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Top Three Moments of the 2024 BET Awards

By: Vanesta CeToute

Culture's biggest night returned this year on Sunday, June 30th at the Los Angeles Peacock Center. As per usual the annual BET Awards celebrated culture and the achievements of our favorite Black entertainers in music, acting, sports, and other fields. Taraji P. Henson kept the audience laughing and informed as she hosted the show. As with each year's award show, there are always a ton of great acts and performances. Here are our top three:

Dressed in a very Kendrick-inspired look Henson rapped along to her version of K-Dot's hit track "Not Like Us". The crowd laughed and danced showcasing their approval. The "certified movie star" showed everyone she could rap as well.

Singer-songwriter and overall musical phenomenon Usher Raymond took home this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. With every presentation of this award artists always receive a special tribute.

Usher's tribute was blazing with artists such as Childish Gambino and Keke Palmer opening the act with his ever-so-popular tracks "U Don't Have to Call" and "You Make Me Wanna". Other singers and rappers joined in on the 16-minute tribute such as Chole Bailey, Summer Walker, Latto, Coco Jones, Marsha Ambrosuis, Tinashe, and Victoria Monet + Teyana Taylor. The duo put on a steamy performance to Usher and Beyonce's classic "Bad Girl". Their recreation of the original music video left viewers in the audience and those watching at home speechless.

The tribute wrapped up with Atlanta rapper Latto delivering Ludacris' verses from Usher's 2004 hit song "Yeah," a fitting choice as both artists hail from Atlanta. As Latto rapped, all the tribute participants joined her on stage, adding to the vibrant conclusion of the special segment.

In light of the upcoming election, Taraji hops on the phone with Madam V.P. Kamala Harris. The two chit-chat about getting registered to vote and the importance the forthcoming polls have for us all and our community. Throughout their convo viewers heard references from Kendrick Lamar's "Not Like Us"

As the curtains closed on the 2024 BET Awards, the night resonated with unforgettable performances that celebrated the diversity and talent within the Black entertainment community. As always, all musicians came through and brought their A-game for culture's biggest night!


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