Kendrick Lamar triumphs at the 2022 BET Awards – Music News

Kendrick Lamar surpassed Drake’s record as the most crowned rapper by winning Best Male Hip-Hop Artist for the fifth time at the BET Awards on Sunday.

The awards show, which celebrates black excellence in music, culture and sports, was opened by Lizzo and host Taraji P. Henson, with criticism of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling of Friday to undo the previous Roe v. Wade which guaranteed access to abortion.

“Guns have more rights than a woman,” Henson said in her monologue. “It’s a sad day in America. A weapon that can take lives has more power than a woman who can give life, if she chooses.”

Janelle Monae gave the middle finger and said, “F**k you, Supreme Court,” while top female R&B/Pop artist Jazmine Sullivan called on men to support women’s fight for their rights.

It was a good night for male artists, with Silk Sonic, a duo of Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars, winning Album of the Year and Best Group, and .Paak taking home the director award. video.

Before the ceremony, Lamar and Drake had both won the award for best male hip-hop artist four times. Lamar therefore broke the record by winning the accolade again during the show. That wasn’t his only award of the night, as he also won Video of the Year for Family Ties, his collaboration with Baby Teems. He was not present at the ceremony due to his performance at the Glastonbury Festival.

Other musical winners included The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion, Mary J. Blige and Lil Baby, with Sean “Diddy” Combs taking home a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Will Smith, whose award was not presented at the ceremony following his Oscar controversy, won an acting award for King Richard, which also won best picture. Zendaya won the equivalent women’s award.

The BET Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The full list of winners is below:

Best R&B/Pop Female Artist: Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: The Weeknd

Best Group: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak)

Best Collaboration: Wizkid feat. Justin Bieber & Tems – Essence

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Megan Thee Stallion

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award: Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin – We Win

Video of the Year: Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – Family Ties

Video Director of the Year: Anderson .Paak aka Director .Paak

Best New Artist: Latto

Album of the Year: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – An Evening with Silk Sonic

BET Her Award: Mary J. Blige – Good Morning Gorgeous

Best International Act: Tems (Nigeria)

Best Film: King Richard

Best Actor: Will Smith – King Richard

Best Actress: Zendaya – Euphoria/Spider-Man: No Way Home

Youngstars Award: Marsai Martin

Sportswoman of the Year Award: Naomi Osaka

Sportsman of the Year Award: Stephen Curry

BET Lifetime Achievement Award: Sean “Diddy” Combs.

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