2021 BET Awards Top Moments: Cardi B’s Pregnancy, Lil Nas X Kissing Male Dancer, Queen Latifah’s Speech And More (Videos)


2021 BET Awards Top Moments: Cardi B’s Pregnancy, Lil Nas X Kissing Male Dancer, Queen Latifah’s Speech And MoreThe 21st annual BET awards, which honour black excellence in entertainment and sports, returned on Sunday night and left many viewers stunned with various memorable moments.

The awards event, which took place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, was graced by top celebrities and bigwigs in the global showbiz industry.

It also saw jaw-dropping performances from Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X, Jazmine Sullivan and even tributes honouring industry titans like Queen Latifah and the late DMX.

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Check out our favorite moments from the show below:

Burna Boy’s winning streak

Burna Boy continued his winning streak at the annual awards on the night as he snagged the ‘Best New International Act’ for the third consecutive time.

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The ‘African Giant’ crooner snagged the prize after beating Wizkid, his colleague, while Tems lost her first-ever shot at the award to Bree Runway, an English singer and songwriter, who won the ‘Best International New Act’ gong.

Burna Boy was nominated in the category alongside Aya Nakamura (France), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (UK), Wizkid (Nigeria), Young T & Bugsey (UK), Youssoupha (France).

Cardi B announces second pregnancy

L-R: Cardi B and Offset.

Cardi B broke the internet when she joined Migos in their performance at BET Awards, while simultaneously announcing her pregnancy to the world.

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The rapper showed off her baby bump while performing alongside Offset, her husband, and the group Migos.

Cardi B (second from L) and (L-R) Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff of Migos perform onstage at the BET Awards 2021. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
Cardi B (second from L) and (L-R) Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff of Migos perform onstage at the BET Awards 2021. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)

Cardi B joined the trio on the stage wearing a black, glittery bodysuit, which featured a sheer panel that exposed her belly.

The performer shared an official pregnancy announcement to her Instagram page as she performed, creating a perfect storm and a Twitter frenzy.

The couple are already parents to daughter Kulture Kiari, who turns 3 in July. Offset, 29, is also dad to daughter Kalea, 6, and sons Kody, 6, and Jordan, 11, from previous relationships.

Lil Nas X kisses male dancer

Lil Nas X arrives at the 21st BET Awards.

Lil Nas X also dazzled the audience on the night with an energetic performance of ‘Montero (Call Me by Your Name)’, his hit song.

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The openly gay rapper took to the stage and have an Egyptian-themed performance which referenced “Remember the Time” by Michael Jackson thorough its choreography, and showed the rapper expressing his truth via his energetic performance.

In a finale fitting for the last weekend of Pride Month, Lil Nas X concluded the song by passionately kissing one of his male dancers as the crowd roared.

After immediately trending on social media, Lil Nas X began to engage with fans and admirers tweeting at him, praising him for the bold step.

Queen Latifah’s touching speech

Queen Latifah.

Queen Latifah
, Grammy and Emmy winning American singer-actor, was honored with the lifetime achievement award for her 30-year career during the event.

After a moving tribute video and star-studded performance of some of her greatest hits by Monie Love, Lil’ Kim, Rapsody, and MC Lyte, the rapper, actress, and producer thanked her family and peers.

Latifah melted hearts with her touching acceptance speech dedicated to Lancelot Owens, her father, who accompanied her to the event.

The 51-year-old showbiz mogul also paid tribute to Rita Owens, her late mother, whom she carried a photo of onstage.

She concluded her acceptance speech by wishing everyone a ‘Happy Pride’ month.

DMX’s memorable tribute

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Another major highlight of the show was tribute to Earl Simmons, late American rap legend better known as DMX.

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Several music stars including Busta Rhymes, Method Man and Swizz Beatz honored the late rapper with renditions of his classic hits.

Michael K. Williams also appeared in the tribute, and Twitter users immediately called for the actor to play DMX in a biopic of his life.

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It would be recalled that DMX passed away in April after suffering a heart attack from an apparent drug overdose.

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