New Edition, whose three-part biopic was a white-hot ratings success for BET earlier this year, earned the lifetime achievement award and received a lengthy tribute. Find out what these 100 members of Congress have to say about it.
The rapper, whose real name is Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, referred to problems in the public school system and with police brutality and sentencing laws during his speech before adding: "I had plans to tell the world and everyone watching to make the world a better place..."
At the tender age of 24, Chance the Rapper was honored as a humanitarian during the BET Awards on Sunday for his work in his hometown of Chicago, with accolades from the Obamas to Kendrick Lamar. But he ended by saying he was a good man, and he wanted to be better. "Nothin' on You." He thanked several executives for showing him what he called "nothing but love and support of my career".
Girl group Xscape, set to launch a new reality show on Bravo, reunited at the BET Awards and sang the popular hits "Just Kickin' It", "Understanding" and "Who Can I Run To?" He was, however, in high spirits when he went up to accept his first BET Award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.
The pop star paused his performance Sunday to fake-chastise the crowd for not being excited enough and playing around on Instagram during his performance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the BET awards on Sunday night to pay tribute to Chance the Rapper.
"Black-ish" actress Yara Shahidi, who won the young stars award, noted in her acceptance speech that the night was also the birthday of Tamir Rice, who was 12 when he was shot in Cleveland in 2014. El DeBarge and Kamasi Washignton performed "Careless Whisper" in honor George Michael, who died past year on Christmas Day, while Janelle Monae collaborator Roman GianArthur excitedly sang "Johnny B. Goode" in tribute to Chuck Berry, who died in March.
The Ghetto Kids dance group from Uganda are in California, Los Angeles United States to represent their country and the East Africa at large at the BET Awards, later today.
Still, Beyonce had words to share when she won the viewers' choice award through a young duo, Chloe x Halle, that the pop star asked to pick up her award. He and Beyonce tied for video of the year - the top prize but not televised - with their hits "24K Magic" and "Sorry".