With “Blurred Lines” still topping charts in the States and the U.K., months after its release, Robin Thicke got a chance to celebrate his success on Sunday night (June 30) when Pharrell and T.I. joined him to perform the single at the 2013 BET Awards.
Thicke brought his music video to life at the Nokia Theatre, performing against a backdrop of his name (and a hashtag) in giant red block letters — in case any viewers at home didn’t know what they were in for. Dressed in a full suit and sunglasses, he was surrounded by a gaggle of models, much like the music video.
Pharrell was the first to join Thicke onstage, going for a more casual look in a bomber jacket, cuffed pants and dark sunglasses, singing the hook and shimmying around the stage to the amusement of the audience. And T.I. wasn’t far behind Skateboard P, entering to a round of applause as he flirted with one of the models and delivered his verse. Thicke eventually made his way down into the crowd during the performance, opting to serenade a few guests who were within reach.
“Thanks for watching #BlurredLines on the #BETAwards, pre-order the new album now!” Thicke tweeted immediately after his set.
Robin and Pharrell recently parodied their popular video during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” but on Sunday night fans were happy with the original rendition.
Best performance so far robin thicke!,” @LaanDadon wrote, while @KristinDior23 added, “Robin Thicke did amazing by the way” and @createtobefree chimed in with, “Robin Thicke is one of the few male artist that sounds the same live as he does on his album #treated #robinthicke #BETAwards2013
@rice_krispies14 wished for more, writing, “They should bring Robin Thicke back on stage.” And the ladies generally went crazy for the singer, as is obvious from @Manifested55′s tweet, “I love me some robin thicke. Yes sir!!! #songofsummer #BETAwards2013 #stageappeal #performercrush.
— Robert E. Wilson Jr. (@MyM00kie) July 1, 2013
I want Robin Thicke & Chris Brown back on the stage….like asap my G
— Tip (@PureLeo_) July 1, 2013
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