Chance honored by Obama, '90s nostalgia rules at BET Awards

Posted June 26, 2017

The dancers are part of the team that has been lined up to perform at this year's edition of the BET Awards.

Mars has been on an R&B adventure with his latest album, "24K Magic", which was inspired by '90s R&B. He ended up walking away with the award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.

As it just so happens, however, writers at Bustle foresaw the inquiry about Beyonce's possible backing out of the BET Awards - which she was never scheduled to appear on, for the record - being asked by certain someones on social media and as such, put together an informative package on why everyone except Sparks and her fellow inquirers weren't actually "expecting" the wife of Jay-Z and mother of daughter Blue Ivy to appear on the show.

A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Gucci Mane, SZA, Swae Lee and The Weeknd also performed. I'm a good man, and I'm gonna become a better man. Thank you Ms.

"Mary J. got that break up body".

"Black-ish" actress Yara Shahidi, who won the young stars award, noted in her acceptance speech that the night was also the birthday of Tamir Rice, who was 12 when he was shot in Cleveland in 2014.

Beyonce's other bids for "Lemonade" are for Album of the Year, Video Director and Viewers Choice.

Her younger sister, Solange, also picked up the Centric award and celebrated her birthday after turning 31 on Saturday. Minaj has won the honor consecutively since 2010.

Chance took home the BET Humanitarian Award Sunday in L.A. for all his work helping out the Chicago public school system and its students - with money, shows and engagement in his hometown.

After accepting the Lifetime Achievement award - "30-plus years in the music industry will chew you up and spit you out, but all six of us are standing onstage right now".

The all-female quartet Xscape, featuring LaTocha and Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, reunited at the award show with a medley of their hits including "Just Kickin' It", "Understanding" and "Who Can I Run To?"

Host Leslie Jones speaks at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Bruno Mars has opened the 2017 BET Award dancing and playing in synchronization with his band the Hooligans to a performance of "Perm".