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  • FAB Entertainment: BET 2013 Highlights, Red Carpet, Winners and Ice Prince

    Ice+Prince+2013+BET+Awards+International+Party-426x600 Multiple award winning rapper, Ice Prince emerged winner of the “Best International Act – Africa” award at the 2013 edition of the BET Awards which held in Los Angeles, USA on June 30, 2013.

    Having lost out to Wizkid and Sarkodie last year, Ice Prince showed his staying power by beating former winner and fellow Nigerian 2FACE Idibia, Toya Delazy (South Africa), Donald (South Africa), R2Bees (Ghana) and Radio and Weasel (Uganda).

    Commenting on behalf of BET International, Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa said, “It is thrilling to see an African artist of the calibre of Ice Prince duly recognised alongside the biggest artists in the world at the BET Awards. We are delighted that all of the African nominees have been able to enjoy the BET Awards and the BET Experience while benefiting from this fantastic promotional platform in the world’s biggest music market.”

    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).

    The host Chris Tucker

    The host Chris Tucker

    Hosted by actor and comedian Chris Tucker, BET Awards ’13 saw Hollywood’s biggest stars come together to celebrate the accomplishments of their peers in music, sports and film, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

    The biggest winner on the night was Kendrick Lamar who took home three awards: Best New Artist, Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Best Collaboration for “Problems’” with A$AP Rocky, Drake and 2 Chainz.  Miguel took home the trophy for Best Male R&B/Pop artist while Rihanna scored a win for Best Female R&B/Pop artist. Nikki Minaj was voted Best Female Hip Hop Artist.

    Chris Brown with label mate Sevyn Streeter

    Chris Brown with label mate Sevyn Streeter

    The BET AWARDS ‘13 kicked off with an electrifying performance by Chris Brown performing a medley of hits including his current single “Fine China” and a special performance of “Don’t They Know” with vocals from Aaliyah.

    Nicki Minaj on the red carpet

    Nicki Minaj on the red carpet

    Nicki Minaj made a surprise appearance, flying onto the stage and joining Brown for an energizing performance of “Love More”.

    2013 BET Awards - Show
    “House of Lies” and “Iron Man” actor Don Cheadle dedicated the evening to Nelson Mandela, saying, “We want to take a moment and send our prayers and thoughts to a man who literally changed the world. This evening we would like to offer prayers and support and hope to the extraordinary Nelson Mandela and his family.”

    Cheadle also presented the evening’s first award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist to Miguel.  Miguel played double duty as he performed his solo number “How Many Drinks” with Kendrick Lamar and joined Mariah Carey during her performance of “Beautiful” featuring Young Jeezy.

    2013 BET Awards - Show
    Notable performances of the evening were Robin Thicke, who performed his new hit single “Blurred Lines” with Pharrell and T.I.  Ciara and Nicki Minaj also debuted their new single “I’m Out” on the BET Awards ‘13 stage.

    2013 BET Awards - Show
    BET surprised the audience with a Caribbean music tribute featuring reggae artists Beenie Man who performed his hit “Who Am I”, Dawn Penn’s club anthem “No, No, No” and reggae classic “Murder She Wrote” by Chaka Demus and Pliers. As if that wasn’t enough, Elephant Man jumped on stage for the finale singing “Pon Di River”.

    Kendrick Lamar hit the stage three times performing his songs “M.A.A.D City” and “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe” featuring Erykah Badu and “Problems” with A$AP Rocky and 2 Chainz.

    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.

    Jordin Sparks gets floral

    Jordin Sparks rocks print

    Ciara shows off toned and trim body in leather two piece

    Ciara shows off toned and trim body in leather two piece

    Laila Ali looks knock-out gorgeous

    Laila Ali looks knock-out gorgeous

    Gabrielle Union looks red hot

    Gabrielle Union looks red hot

    Jamie Foxx all white on the red carpet rocking a Trayvon Martin tee

    Jamie Foxx all white on the red carpet rocking a Trayvon Martin tee

    Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose cute as ever

    Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose cute as ever

    Glam couple Robin Thicke and Paula Patton

    Glam couple Robin Thicke and Paula Patton

    TI looks dapper

    TI looks dapper

    Sanaa Lathan rocks a white mini

    Sanaa Lathan rocks a white mini

    Ashanti in white

    Ashanti in lacy white number

    Brandy dons off-white lace too

    Brandy dons off-white lace too

    Alicia Etheridge looks golden with hubby Bobby Brown

    Alicia Etheridge looks golden with hubby Bobby Brown

    Terrence Howard keeps his hat on

    Terrence Howard keeps his hat on

    Meagan Good takes the plunge

    Meagan Good takes the plunge

    The 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

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    One Response to FAB Entertainment: BET 2013 Highlights, Red Carpet, Winners and Ice Prince

    1. Gheuns says:

      Was Ice Prince at a different event? Only his backdrop has Arik Air on it.

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