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Diddy, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Giveon, & More Have the Most Buzzworthy Moments of the 2022 BET Awards
Monday, Jun 27, 2022
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 26: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


The 2022 BET Awards went down last night and it was hands down “culture’s biggest night!” Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy and the family came out to kick some “Flava in Ya Ear,” Kanye West made a rare appearance, Mariah Carey hit her classic high notes in a surprise performance, Giveon had a major microphone glitch, and more!

In celebration of Diddy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bad Boy fam along with R&B and hip-hop legends, i.e., Jodeci, Lil Kim, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, The Lox, Busta Rhymes, and more hit the stage for a nostalgic performance that paid homage to the start of Diddy’s career at  Uptown Records, which was founded by the late Andre Harrell.

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, who came out of hiding to present Diddy’s award alongside Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, credited the Bad Boy legend for inspiring “his wife’s choices” in his speech.

It was definitely a “sweet sweet fantasy” for Mariah Carey stans as the R&B songbird surprisingly hit the stage alongside Best New Artist winner Latto for a performance of her smash hit, “Big Energy” which samples Mariah’s 1995 classic, “Fantasy.”

Aside from the legendary moments, there was also a most-talked-about moment that had singer Giveon giving major off-key vibes. While closing the show with a medley of his hits, the singer seemed to be struggling with his microphone. He later tweeted that BET sabotaged his set and made a reference to Lil Nas X, who was reportedly shut out of this year’s BET Awards.

Did you enjoy the 2022 BET Awards? Tune in to see our recap and see the full list of winners below!


Best Actor
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Jabari Banks, Bel-Air
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Adrian Holmes, Bel-Air
Damson Idris, Snowfall
Will Smith, King Richard — WINNER
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Forest Whitaker, Respect/Godfather of Harlem

Best Actress
Mary J. Blige, Power Book II: Ghost
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Coco Jones, Bel-Air
Regina King, The Harder They Fall
Queen Latifah, The Equalizer
Issa Rae, Insecure
Zendaya, Euphoria/Spider-Man: No Way Home — WINNER

Best Movie
The Harder They Fall
King Richard 
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Summer of Soul

YoungStars Award
Akira Akbar, Bel-Air
Miles Brown, black-ish
Marsai Martin, black-ish — WINNER
Storm Reid, Euphoria
Saniyya Sidney, King Richard
Demi Singleton, King Richard

Album of the Year
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – “An Evening with Silk Sonic” — WINNER
H.E.R. – “Back of My Mind”
Tyler, the Creator – “Call Me If You Get Lost”
Drake – “Certified Lover Boy”
Kanye West – “Donda”
Jazmine Sullivan – “Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe”
Doja Cat – “Planet Her”

Video of the Year
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”
Chlöe – “Have Mercy”
Doja Cat feat. SZA – “Kiss Me More”
Ari Lennox – “Pressure”
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – “Smokin Out The Window” — WINNER
Drake feat. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”

Video Director of the Year
Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak — WINNER
Benny Boom
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion — WINNER
Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER
Lil Baby

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Ari Lennox
Doja Cat
Jazmine Sullivan — WINNER
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown
Lucky Daye
The Weeknd — WINNER
Yung Bleu

Best Group
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) — WINNER
Chlöe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best Collaboration
Wizkid feat. Justin Bieber & Tems – “Essence” — WINNER
DJ Khaled fest. Lil Baby & Lil Durk – “Every Chance I Get”
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”
Doja Cat feat. SZA – “Kiss Me More”
Drake feat. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”
Bia feat. Nicki Minaj – “Whole Lotta Money (Remix)”

Best New Artist
Baby Keem
Benny the Butcher
Latto — WINNER
Muni Long
Yung Bleu

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Marvin Sapp – “All In Your Hands”
Kanye West – “Come to Life”
Kelly Price – “Grace”
Fred Hammond – “Hallelujah”
H.E.R. & Tauren Wells – “Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)”
Election Worship & Maverick City Music – “Jireh”
Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin – “We Win” — WINNER

Alicia Keys – “Best of Me (Originals)”
Mary J. Blige – “Good Morning Gorgeous” — WINNER
Chlöe – “Have Mercy”
Ari Lennox – “Pressure”
Jazmine Sullivan – “Roster”
Summer Walker & Ari Lennox – “Unloyal”
Doja Cat – “Woman”

Best International Act
Dave (UK)
Dinos (France)
Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
Little Simz (UK)
Ludmilla (Brazil)
Major League DJZ (South Africa)
Tayc (France)
Tems (Nigeria) — WINNER

Sportswoman of the Year Award
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka — WINNER
Serena Williams
Sha’Carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year Award
Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
LeBron James
Stephen Curry — WINNERmariah carey bet awards 2022 awards


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