“There will never be another Nipsey Hussle. ...His emphasis on the power of equity and ownership of our art led the charge of independence and created a blueprint for up-and-coming artists today to follow,” proclaimed T.I. Sunday.
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Rihanna took the Microsoft Theater stage on June 23 to present Mary J. Blige with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award. Hailing the legendary singer for her style and sound, Rihanna also made mention of Blige's history-making two Oscar nominations in the same year, for best actress and original song for "Mudbound." Accepting the trophy, Blige […]
Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise received a standing ovation at the BET Awards Sunday night, where they were introduced not by their old tabloid nickname, “The Central Park 5,” but as the “Exonerated 5.”Host Regina Hall introduced the men, who were convicted and then exonerated in the 1989 sexual assault of jogger in Central Park. Their story is the subject of Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix miniseries, “When They See Us.” You can watch the full clip below.“Our next presenters were five teenage boys who were falsely accused and wrongly convicted of an unspeakable crime. ‘When They See Us’ is a poignant, true story that reminds us all of the racial injustices that continue to happen [to] us all and plague our justice system. It is my sincere honor to introduce to you Yusef Salam, Korey Wise, Kevin, Raymond Santana, and Antron McCray — now known as the Exonerated 5.”Also Read: Donald Trump Stands By 'Central Park 5' Ad Calling for Death Penalty: 'They Admitted Their Guilt'The five men introduced the artist H.E.R., who was nominated for three BET Awards including Best Female Pop Artist, Best Collaboration, and the BET HER Award. The crowd cheered as they took the stage, and each man took a moment to share some words of wisdom.“We are all on our own individual journey in life,” Wise said.“We don’t know where our journeys will take us, or how they will collide with others,” said McCray.“We didn’t know that one day would bond [us] to these men for the rest of our lives,” said Richardson.“But we know in telling our truth, our lives have been changed forever,” said Salaam.“Your truth is the foundation your legacy will be built upon.Your truth will be the memories people keep long after you’re gone,” said Santana.As seen in “When They See Us,” the men were exonerated when DNA evidence proved another man committed the crime — and he confessed.While on stage, Yusef took the opportunity to salute his wife, who was cheering him on from the audience.“Check it though. This next performer, like us, is serious about telling her truth. She has the soul of someone who has been here before. And her voice, like ours, has the power to change a generation,” he said.Also Read: Gay Hollywood: 41 Out and Proud LGBT Stars (Photos)But Santana had the last word. “Man, I wish you were around when we were coming up,” he said. “Here to preach her own gospel and share her own truth, joined by YBN Cordae, please welcome — H.E.R.”The exonerated five stand strong at the 2019 BETAwards! ✊???? pic.twitter.com/AyI3Q9DSnx— BET (@BET) June 24, 2019Read original story ‘Central Park 5’ No More – ‘Exonerated 5’ Receive Standing Ovation at 2019 BET Awards (Video) At TheWrap
The biggest prizes of Sunday’s 2019 BET Awards went to Cardi B, Regina King, and Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.”Regina Hall hosted the year’s biggest celebration of African-American artists, entertainers, athletes and more, and the evening was full of special performances including tributes to Mary J. Blige and late rapper Nipsey Hussle.Cardi B took home Album of the Year for “Invasion of Privacy” after leading the evening with seven total nominations. Regina King walked away with the award for Best Actress, and Best Movie went to “BlacKkKlansman.”Also Read: Tyler Perry Tells BET Awards Audience: 'Help Somebody Cross' (Video)Performers included Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, Cardi B, Migos, Lizzo, Meek Mill, City Girls, DJ Khaled, Kiana Lede, Lil Baby, Lucky Daye, and Mustard.Four special honorees were recognized on their own — late rapper Nipsey Hussle was remembered with the Humanitarian Award; Mary J. Blige received a musical tribute from artists (plus a shout out from Rihanna) to go with her Lifetime Achievement Award; Tyler Perry received the Icon Award (watch his speech here), and activist Chakabars received the Global Good Award.Also Read: 'Central Park 5' No More - 'Exonerated 5' Receive Standing Ovation at 2019 BET Awards (Video)Here’s the full list of nominees and winners, with the winners in bold:BEST GROUP Chloe X Halle City Girls Lil Baby & Gunna Migos (Winner) The CartersBEST NEW ARTIST Blueface City Girls Juice Wrld Lil Baby (Winner) Queen NaijaYOUNG STARS AWARD Caleb McLaughlin Lyric Ross Marsai Martin (Winner) Michael Rainey Jr. Miles BrownALBUM OF THE YEAR “Astroworld,” Travis Scott “Championships,” Meek Mill “Ella Mai,” Ella Mai “Everything Is Love,” The Carters “Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B (Winner)BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD Erica Campbell feat. Warryn Campbell, “All Of My Life” Fred Hammond, “Tell Me Where It Hurts” Kirk Franklin, “Love Theory” Snoop Dogg feat. Rance Allen, “Blessing Me Again” (Winner) Tori Kelly feat. Kirk Franklin, “Never Alone”BEST MOVIE “BlacKkKlansman” (Winner) “Creed II” “If Beale Street Could Talk” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” “The Hate U Give”BEST ACTRESS Issa Rae Regina Hall Regina King (Winner) Taraji P. Henson Tiffany Haddish Viola DavisBEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT (FAN VOTED CATEGORY) Headie One (U.K.) Jok’air (France) Nesly (France) Octavian (U.K.) Sho Madjozi (Africa) (Winner) Teniola Apata (Africa)2019 COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It” Childish Gambino, “This Is America” Drake, “In My Feelings” Ella Mai, “Trip” (Winner) J. Cole, “Middle Child” Travis Scott feat. Drake, “Sicko Mode”BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT Aka (South Africa) Aya Nakamura (France) Burna Boy (Nigeria) (Winner) Dave (U.K.) Dosseh (France) Giggs (U.K.) Mr Eazi (Nigeria)BEST ACTOR Anthony Anderson Chadwick Boseman Denzel Washington Mahershala Ali Michael B. Jordan (Winner) Omari HardwickBEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST Beyoncé (Winner) Ella Mai H.E.R. Solange SZA Teyana TaylorBEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST Anderson .Paak Bruno Mars (Winner) Childish Gambino Chris Brown John Legend KhalidBEST COLLABORATION 21 Savage feat. J. Cole, “A Lot “ Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Please Me” Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It” H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller, “Could’ve Been” Travis Scott feat. Drake, “Sicko Mode” (Winner) Tyga feat. Offset, “Taste”BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST 21 Savage Drake J. Cole Meek Mill Nipsey Hussle (Winner) Travis ScottBEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST Cardi B (Winner) Kash Doll Lizzo Megan Thee Stallion Nicki Minaj Remy MaVIDEO OF THE YEAR 21 Savage feat. J. Cole, “A Lot” Cardi B, “Money” Cardi B & Bruno Mars, “Please Me” Childish Gambino, “This Is America” (Winner) Drake, “Nice for What” The Carters, “Apes**t”VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Benny Boom Colin Tilley Dave Meyers Hype Williams Karena Evans (Winner)SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR Allyson Felix Candace Parker Naomi Osaka Serena Williams Simone BilesSPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR Kevin Durant LeBron James Odell Beckham Jr. Stephen Curry (Winner) Tiger WoodsBET HER AWARD Alicia Keys, “Raise a Man” Ciara, “Level Up” H.E.R., “Hard Place” (Winner) Janelle Monáe, “Pynk” Queen Naija, “Mama’s Hand” Teyana Taylor, “Rose in Harlem”Read original story 2019 BET Awards: The Complete Winners List At TheWrap
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