The 2011 BET Awards air live beginning at 8PM/7C. BET revealed that Justin Bieber would present the Best Male Hip Hop Artist of the Year (Kanye West). He and Nicki Minaj hit the stage in advance of announcing the winner, and they did a little skit together.
The 2011 edition of the show was packed with emotional moments (like Nicki Minaj’s acceptance speech) and some classy, brassy performances by Mary J. Blige and Jill Scott.
The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year.
This year some of those categories include Best Group, Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Best Actress, Best Actor, Video Director of the Year, and even Sportsman of the Year, to name a few.
Below you’ll find all of the 2011 BET Award Nominees. As the winner of each category is announced, we’ll update the names of winners. So stay tuned!
# BEST FEMALE R&B ARTIST:
# BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST:
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# VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Marsha Ambrosius – “Far Away”
B.o.B. f/ Hayley Williams of Paramore – “Airplanes”
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock”
Willow Smith – “Whip My Hair”
Kanye West f/ Pusha T – “Runaway”