Friday, 25 May, 2018

Chance honored by Obama, '90s nostalgia rules at BET Awards

NBA honors to be presented during league's first awards show Chance honored by Obama, '90s nostalgia rules at BET Awards
Herman Weaver | 27 June, 2017, 05:52

Rihanna at the 2017 BET Awards red carpet didn't happen this year, and it's a little disappointing given, well, how fantastic Rihanna is on every red carpet pretty much ever.

The BET Awards were handed out Sunday night, where Leslie Jones served as the host.

Mars, Migos and Solange are nominated for video of the year along with Beyonce and Big Sean.

The 24-year-old star also revealed his thought process before he took the stage at the Microsoft Theater here to collect the award on June 25 night. I didn't prepare a speech. "How can I inspire them the same way he inspired the streets?"

Even still, DJ Khalid, Quavo (of Migos), Lil Wayne and Chance the Rapper closed out the show with their hit single "The One", sans Justin Bieber.

Earlier in the evening, rapper Gucci Mane posted about wearing matching turquoise Gucci suits with the infant.

Chance - who also encouraged disenfranchised Americans to take to the polling stations to vote in the 2016 election - was praised by former First Lady Michelle Obama, who was born in the city of Chicago. Lucky for you, that's what we like too!

NBA honors to be presented during league's first awards show
Joel Embiid was the favorite to win Rookie of the Year early in the season but he only managed to play in 31 games due to injury. Top contenders include Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs, Russell Westbrook of the Thunder, and James Harden of the Houston Rockets .


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However, Monday's Supreme Court ruling could move Idaho's debate out of the legislative arena and into the courts. This case involves express discrimination based on religious identity with respect to playground resurfacing.


SpaceX launches 10 Iridium NEXT satellites using its Falcon 9
SpaceX successfully launched and landed a Falcon 9 rocket Friday, the first of two launches this weekend. However, he said, he would want to see whether using a reused first-stage would speed up launch dates.


"Barack and I are so sorry that we can't be there in person", she said.

Stage Set and Camera Work: The show's stage had a moving walkway that strongly resembled a conveyer belt, which made it hard for the talent and presenters to walk and left most viewers in mortal fear that their fave would be the victim to falling flat on their face.

During her opening monologue, Leslie poked fun at the names of some of the rappers in attendance.

After declaring a love for black people, Chance went into a spiel about how this country can start making things right.

Pop star Beyonce emerged as a big victor at this year's Black Entertainment (BET) Awards, scoring victories in five major categories.

BET president Debra L. Lee honored Chance the Rapper with the Humanitarian Award, noting that "he's not afraid to speak out and speak up for those who can't speak for themselves". During her speech, Remy Ma took a slight dig at Minaj, a Queens native, by saying: "And, yeah, that crown is coming back to the Bronx".

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