2012 Billboard Music Awards: Goodie Mob Pay Tribute To Beastie Boys

Robbie Daw | May 21, 2012 7:56 am

Before Cee Lo Green and his reunited Goodie Mob crew physically took to the MGM Grand Stage during their “Fight To Win” performance at the Billboard Music Awards, a one-legged dancer in military garb arrived on crutches and proceeded to wow the audience with jaw-dropping moves. Then a wall was lifted and the quartet, decked out in all white, belted out their new inspirational new single.

Afterwards — and keeping with the “fight” theme — Cee Lo yelled, “Yo, Billboard Awards — get your asses up and celebrate the life of MCA!” The group then launched into a rowdy cover of Beastie Boys‘ breakthrough hit “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” as a tribute to the late Adam Yauch. (Really, it’s all about Carrie Underwood singing along to every word in the audience.)