New mum Beyonce might not have been there in person but she owned the 2017 BET Awards, scooping awards for best female R&B/pop artist as well as best video director for her incredible visuals for Sorry.
Bruno Mars scooped the award for best male R&B/pop artists, while the Remy Ma nicked the best female hip hop artist from her rival Nicki Minaj.
Migos picked up the gong for the best group while the best collaboration award went to Chance the Rapper for his efforts with 2 Chainz on No Problem.
In the acting categories, Taraji P. Henson was awarded with best actress and while Moonlight star Mahershala Ali won best actor, the same can’t be said for the Oscar-winning film. Hidden Figures, which was a surprise hit at the box office, starring Taraji, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer, came out victorious.
Future brought out Kendrick Lamar for Mask Off, while Chris Brown performed two tracks – Privacy and Party – in front of his ex Karrueche Tran (despite the restraining order).
Other performances include SZA and an incredible medley from Xscape.
Check out the full winners’ list:
Best female R&B/pop artist
Best male R&B/pop artist
Viewers’ choice award
Beyonce – Sorry
Chance the Rapper featuring 2 Chainz – No Problem
Best male hip hop artist
Best female hip hop artist
Video of the year
Beyonce – Sorry
Video director of the year
Kahlil Joseph and Beyonce Knowles-Carter – Sorry
Best new artist
Chance the rapper
Taraji P. Henson
Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/Inspiration award
Lecrae – Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)
Sportswoman of the year
Sportsman of the year
Solange – Cranes in the Sky
Album of the Year
Beyonce – Lemonade
Best international act – Europe
Best international act – Africa
Chance the Rapper
Lifetime achievement award