Rapper Kanye West and singers Mary J Blige, Chris Brown and Jamie Foxx were the bigger winners at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards on Tuesday night (27JUN06).
West and his pal Foxx picked up Best Duet/Collaboration for their mega hit GOLD DIGGER, and tied for Video Of The Year with Blige's promo for BE WITHOUT YOU.
R+B star Blige also picked up the accolade for Best Female R+B at the star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium.
Accepting one of his trophies, West said, "Y'all are stepping up black music. This is the best music right here, and we've got to keep on giving it to them like that."
Teen star Brown was named Best New Artist and Viewers' Choice for YO (EXCUSE ME MISS).
Meanwhile, Chaka Khan and Harry Belafonte were honoured with Lifetime Achievement and Humanitarian Awards respectively.
The full list of winners are:
BET J Cool Like That - Anthony Hamilton
Best Female Hip Hop - Missy Elliott
Best New Artist - CHRIS BROWN
Best Male Athlete - LeBRON JAMES
Best Male R+B - PRINCE
Best Male Hip Hop - T.I.
Best Female R+B - MARY J BLIGE
Best Duet/Collaboration - KANYE WEST featuring JAMIE FOXX, GOLD DIGGER
Best Gospel Artist - Kirk Franklin
Lifetime Achievement Award - CHAKA KHAN
Humanitarian Award - HARRY BELAFONTE
Viewer's Choice - CHRIS BROWN, YO (EXCUSE ME MISS)
Video of the Year - MARY J BLIGE, BE WITHOUT YOU and KANYE WEST featuring JAMIE FOXX, GOLD DIGGER.