"We need something to brighten us up, to uplift us", BET Award nominee Karen Clark Sheard, member of the legendary gospel group The Clark Sisters, said about the timing of Sunday's show in an interview with CNN this week.
Beyoncé has been awarded the humanitarian award at the BET Awards, using her speech to encourage viewers to vote "like our life depends on it" in the upcoming USA election. "And you're proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain". "We have to continue to do this together, continue to fight for each other and lift each other up because there are people banking on us staying at home during local elections in primaries happening in states across the country", Beyoncé said. "We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does".
Blue Ivy Carter has become the youngest artist ever to win a BET award. The three-hour event, which aired on CBS for the first time, was hosted by comedian, actress and TV personality Amanda Seales. While artists such as Roddy Ricch and Masego used creatively set designs to bring their virtual sets to life for the totally digital, televised ceremony, Megan took to the desert alongside her crew of dancers for a post-apocalyptic inspired performance. Wayne Brady, in a glittery suit, rolled around on top of a piano as he sang a medley of Little Richard hits.
Queen Bey was nominated for several BET Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Female R&B Artist/Pop Artist.
"This is for Nipsey Hussle and hip-hop", Khaled said in a taped video. You inspire all of us."Obama ended the tribute with a smile, saying, "Congratulations girl, love you so much".
Though the BET Awards are technically about handing out trophies, the awards were an afterthought.
Megan Thee Stallion released her debut album Fever a year ago. "You know the one!"