The 2019 BET Awards went down tonight at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The awards were hosted by actress Regina Hall, and will be aired on BET, BET HER, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Classic, VH1 and Logo.
Hip Hop N R&B’s Queen Mary J. Blige, 48, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Rihanna presented her the award, and gave a touching introduction;
“Mary J. Blige, you have set the bar for relatable, timeless, classic music,” she continued. “You opened multiple doors for female artists in this industry. And on behalf of all the women that came after you, like myself, thank you for being you so we can feel comfortable being ourselves. Thank you for pouring yourself into every track and giving us a song for every feeling. Thank you for showing us that love is all that we need. But we didn’t know how much we needed you.”
Mary also performed all of her hits, and had the crowd dancing like they were at a cookout. We love Mary J. Blige, and she can do no wrong in our eyes. Her songs have helped a generation of Black people get through hard times, and she deserves all the recognition.
The awards of course honored the late Nipsey Hussle, and his family including his long time girlfriend Lauren London, his daughter and son Emani and Kross Asghedom, his mother, sister , brother, and father were in attendance. Nipsey’s mom speech was very spiritual, but left many confused. She says she is at peace with his death , and basically it is only his physical being that is gone.
Cardi B held the most nominations and was nominated in seven categories, including Video Of The Year, Best Female Hip Hop artist and Album Of The Year. She won album of the year for her major-label debut, “Invasion of Privacy,” during the live telecast. JAY-Z and Beyoncé are nominated in three categories stemming from their EVERYTHING IS LOVE joint collab album.
Drake was also nominated in three categories: Video Of The Year, Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Viewer’s Choice Award.
Here are some of the looks from your favorites A, B ,&C LIST stars:
Blac Chyna got her Dolly Parton on even tho its the BLACK entertainment awards, and she could’ve payed homage to a BLACK entertainer ijs:
Lizzo payed homage to her hometown Texas with Wood Grain errrr thang:
City Girls Yung Miami who is pregnant brought her boyfriends South Side to the awards.
Karruche Tran , and Victor Cruz shut down Chris Brown‘s claims that Vic dressed like a mannequin with their pantsuit outfits:
Regina Hall the host of this years 2019 BET Awards look stunning as well:
Lil Kim looks interesting in her Chanel frock:
Elle Varner came out of hiding, and attended the awards wearing a sexy lil black getty up! We still need that refill Elle:
Saweetie decided to look like a genie in a bottle. Hope she wished for a better flow:
Ella Mae looked bright as hell”
Da Baby dressed to impress at his first BET Awards ceremony:
The Migos dressed like Power Rangers:
H.E.R. was in the building :
Youtube singer Queen Naija also hit the red carpet: