BET Bids Farewell to ‘106 & Park’ With Final Episode [VIDEO]
After a 14-year-old run, BET’s ‘106 & Park’ aired its final episode on Friday (Dec. 19). Named “The Final Act,” the live two-hour finale was hosted by the originals -- and fan favorites -- AJ Calloway and Free. DJ Enough, the show's original DJ, was also there laying down the show’s final spins.
AJ admitted that out of all the good memories being on the show gave him, one of his favorites was when Free and Halle Berry acted as Catwoman and crawled on the couch.
Free confessed that one of her favorite moments was when Ginwuine grinding on stage to 'Pony,' while DJ Enough said he liked how Free use to “dance like Beyonce” to the records he was spinning.
Other former hosts Terrence J, Rocsi, Big Tigger, Julissa Bermudez, Miss Mykie, Paigon, Shorty Da Prince, Keshia Chante and Bow Wow were also at the finale to close out the show as well.
Wale and Keyshia Cole stopped by to reminisce about how much the show meant to them and their careers.
“They tryna get rid of this. They tryna get rid of our voice. They tryna get rid of our style. They tryna get rid of our culture, they tryna dilute it,” the DC rapper said. “Don’t ever get it twisted by no blog or no Internet people. This is our culture. Our parents had ‘Soul Train’ and ‘American Bandstand,’ we had ’106 & Park.’”
Nicki Minaj was given the honor of being the last guest on show on Thursday (Dec. 18), as she stopped through to promote ‘The Pinkprint’ and say goodbye to the livest audience. “Can’t believe this show is coming to an end,” she said. “It’s given me the best moments with my fans that I’ll cherish for a lifetime.”
For the new year, ‘106 & Park’ will become digital at BET.com. The show will still air specials such as ‘106 & Party,’ their New Year's Eve episode, and live events leading up to the BET Awards and more.
Peep the best moments of the No. 1 music countdown ‘106 & Park’ and say your goodbyes. They’ll never be another show like it.