BET Awards Burna Boy wins best international act

The 2023 BET Awards celebrate hip-hop’s 50th anniversary with a tribute to the genre’s early voices, late legends, and emerging talent in a multi-performer show that always feels like a party.

Busta Rhymes won a Lifetime Achievement Award with an all-star tribute performance. Masked Lil Uzi Vert opened the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles before entering a brief history lesson.

Capri introduced audiences to a medley of the early days of ’80s rap culture in New York City with The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight,” MC LYTE’s “Cha Cha Cha” and Big Big’s “Raw.” Daddy Kane. ”

The coveted Best New Artist award went to Coco Jones, in a category that only includes female artists, while Nigerian musician Damini Ogulu, aka Burnaboy, took home the Best International Director award. most colorful.

The croon singer “African Giants” beat out Ayra Starr, Central Cee and Stormzy, among others, to win the BET Awards’ most coveted category. Although Burna Boy was absent from the show, Michael Blackson received his placard. His (Burna Boy`s) announcement as the winner was met with loud applause.

The biggest surprise of the evening was a rare public performance by Quavo and Offset, the surviving members of Migos, who performed “Bad and Boujee” in front of an image of Takeoff, who died in an incident. shooting in December of last year.

DJ Kid Capri brought audiences rap classics that not only celebrated Eastern and Western rap but also styles from Miami, Atlanta, and Jamaica, directly from the Microsoft Theater downtown from Los Angeles. Angeles.

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