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Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch among big winners at 2020 BET Awards

Megan Thee Stallion at the 47th Annual American Music Awards (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Megan Thee Stallion triumphed in the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist category, and she admitted it felt “so crazy” recording an acceptance speech from home.

She said: “I’ll probably record this video 10 ten times, it feels so crazy doing this from my house.

“But thank you BET, I cannot believe I’ve won.

“Thank you to my team, thank you to Houston, thank you mumma, thank you God.

“I used to watch the BET Awards all the time thinking, ‘One day, that’s gonna be me going up there accepting my awards,’ and now it is. So, thank y’all so much.”

Other big winners on the night included Roddy Ricch for Best New Artist and Album of the Year.

Chris Brown won Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and Best Collaboration for his tune “No Guidance” with Drake, who had led nominations with six nods.

Public Enemy opened the event — which was hosted by Amanda Seales — with their 1989 hip hop classic “Fight the Power,” and they added new lyrics to the tune to include mentions to recent events, with the help of Nas, Rapsody, YG, the Roots’ Black Thought and Questlove.

The song was also accompanied by footage from Black Lives Matter protests.

What’s more, the video for DJ Khaled’s “Higher” featuring the late Nipsey Hussle — who died in March 2019 aged 33 — and John Legend triumphed in the Video of the Year category.

Here is the BET Awards 2020 winners list:

Video of the Year: DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend, “Higher”

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Lizzo

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Chris Brown

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Megan Thee Stallion

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: DaBaby

Best New Artist: Roddy Ricch

Best Group: Migos

Best Collaboration: Chris Brown featuring Drake, “No Guidance”

Album of the Year: Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial

Humanitarian Award: Beyoncé

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award: Kirk Franklin, “Just for Me”

Best Actress: Issa Rae

Best Actor: Michael B. Jordan

Best Movie: Queen & Slim

Youngstars Award: Marsai Martin

Sportswoman of the Year: Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year: LeBron James

BET HER Award: Beyoncé featuring Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid and Saint JHN, “Brown Skin Girl”

Video Director of the Year: Teyana Taylor

Best International Act: Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act: Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)

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