Not a fan? Tracee Ellis Ross had a lot of great moments onstage at the 2015 BET Awards, but one moment in particular has everyone talking — and tweeting. Tasked with introducing a performance by Tyga and Chris Brown, the Black-ish star (and event co-host) couldn’t help but chuckle, which some viewers perceived as her throwing shade at the singers.
“Equally a triple threat — young, sexy, and black,” she began, stifling a smile. “Please welcome…” At that, she paused, looked to the side, and laughed, before saying flatly, “Tyga…and Chris Brown.”
It’s possible that Ross, 42, was simply pausing for effect, or that her laugh was just an acknowledgement of the overly enthusiastic fans screaming their approval for Brown and Tyga. But people on Twitter think otherwise.
SO MUCH SHADE TRACEE!!! LMAOOO
— Craig™ (@SmokeeRobinson) June 29, 2015
On the sunniest of days, I could still feel the shade in Tracee’s presentation of Tyga and Chris Brown ????
— Ebonyzer (@ChaynaShortcake) June 29, 2015
OMG. Tracee just gave so much SHADE to Tyga & Chris Brown #BETAwards
— Nessa. (@curlyheadRED) June 29, 2015
Tracee Ellis Ross seemed understandably uncomfortable introducing Tyga and Chris Brown. #BETAwards
— Ben Carlos Thypin (@SoBendito) June 29, 2015
Tracee seemed like it killed her to be introducing Tyga and Chris Brown.
— Frank Puddle (@francisadujr) June 29, 2015
ugh I love Tracee Ellis Ross even more now for laughing at Tyga and Chris Brown
— rose jurado (@rossaaayyy47) June 29, 2015
I would have laughed to Tracee… young, sexy, and black to describe Tyga and Chris Brown.
— bois suq (@boissuq) June 29, 2015
I’m behind on the BET Awards but just saw a clip of Tracee Ellis Ross’ face introducing Chris Brown and Tyga oh my GOD
— boo boo kitty (@sidnegirl) June 29, 2015
I’m SCREECHING. Tracee Ellis Ross couldn’t even keep a straight face while announcing Chris Brown & Tyga as young and sexy. #BETAwards2015
— Keishamazing (@Keelime_) June 29, 2015
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