Jay-Z And Kanye West Walk Away As The Big Winners At The BET Awards
Jay-Z and Kanye West were the big winners as they collected the prize for Best Group at Sunday’s BET Awards. The hip hop duo’s successful Watch The Throne collaboration gave rise to plenty of hits and a very successful tour.
Kim Kardashian was by Kanye’s side as he was announced the winner and he got a surprise when he hit the stage.
“I’m bad at losing. I’m bad at winning,” he admitted to 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.”
Right on queue, Jay-Z ran on stage and gave his friend a big hug before continuing on the acceptance speech.
“Thank you. We really worked hard on this album,” Jay-Z said. “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.”
Beyoncé Knowles was also 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 that was hosted by Samuel L. Jackson.
2012 BET Award Winners:
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
Best Gospel Artist ‘ Yolanda Adams
Sportsman of the Year ‘ Kevin Durant
Sportswoman of the Year ‘ Serena Williams
Best Female Hip Hop Artist ‘ Nicki Minaj
Lifetime Achievement Award ‘ Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Video of the Year – Otis by Kanye West & Jay-Z
Centric Award – Common