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BET Awards 2020

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Last night’s virtual BET Awards went down and some of your faves racked up trophies. As previously reported, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, BET enlisted”an array of innovative techniques and artist-generated content” for a virtual ceremony. This year’s show hosted by Amanda Seales marked the 20th anniversary of the awards and BET’s 40th anniversary.

Amanda noted that we as a community “deserve a break” and hoped the BET Awards would serve as so. She also quipped that much to no one’s surprise, Terry Crews wasn’t available for this year’s occasion.

Terry Crews couldn’t make it, not surprised!”


“When I say, ‘We,’ I mean all us Black folks watching the kneeling,” said Seales. “The ‘I take responsibility’ vids and saying to ourselves, ‘Wow, y’all goofy.’ Because America is acting brand-new about racism.”

“Like,Dr. Martin Luther the King Jr. was doing all them speeches for album interludes,” Seales continued. “Now they’re talking about Juneteenth. It’s dope, but you all don’t let them Cinco de Mayo our day. If we ain’t watchful, every June 19th, folks will be wearing Frederick Douglas wig hats, ordering Harrietini’s off the drink special. Then we have the protest we’ve been out marching and this new eruption of consciousness has been beautiful. But keep it real though; Some of you were on the protest because the club is closed.”


During the show, Lizzo took home the award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist…


and Megan Thee Stallion won Best Female Hip-Hop Artist.


Burna Boya also won Best International Act and accepted his award from Naomi Campbell.


Album of the Year

Roddy Ricch – Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist


Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Chris Brown

Best Group


Best Collaboration

Chris Brown [Ft. Drake] – “No Guidance”

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Megan Thee Stallion

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist


Video of the Year

DJ Khaled [Ft. Nipsey Hussle, John Legend] – “Higher”

Video Director of the Year

Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor

Best New Artist

Roddy Ricch

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Kirk Franklin – “Just for Me”

Best International Act

Burna Boy

Best New International Act

Sha Sha

Best Actress

Issa Rae

Best Actor

Michael B. Jordan

Young Stars Award

Marsai Martin

Best Movie

Queen & Slim

Sportswoman of the Year

Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year

LeBron James

2020 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Megan Thee Stallion [Ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign] – “Hot Girl Summer”

BET Her Award

Beyonce [Ft. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid and Saint Jhn] – “Brown Skin Girl”



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