Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music group kicked off the show as Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz performed “Mercy” before Kanye ripped through “Cold” and an acapella version of “New God Flow”. Shortly after, Kanye and Jay-Z were awarded Best Music Group for The Throne and both rappers appeared on stage to make a brief acceptance speech. Update: The Throne also won Best Video for “Otis”, and the speech saw Jay-Z spoof the Taylor Swift incident.
D’Angelo performed a melody of songs, including his hit single “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” and the new song “Sugar Daddy”, which was co-written by Q-Tip.
Kanye West/G.O.O.D. Music – “Mercy” + “Cold” + “New God Flow”:
The Throne wins Best Group:
The Throne wins Best Video:
D’Angelo – “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” + “Sugar Daddy”: