The BET awards were held last night (30th June) in L.A. Amongst the winners were Jamie Foxx, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Drake and Charlie Wilson.
Charlie Wilson, pictured at the BET Awards Press Conference, won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Awards were first held in 2001 with the intention of celebrating minorities in the Arts. The Awards this year were hosted by comedian Chris Tucker. Will Smith, Samuel L.Jackson, Queen Latifah and Jamie Foxx have all hosted the Award ceremony in the past.
Nicki Minaj won, for the fourth year in a row, best female hip-hop artist. On her achievement she said "every time I win it's a humbling experience". She went on to say "my fans are amazing people".
Nicki Minaj, at the finale of American Idol, won the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist Award.
Soul singer Charlie Wilson took home the Lifetime Achievement Award. Wilson performed on stage, backed up by Justin Timberlake. Timberlake presented the singer with his award, saying "Charlie Wilson is soul music. His impact colors the work of many artists, which is basically my nice way of saying I and a lot of other artists have stolen from him".
Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas took home two Awards: one for Sportswoman of the Year, the other the Young Stars Award. Also winning two awards was Drake for his music video "Started From The Bottom", he achieved the Best Music Video Award and the Coca-Cola Viewer's Choice Award.
The Final results are:
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lemar
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Miguel
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Rihanna
New Artist -Kendrick Lemar
Best International Act: UK - Emile Sande
Gospel- Mary Mary
Collaboration- Problems, A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar
Music Video-Started From The Bottom by Drake
Group- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Coca-Cola Viewer's Choice Award- Started From The Bottom by Drake
FANdemonium Award - Chris Brown
Best Male Actor: Jamie Foxx
Best Female Actor: Kerry Washington
Movie- Think Like A Man
Centric Award- Tamar Braxton "Love and War"
Subway Sportsman of the Year: LeBron James
Subway Sportswoman of the Year: Gabrielle Douglas
Young Stars Award - Gabrielle Douglas
Lifetime Achievement -Charlie Wilson
Humanitarian - Dwayne Wade
Rihanna, perfoming on her 'Diamonds World Tour' in Amsterdam, took home the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award.