BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry
“I just want to thank you guys for all the love and support, and the marathon continues again,” London said onstage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
John Legend, DJ Khaled, YG and Marsha Ambrosius celebrated Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, with a performance. Hussle also won best male hip-hop artist, besting Drake, J. Cole, Travis Scott, Meek Mill and 21 Savage.
Blige, who earned the Lifetime Achievement Award, ran through her hits during a lengthy performance, which featured Lil Kim and Method Man. The R&B star went from “My Life” to “No More Drama” to “Just Fine,” when audience members turned the aisles into “Soul Train” lines as they showed their best dance moves while the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul sang onstage.
A list of winners at the 2019 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
— Video of the year: Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
— Best female R&B/pop artist: Beyoncé
— Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars
— Best female hip-hop artist: Cardi B
— Best male hip-hop artist: Nipsey Hussle
— Best new artist: Lil Baby
— Best group: Migos
— Best collaboration: Travis Scott featuring Drake, “Sicko Mode”
— Album of the year: Cardi B, “Invasion of Privacy”
— Viewers’ choice award: Ella Mai, “Trip”
— Lifetime achievement award: Mary J. Blige
— Humanitarian award: Nipsey Hussle
— Ultimate icon award: Tyler Perry
— Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award: Snoop Dogg featuring Rance Allen, “Blessing Me Again”
— Best actress: Regina King
— Best actor: Michael B. Jordan
— Best movie: “Blackkklansman”
— Youngstars award: Marsai Martin
— Sportswoman of the year: Serena Williams
— Sportsman of the year: Stephen Curry
— BET HER award: H.E.R., “Hard Place”
— Video director of the year: Karena Evans
— Best international act: Burna Boy (Nigeria)
— Best new international act: Sho Madjozi (South Africa)