BET 2018 Full List of Winners, Tributes & Behind the Scenes Photos

BET 2018 Full List of Winners, Tributes & Behind the Scenes Photos

- Jamie Foxx celebrates ‘Black Panther’, Childish Gambino

- Rapper Meek Mill debuted a new single since being released from prison in April

- Nicki Minaj leaves after losing to Cardi B

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The 18th Annual BET Awards took place on the 24th of June at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and Briefly.co.za is here to bring you all the deets! The ceremony was hosted by Jamie Foxx and marked his second time as MC of the show. Foxx kicked off the event by telling viewers he was there to celebrate. He invited "Black Panther" star Michael B. Jordan to the stage and asked him to recite a line from the film, "Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, ‘cause they knew death was better than bondage."

The ’Django Unchained’ star later invited Childish Gambino to join him on stage and thanked him for his socially conscious song, "This Is America."

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

BET 2018 Full List of Winners, Tributes & Behind the Scenes Photos

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While the show itself was thoroughly entertaining, there was plenty of behind-the-scenes action, too. According to www.eonline.com, what viewers didn’t see on TV was female rapper Nicki Minaj leaving the event after losing to Cardi B.

Eight-time Grammy-winning R&B legend Anita Baker was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and stars including Jamie Foxx, Yolanda Adams, Marsha Ambriosius, and Ledisi took the stage to sing a number of Anita’s greatest hits as a way to pay tribute to her.

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Here is a complete list of the BET Awards 2018 winners:

Video of the year: Drake

Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars

Best female R&B/pop Artist: Beyoncé

Best male hip hop artist: Kendrick Lamar

Best female hip hop artist: Cardi B

Best new artist: SZA

Album of the year: “DAMN.” Kendrick Lamar

Best group: Migos

Best gospel/inspirational award: Lecrae featuring Tori Kelly

Best collaboration: DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”

Young Stars award: Yara Shahidi

Viewers’ choice award: Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”

Video director of the year: Ava DuVernay

Best actor: Chadwick Boseman

Best actress: Tiffany Haddish

Best movie: Black Panther

Sportswoman of the year: Serena Williams

Sportsman of the year: LeBron James

Humanitarian award: Naomi Wadler, Mamoudou Gassama, Justin Blackman, Shaun King, Anthony Borges and James Shaw Jr.

Lifetime achievement award: Anita Baker

Ultimate Icon Award: Debra Lee

BET HER award: Mary J. Blige

Best international act: Davido (Nigeria)

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