Spirit J Hus
29 June 2015, 09:56
Nicki wins her tenth award; J Cole loses out to Kendrick.
The BET Awards, hip hop’s biggest annual event took place last night in LA with Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé and Stormzy all picking up awards.
While there were few major upsets, Kendrick Lamar beat out Drake and J Cole to win Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. Sam Smith was the unexpected winner in the Best New Artist Category which was tipped to go to Fetty Wap.
Nicki Minaj won the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist Category for the sixth time, taking her total BET Awards haul up to 10. Beyoncé won in two categories, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Video of the Year.
Among the other winners were: Chris Brown, who came away with the Best Male R&B award; Stormzy, who won Best International Act UK, and Mississippi duo Rae Sremmurd who took home Best Group.
The ceremony honoured Janet Jackson with stars like Ciara paying tribute to the “ All for You” singer in their performances.
See below for a full list of winners.
Ultimate Icon, Music Dance Visual Award: Janet Jackson
Humanitarian Award: Tom Joyner
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyoncé
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Chris Brown
Best International Act UK: Stormzy
Best International Act Africa: Stonebwoy
Best Group: Rae Sremmurd
Best Collaboration: Common & John Legend, "Glory"
Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor: Terrence Howard
Youngstars Award: Mo'ne Davis
Best Movie: Selma
Best Gospel Artist: Lecrae
Video of the Year: Beyoncé, "7/11"
Video Director of the Year: Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso
Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the Year: Stephen Curry
Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award: Nicki Minaj f/ Drake, Lil' Wayne & Chris Brown, "Only"
Centric Award: The Weeknd, "Earned It"
Fandemonium Award: Chris Brown
Lifetime Achievement Award: Smokey Robinson