BET Awards 2017: Biggest moments from the show

Danny Woods
June 26, 2017

Fans and professional critics alike are keeping an eye on the best-dressed and worst-dressed among the arrivals at the awards show, which is being held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Ma, who was released from prison in 2014, won best female hip hop artist Sunday in Los Angeles, an award Minaj has won since 2010.

The BET Awards paid tribute to two '90s era groups with extended performances of soulful, harmony-laced R&B.

The public return is the first step of the Xscape reunion roll-out.

Prior to handing the award to Chance, BET President Debra Lee said of the young rapper "I just love everything about him".

The group hit the stage after receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Introducing Chance on the night, she said: "We are so incredibly proud of you, Chance".

Last night Chance The Rapper, who Michelle Obama called an "outstanding role model" in a video message, received the BET Humanitarian Award at the BETs and his acceptance speech showed exactly why he deserved it.

Mars, who was nominated for four awards that night, kicked off the show with an energetic and fun performance of his song "Perm", with his band the Hooligans, all performing and singing in flawless synchronization.

Other strong competition Sunday include best female hip hop artist, where rivals Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma will go head-to-head.

The boy band trailblazers from Boston were treated to performances of their biggest hits by the cast members of BET's New Edition mini-series. Mars also won best male R&B/pop artist and kicked off the show with a fun and funky performance of the song, "Perm". She reportedly had her twins earlier this month, but she hasn't publicly commented on it. "This has been a journey of love, of celebrating our culture, honoring the past, and approaching the present and future with hope and resolve", Bey said in the letter.

Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles won the centric award for her track, "Cranes in the Sky".

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