A night of honoring our heroes. This year's show featured special recognition for Black heroes who have made a difference in our community.
Lizzo kicked off the show, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, with a shining performance of her latest hit, "About Damn Time."
The audience was a mix of generations and ethnicities, something that was true of the night's presenters and award recipients. There were also many moments of joy, as Brandy did a surprise performance with Jack Harlow and Mariah Carey hit some impressive high notes in a surprise performance with Latto.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs was awarded with a lifetime achievement award. He was celebrated by a host of fellow artists and former collaborators like Mary J. Blige and Kanye West.
Will Smith, who stoked controversy at the Academy Awards, won the BET Award for best actor.
BET Awards #culturesbiggestnight was held yesterday in LA and a lot of known and uprising stars were giving us some spicy looks. Six of them completely nailed it and we think, they were the best dressed at the BET Awards. What y’all think?
6. Muni Long
5. Janelle Monae
4. Novi Brown
3. Halle Bailey & DDG
2. Chloe Bailey
But also Eva Marcelle
Lizzo, hands down