Mary J. Blige 's incredible career was honored at the BET Awards. Rihanna took the stage to present her with the Lifetime Achievement Award, where she said the singer "changed the game with her unique sound and that Mary J.
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Blige, you have set the bar for relatable, timeless, classic music. You opened multiple doors for female artists in this industry. And on behalf of all the women that came after you, like myself, thank you for being you so we can feel comfortable being ourselves. Thank you for pouring yourself into every track and giving us a song for every feeling. Thank you for showing us that love is all that we need. Blige accepted the award and told Rihanna the feelings of inspiration were mutual. She has also expanded into more acting roles in recent years, receiving nominations for two Academy Awards and four Golden Globes. A true legend! Congrats maryjblige on your Lifetime Achievement Award! BETAwards pic.
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But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hussle, a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles who was shot to death on March 31, posthumously earned the Humanitarian Award on Sunday night. Hussle also won best male hip-hop artist, besting Drake, J. Blige, who earned the Lifetime Achievement Award, ran through her hits during a lengthy performance, which featured Lil Kim and Method Man. Rihanna presented Blige with the award, who earned a standing ovation as she walked to the stage. Now that land is owned by one negro. In a yellow fringe jacket, yellow chaps and a black cowboy hat, Lil Nas X worked the stage as dancers in denim shorts, leather vests and cowboy hats performed behind him. Cardi B, the most nominated act with seven, kicked off the show with an explosive performance.
There is no denying that the BET Awards was one to remember. Like, the kind of performances you'll be adding to your YouTube playlist for years to come. Taking the stage in her signature knee high boots, the queen of hip hop and soul performed pretty much all of her hits while everyone in the audience sang along. Blige is the queen of hip hop soul. And that her and Lil Kim need a Vegas residency — or something. If anything, watching Cardi B. She really did pave the way for so many young women and men no matter how they were feeling. Rihanna presented the award before the performer took the stage to perform her medley of hits. Rihanna said that Blige changed the game with her style, her sound, and for being best known for having a song for everyone's mood, all the time.