bet awards 2013*The BET Awards 2013 were held at the Nokia Theatre in L.A.

This was one of their best award shows in years. The talent was on ten, and the outfits were … well, interesting. For the most part the ladies had their faces perfectly beat, and their hair, wigs, weaves, or 27 pieces laid!

Kendrick Lamar was the night’s big winner, taking the new artist and male hip hop artist awards. See below for a complete list of winners for the 2013 BET Awards and several clips from the show.

Miss Ashanti was looking cute in her mini dress, but what was up with her hair? Was Ashanti trynna channel Janelle Monae? Take a peek below and judge for yourself.

ashanti & janelle monet

Kendrick Lamar
26-year old Kendrick Lamar from Compton got real when he said, “Most importantly to my little home boys and my home girls back in the city, you looking at me on TV right now, I came up in that same county building, food stamps, welfare section eight … this is living proof that you can do anything you put your mind to.” See ‘lil homies, there IS hope. You don’t have to be a loser; you can put your mind to becoming a hip hop artist. More about that later.

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Kendrick Lamar performs onstage during the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

Drake was nominated for several awards (12), and was scheduled to perform. However, Drizzy threw man-shade to BET by not showing up at all. Then, adding insult to injury he went to twitter to “explain:”

drake bet awards tweet

Nice, Drake. These heauxs get rich and famous and forget where they came from.

BET 2013 Top Performances

One of the most real and raw comments came from the 26-year-old Kendrick Lamar, from Compton, CA.
He was speaking from his heart when he said, “Most importantly to my little home boys and my home girls back in the city, you looking at me on TV right now, I came up in that same county building, food stamps, welfare section eight … this is living proof that you can do anything you put your mind to.”

Ya heard that lil homies? You do not have to be a loser. You can also aspire to be a hip hop artist.

BET Awards 2013 Full List Of WINNERS

Best male R&B/pop artist
Miguel

Best new artist
Kendrick Lamar

Young Stars award
Gabrielle Douglas

Best gospel artist
Mary Mary

Subway sportsman of the year
LeBron James

Subway sportswoman of the year
Gabrielle Douglas

Best actor
Jamie Foxx

Best female hip-hop artist
Nicki Minaj

Best male hip-hop artist
Kendrick Lamar

Lifetime achievement award
Charlie Wilson

Best collaboration
Problems: A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar

Humanitarian award
Dwyane Wade

FANdemonium award
Chris Brown

Coca-Cola viewers’ choice award
Started From the Bottom, Drake

Best movie
Think Like A Man

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