BET Awards: Stars pay tribute to Nipsey Hussle
The carpet was blue on the BET Awards in a tribute to Nipsey Hussle, who was shot lifeless aged 33 in March.
The rapper was additionally given the Greatest Male Hip Hop Artist and Humanitarian Awards.
John Legend and DJ Khaled carried out a musical tribute to Nipsey through the ceremony, which celebrates black tradition in America.
Different winners included British singer Ella Mai, Cardi B and Infantile Gambino – whereas Mary J Blige was given a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Accepting the Humanitarian Award on his behalf, Nipsey Hussle’s girlfriend Lauren London stated: “Thanks guys for all of the love and assist.”
She added: “The Marathon continues once more,” referring to his Marathon clothes store – which was the place he was shot.
Nipsey Hussle’s mother and father, grandmother and three kids have been additionally on stage to simply accept his award.
In its 19th 12 months, the BET (Black Leisure Tv) Awards ceremony had a political theme to it.
The Central Park 5 – 5 males who have been falsely accused of raping and killing a lady after they have been youngsters – got here on stage to introduce a efficiency.
And rapper Meek Mill debuted the trailer for his new Amazon Prime present Free Meek.
The documentary collection will check out the US probation and parole systemand Meek Mill’s imprisonment.
Tyler Perry, who gained the Icon Award, gave a robust speech about black folks supporting one another.
The actor, comic and filmmaker informed a narrative about utilizing humour to assist his mum, who was being abused by his dad.
Tyler stated his first 10 movies have been about “wanting her to know she’s worthy – to let black girls know you might be worthy, you might be particular, you might be highly effective, you might be superb”.
He additionally spoke about his studio, which is predicated in Atlanta.
“The studio was as soon as a Accomplice Military base, which meant that there was Accomplice troopers on that base, plotting and planning on learn how to maintain 3.9 million Negroes enslaved,” he stated.
“Now that land is owned by one Negro.”