BET Awards 2014 brings in major ratings and beats out Golden Globes

Lil Wayne, John Legend, Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj, and Chris Rock all helped the BET Awards become one of the most watched award shows of the year.

According to The Wrap, the BET Awards pulled in a staggering 7.9 million viewers, besting this year’s Golden Globes, Billboard Music Awards, and People’s Choice Awards.

The Guardian Liberty Voices reported that the show even pulled in more numbers than the NBA Finals. In addition to its record-breaking numbers, it also was a huge hit on Twitter, bringing in over 11 million tweets related to the BET Awards.

Chris Rock Jokes About Solange, Donald Sterling, Hands Out Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles at BET Awards

Chris Rock hosted the BET Awards on Sunday, June 29, and no one was safe from the funny man's onstage jibes.

Rock, 49, opened the awards show in Los Angeles, which he called "the black World Cup," by joking about Solange and her notorious elevator incident with her sister Beyonce and Beyonce's husband Jay Z.

"What happened in music this year?" Rock quipped. "Well, Solange had a fight with Jay Z in the elevator. That's what happened this year."

Chris Rocks' 5 Best Jokes at the 2014 BET Awards

Chris Rock got the party started Sunday night at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles.
The comedian hosted the awards show and began the evening by grilling several famous faces, and taking jabs at a few recent infamous events.
So if you weren't able to check out the show yourself, worry not, we've got you covered.
Here are the top five funniest jokes that Rock made during the evening festivities:

No One Was Safe From Chris Rock's BET Awards Monologue

by Ron Dicker - The Huffington Post Chris Rock killed it in his monologue at the BET Awards Sunday night, zinging Jay Z and "Scandal" fans, to name a few. Rock, who called the show "The Black World Cup," then took aim at Donald Sterling.

Chris Rock Riffs on Solange, Rick Ross, Donald Sterling at BET Awards

by Ryan Reed -

Chris Rock excelled at Sunday night's BET Awards, with the comedian's opening monologue earning the biggest laughs of the night. The comedian touched on some of the most prominent pop culture stories – from Solange and Jay Z's elevator fight to Rick Ross' weight problem to disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Chris crashes Seth Meyer's monologue

Comedian Chris Rock surprised Seth Meyers on last night's LATE NIGHT by crashing the host's opening monologue. Check out the clip below!

Chris Rock announces ‘black plague’ comedy tour this fall

Chris Rock is ready to spread the “black plague.”

Thursday, the comedian told Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon he will kick off a new stand-up tour this fall. He also credited Kanye West for coming up with the tour’s title.

“The other day, we were hanging out and he gave me that name,” Rock said. “We were listening to records or whatever and he said ‘black plague,’ and I was like ‘Can I use that?’”

Chris Rock to Host BET Awards 2014

It sounds like some of the biggest stars can expect to be picked on by Chris Rock next month.

The comedian and actor was announced as the host of this year's BET Awards and he says no one will be spared when it comes to his jokes.

"Nobody is off limits," Rock told PEOPLE on Wednesday. "I'm sure I'll get some memo I'll ignore."

Rock announced he would be hosting the awards program on the network's hit show 106 & Park on Wednesday. This will be his first time hosting.

Chris Rock To Host 2014 BET Awards

Not everybody hates Chris.

BET announced on Wednesday (May 14) that comedian Chris Rock will serve as host to its 2014 BET Awards.

“We’ve been trying to make this happen for a VERY long while, and we’re ecstatic that Chris Rock will be the host of the BET Awards for the first time,” said Stephen Hill, president of Music Programming and Specials at BET in a statement. “Mr. Rock is a comedic genius with a rapier wit who is a keen observer of pop culture.”

Rosario Dawson is pretty in purple as she joins Chris Rock to re-shoot scenes for new comedy Finally Famous

He plays a comedian striving to become a 'serious' actor, while she plays an intelligent and beautiful journalist.

And their on-screen chemistry was obvious when Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson met in New York on Friday to re-shoot scenes for their upcoming comedy Finally Famous.

The movie is written and directed by 49-year-old Rock and shooting originally began in June 2013.

The pair took the re-shoot in their stride joining co-star J.B. Smoove on the Big Apple set.

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