2018 BET Awards

Janelle Monae performs at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Janelle Monae performs at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

During the 2018 BET Awards pre-show in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday, a member of the security team for the red carpet interrupted the live broadcast and sent viewers into a tizzy. Amid a pre-show interview with hosts Terrence J and Cassie, an unknown member of the security team completely blocked the camera while telling people to move and that they were “done.”

 

“Excuse me, sir, you know we’re live on TV,” Terrence J said.

Besides the ghetto live interruption, BET Awards host Jamie Foxx has been keeping things light so far in the broadcast, which honors the best in Black entertainment, but not when it comes to Childish Gambino’s “This Is America.”

“That song should not be joked about,” said Foxx going off-script from the Microsoft Theatre stage on Sunday night, June 24.

The night’s emcee proceeded to mimic Donald Glover’s dance moves in the provocative video released last month as Glover watched from the crowd.

Foxx continued: “This young man, Childish Gambino, Donald Glover — singer, songwriter, philanthropist, movie star, overall badass. … A true artist. … I wanna acknowledge you.”

Inviting Glover to the stage, the two embraced, then Glover took a microphone.

“I’m really happy to be in this room with everybody,” said the Atlanta star shouting out Lena Waithe, Issa Rae (who was not in attendance), and the HBO series Insecure.

“I really was not expecting to get up here,” said Glover with a laugh.

Meanwhile, A video has surfaced of LA rapper Nipsey Hussle slapping a parking lot employee outside of the venue of tonight’s BET Awards. According to sources, the argument ensued when Nipsey tried to drive into an area that was blocked off by cones.

 

#NipseyHussle just slapped the 💩 out of somebody at the #betawards 👀

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It is the Black Entertainment Television Awards ya’ll!!

 

2018 BET Awards Winners:

 

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award

Beyoncé *WINNER

SZA

H.E.R.

Rihanna

Kehlani

 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award

Bruno Mars *WINNER

Chris Brown

The Weeknd

Khalid

Daniel Caesar

 

Best Group Award

Migos *WINNER

A Tribe Called Quest

N*E*R*D

Rae Sremmurd

Chloe x Halle

 

Best Collaboration Award

Bruno Mars /Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”

DJ Khalid /Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” *WINNER

DJ Khalid /Jay-Z, Future & Beyoncé – “Top Off”

Cardi B /21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”

French Montana f/Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”

Kendrick Lamar f/Rihanna – “Loyalty”

 

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award

Drake

Kendrick Lamar *WINNER

DJ Khaled

Jay-Z

J.Cole

 

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award

Cardi B *WINNER

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Dej Loaf

Rapsody

 

Video of the Year Award

Drake – “God’s Plan” *WINNER

Cardi B – “Bodak Yello”

Bruno Mars /Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”

DJ Khaled /Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” Migos /Drake “Walk It Talk It”

 

Video Director of the Year Award

Benny Boom

Director X

Ava DuVernay *WINNER

Chris Brown

Dave Meyers

 

Best New Artist Award

SZA *WINNER

H.E.R.

Daniel Caesar

Gold

LinkA

Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

 

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Lecrae / Tory Kelly – “I’ll Find You” *WINNER

Snoop Dogg / B Slade – “Words Are Few”

Ledisi and Kirk Franklin – “If You Don’t Mind”

Marvin Sapp – “Close”

Tasha Cobbs Leonard f/ Nicki Minaj – “I’m Getting Ready”

 

Best Actress Award

Tiffany Haddish *WINNER

Lupita Nyong’o

Issa Rae

Angela Bassett

Letitia Wright

Taraji P. Henson

 

Best Actor Award

Chadwick Boseman *WINNER

Michael B. Jordan

Donald Glover

Sterling K. Brown

Denzel Washington

Daniel Kaluuya

 

Young Stars Award

Yara Shahidi *WINNER

Ashton Tyler

Caleb McLaughlin

Lonnie Chavis

Marsai Martin

Miles Brown

 

Best Movie Award

“Black Panther” *WINNER

“Girls Trip”

“A Wrinkle in Time”

“Detroit”

“Mudbound”

 

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Serena Williams *WINNER

Venus Williams

Skylar Diggins-Smith

Candace Parker

Elana Meyers Taylor

 

Sportsman of the Year Award

Stephen Curry

LeBron James *WINNER

Kevin Durant

Dwyane Wade

Odell Beckham Jr.

 

Album of the Year Award

Kendrick Lamar – “Damn” *WINNER

SZA – “Ctrl”

Jay-Z – “4:44”

Migos – “Culture II”

Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists – “Black Panther: The Album”

DJ Khaled – “Grateful”

 

BET Her Award

Janelle Monáe – “Django Jane”

Lizzo – “Water Me”

Mary J. Blige – “Strength of a Woman” *WINNER

Remy Ma f/ Chris Brown – “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)”

Chloe x Halle – “The Kids Are Alright”

Leikeli47 – “2nd Fiddle”

 

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

SZA / Travis Scott – “Love Galore”

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” *WINNER

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”

Drake – “God’s Plan”

Migos / Nicki Minaj and Cardi B – “MotorSport”

DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

 

The Best International Act Award

Booba (FRANCE)

Cassper Nyovest (SA)

Dadju (FRANCE)

Davido (NIGERIA) *WINNER

Distruction Boyz (SA)

Fally Ipupa (DR CONGO)

J Hus (UK)

NISKA (FRANCE)

Tiwa Savage (NIGERIA)

Stefflon Don (UK)

Stormzy (UK)