Thu Dec 08 18:00:40 SAST 2016

2014 BET Awards - PHOTOS

By Sowetan LIVE | 2014-06-30 16:14:24.0 | COMMENTS [ 23 ]

  • Nicki Minaj performs a medley of songs during the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Singer Jennifer Hudson performs a medley of songs during the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Usher performs a medley of songs during the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Michelle Williams arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Erica Hubbard arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • TI (L) raps during Iggy Azalea's performance during the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Nicki Minaj accepts the award for best female hip hop artist during the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Keke Palmer poses backstage at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Trey Songz performs "NaNa" during the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Singer and actor Ne-Yo arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Omarion and Apryl Jones arrive at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Tiwa Savage arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • (L to R) Rappers YG, Jeezy and DJ Mustard arrive at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Chris Brown performs "Loyal" during the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Nadia Buari arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • LeToya Luckett arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Tatyana Ali arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Ashanti arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Lil Wayne performs a medley during the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Faith Evans arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Lil Mama arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Missy Elliott performs "Pass the Dutch" during Pharrell WIlliams' number at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • John Legend arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Paris Hilton arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish arrive at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Pharrell Williams performs "Come Get It Babe" during the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Kerry Washington arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Demetria McKinney arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Eva Marcille arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Claudia Jordan arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Lionel Richie arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Actor Stephen Bishop arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Karrueche Tran arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Joyful Drake arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Tinashe arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Actress Tamera Moswry-Housley arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Actress Jennia Fredrique arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Singer Sevyn Streeter arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • Actress Latarsha Rose arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: REUTERS

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • 32
  • 33
  • 34
  • 35
  • 36
  • 37
  • 38
  • 39

It was a night full of electrifying performances, emotional speeches and unforgettable moments at the “BET Awards” '14 -- also known as the "Black World Cup," according to hilarious host Chris Rock -- which aired live from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE on Sunday, June 29.

Pharrell Williams opened the show with an energetic rendition of "Come Get It Bae" surrounded by a bevy of cheerleaders, and was joined by surprise performer and fellow Virginia native, the amazing Missy Elliott, who brought the crowd to their feet to "Pass That Dutch."  Williams became a familiar face on the stage after winning both "Best Male R&B/Pop Artist" and "Video of the Year," and again coming on to present music icon Lionel Richie with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Young Money and Beyoncé took home the most trophies with three awards, as did acclaimed film “12 Years A Slave” which swept the film award categories.  Pharrell Williams and August Alsina each won two awards.

The tribute to Richie included a presentation of classics "Hello" and "Still" by John Legend and a pulsating rendition of "Brick House" by Ledisi.  Just before Richie came on stage to accept his award, Yolanda Adams delivered a soulful, inspired performance of "Jesus Is Love," bringing the crowd to its feet (and some to tears!) and prompting Richie to admit he was "glad [he] sang the song first."  Richie showed off his own skills when he sat at the piano and serenaded the audience with "Easy," then got the crowd dancing along to "All Night Long."

Chris Brown made a triumphant return to the “BET Awards” stage that drew a standing ovation. He proved he hasn't missed a beat delivering an incredible performance of "Loyal," which was amped up even more with appearances by Lil Wayne, Tyga and Travis Barker.

Always one to get the crowd going, Lil Wayne got the mosh pit popping with "Krazy" and "Believe Me."  Jennifer Hudson showed off her incredibly powerful pipes during a performance of "Walk It Out" and debut of her new single "It's Your World" as a disco roller derby swirled around her.  One of today's hottest rising stars, Jhené Aiko joined John Legend on stage for one of the most impressive performances of the evening.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of his first album, Usher performed an action-packed medley of his biggest hits, including "Yeah!" "Confessions," "Caught Up" and "Love In This Club," which drew a standing ovation.  Nicki Minaj gave an dramatic Alice In Wonderland-inspired performance of "Chi-Raq" and "Pills N Potions," filling the stage with oversized mushrooms, a contemporary dancer and a white rabbit.

T.I. showed off his lyrical prowess with "No Mediocre," while Iggy Azalea wowed the crowd with her skills with her hit single "Fancy." Fan and crowd favorite August Alsina, whose earlier performance alongside Trey Songz and Chris Brown drew squeals from all of the ladies in the house, took home the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award. Robin Thicke gave a mesmerizing performance of "Forever Love," while surprise performers Troop, Color Me Badd and Silk scored huge cheers, as each group took the stage for their biggest hits for a '90s throwback medley of "All I Do Is Think of You," "I Wanna Sex You Up" and "Freak Me."

Presenter Kerry Washington, making her first television appearance since giving birth to daughter Isabelle in April, got in on the night's fun with co-presenter Kevin Hart, who tried to convince the crowd that he was, in fact, Oliver Pope, a reference to Kerry's alter-ego Olivia Pope on her hit show "Scandal." 

Taking a cue from Ellen DeGeneres' pizza delivery at this year's Oscar® Awards, Rock provided the audience with a delivery of Roscoe's Chicken 'n Waffles, which they accepted with enthusiasm.  Rock had the crowd laughing throughout the night, thanks to his riffs on a range of hot topics, from Donald Sterling to Jay-Z and Solange to Dr. Dre and the Beats/Apple deal. 

A taped performance of Beyoncé and Jay-Z of "Partition" capped the epic night, which delivered on its promise to be the hottest ticket in town. The "BET Awards" '14 drew the biggest names in music, entertainment and sports, with appearances by Gabrielle Union, Keke Palmer, Regina Hall, Larenz Tate, Bow Wow, Keshia Chante, Eva Marcille, Terrence Jenkins, Keyshia Cole, Mike Tyson, Nick Cannon, Zendaya, DeSean Jackson, Boris Kodjoe, Gary Owen, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chadwick Boseman, Tyrese and Nate Parker.

Tim King (Founder, President and CEO of Urban Prep Academies) and Denzel Thompson (a 19-year-old founder and manager of a successful community urban farm and garden) were recognized as the 2014 Shine-A-Light recipients.

The “BET Awards” is one of the most watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company.  The “BET Awards” franchise remains as the #1 program in cable TV history among African-Americans, and it is BET's #1 telecast every year.  It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers and athletes in 19 categories.

 

In addition to all of these incredible moments, the complete list of “BET Awards” ’14 winners is:

 

Best International Act: Africa

Davido (Nigeria)

 

Best International Act: UK

Krept & Konan

 

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé

 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Pharrell Williams

 

Best Group

Young Money

 

Best Collaboration

Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love

 

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Drake

 

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj

 

Video of the Year

Pharrell Williams – Happy

 

Video Director of the Year

Hype Williams

 

Best New Artist

August Alsina

 

Best Gospel Artist

Tamela Mann

 

Best Actress

Lupita Nyong’o

 

Best Actor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

 

YoungStars Award

KeKe Palmer

 

Best Movie

12 Years a Slave

 

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Serena Williams

 

Subway Sportsman of the Year

Kevin Durant

 

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ - I Luv This

 

Centric Award

Jhené Aiko – The Worst

 

FANdemonium Award

Beyoncé

 

COMMENTS [ 23 ]

Login OR Join up TO COMMENT

DJLeMart

PIC 1 and - My favourite chikitas. Pic 3 - Mopheme. Pic 7 - ooh lala (come to my hotel room). PSSS, ladies if you are to show off your boobs and/or cleavey, please make sure it's attractive. Nna re lapishitje ke go bona mastwele a okareng ke a mpya ya motswetji.

2014-06-30 16:33:15.0 | 1 replies
2014-07-02 10:33:49.0 | 0 replies

maneater

pic 5 and pic 11 there is a time and place for everything and your time has passed. pic 12 now that is beauty right there! pic 19 i just hate this guy pic 27 kerry is the most beautiful woman in the world

2014-07-01 07:07:47.0 | 0 replies

Sbokoboko

I dont't care whether it's all fake kodwa Nicki Minaj uyandiayina mntanabantu, damn!!!!!!!! Pic 8, I wonder how she managed her movement ngoba isinana besizovela xa ehamba. Then you call us pervets when them ladies dress like this?

2014-07-01 07:53:30.0 | 1 replies

s.cold

YOU ARE NOT KHULULEKA UKU APPRECIATE NOKUBUKA IMVELO,,,,,,

2014-07-02 10:37:29.0 | 0 replies

Mellow.Y?

Pic 4 ,11 ,38 was it necessary though? Michelle darling try eating nyana tuu shuuu you look like my pro pic damn!!! Keke has grown into a beautiful woman Pic 17 is that Tatyana Ali like wtf happened to her? Lionel Ritchie looks like an ancient person hahahahaha

2014-07-01 07:54:41.0 | 0 replies

svavava

seriously no 5, amathanga angaka are not for these dresses

2014-07-01 08:02:10.0 | 2 replies

Dandan

ubuyaphi wena

2014-07-01 10:08:31.0 | 0 replies

s.cold

WAZINI WENA NGETHANGA,,,ILONA ELIFUNEKAYO SON IBHOKOBHOKO INTO ETHI UMA IKULEHLELA NGALO UCHAME MANJE HHAYI KUSASA

2014-07-02 10:36:11.0 | 0 replies

Dandan

Ladies Ladies plse slow down on makeups, we love your natural beau , paint paint allover too much

2014-07-01 08:11:31.0 | 0 replies

Pelo-ya-ntja

I'm not impressed

2014-07-01 08:33:34.0 | 0 replies

WordofGod

@sowetan we dont know who these people are, pls put names!!

2014-07-01 08:39:18.0 | 0 replies

Kenwamorula

Nicki Minaj your sense of dressing nowadays is spot on.only if i could just have you for two hours....damn

2014-07-01 08:47:59.0 | 1 replies

s.cold

I REALLY LIKE YOUR COMMENT,,,,,KEEP IT UP

2014-07-02 10:32:41.0 | 0 replies

VendaBoi

Damn, these females was naked. PIC 38, haaaa

2014-07-01 09:59:01.0 | 0 replies

SWEETY

Pic 25, I like them black

2014-07-01 10:37:58.0 | 0 replies
X