The 2019 BET Awards took place Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Cardi B, Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Migos, Mary J. Blige, and more all took the stage over the course of the evening, and you can catch video of their respective performances below.
Days after releasing his debut 7 EP, Lil Nas X reconnected with Billy Ray Cyrus to perform their viral smash “Old Town Road”. The pair road horses onto a stage adorned to look like an old time saloon.
Lizzo supported her excellent new album Cuz I Love You with fan favorite “Truth Hurts”. The performance saw Lizzo and her dances dressed in wedding dresses, situated atop a giant wedding cake, and featured a mighty flute solo from the “Juice” Queen.
The mighty Migos teamed up with DJ Mustard to perform their chart-topping collaboration “Pure Water”.
Mary J. Blige, who was honored by Rihanna with a BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Awards, regaled the crowd with a lengthy performance featuring “My Life”, “No More Drama”, “Real Love”, “I’m Goin’ Down”, “Reminisce”, “Be Happy”, “You Remind Me”, “Love No Limit”, and more. During the performance, she was joined on stage Lil Kim and Method Man.
YG, DJ Khaled, John Legend, Marsha Ambrosius, and Mustard teamed up to pay tribute to Nipsey Hussle with a performance featuring “Real Big”, “Last Time That I Checked”, and “Higher”. The late rapper’s family was also on hand to accept the BET Awards Humanitarian Award on his behalf.
H.E.R. and YBN Cordae linked up for “Lord Is Coming”.