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After a digital ceremony final three hundred and sixty five days, the 2021 BET awards returned to the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, 27 June.
Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, the display hide turned into themed “Year of the Unlit Lady”.
Queen Latifah turned into the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award, whereas rapper DMX turned into honoured with a tribute curated by Swizz Beatz.
When it came to performances, artists brought their A-game, with stars admire City Girls, Lil Nas X and Cardi B hitting the stage. There were pregnancy unearths, carry out-out sessions and a complete bunch of flames as performers wowed the minute crowd.
Defend a peep at five must-appreciate acts from the night:
1. Migos and Cardi B
Migos hit the stage for a hot efficiency on the night – actually, there were flames in each place the insist. But the highlight of their efficiency turned into the 2d Cardi B stepped onto stage for his or her display screen Kind Shit and revealed a baby bump. Obviously, upon noticing, the target market straight away went wild.
2. Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X transported us to dilapidated Egypt along with his efficiency of Montero (Name Me By Your Title). Taking a peep regal in gold, the singer turned into joined by dancers on stage as he showed off some sultry moves of his possess. The efficiency turned into sealed with a kiss as Nas made out with surely one of his dancers at the discontinuance.
3. City Girls
There turned into twerking for days when City Girls finished their hit Twerkulator. Joined by dancers wearing matching booty shorts and gash tops, the duo had the crowd going wild whereas they shook their “money makers”, as they place it.
4. Tribute to DMX
The stage lights were dimmed as lots of stars, at the side of Griselda, Swizz Beatz and Components Man, hit the stage to honour rapper DMX by performing a medley of his songs. DMX died on 9 April at the age of 50.
5. Honouring Queen Latifah (recipient of the lifetime success award)
Queen Latifah watched from the target market with a huge smile on her face as Lil’ Kim, Monie Fancy, Rapsody and MC Lyte honoured her by performing a medley of her hits.
South Africans can use the repeat of the display hide on BET Africa (DStv 129) on Monday 28 June at 19: 00.