The annual BET Awards are possibly one of the most significant award shows in the Black community. Our favorite singers, actors, rappers, and sometimes athletes gather together for a night of great performances, laughs, awards, and entertainment, and each year is full of new surprises. Here are some of the best moments of the night.
This year’s host was none other than the infamous Chris Rock. Rock kept the jokes coming and the laughs heavy as he scanned through the crowd and took every opportunity to make witty remarks at every celebrity.
Rock even took it upon himself to pass out Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles to the audience members, and he made sure to give Paris Hilton a plate to make her feel more a part of the crowd.
Aside from Rock’s hilariousness, the performances also added to the phenomenal show.
Newcomer August Alsina, who received the award for Best New Artist, put on a soulful, sultry performance that was certainly above average. As a first timer to the award show’s stage, he did not disappoint. In fact, he surprised the crowd when he featured Trey Songz in his performance after the two had gone through an alleged beef.
Alsina also perfomed with Chris Brown.
Pharrell Williiams brought out the famed Missy Elliot, and Ledisi, Yolanda Adams, and John Legend performed a beautiful tribute to the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Lionel Richie.
Actress Phylicia Rashad graced the stage with her timeless beauty to pay respects to all of the legends that have passed on, making it one of the most memorable moments of the night.
Throughout the show the crowd anticipated a special performance from Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and special was exactly what it was.
Before the show was over, the crowd tuned into a video performance of the Carters while on their On The Run tour. It was a slight disappointment but still served as a nice finale performance.
If you missed the awards last night, you can catch it again this evening at 6.