BET Awards Controlled by Tributes to Black Lives Matter

BET Awards Controlled by Tributes to Black Lives Matter

The BET Awards kicked off Sunday night with an extended, star-studded performance of Public Enemy’s “Combat the Power,” among a variety of tributes to the Black Lives Matter motion that dominated the yearly awards reveal that honors black accomplishment in entertainment and sports.

” Fight the Power” assisted to open the virtual ceremony, with a montage of Black Lives Matter demonstrations and other scenes of racial protest.

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Host Amanda Seales of HBO’s Insecure commemorated Breonna Taylor during her opening monologue, requiring justice for the 26- year-old Kentucky resident who was eliminated throughout a police raid previously this year. Seales noted” Breonna Taylor’s killers have actually not been arrested.”

The comedian-actress likewise name-checked Trayvon Martin and Botham John.

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@AmandaSeales brings in the 2020 ✨ #BETAwards

— BET (@BET) June 29, 2020

The program likewise included a performance by Roddy Ricch, who used a Black Lives Matter tee shirt, while performing “Haute couture” and “Package.” The performance saw rap artist Roddy Ricch rapping from a battered police car. ” In caring memory of all the lives lost to racism and authorities cruelty” read the message at the end of the performance.

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D Smoke and SiR also performed a number that was brimming with visual recommendations to Black Lives Matter protests.

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The lineup of musical acts for the program also included Jay Rock, Jennifer Hudson, Jonathan McReynolds, Kane Brown, Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Jahi, Nas, Questlove, Rapsody, SiR, Summer Season Walker, Usher and YG.

Alicia Keys performed her brand-new song “Perfect Way to Pass Away.” Keys ended her performance and took a knee, as the video camera pulled overhead showing the names of black individuals killed written in chalk on the street below.

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The early awards of the night went to vocalists Megan Thee Stallion for hip-hop artist of the year, Olympic gymnast Simon Biles for female professional athlete of the year, and LeBron James for sportsperson of the year.

Rap Artist Lil Wayne carried out a homage to late NBA legend Koby Bryant.

Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Lady” won the BET HER Award.

Michelle Obama assisted provide Beyoncé with the BET humanitarian award, stating of the Grammy-winning singer ” you influence me, you inspire all of us.”

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Congrats, @Beyonce! #BETAwards

— VH1 (@VH1) June 29, 2020

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