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Chance the Rapper honored at BET Awards

26 Juin 2017

Ma took home the award at the end of the four-hour award show in one of the night's most anticipated award announcements. See the good, the bad, and the very, very dramatic in our rundown below.

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In his acceptance speech, Chance declared his love for Black people before going on an extensive rant on what the government could do to fix things in America. Perhaps even more heartwarming was seeing Tiny Harris and Kandi Burruss being recognized outside of the reality TV franchises that they're known for now. References to people killed in police-involved shootings - including the acquittal last week of the officer who shot Philando Castile - were present throughout. Alton Sterling. Freddie Gray. "We gotta influence change".

This work led to the establishment of her foundation, according to her website. Upon receiving it, he reiterated his desire to work toward justice, especially when it came to the racial politics of mass incarceration and the educational system.

The win marked Lamar's third time he was name best male hip hop artist at the BET Awards, having previously won in 2015 and 2013. It's hard to upstage a performer as charismatic as Future Hendrix and yet Lamar did it with the same devastating ease that he employs with his verbose flows. Thank you to everyone who tuned in. Prodigy of Mobb Deep, who passed away earlier in the week at the age of 42, was also honored by Lil' Kim and the other half of Mobb Deep, Havoc. "I didn't know how much our fans were gonna stick with us". But the lyrical legacy he left us will impact the culture forever.

Remy Ma went "All the Way Up" to the stage as the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist.

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A special Lifetime Achievement honour was bestowed upon New Edition's Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Johnny Gill, who spoke of faith and weathering "highs and lows" during a career that dates back to the 1980s. Not to mention, New Edition, actually reunited to give us a first class surprise medley of their biggest hits.

The rapper was also honoured with the best new artist prize at the awards ceremony.

In March, Remy Ma released Shether, a diss track aimed at Nicki Minaj.

Solange performed at Glastonbury festival on Saturday and said she travelled straight from Somerset to the awards in the US.

The BET Awards paid tribute to two '90s era groups with extended performances of soulful, harmony-laced R&B.

Presenters include Queen Latifah, Trevor Noah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi. Solange has come a long way from those days - and so have I - but as a faithful member of the house of Saint Heron, quite a bit had led up to this moment.

Chance the Rapper honored at BET Awards