That’s Ritch! BET misspells Lionel Richie’s name on national television after giving him lifetime achievement award
It was almost as bad as celebrating his famous song All Night Wrong.
For the team broadcasting the BET Awards managed to misspell Lionel Richie’s name as Ritchie on Sunday night.
To make matters worse, it was flashed on the screen in big letters as the soul legend was given a lifetime achievement gong at the event, which was being watched by millions in America and beyond.
Producers at the popular event must have felt like Dancing On The Ceiling as soon as they realised their blunder.
Luckily for them, Lionel, 65, is renowned for being a class act, and is sure to have had a jolly chuckle rather than throwing a fit when he discoversedtheir mistake.
Of course, the blunder could not spoil a fabulous night for fans of the star, who was recognised for almost half a century as a music legend.
He was given his expensive paperweight by the relatively young gun Pharrell Williams, who seemed overjoyed to be honoring his hero.