Had to Play Every Instrument Herself on Her Birthday

Cardi B Is Pregnant With Her Second Child

Tags: Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Bebe Winans – “In Jesus Name”CeCe Winans – “Never Lost”H.E.R. Rounding out the nominees were newly pregnant Cardi B and Drake with five noms each, plus Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Chloe X Halle, and Chris Brown each with four noms. Winners

Lifetime Achievement BET AwardQueen Latifah

Shine a Light AwardDarnella Frazier


Album of the Year

The Weeknd – After HoursDaBaby – Blame It on BabyMegan Thee Stallion – Good NewsJazmine Sullivan – Heaux TalesNas – King’s DiseaseChloe X Halle – Ungodly Hour

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist

BeyoncéH.E.R.Jazmine SullivanJhené AikoSummer WalkerSZA

Best Male R&B / Pop Artist

6lackAnderson .PaakChris BrownGiveonTankThe Weeknd

Best Female Hip-hop Artist

Cardi BCoi LerayDoja CatMegan Thee StallionLattoSaweetie

Best Male Hip-hop Artist

DaBabyDrakeJ. And it all happened live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, a real, singular place full of real, living and breathing people for the first time in over a year. After last year’s virtual ceremony offered us some extremely cinematic performances (who could forget Mad Megan Fury Road?) This year’s festivities are celebrating the “Year of the Black Woman,” which included honoring Queen Latifah with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Frenemies Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby led the night’s nominations with seven each; she walked away the night’s big winner with four awards, meanwhile DaBaby was shut out. Megan Thee Stallion dominated culture’s biggest night, per usual. Read the full list of winners below. A special tribute to DMX also featured performances by Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, and Griselda. Billie Holiday

Best Actress

Andra DayAngela BassettIssa RaeJurnee SmollettViola DavisZendaya

Best Actor

Aldis HodgeChadwick BosemanDamson IdrisDaniel KaluuyaEddie MurphyLakeith Stanfield

Youngstars Award

Alex R. Photo: Getty Images for BET

Planet Earth’s healing continues as the BET Awards returned to a live format on Sunday June 27, with future Miss Hannigan Taraji P. HibbertEthan HutchisonLonnie ChavisMarsai MartinMichael EppsStorm Reid

Sportswoman of the Year Award

A’ja WilsonCandace ParkerClaressa ShieldsNaomi OsakaSerena WilliamsSkylar Diggins-Smith

Sportsman of the Year Award

Kyrie IrvingLebron JamesPatrick MahomesRussell WestbrookRussell WilsonStephen Curry


Bow Down to Pharaoh Montero and His Sexy BET Awards Make-Out Moment

Megan Thee Stallion Performs Before a Diamond Vagina at the 2021 BET Awards

H.E.R. – “Hold Us Together”Kirk Franklin – “Strong God”Marvin Sapp – “Thank You for It All”Tamela Mann – “Touch From You”


Alicia Keys featuring Khalid – “So Done”Brandy featuring Chance the Rapper – “Baby Mama”Bri Steves – “Anti Queen”Chloe X Halle – “Baby Girl”Ciara featuring Ester Dean – “Rooted”SZA – “Good Days”

Viewer’s Choice Award

Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy”DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”DJ Khaled featuring Drake – “Popstar”Drake featuring Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”Lil Baby – “The Bigger Picture”Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé – “Savage (Remix)”Silk Sonic – “Leave the Door Open”

Video of the Year

Cardi B – “Up”Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”Chloe X Halle – “Do It”Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy”Drake featuring Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”Silk Sonic – “Leave the Door Open”

Video Director of the Year

Benny BoomBruno Mars & Florent DéchardCole BennettColin TilleyDave MeyersHype Williams

Best International Act

Aya Nakamura (France)Burna Boy (Nigeria)Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)Emicida (Brazil)Headie One (Uk)Wizkid (Nigeria)Young T & Bugsey (Uk)Youssoupha (France)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

Arlo Parks — United KingdomBramsito — FranceBree Runway — United KingdomElaine — South AfricaMC Dricka — BrazilRonisia — FranceTems — Nigeria

Best Movie

Coming 2 AmericaJudas and the Black MessiahMa Rainey’s Black BottomOne Night in MiamiSoulThe United States Vs. Henson on hosting duty for the night. ColeJack HarlowLil BabyPop Smoke

Best New Artist

Coi LerayFlo MilliGiveonJack HarlowLattoPooh Shiesty

Best Collaboration

Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”DJ Khaled featuring Drake – “Popstar”Jack Harlow featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne – “Whats Poppin (Remix)”Megan Thee Stallion featuring DaBaby – “Cry Baby”Pop Smoke featuring Lil Baby & DaBaby – “For the Night”

Best Group

21 Savage & Metro BoominChloe X HalleChris Brown & Young ThugCity GirlsMigosSilk Sonic