Rappers team up to steal the show as colourful Beyonce shines bright at BET Awards
Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaboration saw them collect the prize for Best Group at the BET Awards.
The rapping duo’s successful ‘Watch The Throne’ collaboration spawned numerous hits and a successful tour. Kim Kardashian was by boyfriend Kanye’s side as he was announced the winner and he got a surprise on stage.
“I’m bad at losing, bad at winning,” he told the crowd in Los Angeles. “I’m always saying the wrong thing and I wish Jay-Z was here to say something politically correct for me.”
As he said that, Jay-Z ran on stage and gave his friend a big hug before continuing: “Thank you. We really worked hard on this album. We didn’t rely on our name. We appreciate everybody, the tour, from here to Europe. We’re just going to keep making the best stuff.”
Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce Knowles was there to collect her prize for Best Female R&B Artist, which she dedicated to the late Whitney Houston.
Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Usher were among the performers on the show, which was hosted by Samuel L Jackson.
STARS COLLECTING STARS
The big winners from entertainment and sport at the 2012 BET Awards in Los Angeles, US, were:
>> Best Group - The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)
>> Best Actor - Kevin Hart
>> Best New Artist - Big Sean
>> Best Male R&B Artist - Chris Brown
>> Best Female R&B Artist - Beyoncé Knowles
>> Best Collaboration - Wale ft. Miguel
>> Sportsman of the Year - Kevin Durant
>> Sportswoman of the Year - Serena Williams
>> Best Female Hip Hop Artist - Nicki Minaj