The 2016 BET Awards went down on Sunday, June 26, and WPGC 95.5 had a front row seat.
WPGC’s own DJ Flexx and Tony Redz were in the audience at Microsoft Theater.
The hilarious Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, co-stars of the sitcom “Black-ish,” returned as hosts.
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The awards featured performances from Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Fat Joe, French Montana, Remy Ma, Young Thug, Erykah Badu, Future, Usher, Alicia Keys, Desiigner, Chloe x Halle, Maxwell, Bryson Tiller and more.
Bilal, Stevie Wonder, Tori Kelly, Anderson Paak, The Roots, Sheila E., Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monáe and other artists performed in an ongoing “Celebration of Prince” tribute.
Later, Laila Ali gave a moving tribute to her late father, Muhammad Ali, who died earlier this month.
Among those honored, Samuel L. Jackson received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and BET CEO Debra Lee gave Jesse Williams the Humanitarian Award. The “Grey’s Anatomy” actor stole the show with a powerful speech about social justice, racism and police brutality.
See the list of winners below:
Best Movie – “Straight Outta Compton”
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist – Nicki Minaj
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist – Beyoncé
Viewers Choice Award – Beyoncé
Humanitarian Award – Jesse Williams
Lifetime Achievement Award – Samuel L. Jackson
Best Group – Drake and Future
Best Male R&B / Pop Artist – Bryson Tiller
Best Actor – Michael B. Jordan
Best Actress – Taraji P. Henson
Best New Artist – Bryson Tiller
Video of the Year – “Formation” by Beyoncé
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist – Drake
See the biggest moments from the awards below:
See behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the radio broadcast center at the 2016 BET Experience below.
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