The BET Awards 2014 were quite a jack-in-the-box affair of sorts. Among the top winners were Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj, and August Alsina. BET Awards 2014 also honored the famous singer Lionel Richie by giving him a LifeTime Achievement Award.
Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards were aired live in Los Angeles on BET last Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET from the Nokia Theater L.A. Almost four hours long awards ceremony was hosted by Chris Rock. The awards show will premiere for its global users on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. GMT on BET's international cable network.
Pharrell Williams started the show by singing "Come Get It Bae" and he also sang his song Happy while cheerleaders were behind him doing their act. He won two BET awards.
Lil Wayne and Usher were there too. Queen Bee Beyonce ruled the roost along with Pharrell. Beyonce won the best female R&B/Pop singer award. She also sang the closing song "Partition" with husband Jay Z and the singer couple also won Best Collaboration award for their song "Drunk In Love."
BET Awards 2014 honored all talented black people who were tops in matters of music or film. Lupita N’yongo wasn’t present so somebody else collected the award on her behalf.
Watch Photo Galley of BET Awards 2014 below.
Drake and Jay-Z too got their accolades at the show too. And although there was a little bit of violence in which a few people got killed before the awards, it had nothing to do with the organization of influence of the awards.
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea were the chocolate and vanilla rappers who sang their staccato numbers on the performance platform. New Orleans singer August Alsina was present too among the crowd of Black Americans. He won two awards. And the best group Awards won by Young Money.
The BET Awards 2014, made by cable TV network Black Entertainment Television, also featured highly hilarious comedy skits from Chris Rock.
The jokes he cracked made the audience go into fits of laughter that just wouldn’t subside. The award that went to the absent Lupita N’Yongo was for her role in the Oscar winning film 12 Years a Slave.
When it came time for Nicki Minaj to make a small speech, she said that she represented a female in a male-oriented society. And she spoke of how Lil Wayne was right besides her pushing her to push her pen and write the lyrics.
Furthermore, she said that she didn’t consider herself to be exclusively a female rapper. Rather she liked to spit out metaphor after metaphor in the artworks she shed. And the crowd just went crazy with wolf whistles and cheers when she left the microphone.
Nicki is a force to be reckoned with in the same categories as Beyonce or even Lupita. She is a black temptress with a super-creative mind. Watch the video clip of her acceptance speech below.
See below the complete list of winners of the BET Awards 2014.
- Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award won by Beyonce
- Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award won by Pharrell Williams
- Best Group Award won by Young Money
- Best Collaboration Award won by Beyonce and Jay Z for 'DRUNK IN LOVE'
- Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award won by Drake
- Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award won by Nicki Minaj
- Video of the Year Award won bt Pharrell Williams' HAPPY
- Video Director of the Year Award won by Hype Williams
- Best New Artist Award won by August Alsina
- Best Gospel Artist Award won by Tamela Mann
- Best Actress Award won by Lupita N’yongo
- Best Actor Award won by Chiwetel Ejiofor
- Youngstars Award won by Keke Palmer
- Best Movie Award won by 12 YEARS A SLAVE
- Subway Sportswoman of the Year Award won by Serena Williams
- Subway Sportsman of the Year Award won by Kevin Durant
- Centric Award won by Jhene Aiko's THE WORST
- Best International Act: Africa Award won by Nigeria's Davido
- Best International Act: UK Award won by Krept & Konan
- Coca Cola Viewer's Choice Award won by August Alsina