Bruno Mars Kicks Off the 2017 BET Awards With 'Perm'

Ruben Ruiz
June 26, 2017

The crowd was in awe, singing along and filming the performance with their phones.

Blige is still fresh off of the release of her 13th studio album Strength Of A Woman.

Yeah, sure there are other explanations for the two seconds of footage, like perhaps he was deep in contemplation over Mary J. Blige's greatness or maybe just realised he didn't feed his pet goldfish this morning, IDK.

Her younger sister, Solange, also picked up the Centric award and celebrated her birthday after turning 31 on Saturday.

Solange held a moment of silence onstage later on, and the show also honored some of the minorities who died at the hands of police officers, including Trayvon Martin, Philando Castile, Eric Garner and others. Mars "Hooligans" danced it out in their fun-filled choreographed performance of "Perm", from Mars' smash album 24K Magic. I'm a good man, and I'm gonna become a better man. Thank you Ms.

"I want to thank Debra Lee for everything you do, Jessie Collins and and a special shout-out to my friend Mr. Stephen Hill", said Mars of the current BET CEO, producer Collins and past President of Programming Hill upon accepting the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award.

Solange, Migos and Big Sean are also nominated for video of the year.

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Still Beyonce had words to share when she won the viewers' choice award through a young duo, Chloe x Halle, that the pop star asked to pick up her award.

Remy Ma ended Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak for best female hip hop artist at the BET Awards and further extended a rivalry that has been going on for years.

Presenters include Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Trevor Noah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi.

New Edition, whose three-part biopic was a white-hot ratings success for BET earlier this year, earned the lifetime achievement award and received a lengthy tribute.

In a taped message, Michelle Obama honored Chance, who has raised $2 million dollars for Chicago public schools.

The show will air live on BET. Mars, who will open the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, is nominated for five awards.

The all-female quartet Xscape, featuring LaTocha and Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, reunited at the award show with a medley of their hits including "Just Kickin' It", "Understanding" and "Who Can I Run To?"

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