In the middle of pre-show interviews, which were being broadcast live on BET, security personnel were seen obstructing the camera’s shot and apparently telling everyone involved in the production to move.
Viewers were confused about what was happening, and some even questioned whether or not the shutdown was staged.
Watch a clip of what went down before the awards show began in the tweet below, and check out some of Twitter’s puzzled reactions.
— Brooke Morrison (@BrookeAMorri) June 24, 2018
— Black Panthère (@queenMB94) June 25, 2018
— Kaylon Blake (@thekaylonb) June 24, 2018
What…is anyone else watching the #BETAwards? ?Pre-show? Wtf just happened? Was BET being kicked out it’s own award show? ——
— M A D I $ O N (@DuranAvenue) June 24, 2018
Did anyone else just catch LAPD trying to shut down the BET Awards pre-show??!! LOL like…. huh?
— Ciera Rowe (@Ms_MOGOAL) June 24, 2018
Wait…was that for reals? pic.twitter.com/hFP7wIhEKk
— #ThinkingOfAMasterPlan (@psddluva4evah) June 24, 2018