BET Awards

Jul
2
Tyga and Ca$h Out Close the BET Awards

Tyga and Ca$h Out

Ca$h Out and Tyga had money on their mind while closing out the BET Awards with two of the year’s biggest rap singles. The Atlanta rapper bypassed the pre-show and went straight to the main stage, performing his flashy hit “Cashin’ Out.” Tyga emerged from below the stage with his ubiquitous single “Rack City,” as Jamie Foxx and his Young Money labelmate Nicki Minaj sang along.

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Jul
1
Beyoncé, The Throne, and Chris Brown Win Big at BET Awards

Beyoncé

It was a big night for Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Chris Brown. Each of the superstars went home with two awards at Sunday’s BET Awards ’12. Beyoncé picked up Best Female R&B Artist, dedicating her award to Whitney Houston, and Video Director of the Year for “Party,” which she shared with Solange’s boyfriend Alan Ferguson.

Jay-Z and Kanye aka The Throne won Best Group and the coveted Video of the Year for “Otis.” Jay competed against his wife in the category, making for some friendly competition. “It’s gonna be an argument at the crib,” joked Jamie Foxx as he presented the winner.

In addition to his performance duties, Chris Brown scored Best Male R&B Artist and the AOL Fandemonium Award, dedicating his awards to Team Breezy.

See a full list of winners below.

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Jul
1
Cissy Houston and Divas Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at BET Awards

Mariah Carey

The legendary Whitney Houston was remembered with a star-studded tribute at the BET Awards on Sunday. Mariah Carey fought back tears as she spoke about her friend and fellow diva. “The first time I heard Whitney Houston’s voice I was mesmerized like the rest of the world,” said Mariah.

One of the singers Whitney inspired most, Monica, brought down the house with the gospel hymn “I Love the Lord.” Her collaborator Brandy put her best foot forward with “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” Whitney’s brother Gary Houston was up next, singing “Where You Are” before making way for Whitney’s mother Cissy.

There was not a dry eye in the house as the 78-year-old matriarch performed “Bridge over Troubled Water.” “This is for you, Nip,” said Mrs. Houston.

Whitney’s Waiting to Exhale castmates Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon recalled memories of working with the singer-actress and Chaka Khan had everyone on their feet as she closed with “I’m Every Woman.”

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Jul
1
Chris Brown Lights Up the BET Awards

Chris Brown

Fresh off his win for Best Male R&B Artist, Chris Brown lit up the stage at the BET Awards 2012. With half his body painted, a shirtless Breezy performed “Don’t Wake Me Up” as laser beams shot across the stage. He kept the party going with “Turn Up the Music.” See him bring down the house.

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Jul
1
Maybach Music Group Performs Medley at BET Awards

Wale and Rick Ross

Rick Ross and his Maybach Music Group stormed the stage with a medley of their hits at Sunday’s BET Awards. Wale emerged from a Maybach to perform “Bag of Money,” Rozay and Meek Mill teamed up on “So Sophisticated,” and the all-stars closed with some “Black Magic.” Poof!

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Jul
1
D’Angelo Returns to the Stage at BET Awards

D'Angelo

D’Angelo was back on stage for his first televised performance in over a decade at Sunday’s BET Awards. The ’90s singer reprised his classic “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” and debuted a new song, as celebrities including Beyoncé grooved along. Watch his long-awaited comeback below.

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Jul
1
Melanie Fiona Performs at BET Awards

Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona shined with a brilliant performance at the BET Awards 2012. The Canadian songstress, who was nominated for Best Female R&B Artist, powered through her soulful tune “Wrong Side of a Love Song” at Sunday’s show.

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