Despite all of the male talent at the 2014 Soul Train Awards, it was clearly ladies night inside the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas Sunday night (Nov. 30).
Performing their classic 1997 track ‘Not Tonight,’ Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott and Da Brat rocked the stage just like they did 17 years ago.
The Notorious K.I.M. was up first, spitting her lyrics flawlessly. She sported a tight leotard, thigh-high boots and a bright red flowing robe.
The song for the video played in the background during Lisa “Left Eye’ Lopes’ verse, but the performance didn’t miss a beat, nor did it take a somber turn, which easily could have happened since the TLC rapper tragically passed away in 2002.
And seemingly out of nowhere, Da Brat came sprinting onto the stage, rocking a gold-and-black outfit, a red frohawk and giant hoop earnings. The rapper’s vocals were most noticeable, as she brought her usual rapid-fire flow, which came off seamlessly.
For some reason Angie Martinez didn’t perform — probably busy with her Power 105 radio gig — but her absence was made up for by a svelte looking Missy Elliott. Her lyrics seemed to get the crowd the most excited out of all of the night’s performances.
At the end of the set, Missy brought a few legendary female rappers to the stage, including Yo-Yo, Rage and MC Lyte. R&B group Total also joined the ladies onstage, making the night truly nostalgic.