means a lot for me to be able to take dancehall internationally.” The artiste, whose real name is Grace Hamilton noted that beyond just that, she was super grateful to be able to perform in honor of Busta Rhymes.
Known for her raunchy appeal, the mother of two did not hold back when she took the stage at the BET awards on Sunday night. Lifting her left leg toward her head as she performed “Ah So Mi Like It,” Spice effectively left everyone with a clear understanding of what dancehall culture is all about. “Say whatever you want but my tip for being on a international Carpet is to STAND OUT,” she said, adding, “Make sure all heads turn your way when you enter and IDGAF as the Queen of Dancehall I only have one job and that Is to represent Dancehall and Jamaica everywhere I go so yessss I’m gonna always be myself.”
Spice went on to admit that her red carpet outfit had not been fixed properly but despite that, she remained self assured. “Chile the outfit wasn’t even fixed correctly but everyone was still looking at me yessssss little Gracie was bold and confident,” she wrote.