Brandy, Queen Latifa, MC Lyte and Yo-Yo Perform 'I Wanna Be Down' At BET Awards
MC Lyte, Brandy Norwood, Queen Latifah and Yo-Yo performed and posed together at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards Show in Atlanta over the weekend.
MC Lyte, Brandy, Queen Latifah & Yo-Yo Perform
MC Lyte, Brandy Norwood, Queen Latifah and Yo-Yo put on a special performance of their 1994 hit “I Wanna Be Down” at the awards show, marking the hit’s 20th anniversary. The pre-taped BET Awards won’t air until Tuesday, Oct. 14, but the four women took to social media after filming the performance to gush about the occasion. Queen Latifah succinctly put in on Instagram, “Tonight was mad real.”
MC Lyte and Yo-yo posted backstage snaps. The latter captioned hers, “20 years of sisterhood and great music. Love you ladies @mclyte @4everbrandy @queenlatifah and the greatest producer @keithcrouch wish you could of been here❤ We lite the stage up!!”
“Dear God, thank you for this moment! #bethiphopawards #20yearslater,” Brandy wrote alongside a picture of the group onstage
The quartet previously reunited on The Queen Latifah Show back in April. “It was the first time we had all been together on one song. The song was hot,” YoYo said of “I Wanna Be Down.” “R&B had just really started kicking off. Hip-hop had embraced R&B … The beat was just slammin’. I was like, ‘This is a hit.’ Queen Latifa, MC Lyte… I knew it was a hit.”
During the episode, Brandy revealed that as the youngest of the group, she was star struck when she met the three others on the music video set, while MC Lyte recalled Brandy’s sure-headed confidence that she would do it all in her career.