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Beyonc, Bruno Mars and Migos amongst winners at black home entertainment awards, where homages were paid to Nipsey Hussle who was shot dead in March

Cardi B topped the winners at this year’s BET awards, getting 2 awards: finest female hip-hop artist, and album of the year for Invasion of Privacy .

The awards, which commemorate the very best in black American home entertainment, commemorated the rap artist Nipsey Hussle , who was shot and eliminated in Los Angeles in March. He was called finest male hip-hop artist, and likewise provided an unique humanitarian award, to acknowledge the work he had actually done on social movement in the city.

John Legend and DJ Khaled carried out a musical homage to Hussle, and the red carpet at the Microsoft theatre in Los Angeles was turned blue, to acknowledge the gang colours of the Crip gang he matured with.

Other winners consisted of Beyonc and Bruno Mars , who won the pop/R &B classifications, while the rap trio Migos won finest group. Their fellow Atlanta rap artist Lil Baby won finest brand-new artist. Michael B Jordan and Regina Kelly won the acting classifications, while Serena Williams and Stephen Curry won the sports awards. Spike Lee’s movie BlacKkKlansman was called finest film.

British artists lost out in the 2 worldwide classifications, which were won by the Nigerian pop star Burna Boy and increasing South African dance artist Sho Madjozi — they beat the UK rap artists Dave , Giggs , Headie One and Octavian . Ella Mai , the British R&B vocalist who attained significant United States success in 2018, won the public-voted Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice award for her tune Trip.

Childish Gambino’s much-discussed This Is America won the very best video classification, while Karena Evans won video director of the year, after she broke through with 4 videos for Drake’s chart-topping album Scorpion . Drake and Travis Scott were granted finest cooperation for Scott’s track Sicko Mode.

Appearing together with live efficiencies by Lil Nas X , Cardi B and more were the 5 males exonerated in the 1989 Central Park Five rape case, just recently adjusted for Netflix by Ava DuVernay. They got a standing ovation as they presented R&B vocalist HER.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jun/24/bet-awards-2019-cardi-b-nipsey-hussle-beyonce-bruno-mars