The 2017 BET awards which held on Sunday night; the 25th of June 2017 was indeed a night to remember. It took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and was hosted by a perpetually game Leslie Jones.
Thankfully, the inspired, audience-approved performances (Migos, Khalid, Bruno Mars, a reunited Xscape) and acceptance speeches (Chance the Rapper, Solange) exceeded the thudding, disappointing moments (we’re looking at you, New Edition and Trey Songz).
Wizkid was announced Winner of the Best International Act – Africa Award in a special ceremony held in Los Angeles, beating off stiff competition from Davido, Mr Eazi, Tekno, Stonebwoy, Nasty C, Babes Wodumo and AKA. It’s the Starboy’s 2nd win in this category, first taking home the award (alongside Sarkodie) back in 2012.
Nasty C had initially been accidentally announced as winner sometime last week, but BET quickly apologized for the “glitch”. Gotta admit they finally got it right!
Wizkid, however, wasn’t there to collect his award. Congratulations star boy.
On the other hand, Lecrae took home his second BET Award yesterday in the category for “Best Gospel/Inspirational Award” for his song “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination).”
Lecrae has been nominated for a BET four times and became the first rapper to win it in 2015.
Mary J. Blige
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 Group2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
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”
Chance the Rapper
WINNER: Remy Ma
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky” ?
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”
WINNER: Chance the Rapper
Young M.A.Best ActressGabrielle Union
WINNER: Taraji P. Henson
Bryshere Y. Gray
WINNER: Mahershala Ali
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”
WINNER: Yara Shahidi
WINNER: Hidden Figures
The Birth of a Nation
WINNER: Serena Williams
Odell Beckham Jr.
WINNER: Stephen Curry
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