Happy CDay 2 a Tru Legend A Tru King My Favorite Rapper for the Past 10 years. One of the realest if not the realest Nigga to Ever Be in this Rap Game KING NIPSEY HUSSLE #LLNH S.i.P NH.I.P pic.twitter.com/S8fKqfJ2XI
Happy birthday to late great Ermias Asghedom a.k.a. Nipsey Hussle… Wish You were still here accomplishing what you were in the progress of doing bro. The streets miss you champ R.I.P. #TMC 💙💙🏁 pic.twitter.com/vBhcxghyQC
It was another exciting night to celebrate the very best in entertainment and culture with performances and appearances by some of the biggest names across television, film and music.
The night saw artists and top acts such as Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Michael B. Jordan and Nigeria’s Burna Boy, take top honours.
Here’s a full list of nominees and winners for the 2019 Bet Awards.
Best International Act
Aka (South Africa) Aya Nakamura (France) Burna Boy (Nigeria) – Winner Dave (Uk) Dosseh (France) Giggs (Uk) Eazi (Nigeria)
Best New International Act – (Fan Voted Category)
Headie One (Uk) Jokair (France) Nesly (France) Octavian (Uk) Sho Madjodzi (South Africa) – Winner Teniola Apata (Nigeria)
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé – Winner Ella Mai H.E.R. Solange Sza Teyana Taylor
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Anderson Paak Bruno Mars – Winner Childish Gambino Chris Brown John Legend Khalid
Best Group Chloe X Halle City Girls Lil Baby & Gunna Migos – Winner The Carters
Best Collaboration 21 Savage Ft. J. Cole A Lot Cardi B & Bruno Mars Please Me Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin I Like It H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller Could’ve Been Travis Scott Ft. Drake Sicko Mode – Winner Tyga Ft. Offset Taste
Best Male Hip Hop Artist 21 Savage Drake Cole Meek Mill Nipsey Hussle – Winner Travis Scott
Best Female Hip Hop Artist Cardi B – Winner Kash Doll Lizzo Megan Thee Stallion Nicki Minaj Remy Ma
Video Of The Year 21 Savage A Lot Ft. J. Cole Cardi B Money Cardi B & Bruno Mars Please Me Childish Gambino This Is America – Winner Drake Nice For What The Carters Apes**T
Video Director of The Year Benny Boom Colin Tilley Dave Meyers Hype Williams Karena Evans – Winner
Best New Artist
Blueface City Girls Juice Wrld Lil Baby – Winner Queen Naija
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Erica Campbell Ft. Warryn Campbell All Of My Life Fred Hammond Tell Me Where It Hurts Kirk Franklin Love Theory Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen Blessing Me Again – Winner Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin Never Alone
Issa Rae Regina Hall Regina King – Winner Taraji P. Henson Tiffany Haddish Viola Davis
Anthony Anderson Chadwick Boseman Denzel Washington Mahershala Ali Michael B. Jordan – Winner Omari Hardwick
Caleb Mclaughlin Lyric Ross Marsai Martin – Winner Michael Rainey Jr. Miles Brown
Blackkklansman – Winner Creed 2 If Beale Street Could Talk Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse The Hate U Give
Sportswoman Of The Year
Allyson Felix Candace Parker Naomi Osaka Serena Williams – Winner Simone Biles
Sportsman Of The Year
Kevin Durant Lebron James Odell Beckham Jr. Stephen Curry – Winner Tiger Woods
Album Of The Year
Astroworld Travis Scott Championships Meek Mill Ella Mai Ella Mai Everything Is Love The Carters Invasion Of Privacy Cardi B – Winner
2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin I Like It Childish Gambino This Is America Drake In My Feelings Ella Mai Trip – Winner Cole Middle Child Travis Scott Ft. Drake Sicko Mode
Bet Her Award
Alicia Keys Raise A Man Ciara Level Up H.E.R. Hard Place – Winner Janelle Monáe Pynk Queen Naija Mama’s Hand Teyana Taylor Rose In Harlem
Los Angeles police said Tuesday they had arrested the man suspected of murdering rapper Nipsey Hussle, ending a two-day manhunt following the Grammy-nominated artist’s shock death.
The LAPD said the suspect, Eric Holder, was in police custody in connection with the fatal shooting, which authorities say was not gang-related.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who had blamed “senseless gun violence” for the death of 33-year-old Hussle, voiced hope for “justice that Nipsey’s family and community deserve” as the arrest was announced.
The killing in broad daylight triggered an outpouring of grief in LA and among Hussle’s superstar peers, who hailed both his musical talents and tireless community organizing.
Earlier Tuesday, LA police chief Michel Moore said 29-year-old Holder had verbally sparred with Hussle in front of the rapper’s clothing store in south Los Angeles on Sunday.
“Holder walked up on multiple occasions and engaged in conversations” with Hussle, the police chief told journalists.
The suspect then “came back armed with a handgun” and fired several times at close range, hitting Hussle in the head and body.
Two other men who were standing next to Hussle were also wounded.
Moore said the shooting did not appear to be linked to any gang rivalry or feud.
“We believe this to be a dispute between Mr Hussle and Mr Holder,” Moore said. “I’m not going to go into the conversations, but it appears to be a personal matter between the two of them.”
A massive manhunt was launched after the shooting with police asking for the public’s help in locating Holder and his getaway car driven by a woman.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the unidentified woman had surrendered to police on Tuesday and Holder was subsequently arrested.
Both Moore and Garcetti lamented a recent uptick in violence in South Los Angeles, with the police chief saying: “Nipsey Hussle represents the enormity of the lives we have lost.”
Authorities urged the community to come together and avoid any further violence.
“We have a reason to feel hopeful, even in the moments of our most extreme pain,” Garcetti said. “And that’s by turning to each other.
“The absolute worst way to pay back Nipsey’s loss — somebody we lost at the hands of violence — is with more violence,” he added.
Garcetti hailed Hussle’s legacy of peace, urging the city to come together and continue the rapper’s community building efforts.
“This is about young people of colour being able to have an opportunity in their lives,” he said.
Late Monday, a candlelight vigil for Hussle outside of the clothing store where he was gunned down turned to mayhem when a stampede led to several injuries.
Moore said the event was peaceful until someone brandished a gun, prompting people to flee in panic.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said some 19 people were injured in the stampede, including two with critical injuries. One of those critically injured was reportedly hit by a car.
Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, has been praised by officials in Los Angeles and by his peers for transforming himself from being a gang member to a successful rapper and community organizer who fought for the black and Latino residents of Hyde Park, the South LA neighbourhood where he grew up.
He was set to meet with local authorities on Monday to discuss ways to end gang violence.
Nineteen people were injured during a stampede at a memorial service on Monday for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, the city’s fire department said.
Hundreds had gathered in the southern part of the city outside Hussle’s The Marathon Clothing store where the Grammy-nominated musician was gunned down on Sunday in a suspected gang-linked attack that wounded two other people.
A stampede started just past 8:00 pm (0300 GMT Tuesday) during the service, but it was not clear what triggered it.
“Reports of shots fired at the vigil do not appear to be accurate. We do have injured in the chaos and are attempting to restore order,” the Los Angeles Police Department said on Twitter.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement that it transported 19 patients, two of them critical, and another two with serious injuries. The rest had “non-life threatening injuries.”
It added that there was “no evidence of any gun shot wounds” and that most people sustained “trample injuries.”
An LAPD spokesman told AFP some of the injured were “possibly stabbed.”
Hussle had found minor commercial success, but he was revered among his peers. His “Victory Lap” scored a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album this year, and his shock death sparked an outpouring of grief and tributes from hip hop royalty.
In a separate statement posted on Twitter Monday, the LAPD identified the suspected shooter as 29-year-old Eric Holder, who is still at large.