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MC Lyte (left) and Lil’ Kim perform ‘UNITY’ during a tribute to Queen Latifah at the BET Awards.
MC Lyte (left) and Lil’ Kim perform ‘UNITY’ during a tribute to Queen Latifah at the BET Awards.
Lil Nas X performs ‘Call Me By Your Name’ at the BET Awards.
Lil Nas X performs ‘Call Me By Your Name’ at the BET Awards.
An assistant helps with Jennifer Hudson’s outfit as she poses at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
An assistant helps with Jennifer Hudson’s outfit as she poses at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Queen Latifah, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, holds a photo of her late mother, Rita Owens, as she walks with her father, Lancelot Owens Sr, at the BET Awards on Sunday.
Queen Latifah, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, holds a photo of her late mother, Rita Owens, as she walks with her father, Lancelot Owens Sr, at the BET Awards on Sunday.
Lil Nas X arrives at the 2021 BET Awards.
Lil Nas X arrives at the 2021 BET Awards.
Saweetie arrives at the BET Awards on Sunday.
Saweetie arrives at the BET Awards on Sunday.
DaBaby performs at the BET Awards on Sunday.
DaBaby performs at the BET Awards on Sunday.
Chloe Bailey arrives at the BET Awards.
Chloe Bailey arrives at the BET Awards.
Fat Joe (left) and DJ Khaled arrive at the BET Awards.
Fat Joe (left) and DJ Khaled arrive at the BET Awards.
Taraji P. Henson arrives to host the BET Awards.
Taraji P. Henson arrives to host the BET Awards.
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The 21st edition of the BET Awards aired live last Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony’s theme was ‘Year of the Black Woman’ and was held in-person with a vaccinated audience, following the virtual ceremony in 2020.

The BET Awards honour the achievements of black individuals in music, sport, television, and movies.

The awards were first established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network.

Hosting the ceremony was actress Taraji P. Henson. Audiences were also treated to a special appearance by Queen Latifah, who is this year’s recipient of the BET Lifetime Achievement Award. Something Extra shares some of the highlights.