Fail: Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee's terrible "N****s in Paris" remake.
The evening began with that awkward moment when old heads are trying to be cool and funny, but fail miserably. Host Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee, as Kanye West and Jay-Z, performed "Negroes in Paris." It was a poor performance, even for a joke, with the duo embarrassing themselves and forgetting their lyrics as Kanye kindly watched from the front row. Jay-Z, who was stuck in L.A. traffic, should be glad he missed it. Yikes.