Diddy, Mase, Lil’ Kim Light Up Stage With Surprise BET Awards Bad Boy Records Reunion (Video)

Performance includes touching tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G.

Last Updated: June 29, 2015 @ 12:30 AM

In one of the more buzzed-about moments of the 2015 BET Awards, the stars of Bad Boy Records including label founder Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mase, Lil’ Kim, R&B super-group 112 and rappers The LOX, reunited for an explosive performance.

Celebrating 20 years of chart-topping hits, with fallen member Notorious B.I.G. looming over them as large as ever, the ensemble cast dropped song after song, amping up the famous crowd  of onlookers including Rihanna, Kelly Rowland and Ne-Yo.

Diddy opened the set with “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” rocking his signature ’90s-style track suit and glasses (it is, after all, twenty years later), with Mase joined him on stage for their classic “Feel So Good.”

Bad Boy diva Faith Evans joined Diddy before the show-stopping entrance of Lil’ Kim. Rising from beneath the stage, Kim busted out her verse from “All About The Benjamins” as the crowd screamed in approval.

Several current music stars joined the tribute, including French Montana, Pharrell Williams, Chris Brown and Janelle Monae.

Label crooners 112 belted out a few verses from “Peaches & Cream,” before a massive closing performance of B.I.G.’s posthumous 1997 hit “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems.”

B.I.G.’s verse from the iconic single played as Brown took the party off stage and into the auditorium of L.A.’s Microsoft Theater, dancing in the aisles. In a touching tribute, the house lights were lowered over closing images of the rapper, real name Christopher Wallace, who died in March 1997 as the result of a shooting, four months before the single was released.

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