BET AWARDS: WINNERS AND PERFORMANCES

While all types of entertainment were honored at the ceremony, music was a major part of the festivities.

Jamie FoxxBET Awards, Show, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Jun 2018

Host Jamie Foxx kicked off the ceremony by telling viewers he was there to celebrate. He brought "Black Panther" star Michael B. Jordan to the stage and asked him to recite a line from the film.

Check out Michael's sexy GIF from the BET Awards because it REALLY needs your attention.


Winners:

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award
Drake
Kendrick Lamar (WINNER)
DJ Khaled
JAY-Z
J. Cole

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award
Cardi B (WINNER)
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
DeJ Loaf
Rapsody

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award
Bruno Mars (WINNER)
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Khalid
Daniel Caesar

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award
Beyoncé (WINNER)
Kehlani
H.E.R.
Rihanna
SZA

Best Group Award
Migos (WINNER)
A Tribe Called Quest
N.E.R.D
Rae Sremmurd
Chloe X Halle

Best New Artist Award
SZA (WINNER)
H.E.R.
Daniel Caesar
GoldLink
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Best Collaboration Award
Bruno Mars f. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled f. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” (WINNER)
DJ Khaled f. JAY-Z, Future & Beyonce – “Top Off”
Cardi B f. 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”
French Montana f. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar f. Rihanna – “LOYALTY.”

Video of the Year Award
Drake – “God’s Plan” (WINNER)
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Bruno Mars f. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled f. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Migos f. Drake – “Walk It Talk It”

Video Director of the Year Award
Benny Boom
Director X
Ava Duvernay (WINNER)
Chris Brown
Dave Meyers

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Lecrae f. Tori Kelly – “I’ll Find You” (WINNER)
Snoop Dogg f. B. Slade – “Words Are Few”
Ledisi & Kirk Franklin – “If You Don’t Mind”
Marvin Sapp – “Close”
Tasha Cobbs Leonard f. Nicki Minaj – “I’m Getting Ready”

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 Khaled

BET Her Award
Janelle Monae – “Django Jane”
Lizzo – “Water Me”
Mary J. Blige – “Strength of a Woman” (WINNER)
Remy Ma f. Chris Brown – “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)”
Chloe X Halle – “The Kids Are Alright”
Leikeli47 – “2nd Fiddle”

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
SZA featuring Travis Scott – “Love Galore”
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” (WINNER)
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Migos f. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj – “Motor Sport”
DJ Khaled f. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

Throughout the broadcast, there were more performances than awards given. Meek Mill, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg were among the many performers to grace the stage.

Snoop Dogg is one of the coolest cats ever to emerge in the hip-hop world, and the legendary rapper proved that fact with his lively performance at the 2018 BET Awards.

The rapper, who fittingly closed out the show, began his set with an early '90s classic -- "Who Am I? (What's My Name?)" The iconic single, which appears on Snoop's 1993 debut album Doggystyle, was the perfect opener, as the LP celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. He kept the crowd on their feet by delivering yet another all-time party favorite, 2000's "The Next Episode."


Meek Mill premieres new track and pays tribute to XXXTentacion & Jimmy Wopo.

The Philadelphia rapper, who was released from prison in April, debuted his new single “Stay Woke”. Meek delivered some gripping bars about gun violence and mass incarceration. “We scream Black Lives Matter, but we still towing ladders,” he rapped on a stage depicting a street corner.


All hail the Queen. Nicki Minaj took over the 2018 BET Awards with a medley of hits.

Dressed in a red robe, she emerged to perform her top 10 hit “Chun-Li” with some kung-fu dancers. She then removed the robe to reveal a sexy red latex number for the first performance of the Lil Wayne-assisted “Rich Sex.”
Nicki Minaj


Looking dapper as usual in their bejeweled jackets and black skinny jeans, Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff hit the stage to perform their Culture II hit “Walk It Talk It.” Following “Kung Fu Fighting,” they launched into the Pharrell-produced “Stir Fry.”
Migos
The Atlanta trio went on to win Best Group. During their acceptance speech, Offset thanked Cardi B, who is expecting their first child next month. “I thank my wife. You should thank yours,” he said.

Watch their performance below:

J. Cole made a surprise appearance at Sunday’s BET Awards. Following an introduction from host Jamie Foxx, the rapper delivered a powerful performance of “Friends” with Daniel Caesar.

“I wrote this shit to talk about the word addiction,” raps Cole. “To my ni**a, I hope you listening / This is for the whole fucking Ville, I hope you’re listening.”

“Friends” is a cut off Cole’s latest album KOD, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.


References: www.hiphopdx.com/news/id.47399/title.2018-bet-awards-winners
www.https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8462442/snoop-dogg-gospel-medley-performance-bet-awards-2018?sessionid=pMn1TGHX1qccp17Pp8tAJZjNyVOB1njo_jN_qTJEF4g
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