Music fans will be able to see the hip hop star collect his coveted award during the TV premiere of the BET Awards 13 in sub-Saharan Africa tomorrow night (Tuesday 2 July, 20:00 WAT/21:00 CAT).
One of the most unforgettable performances of the night began with Justin Timberlake presenting R&B legend Charlie Wilson with the Lifetime Achievement Award. India.Arie opened the moving tribute to Wilson with "There Goes My Baby" while Jamie Foxx blessed the crowd with fan favourite "Yearning For Your Love": The legendary Stevie Wonder then took the stage and energized the audience with the funky "Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)".
Wilson joined Timberlake, Snoop Lion and Pharrell for 2003’s "Beautiful", a hit that reintroduced Wilson to a new generation of fans along with knock-out renditions of “Signs”, “You Dropped A Bomb On Me” and "Girl You Knock Me Out", bringing the crowd to its feet.
The King of R&B, R. Kelly, surprised fans with a choir singing his hits acapella along the aisles of the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. He sang a medley of his songs including “I Wish”, “When a Woman’s Fed Up”, “Ignition (remix)” and more. Q.U.E.E.N. of the night, Janelle Monáe closed the show with a hot performance of her hit single with sultry singer Erykah Badu.
BET Awards ’13 - Winners
Best International Act: Africa: Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Rihanna
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Miguel
Best Group: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Collaboration: A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems
Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Best International Act – UK: Emeli Sandé
Video of the Year: Drake – Started From The Bottom
Video Director of the Year: Benny Boom
Best New Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Best Gospel Artist: Mary Mary
Best Actress: Kerry Washington
Best Actor: Jamie Foxx
YoungStars Award: Gabrielle Douglas
Best Movie: Think Like A Man
Viewers’ Choice Award: Drake – Started From The Bottom
Centric Award: Tamar Braxton – Love and War
Lifetime Achievement Awards – Charlie Wilson
Humanitarian Award - Dwyane Wade
Sportswoman of the Year: Gabrielle Douglas
Sportsman of the Year: LeBron James