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The stars were all out at the 2019 BET Awards, as in addition to dynamic performances from Migos, Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus, DJ Khaled & Meek Mill, DaBaby, Mary J Blige for her Lifetime Achievement Award, and Cardi B & Offset in what was pegged as their first-ever televised performance together,…
The 2019 BET Awards was held last night (June 23) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Hosted by actress Regina King, the evening was filled with stunning performances and emotional tributes.
For the evening’s first performance, Cardi B opened up the show with a raunchy performance of “Clout” alongside Offset followed by her latest single, “Press”. Cardi also took home the award for Best Album.
With two giant babies on stage, DaBaby flexed his CEO status with his performance of “Suge”. Elsewhere, Lil Nas X lit up a saloon with Billy Ray Cyrus for a trip down to “Old Town Road”.
Migos and Mustard made brought their wet and wild party for their live rendition of “Pure Water”. Of course, Black excellence was alive and well thanks to H.E.R. and YBN Cordae’s peformance of “Lord Is Coming”
Later on during the evening, Lil Baby and City Girls’ Yung Miami electrified the theater with a medley of “Act Up, “Close Friends”, and “Pure Cocaine” and Lizzo was the bride to be with set “Truth Hurts”. Meanwhile, Fantasia brought nothing but soul with “Enough” and Kirk Franklin, Jonathan McReynolds, Erica Campbell and Kelly Price took the audience to church with “Love Theory”.
For this year’s Lifetime Achievement award, Mary J Blige was honored the award presented by Rihanna. After a tribute to the Queen of Hip Hop & Soul, MJB performed a medley of classic hits and brought out special guests Lil’ Kim (“I Can Love You Better”) and Method Man (“All I Need”).
The legacy and philanthropy of Nipsey Hussle was honored as the late rapper was bestowed this year’s Humanitarian award. After his family accepted the award on his behalf, his music was recognized. Marsha Ambrosius set the heartfelt tribute with “Real Big” followed by YG bringing saluted the red and blue with the “Last Time That I Checc’d”. Khaled and John Legend opened the pearly gates for “Higher” and then kept the celebration going with Meek Mill and Jeremih with “Weather The Storm” and “You Stay”.
Among the winners who accepted their trophies included Cardi B for Best Female Hip Hop artist, Ella Mai for Viewers Choice award and Lil Baby who won Best New Artist.
Absent but their presence was felt were Nipsey Hussle who was honored as this year’s Best Male Hip Hop artist and Travis Scott and Drake for Best Collaboration (“SICKO MODE”). Bruno Mars was awarded Best Male R&B artist while Beyonce was crowned Best Female R&B artist. Congrats to all.
Three months after his death, Nipsey Hussle received a star-studded tribute while being posthumously honored with the Humanitarian Award during the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday (June 23). T.I. took the stage first to salute the activist, philanthropist, and businessman, who dedicated years of his life to helping his community.
“There will never be another Nipsey Hussle,” said Tip before Nipsey’s family including his grandmother, mother, father, sister, son, daughter, and girlfriend Lauren London accepted the award on his behalf.
“I want to thank you guys for all the love and support, and the Marathon continues again,” said London before Nipsey’s mother delivered a stirring speech where she recalled the moment she learned that Nipsey had been shot.
Marsha Ambrosius kicked off the musical tribute with her and Nipsey’s Victory Lap collaboration “Real Big” as Nipsey’s sister sang along in the audience.
YG then paid homage to his brother by performing “Last Time That I Checc’d.” Decked out in all white, DJ Khaled capped things off with a rousing performance of his Father of Asahd single “Higher” featuring John Legend. They all joined together on stage for the emotional finale.
“Long live Nipsey Hussle. The Marathon continues!” said Khaled.
Watch them salute the legacy of the late great Nipsey Hussle.
Mustard and Migos brought the waterworks during their performance at the 2019 BET Awards. Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff joined Mustard to perform their hit “Pure Water” at Sunday’s show. Decked out in all white, they came through drippin’ while dancers in raincoats made moves in front of a cascading waterfall. Offset’s wife Cardi B and Quavo’s girlfriend Saweetie were also seen turning up in the audience.
Mustard is now gearing up to release his album Perfect Ten on Friday featuring “Pure Water” and his new single “On GOD” featuring A$AP Ferg, YG, Tyga, and A$AP Rocky.
Lil Nas X brought the horses to the stage at the BET Awards.
Fresh off the release of his debut EP 7, the 20-year-old rapper teamed up with Billy Ray Cyrus for a performance of “Old Town Road” at Sunday’s BET Awards. Dressed in a yellow and black leather fringed jacket and matching pants, Nas and Billy entered on horseback before turning the stage into a saloon. Nas busted out some cowboy moves while Billy Ray lead a team of line dancers.
Many in the audience, including Cardi and Kamaiyah, sang along to the hit, which remains No. 1 for an 11th week on the Billboard Hot 100.
Nas’ EP 7, which features the Cardi B-assisted “Rodeo,” is expected to debut with 70,000 copies in its first week.
Performing his hit “Suge,” the young CEO delivered his viral sensation during Sunday’s show. Showing off his muscular upper body in a red turtleneck, the 27-year-old rapper made his way through the star-studded crowd, hyping up the audience while two giant inflatable babies danced on stage.
“Suge” continues to blow up the charts. The song, which appears on DaBaby’s debut album Baby on Baby, is currently in its peak position at No. 8 on the Hot 100.
YG brings his signature look to the black-and-white video off his 4 REAL 4 REAL album.
In front of a cameo-filled audience, YG throws on his tux and performances in front the diverse crowd. Elsewhere, he rides through Los Angeles, parties with friends and pays homage to Nipsey Hussle. The Marathon continues.
Cardi B opened the 2019 BET Awards with an explosive performance. Live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, her husband Offset took the stage for their “Clout” collaboration. The Migos rapper busted some moves while backed by dancers. His wife then appeared, giving her man a lap dance while delivering her verse on the Father of 4 hit.
Kulture’s mother then launched into her own single “Press.” With an army of dancers behind her, she delivered some killer choreography while wearing a green cutout jumpsuit, capping off the explosive set on top of a pyramid of dancers.
“Pop up, guess who bitch?” she rapped before receiving a standing ovation from Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, John Legend, and Tyler Perry.
Cardi lead with seven nominations at the 2019 show and took home trophies including Album of the Year for her debut Invasion of Privacy. “The numbers don’t lie. 3x platinum,” she said while accepting the award. “I’m glad that I made an album that your sister, your mother, your grandmother like it…”