BET Awards

Angelique Smith, mother of late rapper Nipsey Hussle, accepts the humanitarian award on behalf of his son at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Looking on from background left are Lauren London, Hussle's partner, son Kross, sister Samantha Smith, and daughter Emani Asghedom. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 24, 2019 - 12:49 am
The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hussle...
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Tyler Perry accepts the ultimate icon award at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 11:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8 p.m. Tyler Perry spoke about the worthiness of black women and his journey to become a filmmaker after accepting the Ultimate Icon Award at the BET Awards. Perry says...
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Mary J. Blige accepts the lifetime achievement award at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 10:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Mary J. Blige praised God, thanked her mother and spoke about a healed relationship with her father after accepting the Lifetime Achievement award during the...
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H.E.R. performs "Lord Is Coming" at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 10:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The men known as the Central Park Five each briefly spoke before introducing a performance by Grammy-winning singer H.E.R. at Sunday's BET Awards. Yusef...
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Billy Ray Cyrus, left, and Lil Nas X perform "Old Town Road" at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 9:38 pm
Lil Nas X brought his global country-rap hit "Old Town Road" to life at the BET Awards with a performance at a makeshift Western saloon alongside country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. In a yellow fringe jacket, yellow chaps and a black cowboy hat, Lil Nas X worked the stage Sunday as dancers in denim...
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Billy Ray Cyrus, left, and Lil Nas X perform "Old Town Road" at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 9:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Lil Nas X brought country music flavor to the BET Awards on Sunday evening. In a video, the 20-year-old rapper and singer Billy Ray Cyrus rode on horses down...
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Cardi B performs at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 9:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Cardi B is the winner for the best album at the Sunday's BET Awards. The Grammy-winning rapper pranced up the stairs to accept her award wearing a lime green...
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Cardi B performs at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 8:42 pm
Cardi B, the most nominated act at the 2019 BET Awards, kicked off the show with an explosive performance of her new single "Press." Cardi B's husband, Offset of the rap group Migos, started the performance Sunday, which included Cardi B rapping on top of Offset while he sat on chair. Actress...
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Offset, from left, Takeoff, and Quavo arrive at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 8:29 pm
Cardi B, the most nominated act at the 2019 BET Awards, kicked off the show with an explosive performance of her new single "Press." Cardi B's husband, Offset of the rap group Migos, started the performance Sunday, which included Cardi B rapping on top of Offset while he sat on chair. Actress...
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FILE - This June 24, 2018 file photo shows a view of the stage at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Regina Hall will host the show, which is being held Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and will feature performances by Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Migos, H.E.R., Lizzo, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 23, 2019 - 9:55 am
Nipsey Hussle, the late rapper who was a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles, will be honored at the 2019 BET Awards with the Humanitarian Award. The posthumous honor will be presented Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The rapper is also nominated for...
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