The BET Awards are always eventful. This past weekend the event rounded up some of the biggest names in the hip-hop industry, to dish out awards, perform on stage, walk the red carpet, and generally keep things hip-hop.
The annual BET Experience Music Festival took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night, and included performances from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Miguel and more. After the show, Interscope Records and Top Dawg Entertainment hosted an after party, during which K.
Dr. Dre presented Kendrick Lamar with the Vanguard Award at this year's ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, which took place last Thursday evening. The Compton emcee earned the distinction for his impact on "musical genres that help shape the future of American music."
Miguel, Chris Brown, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were among this year's performers at the 2013 Billboard music awards. The event is still happening live at the MGM grand, but check out footage of the artists that have taken the stage so far, and stay tuned for updates with the latest performances!
Looks like BET has managed to get a hold of Chris Tucker amidst his demanding schedule of filming "Rush Hour" sequels. The comedian is lined up to host the 2013 BET awards in June, taking the reins from Samuel L. Jackson, who handled the duties last year.
BET is making sure to cover all arenas for the upcoming BET Experience 2013, which runs from June 28-30. They've got pop, r'n'b, old school and new school rap in the line-up.Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and R. Kelly are headliners for the BET Experience weekend.
With performances from Miguel, Wiz Khalifa, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, an ensemble tribute to Bob Marley and Justin Timberlake's return to the Grammy stage, the night saw wins from Frank Ocean, Drake, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lecrae, Usher and more.
Tonight's 55th Annual Grammy Awards get underway at 8PM EST, but the awards have already been given in the Rap and R&B categories. Some of the biggest names in the business went away with hardware with Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne pulling in a couple awards.