- Late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman was honoured at the BET Awards on Sunday night, 27 June
- The talented actor posthumously received the Best Actor award and was also honoured during the ceremony's In Memorium segment
- Late US rapper DMX was also celebrated with a performance curated by his friend and favourite collaborator Swizz Beatz
Late US actor Chadwick Boseman was honoured at the BET Awards on Sunday, 27 June at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Black Panther star also posthumously received the Best Actor accolade.
Chadwick was honoured during the event's In Memorium segment. The award-winning thespian passed away at the age of 43 after battling colon cancer.
IOL reports that late legendary rapper DMX was also given his flowers at the ceremony. The musician died in April after suffering a heart attack. The Ruff Ryders' Anthem hitmaker was celebrated with a performance curated by Swizz Beatz.
Swizz Beatz produced many songs for DMX
Briefly News reported a few days ago that Swizz Beatz produced a lot of classics for DMX when they were both still part of the hip-hop crew, Ruff Ryders. The US music producer, Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Griselda and Micael K Willimans performed some of DMX's classics during the show.
The Source reported that BET was also expected to debut a new song from the late rapper. The track is from his posthumous album, Exodus.
According to the outlet, Connie Orlando, Executive Vice President of Specials, Music Programming and Music Strategy, said they were proud to pay respect to the hip-hop legend on the biggest stage, the BET Awards. The tribute included popular DMX songs like Get at Me Dog, Ruff Ryders’ Anthem and What’s My Name?, among others.
Michael B Jordan reacts to Chadwick Boseman's Oscar snub
In other news, Briefly News reported that Michael B Jordan shared his opinion after Chadwick Boseman didn't win the Best Actor award at the Oscar Awards recently. The talented US actor was also reportedly shook when his Black Panther co-star was snubbed for his stellar performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
Anthony Hopkins took home the Best Actor award instead of the late talented thespian. Hopkins was reportedly not even given a chance to Zoom into the ceremony to give an acceptance speech.
Michael shared that he also thought a part of everyone had "a little bit" of that feeling when they were watching the ceremony.
"There's no award that can validate his legacy," he said.
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Source: Briefly News