Angela Bassett at the 2013 BET Awards

Posted on July 01, 2013

We like exactly half of what Angela’s wearing here.


Angela Bassett attends the 2013 BET Awards in Los Angeles.

Can you guess which half, kittens?

Hint: The part that doesn’t look like it was made from the hide of a drag queen cow. Although granted, the wig isn’t our favorite thing either.

Oh, goddamit, Angela Bassett. Why did you do this to us? You look damn good from roughly the top of your forehead down to your waist (although that shoulder/neckline is distracting), but we need to do some serious editing here, hon.



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  • sekushinonyanko

    A beautiful woman draped in poor wardrobe choices.

  • Carrieanno

    Then you like one half more of this than I do.

  • StellaZafella

    I love Angela Bassett, this doesn’t look like Angela Bassett…this looks like Shangela doing a bad attempt at Halle Berry.

    Great guns though!

  • Mismarker

    Honey, throw this whole ensemble in a car and light it on fire Waiting to Exhale-style.

  • formerlyAnon

    Those pants are so cheesy and unflattering* that whoever chose them had to think that they were effing brilliant. These were not the “reasonable compromise” selection.

    *can we have a moment of silence in sympathy for those of us who would think we’d died and gone to heaven if we looked like she does in those “unflattering” slacks?

  • JauntyJohn

    SO close.

  • carpediva

    Thank you, Uncles! I LOVE her unto death. I just wish she didn’t look so tragic for her moment in the T-Lunshine! (If I IMMEDIATELY know something is a wig, it is a really, really bad one.) But OMG did I mention how much I love her?

  • Anniebet

    Another scroll down ouchie. Hard to believe any human being could pull off those pants. Actually, pulling them off is a good idea. Yoga pants would be an improvement. Baggy Bermuda shorts would be an improvement. Saggy Justin Bieber drop crotch pants would be an… nah, can’t go that far.

    • Griffinqueen


      omigod! I think I just created my new screen name 🙂

  • JasmineAM

    Can’t with the Freakzoid hair.

  • mmebam

    Damn! Soclose…

  • mjude

    really girl with those pants…really…

  • “the hide of a drag queen cow” just made me laugh so hard I nearly had myself a little accident. As for my thoughts on this appearance? I’ll be keeping them to myself, because she scares me.

    • TheAmericaness

      I’d kill for her arms and I think her arms could kill me so shhhh.

      edit: I don’t know what I mean by that, but I just woke up from a nap that was intended to get the baby to nap but all it did was give me a cat nap that ended with the baby banging me on the forehead with a bottle.

      • formerlyAnon

        Ahhh. Children who do not like to sleep. I remember those days and no one who has not been there can truly understand how *wonderful* it is to know you will never have to go back, except, perhaps for short term grandparenting gigs. Sending you sympathy and encouragement.

        • I recently became an aunt for the first time. She is the first baby the family has had to love on, since my now 5 1/2 yr old. You should see us all fight over who gets to snug her to sleep.

          • formerlyAnon

            Every baby should be so lucky!

        • H2olovngrl

          My middle one is my lousy sleeper. She is also my early bird. I still miss sleep.

          I also have similar thoughts on having three kids. No one who has not been there can know what it is truly like to be outnumbered by one’s children, and what a tenous grasp on “control” you really have.

        • TheAmericaness

          aw thank you! 🙂

      • Awe babies. I love babies. I’m sad that I’m all done having any.

  • Glam Dixie

    I don’t like either half, plus her makeup seems really harsh and aging. I want a drag queen cow, Angus are way too boring.

  • PastryGoddess

    Yes Angie, we know..Black don’t crack. But something broke and I’m going to need you to fix it hon

  • AnaRoW

    I’m going to disagree. The pants are bad but they’re all that’s keeping that outfit from being a completely boring and wrong for the event. That’s the kind of shirt I’d wear to the office not on the red carpet.

  • pippitypup

    I would have said it’s the left side because of the1987-style bracelets.

  • Rhonda Shore

    I like the wig!

    • Qitkat

      Me too! I want to get one and make my family pass out. But the golden drag queen cowhide pants may be a bit of an issue. As in, a *little* bit would have to be butchered off my saddlebags for them to fit!

  • joy peace

    I like it. IN

  • Lucas

    I don’t think it’s TERRIBLE I just don’t think it does her justice (that wig!!!). Also: is she EVER going to make another action movie again, EVER?!?!?! I miss Angela circa late 90s/Strange Days!!! She still looks like a bad@ss!

    • Rand Ortega

      So true! Loved her in “Supernova”. Best part of the movie. Around 10 years ago there was talk of her doing a remake of “Get Christie Love” as a feature franchise for Paramount. Sorry that never came to pass.

  • True!
    Though any top that squishes her hips to the point where she has false saddle bags, should be burned.

    • ballerinawithagun

      I know! How did they make those saddle bags??? That fabric might have been cute as a flippy little skirt.

  • DTLAFamilies

    I don’t like any of the parts but the whole is pretty good. I’m voting this an in even with all the problems.

  • joanna dash

    She still has hot arms.

  • frannyprof

    Yes. The fit is sooooo weird.

  • msdamselfly

    I think it’s fab

  • Alexandra Pimenta

    I didn’t even look at the pants as I was so distracted by her FACE! Is it me or it’s pulling in all the wrong places? What did you [unnecessarily] do, girl??

    • Hetha Innis

      Exactly! The last 2 times I’ve seen her have been on this site and she vaguely resembles the once drop-dead gorgeous woman that she once was. She has definitely had some “work” done. And I’m not saying I’m against plastic surgery; I just don’t understand why a woman as beautiful as Angela would go that route. Fucking Hollywood.

  • maggiemaybe

    She is still a goddess.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    my first thought was “dammmmn, she used to be so pretty….” sigh. go home, scrub off the make up, burn the wig…start over.

  • SpillinTea

    Angie B will never NOT be a WERQ for me. Even if the pants are a little Project Runway Drag Race, that hair and face and body are giving LIFE!

    • MilaXX

      AMEN! Also I hate to sound repetitive, but these are the BET awards, a little outrageous dressing is acceptable. At least she didn’t have faces on her clothes like Stevie Wonder.

      • demidaemon

        I understand that and all, but if you are going to go crazy, make sure it fits first. And maybe kind of sort of doesn’t look TOO tacky.

        • MilaXX

          HA! Tacky is sort of a requirement at the BET awards. Like casual is okay for the MTV & Kid choice awards big hair is okay at Country music and Soap awards. Cray cray dressing is what goes on at the BET awards.

  • poggi

    I love her and hate this. I need to reinterpret this in light of her inherent awesomeness. I am going to assume that she wore this as a favor to a friend, doesn’t like it, but is committed to trying to sell the hell out of it anyway. Okay, time served. Wear something you know is fabulous tomorrow.

  • alyce1213

    I can’t like the top because it doesn’t fit her below the waist (hip pop-out?), and the pants . . . well, they should be against the law. They may be making her perspire excessively. The wig is just frightful.

  • Sonja Brisson

    I agree with Isabel –those arms are to die for! Easy to change the stupid pants, but the arms require 2 hours a day of hard work. You go, 54-year-old Wonder Woman!

  • Trisha26

    In addition to looking cheap the pants don’t fit her – or the top’s making them pouch (puff) out on the hips. I sorta like the top situation, maybe if both shoulders were attached?

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    OK, I died at drag queen cow.

  • Imasewsure

    This looks awful from head to toe to me. Love her but not here

  • Aww I like the hammer pants. But I have a fatal weakness for genie pants.

  • judybrowni

    Please gawd strike dead the zombie ’90s harem pants, again.

  • Diego!

    I think she deserves the WERQ and not Nicki Minaj

  • marlie

    What annoys me the most is how the top doesn’t quite fit around the waist of the pants. Angela can do so much better than this.

  • Another surprise with the unveiling of the whole picture. I think I like the pants, not the top. Not together; that’s for sure.

  • pop_top

    I was NOT expecting those pants and actually jumped in my seat.

  • Darren Nesbitt

    She looks as if she told her stylist I want to look young, edgy and hip for the BET Awards. And the stylist failed this attempt.

    • Fred Vaughn

      Why can’t hip and TASTEFUL reside in the same look anymore?

  • LambeeBaby

    Stella needs to give those pants back.