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2 months ago, by Voir Editorial Team “Culture’s Biggest Night” – Let’s Recap Last Night’s BET Music Awards 2022

2 months ago, by Voir Editorial Team

“Culture’s Biggest Night” – Let’s Recap Last Night’s BET Music Awards 2022

BET Music Awards billed as “culture’s biggest night”  kicked off last night at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony which celebrates Black excellence in music, culture, and sports, was hosted by famous actress Taraji P. Henson for its 22nd edition. Here’s a quick recap of the event!

The night was marked by exceptional performances from artists like Lil Wayne, Jack Harlow, and Lizzo but also Chance the Rapper and Joey Badass, Chlöe, Ella Mai, Latto, Muni Long, Givēon, and Doechii. Kanye West even made a surprise appearance to pay tribute to Diddy, who received a lifetime achievement award. Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Nas, Lil’ Kim, Busta Rhymes, The LOX, Bryson Tiller, and Faith Evans were also all on hand to pay tribute to their friend.

Several of the presenters, performers, and award recipients called for action after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday

There were moments of joy, however. Brandy did a surprise performance with Jack Harlow, and Mariah Carey hit some impressive high notes in a surprise performance with Latto.

Will Smith, who stoked controversy at the Academy Awards by slapping Chris Rock on stage shortly before winning the best actor Oscar, won the BET Award for best actor this Sunday.

Jazmine Sullivan won the Best Female R&B/ Pop Artist award, and Best Male R&B Pop Artist was earned by The Weeknd. The winner’s were:

Best Group

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak)

Best Collaboration

Wizkid feat. Justin Bieber & Tems – “Essence”

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Megan Thee Stallion

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar

Video of the Year

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – “Smokin Out The Window”

Video Director of the Year

Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak

Best New Artist

Latto

Album of the Year

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – “An Evening with Silk Sonic”

Best International Act

Tems (Nigeria)

Best Actor

Will Smith – “King Richard”

Best Actress

Zendaya – “Euphoria” / “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

Young Stars Award

Marsai Martin

And as always, Voir takes a look at the BET Awards Best Dressed:

Words By Melodie Bitala-Samba

Header Image: BET Awards

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