Tuesday, October 26, 2021

BET Awards: Jamie Foxx Salutes Donald Glover; Kendrick Lamar, ‘Black Panther’, Tiffany Haddish Among Winners (WATCH)

Host Jamie Foxx (L) and Donald Glover speak onstage at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Host Jamie Foxx (L) and Donald Glover speak onstage at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

*Abandoning the script Sunday night, BET Awards host Jamie Foxx brought actor-singer Donald Glover on stage at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater for an impromptu tribute, including the comedian’s own take on Glover’s “This is America” video and distinct choreography.

Kendrick Lamar took home the most awards during the evening, including best male hip hop artist and album of the year for “DAMN.”

Beyonce was crowned the best female R&B/pop artist, and Cardi B won for best female hip hop artist.

Migos took home the best group award, while SZA nabbed best new artist.

Tyler Perry presented the lifetime achievement award to R&B legend, Anita Baker. During her speech, Baker encouraged industry veterans to mentor younger artists. “I would ask the singers that are veterans here. When you see the young ones, tap them on the shoulder. They need you,” she said. “Let’s take care of each other. We need each other. We can’t do it alone.”

During the program, Foxx spoke out about the recent death of rapper XXXtentacion, saying: “We can’t get too used to these types of things. We’re too used to young people being killed. It’s like we don’t even trip anymore.”

Meek Mill delivered a surprise performance while wearing a hoodie with XXXtentacion’s face on it. For his first live performance since being released from prison in April, Mill debuted a new single titled “Stay Woke,” featuring Miguel. The song speaks to the experiences of young men in impoverished communities.

Other performers Sunday night included Nicki Minaj, Migos, Meek Mill, Janelle Monae, Miguel, Snoop Dogg, YG, 2 Chainz, and more.

Watch more highlights below, followed by the 2018 BET Awards Complete Winners List:

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

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

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

Best 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. Cole

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

Video 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 Meyers

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

Dr. 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. Henson

Best Actor Award
Chadwick Boseman (WINNER)
Michael B. Jordan
Donald Glover
Sterling K. Brown
Denzel Washington
Daniel Kaluuya

Young Stars Award
Yara Shahidi (WINNER)
Ashton Tyler
Caleb McLaughlin
Lonnie Chavis
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown

Best 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 Taylor

Sportsman 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 Khaled

BET 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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