[RECAP/VIDEOS] LIT! 2017 BET AWARDS!

BRUNO MARS 2017 BET AWARDS

The 2017 BET Awards have come and gone and the night was beyond lit!

We got to see performances by some of music’s biggest stars and lots of laughs from the always hilarious comedienne, Leslie Jones. The night began with an electrifying performance by Bruno Mars  and later features shows from French Montana, Swae Lee, Post Malone of The Migos, Trey Songz, Mary J Blige, A$AP Rocky, Chris Brown, Xscape, Big Sean, Future,  Kendrick Lamar, Tamar Braxton, and DJ Khalid.

TAMAR BRAXTON PERFORMANCE 2017 BET AWARDS

Naturally, every awards show has its highs and lows and thankfully The 2017 BET Awards had more highs! As aforementioned there were a lot of performances but those that stood out the most were definitely Bruno Mars’, Tamar Braxton’s, Xscape’s, and of course the performance from the cast of the New Edition biopic. Bruno always delivers a great show, his medley of songs, Tamar broke it down on stage so well some of us thought she was lip syncing, and Xscape’s reunion was EVERYTHING! We are definitely glad to see the ladies back together. They all look amazing, but Tiny’s post-breakup/pre-divorce body is bangin’! New Edition was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award and it was nothing short of amazing. We always love to hear the guys’ hits and are amazed after all these years they can still get down!

Now for the drama…REMY MA IS A QUEEN! After winning the award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist she graciously accepted the award, but still threw not so subtle shots at Nicki Minaj in her acceptance speech. Check it out below!

Oh and on a lesser note did anyone notice how they did not introduce Issa Rae properly? We digress…

The greatest moment of the night hands down came when Chance The Rapper received The BET Humanitarian Award. He is now the youngest recipient to date for the award. We had no idea Chance had done so much for Chicago’s youth and its more impoverished areas. He called for justice and action against police brutality and received a warm thanks and congratulations from Forever First Lady Michelle Obama! You can see his full acceptance speech by clicking here.

The 2017 BET Awards were definitely on point this year! Congrats to all the winners and recipients!

Humanitarian AwardWINNER: Chance the Rapper

Lifetime Achievement Award

WINNER: New Edition

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

​WINNER: Beyoncé   
​Kehlani
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna
Solange

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

WINNER: Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

Viewers’ Choice Award

The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk, “Starboy”
WINNER: Beyonce, “Sorry”
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Drake, “Fake Love”

Best Group

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
WINNER: Migos
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration

​Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Chance the Rapper ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – “No Problem”
Chris Brown ft. Gucci Mane & Usher – “Party”
DJ Khaled ft. ​Beyoncé & Jay Z – “Shining”
WINNER: ​Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”

Remy Ma, 2017 BET Awards

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Best Male Hip-Hop ArtistBig Sean
Chance the Rapper
Drake
Future
J. Cole
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar 

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
WINNER: Remy Ma
Young M.A.

Video of the Year

​WINNER: Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
WINNER: Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” 
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky” ​

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom – Kehlani, “CRZY”
Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia – Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Director X – Zayn Malik, “Like I Would”
Hype Williams – Tyga “Gucci Snakes ft. Desiigner”
WINNER: Kahlil Joseph & ​Beyoncé Knowles-Carter – ​Beyoncé, “Sorry”​

Best New Artist

21 Savage
Cardi B
WINNER: Chance the Rapper
Khalid
Young M.A.

Best Actress

Gabrielle Union
Issa Rae
Janelle Monae
WINNER: Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis

Best Actor

Bryshere Y. Gray
Denzel Washington
Donald Glover
WINNER: Mahershala Ali
Omari Hardwick

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational AwardCeCe Winans, “Never Have to Be Alone”
Fantasia ft. Tye Tribbett, “I Made It”
Kirk Franklin ft. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann, “My World Needs You”
WINNER: Lecrae, “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)”
Tamela Mann, “God Provides”

Youngstars Award

Ace Hunter
Caleb McLaughlin
Jaden Smith
Marsai Martin
WINNER: Yara Shahidi

Best Movie

Get Out
Moonlight
WINNER: Hidden Figures
Fences
The Birth of a Nation

Sportswomen of the Year

Gabby Douglas
WINNER: Serena Williams
Simone Biles
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

LeBron James
Cam Newton
Odell Beckham Jr.
Russell Westbrook
WINNER: Stephen Curry

Centric Award

Fantasia, “Sleeping With the One I Love”
Kehlani, “Distraction”
Mary J. Blige, “Thick of It”
WINNER: Solange, “Cranes in the Sky”
Syd, “All About Me”
Yuna ft. Usher, “Crush”

Album of the Year

24K Magic – Bruno Mars
4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole
A Seat at the Table – Solange
Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper
WINNER: Lemonade – ​Beyoncé

Best International Act: Europe

WINNER: Stormzy
Skepta
Giggs
Craig David
Wiley
Emeli Sande
MHD
Booba

Best International Act: Africa

WINNER: Wizkid
Tekno
Mr. Eazi
Davido
Stonebwoy
Aka
Nasty C
Babes Wodumo

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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