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Lizzo, Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion pull off a Houston takeover at BET Awards

Sunday night at the BET Awards was a Houston takeover–Houston natives Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo and Beyoncé each received at least three nominations, …
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Sunday night at the BET Awards was a Houston takeover–Houston natives Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo and Beyoncé each received at least three nominations, and all received awards.

The awards show was hosted virtually by Comedian Amanda Seales, and included a stellar performance from Megan Thee Stallion. She performed her latest single, “Girls in the Hood,” and “Savage.”

LISTEN: Houston’s own Megan Thee Stallion samples N.W.A in latest track, ‘Girls in the Hood’

Alief representer Lizzo was nominated for four awards, “Album of the Year,” “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist,” “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,” and the “BET HER Award,” for her song “Tempo,” featuring Missy Elliott. She won “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.”

Self-proclaimed H-Town Hottie Megan Thee Stallion was nominated for five awards, “Album of the Year,” “Best Collaboration” for her song “Hot Girl Summer,” featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist,” “Best Video” for “Hot Girl Summer,” and the “Viewers Choice” for “Hot Girl Summer.” Megan went home with “Best Female Hip-Hop Artist”and the “Viewers Choice” awards.

Third Ward’s finest, Beyoncé, was also nominated for a four awards– “Album of the Year” for “HOMECOMING: The Live Album,” “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,” “Best Movie” for “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé,” “BET HER Award” for “Brown Skin Girl,” featuring Blue Ivy, WizKid, and Saint Jhn. Blue Ivy, Beyoncé’s firstborn child, now has her first BET Award.

Beyoncé won the “BET HER Award,” a humanitarian award. While announcing the award, Michelle Obama said Beyonce’s “activism demands justice for Black lives.” Past winners include Quincy Jones and Denzel Washington.

Beyoncé issued a special call to action during her acceptance speech, employing viewers to “change and dismantle a racist and unequal system” and asking the public to go out and vote.

In the video, she says, “I want to dedicate this award to all of my brothers out there, all of my sisters out there inspiring me, marching and fighting for change. Your voices are being heard and you’re providing to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain. Now we have one more thing we need to do to walk in our true power, and that is to vote.”

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