While many award ceremonies this year have been postponed, the 2020 BET Awards went on with a virtual ceremony Sunday night.
The Amanda Seales-hosted show, which marked the ceremony's 20th anniversary, saw the "Insecure" actress pay homage to classic BET programming. It also featured performances by Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby and Roddy Ricch and Atlanta stars including Usher and Summer Walker, Chloe x Halle and Columbus native Wayne Brady, who paid tribute to late rock 'n' roll icon Little Richard.
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Beyoncé accepted the Humanitarian Award, where she encouraged viewers to vote during her speech.
Fresh off the release of their newest album “Ungodly Hour,” Bey’s protégés Chloe and Halle Bailey performed their songs “Forgive Me” and “Do It.”
Chloe x Halle’s tennis court is the hardest working person in Hollywood. #BETAwards— Ari LaBeija (@TheBaddestMitch) June 29, 2020
Honestly I could just watch @chloexhalle perform the whole album!!! #BETAwards— Da Vinci - #LudwigTaughtMe (@YourLifeAfter25) June 29, 2020
The talent is unmatched @chloexhalle #BETAwards— Rebeezus (@BecahJayy) June 29, 2020
Fans were blown away by Usher and Summer Walker performing “Come Thru.”
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The fact that Usher still got it!!! At 41! #BETAwards— Ari LaBeija (@TheBaddestMitch) June 29, 2020
Summer and Usher gave me a vibe 🔥 #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/Lm595PfMDn— TreLamar (@ITSTR3WAY_) June 29, 2020
This low key performance is EVERYTHING #usher #summerwalker #BETAwards— C. (@Dani_queenb) June 29, 2020
Others celebrated the fact that the show was simulcast on BET networks and CBS for the first time.
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Me Everytime I see all this blackness and remember it’s also being aired on CBS #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/nggT0H3guC— iserveface (@iserveface) June 29, 2020
i’ve never seen CBS so Black in my life and I love it #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/2qJDS7mFL4— Ki.Diddy (@ki_diddy) June 29, 2020
- gotta love this opening airing on @CBS. #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/5kM1mJhsdi— Rob Milton (@therobmilton) June 29, 2020
A tribute to Little Richard from fellow Georgian Wayne Brady had viewers marveling.
Wayne Brady knows how to put on a show..... EVERY time!!👏🏾 #BETAwards— Peace and Love 💙 (@shegotdopevibez) June 29, 2020
Wayne Brady lowkey a slept on talent #BETAwards— S.T.G. (@callmestg) June 29, 2020
Wayne Brady had the best performance. From the set dec, to the camera movement, to the song arrangement, to the choreography. #BETAwards— Karyn Janae (@itsjustkbreezy) June 29, 2020
The closing performance by Kierra Sheard and her mother, Karen Clark-Sheard of The Clark Sisters, had viewers feeling emotional when they sang the former’s song “Something Has To Break.”
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Im sorry y’all Karen & Kierra messed me up tonight. I called my Grandma asked did she see it and my cousin answered and said she doing this in the living 🙌🏽 #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/bLV3Yeul60— TreLamar (@ITSTR3WAY_) June 29, 2020
The vocals. Sister Karen's anointed hat. Kierra. This is church. #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/JBFN6lJyXK— NÆOMI ✨ (@laugh_track_nat) June 29, 2020
God will work it out🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾😩😩Yes He will!!!! @kierrasheard #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/fShcOC5sQW— Ebonywears❤️ (@ebonyeyez23) June 29, 2020
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