The 12th Annual BET Awards took place in LA this morning, hosted by veteran Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson.  I must say I was unsure of the decision of him hosting the awards, as in the past the most successful hosted awards were by comedians but Mr  Jackson held his own. The show was opened by G.O.O.D MUSIC’s collective, with their latest hit “Mercy” and the performance broke into transition with Mr Kardashian aka Kanye West performing his second verse of “Theraflu (way too cold). Ye surprised many by dropping an unplanned freestyle (somewhere in the audience Stephen Gill, CEO of BET was crossing his fingers that Ye wasn’t gonna pull out one his infamous stunts), he went on about money, fame, blah, blah and his AIR YEEZY being doper then the Air Jordans. Ehhh *coughs* dunno bout that but let homey have his moment. Other highlights of the awards included Spike Lee’s and Samuel L Jackson’s parody  “Nigros in Paris” lol, Melanie Fiona and Wale’s performance, Megan Good’s appearance ( I am in deep denial of her being married, but she can still get it*sigh*). Angela Bassett still has her groove hot damn *mutters something in tongues*, she was joined by  her co-stars of the 1995 hit “Waiting To Exhale”, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon during Whitney Houston’s tribute segment. Hov gave Kanye a taste of his own medicine by interrupting Yeezy during the acceptance speech for “Video Of The Year”, “Imma let you continue Kanye” to the laughter of all in attendance. The big winners of the night were The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) , Beyonce and Chris Brown (who, along with Nicki Minaj, must have BET Awards tenders*side eyes the judging committee*). You can catch the awards tomorrow night on Top TV on BET’s channel. Full list of winners below:


Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Beyonce — WINNER
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown — WINNER 
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Group
Bad Meets Evil
Diddy-Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) — WINNER

Best Collaboration
Beyonce f/ J. Cole – “Party”
Big Sean f/ Kanye West & Roscoe Dash “Marvin & Chardonnay”
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “I’m On One”
Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb” — WINNER

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Big Sean
Drake — WINNER
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj — WINNER
Brianna Perry

Video of the Year
Beyonce – “Countdown” — WINNER
Beyonce – “Love On Top”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “[Expletive] in Paris”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”
Usher – “Climax”

Video Director of the Year
Beyonce & Alan Ferguson — WINNER
Benny Boom
Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean — WINNER
Diggy Future
Meek Mill

Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams — WINNER
Kim Burrell
James Fortune & FIYA
Fred Hammond
Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Viola Davis — WINNER
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart — WINNER
Denzel Washington

Young Stars Award
Diggy — WINNER
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

Best Movie
“Good Deeds”
“Jumping The Broom”
“Laugh At My Pain”
“Red Tails”
“The Help” — WINNER

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Skylar Diggins
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams — WINNER
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant — WINNER
LeBron James

Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award
Beyonce – “Love On Top”
Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”
Mindless Behavior – “Hello” — WINNER
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award
Common — WINNER
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke

Best International Act
AfricaCamp Mulla (Kenya)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
Mokobe (Mali)
Sarkodie (Ghana) — WINNER
Wizkid (Nigeria)– WINNER

Best International Act UK
Emeli Sande
Wretch 32 — WINNER

Lifetime Achievement
Frankie Beverly featuring Maze

Humanitarian Award
Rev. Al Sharpton


By: Ndimakazi Mabala

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