The 2023 BET Awards celebrated 50 years of hip-hop and took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2023.
Comedian and actress Mo’Nique hosted the event. The awards celebrated musicians, athletes, actors, and other aspects of entertainment.
The stars were out for the BET Awards such as Ice Spice, Chief Keef, Burna Boy, Patti LaBelle, Davido, and more was in attendance for the event.
Lil Uzi Vert opened the show by performing their hit single “Just Wanna Rock”.
Quavo and Offset reunited on the stage. The Migos members performed various songs in front of an image of Takeoff, who was the third member of the Migos. Takeoff died in a horrific shooting, in Houston Texas last December.
“BET, Do it for Take,” as their backdrop switched from the image of a space shuttle to one of Takeoff pointing in the air.
David Anthony Love, a rapper and DJ professionally known as Kid Capri paid homage to late hip-hop musicians, playing their best-known hits.
Kid Capri played music from Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Biz Markie, Pop Smoke, and more.
Patti LaBelle hits the stage for a special tribute in honor of Grammy Award winner Tina Turner.
Chief Keef performs on the BET stage for the first time in nearly 10 years after he said he got banned from the network on his Twitter.
They were 15 non-televised awards.
Beyonce won two awards which are the “BET Her Award and Viewer Choice Award”. Burna Boy wins the Best International award.
Teyana Taylor won the award for the video director of the year and Coca Jones scores the Best New Artist Award.
Coco Jones scores best new artist award. Jones gives an emotional acceptance speech, discussing her journey with BET and thanking her family, team, and her fans. Latto accepts the award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist award.
Busta Rhymes won the biggest award of the night, which was the Lifetime Achievement Award, handed to him by music producer Swizz Beatz. Busta Rhymes, the Grammy Award-nominated rapper is widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers.
Missy Elliot, Pharrell Williams, Diddy, Janet Jackson, Chuck D, and Mariah Carey recorded a video tribute to Rhymes.