The 2018 BET Awards took place this past Sunday night.
One of the biggest moments of the night was when Meek Mill and Miguel payed respect to XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo by wearing a hoodie featuring illustrations of both artists while performing his new single “Stay Woke.”
A serious recognition went out to Cardi B when she won best female hip hop artist. Although Cardi wasn’t able to attend the awards, she took a moment to thank her fans via instagram. “Thank you so much, “You know, female rappers really get it the hardest when it comes to the music industry. We’re always getting blamed for our raunchy lyrics and our raunchy outfits and shit, you know practically doing the same shit the niggas do but we get blamed the most for it. We constantly getting threatened by people, like ‘Oh, you’re not going to make it next year,’ so we always gotta keep up, keep up and keep up.” Cardi said.
Thank you Bardigang ! pic.twitter.com/CLPdkUE2gP
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) June 25, 2018
Kendrick Lamar also took a win when he received the award “Album of the Year” for his album “DAMN” Not only has Lamar won album of the year with “DAMN” but he has also received an American Music Award, a Grammy and even a Pulitzer Prize .
Check the following list of winners below.
— Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars
— Best female R&B/pop Artist: Beyonce
— Best male hip hop artist: Kendrick Lamar
— Best female hip hop artist: Cardi B
— Best new artist: SZA
— Album of the year: “DAMN.” Kendrick Lamar
— Best group: Migos
— Best gospel/inspirational award: Lecrae featuring Tori Kelly
— Best collaboration: DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”
— YoungStars award: Yara Shahidi
— Viewers’ choice award: Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”
— Video director of the year: Ava DuVernay
— Best actor: Chadwick Boseman
— Best actress: Tiffany Haddish
— Best movie: “Black Panther”
— Sportswoman of the year: Serena Williams
— Sportsman of the year: LeBron James
— Humanitarian award: Naomi Wadler, Mamoudou Gassama, Justin Blackman, Shaun King, Anthony Borges and James Shaw Jr.
— Lifetime achievement award: Anita Baker
— Ultimate Icon Award: Debra Lee
— BET HER award: Mary J. Blige
— Best international act: Davido (Nigeria)