Jamie Foxx - BET Awards
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The 2018 BET Awards took place Sunday night.

Host Jamie Foxx kicked off the ceremony by telling viewers he was there to celebrate.

Foxx brought “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan to the stage and asked him to recite the powerful line from the film, “Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, cause they knew death was better than bondage.”

Later, Foxx invited Childish Gambino to join him on stage to thank him for his socially conscious song, “This Is America.”

A poignant moment of the show came when Tyler Perry presented Anita Baker with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Foxx sang a medley of her greatest hits.

Rapper Meek Mill debuted a new single since being released from prison in April titled, “Stay Woke,” which explores inequality in the justice system.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award

Beyoncé *WINNER





Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award

Bruno Mars *WINNER

Chris Brown

The Weeknd


Daniel Caesar

Best Group Award


A Tribe Called Quest


Rae Sremmurd

Chloe x Halle

Best Collaboration Award

Bruno Mars /Cardi B - “Finesse (Remix)”

DJ Khalid /Rihanna and Bryson Tiller - “Wild Thoughts” *WINNER

DJ Khalid /Jay-Z, Future & Beyoncé - “Top Off”

Cardi B /21 Savage - “Bartier Cardi”

French Montana f/Swae Lee - “Unforgettable”

Kendrick Lamar f/Rihanna - “Loyalty”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award


Kendrick Lamar *WINNER

DJ Khaled



Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award


Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Dej Loaf


Video of the Year Award

Drake - “God’s Plan” *WINNER

Cardi B - “Bodak Yello”

Bruno Mars /Cardi B - “Finesse (Remix)”

DJ Khaled /Rihanna and Bryson Tiller - “Wild Thoughts”

Kendrick Lamar - “Humble” Migos /Drake “Walk It Talk It”

Video Director of the Year Award

Benny Boom

Director X

Ava DuVernay *WINNER

Chris Brown

Dave Meyers

Best New Artist Award



Daniel Caesar



Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Lecrae / Tory Kelly - “I’ll Find You” *WINNER

Snoop Dogg / B Slade - “Words Are Few”

Ledisi and Kirk Franklin - “If You Don’t Mind”

Marvin Sapp - “Close”

Tasha Cobbs Leonard f/ Nicki Minaj - “I’m Getting Ready”

Best Actress Award

Tiffany Haddish *WINNER

Lupita Nyong’o

Issa Rae

Angela Bassett

Letitia Wright

Taraji P. Henson

Best Actor Award

Chadwick Boseman *WINNER

Michael B. Jordan

Donald Glover

Sterling K. Brown

Denzel Washington

Daniel Kaluuya

Young Stars Award

Yara Shahidi *WINNER

Ashton Tyler

Caleb McLaughlin

Lonnie Chavis

Marsai Martin

Miles Brown

Best Movie Award

“Black Panther” *WINNER

“Girls Trip”

“A Wrinkle in Time”



Sportswoman of the Year Award

Serena Williams *WINNER

Venus Williams

Skylar Diggins-Smith

Candace Parker

Elana Meyers Taylor

Sportsman of the Year Award

Stephen Curry

LeBron James *WINNER

Kevin Durant

Dwyane Wade

Odell Beckham Jr.

Album of the Year Award

Kendrick Lamar - “Damn” *WINNER

SZA - “Ctrl”

Jay-Z - “4:44”

Migos - “Culture II”

Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists - “Black Panther: The Album”

DJ Khaled - “Grateful”

BET Her Award

Janelle Monáe - “Django Jane”

Lizzo - “Water Me”

Mary J. Blige - “Strength of a Woman” *WINNER

Remy Ma f/ Chris Brown - “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)”

Chloe x Halle - “The Kids Are Alright”

Leikeli47 - “2nd Fiddle”

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

SZA / Travis Scott - “Love Galore”

Cardi B - “Bodak Yellow” *WINNER

Kendrick Lamar - “Humble”

Drake - “God’s Plan”

Migos / Nicki Minaj and Cardi B - “MotorSport”

DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna and Bryson Tiller - “Wild Thoughts”

The Best International Act Award

Booba (FRANCE)

Cassper Nyovest (SA)

Dadju (FRANCE)


Distruction Boyz (SA)

Fally Ipupa (DR CONGO)

J Hus (UK)


Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)

Stefflon Don (UK)

Stormzy (UK)