LOS ANGELES — As exciting as the 2014 BET Awards was, the drama and intrigue and entertainment value were matched by the Cricket Wireless-sponsored “Afterparty Live” event that took place right after the main course.
In this specially-created Cricket ambience, sans a tele-prompter and a live audience, celebs removed the filters from their tongues and spoke much more candidly, often revealing things about their thoughts and feelings not normally unveiled during the live show.
It was also a great opportunity to see high profile celebrities from diverse genres together who rarely, if ever, mix and mingle together under any other circumstance.
The Cricket green room personified this. You found socialite Angela Simmons on the same couch as new Washington Redskins superstar wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Boris Kodjoe (Soul Food, Brown Sugar) was draped in denim gear and hanging out with Lorenz Tate (Menace II Society, Love Jones). Former “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star DJ Traci Steele was taming the turntables while Big Tigger hosted the “Afterparty Live” show.
The atmosphere was electric. Take a look at the photographic highlights from the Cricket Wireless “Afterparty Live” show.