In a show hosted by “Saturday Night Life” host Leslie Jones the Black Entertainment Television Award had an interesting tone. The highlight of the show saw Nicki Minaj’s seven-year winning streak end when rapper and ex-convict Remy Ma bagged the coveted best female hip hop artist award which Nicki has won since 2010. Ma who released a Minaj diss track in May title “Shether” was given credit for her lyrical prowess in the highly publicized song.
The other major highlight say Mitchell Obama through a taped message present an achievement award to Chance The Rapper, who has raised $2 million dollars for Chicago public schools. The ex-first lady in alluding to chance’s heroic act praised the star for making young people believe that they matter and can go on to achieve great things.
The bee hives also had a lot to laugh about as Beyoncé who was reported to have earlier delivered twin babies got the most nomination with 7 categories. The Sorry and Freedom singer bagged 5 of the nomination. That wasn’t all for the star power as her sister Solange who turned 31 on Saturday also won the Centric award and she described it as the best birthday gift ever. The soul singer later held a moment of silence for police brutality victims including Trayvon Martin, Philando Castile, Eric Garner and lots more.
Bruno Mars had an electrifying performance of the night when he kicked of the show with the performance of “Perm”. He also had a successful night after his 90s R&B inspired album won him accolades for best male artist. Other performances from the night came from Tamar Braxton and Maxwell, Mary J. Blige and Xscape.
Rave of the moment and Campton rapper Kendrick Lamar gave the surprise of the night when he performed alongside Future. The “Humble” rapper also won the award for best male hip hop artist
For the night and praised rapper Chance the Rapper for his heroic act in winning the humanitarian award at the age of 24.
The show ended on a sad note when Havoc former Mobb Deep member and Lil Kim spoke praise words about Prodigy. The former Mobb Deep rapper passed on last week.