The BET Awards that took place on Sunday night at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California included splendid performances by popular individuals and groups. The performance by Exonerated Five, Cardi B., Rapper Snoop Dogg, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Mary J. Blige and many made the evening even more beautiful.
Over the years, the BET Awards have been a medium to celebrate the award distribution function for the African Americans and other American minorities in accordance with their successes in fields of music, acting, sports, and entertainment after every one year. BET, which is also a television channel, live broadcasts the award giving ceremonies and the artists’ performances of the function.
Various events were held throughout the BET Awards function. During the function, the members of the Exonerated Five, who were earlier known as the Central Park Five, introduced an American singer and songwriter H.E.R, who was nominated for five Grammy Awards. Out of the five nominations, H.E.R won two awards each for Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Album.
The speech from the exonerated five members, including Korey Wise, Raymond Santana Jr., Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, and Kevin Richardson, who had suffered worst consequences in the past for being wrongly convicted in a 1989 rape case in New York, received cheering and much respect from the audience. Their growing up as an individual despite their continuous mistreatment and struggles was commendable.
The BET Awards function started off with Cardi B.’s performance. The American rapper, songwriter, and actress of all time gave a fantastic performance with a host of dancers during the function. Another huge engagement was seen when 47-year-old Billy Ray Cyrus performed with Lil Nas X, one of the most famous rappers, who became number one with his controversial “Old Town Road”.
48-year-old Mary J. Blige, who had won several awards for her hit performances, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Rihanna at the BET Awards function.
Other than the performances, Rapper Snoop Dogg’s win over Dr. Bobby Jones gospel award made him trend on Twitter.
Not only did the BET Awards function introduced the performances by individuals and groups, but also the members paid tribute to the dead ones for their works by playing musical tribute for them and awarding their families. Some of the singers also paid tribute to the go-go music of the mid-60s and late-70s as it remained popular throughout the Washington DC during that time.