The BET Awards 2021 Ceremony ended last night. Among the interesting candidates, there were losers as well as winners.
DMX, Chadwick Boseman, and Cicely Tyson were honored posthumously at the awards ceremony. Especially this year, so many famous names lost their lives.
2021 BET Awards: ‘In Memoriam’ Honors DMX, Chadwick Boseman, Cicely Tyson and More Late Stars
DMX, Chadwick Boseman, Cicely Tyson and more stars were regarded at the 2021 BET Awards’ “In Memoriam” fragment. After a virtual service in 2020, the current year’s entertainment expo was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and observed Black culture in full power.
While featuring the achievements of the present craftsmen, the Taraji P. Henson-facilitated show additionally paused for a minute to honor those Hollywood has lost. DMX, who kicked the bucket at age 50 in April, was tributed in a section curated by Swizz Beatz, who had a longstanding kinship with the late artist. Beatz, Busta Rhymes, Method Man and Griselda likewise performed during the recognition, which highlighted an extraordinary appearance by Michael K. Williams.
The fragment observed DMX from his initial beginnings with notable hip bounce name, Ruff Ryders, to his most recent work, and incorporated another tune from DMX’s post mortem collection, EXODUS.
Boseman, who passed on last August at age 43 after a fight with colon disease, was respected during the “In Memoriam” fragment.
Among those included were Shock G, Johnny Nash, Anthony Chisolm, MF Doom, Bert Belasco, Carol Sutton, Charley Pride, Hank Aaron, Mary Wilson, Clarence Williams III, Bunny Wailer, Black Rob, Paul Mooney, Douglas Turner Wright, Gale Sayers, Natalie Desselle-Reid, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Leon Spinks and Reggie Warren.
Pop Smoke, who passed on in February 2020, was tributed at the BET Hip Hop Awards in October.
In a proclamation in front of the current year’s show, Henson said it would be something “not normal for anything we have at any point seen previously.” The function likewise planned to particularly feature Black ladies.
“For over 20 years, the BET Awards have been a festival of Black imagination, craftsmanship and greatness,” Henson said. “Returning live, the current year’s show will be not normal for anything we have at any point seen previously, and I am regarded to be offering the stage to such countless incredible and productive ladies in music and amusement. The BET Awards will indeed be at the cutting edge of Black culture.”
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