Nipsey Hussle's BET Awards tribute wasn't the only win for the late rapper

June 24, 2019 - 9:44 am
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By Lisa Respers France, CNN

(CNN) -- Nipsey Hussle received both a posthumous humanitarian award and an emotional tribute at Sunday night's BET Awards, but it wasn't his only honor.

The rapper, who was gunned down March 31 in Los Angeles near a clothing store he owned, was also awarded best male hip-hop artist.

But that accolade, along with a few others, was not aired on television.

Los Angeles Times music writer Gerrick D. Kennedy noted that despite having a few of the best female hip-hop artist nominees in attendance at the live awards ceremony, that category was also not presented on air.

"Cardi/Lizzo/Megan/Kash Doll were all at the show," Kennedy tweeted. "In a year in which female rap was the most competitive its been in YEARS, to not give it out on air is insane."

Video of the year, best group, best collaboration, the best R&B categories and the BET Her award also were not presented on air.

Hussle's family accepted his humanitarian award, which was given for his work as a community activist and entrepreneur in his Los Angeles Crenshaw neighborhood.

His mother, Angelique Smith, talked about learning of her son's death and the spirituality of it all, while his father, Dawit Asghedom, thanked BET.

"I wish my son could be here," Asghedom said. "Thank you BET. He wanted to be here so badly, and last year he made it to perform here and we were so happy for him. And you recognize him and we appreciate that."

Marsha Ambrosius, YG, DJ Khaled and John Legend performed a rousing musical tribute to the rapper.

See below for a full list of winners.

Video of the year

  • 21 Savage featuring J. Cole, "A Lot"
  • Cardi B, "Money"
  • Cardi B and Bruno Mars, "Please Me"
  • Childish Gambino, "This Is America" *WINNER
  • Drake, "Nice for What"
  • The Carters, "Apeshit"
  • 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 female hip-hop artist

  • Cardi B *WINNER
  • Kash Doll
  • Lizzo
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Remy Ma

Best male hip-hop artist

  • 21 Savage
  • Drake
  • J. Cole
  • Meek Mill
  • Nipsey Hussle *WINNER
  • Travis Scott

Best new artist

  • Blueface
  • City Girls
  • Juice WRLD
  • Lil Baby *WINNER
  • Queen Naija
  • Best group
  • Chloe x Halle
  • City Girls
  • Lil Baby and Gunna
  • Migos *WINNER
  • The Carters

Best collaboration

  • 21 Savage featuring J. Cole, "A Lot"
  • Cardi B and Bruno Mars, "Please Me"
  • Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, "I Like It"
  • H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller, "Could've Been"
  • Travis Scott featuring Drake, "Sicko Mode" *WINNER
  • Tyga featuring Offset, "Taste"

Album of the year

  • Cardi B, "Invasion of Privacy" *WINNER
  • Ella Mai, "Ella Mai"
  • Meek Mill, "Championships"
  • The Carters, "Everything Is Love"
  • Travis Scott, "Astroworld"

Viewers' choice award

  • Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, "I Like It"
  • Childish Gambino, "This Is America"
  • Drake, "In My Feelings"
  • Ella Mai, "Trip" *WINNER
  • J. Cole, "Middle Child"
  • Travis Scott featuring Drake, "Sicko Mode"
  • Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award
  • Erica Campbell featuring Warryn Campbell, "All of My Life"
  • Fred Hammond, "Tell Me Where It Hurts"
  • Kirk Franklin, "Love Theory"
  • Snoop Dogg featuring Rance Allen, "Blessing Me Again" *WINNER
  • Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin, "Never Alone"

Best actress

  • Issa Rae
  • Regina Hall
  • Regina King *WINNER
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Viola Davis

Best actor

  • Anthony Anderson
  • Chadwick Boseman
  • Denzel Washington
  • Mahershala Ali
  • Michael B. Jordan *WINNER
  • Omari Hardwick

Best movie

  • "BlacKkKlansman" *WINNER
  • "Creed 2″
  • "If Beale Street Could Talk"
  • "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
  • "The Hate U Give"

Young stars award

  • Caleb McLaughlin
  • Lyric Ross
  • Marsai Martin *WINNER
  • Michael Rainey Jr.
  • Miles Brown

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

BET HER award

  • Alicia Keys, "Raise a Man"
  • Ciara, "Level Up"
  • H.E.R., "Hard Place" *WINNER
  • Janelle Monae, "PYNK"
  • Queen Naija, "Mama's Hand"
  • Teyana Taylor, "Rose in Harlem"

Video director of the year

  • Benny Boom
  • Colin Tilley
  • Dave Meyers
  • Hype Williams
  • Karena Evans *WINNER

Best international act

  • AKA (South Africa)
  • Aya Nakamura (France)
  • Burna Boy (Nigeria) *WINNER
  • Dave (U.K.)
  • Dosseh (France)
  • Giggs (U.K.)
  • Mr Eazi (Nigeria)

Best new international act

  • Headie One (U.K.)
  • Jok'Air (France)
  • Nesly (France)
  • Octavian (U.K.)
  • Sho Madjozi (South Africa) *WINNER
  • Teni (Nigeria)

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