Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kanye West attend BET music awards
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- Beyonce won two prizes at this year's BET music awards. She accepted video director of the year with Alan Ferguson. When she lost the video of the year award to Jay-Z and Kanye West, she playfully hit her husband.
- Jay-Z made fun of Kanye West on stage by interrupting his acceptance speech for one of their joint Watch The Throne awards. West famously interrupted Taylor Swift's MTV Video Music Awards speech in 2009.
- Beyonce, husband Jay-Z, Kanye West and his girlfriend Kim Kardashian sat together in the front row of the BET Awards. Presenters at the event included Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx.
- Chris Brown won two awards including the Fandemonium prize as well as performing. The event was Brown's first public appearance since the nightclub fight between his and Drake's entourage.
- Nicki Minaj had most of her performance at the BET Awards bleeped out because of swear-words. The rapper, who performed at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, won best female hip hop artist for the third time.
- Mindless Behavior won the Viewer's Choice Award at the event, held at LA's Shrine Auditorium. Other winners included Common (Centric award) and Frankie Beverly featuring Maze (Lifetime Achievement).
- Soul singer Chaka Khan paid tribute to Whitney Houston by singing one of her tracks, I'm Every Woman. Gary Houston, Whitney's brother, also performed as did Monica. Her mum Cissy sang Bridge Over Troubled Water.
- Mariah Carey began the tributes to Whitney Houston, who was found dead in her hotel room before the Grammy music awards in February. She said: "I miss my friend, I miss hearing her voice."
- Usher performed his track Climax from his seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself. Other performers included Nicki Minaj, who sang Beez in the Trap and D'Angelo, who is making a comeback.
- Big Sean was named best new artist. He was presented his award by Cedric The Entertainer. Wale and Miguel's hit Lotus Flower Bomb won best collaboration. Reverend Al Sharpton won the Humanitarian Award.
- Comedian Kevin Hart, who hosted the awards last year, won best actor. Serena Williams was named sportswoman of the year while basketball star Kevin Durant picked up the male equivalent.
- Show host Samuel L. Jackson was joined by Spike Lee on stage. They did a parody of Jay-Z and Kanye West's song In Paris. "Two distinguished Morehouse men," Lee said afterwards referencing the college the two men attended.