Kaela Johnson | Life

The 18th annual BET Awards hosted by Jamie Foxx took place on Sunday at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles with performances from Nicki Minaj, Miguel, Migos, J. Cole and more.

The most powerful performance of the night came from Philadelphia rapper, Meek Mill to his song “Stay Woke”, featuring Miguel. The rapper wore a sweater with the faces of late rappers XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, who were both gunned down early last week. The main backdrop was of a Black community of children playing in the street and adults conversing with one another when a group of White cops storm in and confront a young Black male who is shot dead. Towards the end of the performance showed many Black inmates behind bars depicting mass incarceration.

Check out BET’s YouTube channel to catch other performances and moments that you may have missed out on.


Here’s the list of nominees and winners.

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award
Beyonce (WINNER)
SZA
H.E.R.
Rihanna
KehlaniBest Male R&B / Pop Artist Award
Bruno Mars (WINNER)
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Khalid
Daniel CaesarBest Group Award
Migos (WINNER)
A Tribe Called Quest
N.E.R.D.
Rae Sremmurd
Chloe X HalleBest Collaboration Award
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (WINNER)
DJ Khaled feat. Jay-Z, Future & Beyonce – “Top Off”
Cardi B feat. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”
French Montana feat. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – “LOYALTY.”Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award
Drake
Kendrick Lamar (WINNER)
DJ Khaled
Jay-Z
J. ColeBest Female Hip Hop Artist Award
Cardi B (WINNER)
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
DeJ Loaf
RapsodyVideo of the Year Award
Drake – “God’s Plan” (WINNER)
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Migos feat. Drake – “Walk It Talk It”Video Director of the Year Award
Benny Boom
Director X
Ava Duvernay (WINNER)
Chris Brown
Dave MeyersBest New Artist Award
SZA (WINNER)
H.E.R.
Daniel Caesar
GOLDLINK
A Boogie Wit Da HoodieDr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly – “I’ll Find You” (WINNER)
Snoop Dogg feat. B. Slade – “Words Are Few”
Ledisi & Kirk Franklin – “If You Don’t Mind”
Marvin Sapp – “Close”
Tasha Cobbs Leonard feat. Nicki Minaj – “I’m Getting Ready”The Best International Act Award
Booba (France)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Dadju (France)
Davido (Nigeria)​ (WINNER)
Distruction Boyz (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (Congo)
J Hus (U.K.)
Niska (France)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Stefflon Don (U.K.)
Stormzy (U.K.)Best Actress Award
Tiffany Haddish (WINNER)
Lupita Nyong’o
Issa Rae
Angela Bassett
Letitia Wright
Taraji P. HensonBest Actor Award
Chadwick Boseman (WINNER)
Michael B. Jordan
Donald Glover
Sterling K. Brown
Denzel Washington
Daniel KaluuyaYoung Stars Award
Yara Shahidi (WINNER)
Ashton Tyler
Caleb McLaughlin
Lonnie Chavis
Marsai Martin
Miles BrownBest Movie Award
“Black Panther” (WINNER)
“Girls Trip”
“A Wrinkle in Time”
“Detroit”
“Mudbound”Sportswoman of the Year Award
Serena Williams (WINNER)
Venus Williams
Skylar Diggins-Smith
Candace Parker
Elana Meyers TaylorSportsman of the Year Award
Stephen Curry
LeBron James (WINNER)
Kevin Durant
Dwyane Wade
Odell Beckham Jr.

Album of the Year Award
“DAMN.” – Kendrick Lamar (WINNER)
“Ctrl” – SZA
“4:44” – Jay-Z
“Culture II” – Migos
“Black Panther: The Album” – Kendrick Lamar & Various Artists
“Grateful” – DJ KhaledBET Her Award
Janelle Monae – “Django Jane”
Lizzo – “Water Me”
Mary J. Blige – “Strength of a Woman” (WINNER)
Remy Ma feat. Chris Brown – “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)”
Chloe X Halle – “The Kids Are Alright”
Leikeli47 – “2nd Fiddle”Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
SZA feat. Travis Scott – “Love Galore”
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” (WINNER)
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj – “Motor Sport”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”


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