Best and Worst of the 2011 ‘Soul Train Awards’

We've rounded up the most memorable moments -- and the best tweets -- from the annual show.

Mindless Behavior (Getty Images)
Mindless Behavior (Getty Images)

With every award show that airs, it’s becoming more and more evident that they are more fun with Twitter commentary to back them up (check out ours @theroot247). In case you missed the Soul Train Awards last night and want to catch up, we’ve rounded up a few of the show’s top moments and some of the best tweets to accompany them. The show re-airs on BET on Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST.

Setting the Stage

Morris Day and the Time opened the show by performing several of their hits. Miguel and Lloyd, who performed later in the show, should definitely take notes.

#besttweet: @djquicksilva: Morris Day had Swag before we knew what Swag was

Standout Performance in Gladys Knight Tribute? Mary Mary

The gospel duo brought some soul to an otherwise weak tribute to Gladys Knight with their performance of “Midnight Train to Georgia.” And following her acceptance speech, Knight pulled Bebe Winans onstage to perform “I Need You.” You can watch it here.

#besttweet — @mfeeney: I just hope Gladys Knight’s special award is not a Gold Plate with Chicken and Waffles. C’mon BET don’t let me down! #thatisall

Most Random Backup Singers Ever?

Yes, the 40th anniversary of Soul Train should span four decades’ worth of musicians. But Dave Hollister, Freddie Jackson and Kenny Lattimore as the Pips? Did this seem like an afterthought to anyone else?