Bruno Mars kicks off BET Awards

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These awards will be handed at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles and air live on the BET network with "SNL" star Leslie Jones hosting.

As it just so happens, however, writers at Bustle foresaw the inquiry about Beyonce's possible backing out of the BET Awards - which she was never scheduled to appear on, for the record - being asked by certain someones on social media and as such, put together an informative package on why everyone except Sparks and her fellow inquirers weren't actually "expecting" the wife of Jay-Z and mother of daughter Blue Ivy to appear on the show. "We have known Chance and his family since he was a wee little baby rapper", the former first lady said.

Upon taking the stage, Chance acknowledged his youth at 24, but quickly noted, "My God doesn't make mistakes". "But my God doesn't make mistakes. I like to think he's putting enormous pressure on me to see how I react".

During his acceptance speech, Chance made an impassioned plea to the federal government, juries and courts and a number of other institutions to deliver justice to black people. those locked up for minor drug offenses; those killed by police; and schools getting screwed by higher-ups. But he ended by saying he was a good man, and he wanted to be better. "I want to be a better father to [1-year-old daughter] Kensli, I want to spend more time with her".

NIGERIAN artistes have dominated African acts at this year's BET Awards scheduled to hold on June 27 in the United States.

An energetic Bruno Mars kicked off the show with a fun and funky performance of the song, "Perm".

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"It's hard, but you can do it", Ma said.

In March, Ma released the diss track "Shether", which was hostile toward Minaj and earned praised from critics and rap fans. New Edition, who had success with their BET biopic this year, will receive the lifetime achievement award. She reportedly had her twins earlier this month, but she hasn't publicly commented on it.

Mars and Beyonce will also compete for album of the year, video director of the year and the viewer's choice award.

"This has been a journey of love, of celebrating our culture, honoring the past, and approaching the present and future with hope and resolve", Beyonce said in the letter.

"My arm pits are sweating so much right now", said Solange, who also thanked BET for showing her "queens" like Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Erykah Badu and others during her teenage years.

Solange had a moment of silence for "the lives of our brothers and sisters that we have lost due to brutality and violence", during a presentation to honor activist Tamika Mallory.

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