BET Awards

Jamie Foxx Awkwardly Pressured Donald Glover Into Performing “This Is America” at Last Night’s BET Awards: Watch

When you were a kid, maybe your parents made you perform a talent of yours—or a thing they enjoyed seeing you do—in front of their…
Israel Daramola / June 25, 2018

Watch Meek Mill Perform New Song “Stay Woke” With Miguel at the BET Awards

At last night's BET Awards, Meek Mill set up an intense, emotion-stirring performance piece for his first new song since his recent release from prison.
Israel Daramola / June 25, 2018

Eminem’s “The Storm” Freestyle at the BET Hip-Hop Awards Was a Fiery Anti-Trump Tirade

When he spluttered out his first punchline--"That's an awfully hot coffee pot Should I drop it on Donald Trump?/Prob'ly not/But that's all I got 'til…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 11, 2017

Twitter Suspends Accounts of Music Sites Over BET Awards Video

Twitter has suspended the accounts of a handful of popular music and culture sites, at least two of which were targeted because of unauthorized video clips from this weekend's BET Awards.
Anna Gaca / June 27, 2017

Migos, Bruno Mars, Future & More to Perform at 2017 BET Awards

Migos, Bruno Mars, Future, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton are the first wave of performers set for the 2017 BET Awards. As recently announced, comedian…
Gail Mitchell, Billboard / May 31, 2017

Watch Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Perform ‘Freedom’ at 2016 BET Awards

The 2016 BET Awards were very obviously highlighted last night by two of the most beloved artists of the 2010s, Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar, who…
Dan Weiss / June 27, 2016

The Roots, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, and More Honor Prince at the BET Awards

The BET Awards marked the late Prince tonight, with tributes from the Roots, Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Tori Kelly, Bilal, and…
Anna Gaca / June 27, 2016

DJ Khaled Debuts ‘I Got the Keys,’ Featuring Jay Z and Future

Longtime DJ and recent Snapchat phenomenon DJ Khaled premiered his new single "I Got the Keys" late last night. The track features guest appearances from none other than Jay…
Anna Gaca / June 27, 2016

BET Awards Announce Prince Tribute Lineup Featuring Sheila E, the Roots, D’Angelo, and Janelle Monáe

The BET Awards, like quite a few other Twitter users, were not feeling Madonna's tribute to Prince at the recent Billboard Music Awards. "Yeah, we saw…
Anna Gaca / June 7, 2016

BET Hip Hop Awards 2015 Performances: Future, Puff Daddy, DeJ Loaf, and More

Update: Puff Daddy has released the track he debuted last night — "Workin" — on iTunes. It samples the Les Sins (Toro y Moi's Chaz Bundick) track,…
Brennan Carley / October 14, 2015

Janet Jackson Honored With Performance by Ciara, Tinashe, and Jason Derulo at BET Awards

The 2015 BET Awards featured a highly anticipated and moving tribute to the legendary Janet Jackson. After a montage some of the pop queen's most memorable moments, Tinashe, Ciara, and…
James Grebey / June 28, 2015

Beyonce, the Roots, Kendrick Lamar Will Play the First Annual BET Experience

Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Miguel, and more have been announced as performers for the first annual BET Experience at L.A. Live, a three-day concert…
Kyle McGovern / February 5, 2013

Kanye West Rules BET Hip Hop Awards From Afar: Watch the Performances

The 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards, which gained some extra notoriety this year following two separate altercations at the September 29 taping in Atlanta, hit…
Marc Hogan / October 10, 2012

BET Desperately Wants Kanye West to Attend Its Awards Show

Kanye West hasn't released any albums in 2012 yet (his late September G.O.O.D. Music comp Cruel Summer actually leaked last night, so Bingo time!), but…
SPIN Staff / September 13, 2012

D’Angelo Returns to TV, Throne Dominate at 2012 BET Awards

Last night's three-and-a-half hour BET Awards marathon was evenly divided between honoring the past and promoting the future. The ceremony, held at Los Angeles' Shrine…
SPIN Staff / July 2, 2012
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