The 2012 BET Awards: Kanye, Interrupted

ALTBET’s night of revelry and celebration of the best in today’s hip-hop, gospel, R&B, sports and acting were hosted by Samuel L. Jackson. The host started out the evening with his own rendition of “N***as in Paris” with Spike Lee that left the audience both confused and amused. Other highlights include a truly moving tribute to the goddess that isWhitney Houston, an sneak peek at Django Unchained, and Jay-Z interrupting Kanye West in a nod to his behavior at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Check out the list of winners (bolded) and nominees below, and let us know what you thought about the awards show in the comments below.

Best Female R&B Artist

Marsha Ambrosius


Mary J. Blige

Melanie Fiona


Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown

Bruno Mars


Trey Songz


Best Group

Bad Meets Evil

Diddy-Dirty Money

Maybach Music Group

Mindless Behavior

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Collaboration

Beyonce featuring J. Cole — “Party”

Big Sean featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash — “Marvin & Chardonnay”

DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne — “I’m On One”

Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga — “The Motto”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding — “Otis”

Wale featuring Miguel — “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Big Sean


J. Cole

Lil Wayne

Rick Ross

Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip Hop Artist


Nicki Minaj

Brianna Perry

Nicki Minaj


Video of the Year

Beyonce — “Countdown”

Beyonce — “Love On Top”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) — “N***as in Paris”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding — “Otis”

Usher — “Climax”

Video Director of the Year

Beyonce & Alan Ferguson

Benny Boom

Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez

Kanye West

Hype Williams

Best New Artist

A$AP Rocky

Big Sean



Meek Mill

Best Gospel

Yolanda Adams

Kim Burrell

James Fortune & FIYA

Fred Hammond

Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Viola Davis

Taraji P. Henson

Regina King

Zoe Saldana

Best Actor

Don Cheadle


Idris Elba

Kevin Hart

Denzel Washington

Young Stars Award



Jacob Latimore

Keke Palmer

Willow Smith

Best Movie

“Good Deeds”

“Jumping The Broom”

“Laugh At My Pain”

“Red Tails”

“The Help”

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Skylar Diggins

Brittney Griner

Candace Parker

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

Carmelo Anthony

Kobe Bryant

Victor Cruz

Kevin Durant

LeBron James

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award

Beyonce — “Love On Top”

Chris Brown — “Turn Up the Music”

Drake featuring Lil Wayne & Tyga — “The Motto”

Mindless Behavior — “Hello”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding — “Otis”

Wale featuring Miguel — “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award



Robert Glasper

Robin Thicke


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