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SULLIVAN, THE WEEKND LEAD BET AWARDS

Jazmine SullivanThe WeekndKendrick LamarSilk Sonic and Megan Thee Stallion took home the big prizes at Sunday's BET Awards.

RCA acts scored five wins, led by Sullivan, who scored the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist trophy.

Tems won twice—Best Collaboration and International Artist—while Latto, pictured, was named Best New Artist and Kirk Franklin won the gospel prize.

Taraji P. Henson was the host of the show, which saw multiple presenters, winners and performers commenting on the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. “It’s about damn time we talk about the fact that guns have more rights than a woman,” Henson said at the top of the show.

A few surprises were in store: Brandy performed with Jack HarlowMariah Carey sang with Latto and Ye showed up to honor Sean "Diddy" Combs, who received a lifetime achievement award.

Among the performance highlights: Muni Long sang “Time Machine” and “Hrs and Hrs.” GIVĒON delivered “Heartbreak Anniversary,” “For Tonight” and “Lie Again.” Diddy performed a medley of his hits.

BET AWARDS 2022 WINNERS

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: The Weeknd 

Best Group: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) 

Best Collaboration: Wizkid f/Justin Bieber & Tems, "Essence" 

Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Megan Thee Stallion 

Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar 

Video of the Year: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), "Smokin Out the Window" 

Video Director of the Year: Anderson .Paak, aka Director .Paak 

Best New Artist: Latto

Album of the Year: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), An Evening With Silk Sonic 

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award: Lil Baby & Kirk Franklin, "We Win" 

BET Her: Mary J. Blige, Good Morning Gorgeous 

Best International Act: Tems (Nigeria)

Best Movie: King Richard

Best Actor: Will Smith, King Richard

Best Actress: Zendaya, Euphoria/Spider-Man: No Way Home

Youngstars Award: Marsai Martin

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