BET Awards: Winners & everything else that went down

BET Awards: Winners & everything else that went down

The annual Black Entertainment Television Awards (BET) took place on Sunday night.

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Remy Ma's acceptance speech made headlines after breaking Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak as Best Female Hip Hop Artist.

South African Babes Wodumo and Nasty C were nominated in the Best International Act - Africa category, which was won by Nigerian superstar Whizkid.


Everyone was talking about Babes Wodumo's visa struggles, after she failed to apply for a US visa in time for the awards.


Babes and Mampintsha reportedly pitched up at the embassy less than a week before the actual awards ceremony, which meant they ran out of time to secure a US visa.

Some performance highlights included a tribute by 90s R&B stars New Edition, who nailed it on stage.

Check out the full winners' list:


Best female R&B/pop artist



Best male R&B/pop artist

Bruno Mars


Viewers' choice award

Beyonce - Sorry


Best group



Best collaboration

Chance the Rapper featuring 2 Chainz - No Problem


Best male hip hop artist

Kendrick Lamar


Best female hip hop artist

Remy Ma


Video of the year

Beyonce - Sorry


Video director of the year

Kahlil Joseph and Beyonce Knowles-Carter - Sorry


Best new artist

Chance the rapper


Best actress

Taraji P. Henson


Best actor

Mahershala Ali


Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/Inspiration award

Lecrae - Can't Stop Me Now (Destination)


Youngstars Award

Yara Shahidi


Best movie

Hidden Figures


Sportswoman of the year

Serena Williams


Sportsman of the year

Stephen Curry


Centric Award

Solange - Cranes in the Sky


Album of the Year

Beyonce - Lemonade


Best international act - Europe



Best international act - Africa



Humanitatian Award

Chance the Rapper

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