After Combs acquired his Lifetime Achievement Award on the occasion in Los Angeles, the music mogul stated God put a particular message in his coronary heart to ship his “new dream”.
He was introduced the award by Babyface and Ye (previously generally known as Kanye West), who known as Combs his “favorite artist” rising up.
Sean “Diddy” Combs channelled the spirit of the Rev Martin Luther King Jr whereas accepting the BET Awards’ highest honour.
“I acquired this dream of black folks being free,” Combs stated, with Babyface and Ye standing behind him on the Microsoft Theatre.
“I acquired this dream of us controlling our personal future. I acquired this dream of us taking accountability and cease killing one another. I acquired this dream of us being wealthy and rich and residing on the identical block. I’ve this dream of us unifying.”
The BET Awards have fun the contributions that individuals of color have made via the leisure realm, highlighting winners in 19 classes, together with movie and sports activities.
Doja Cat, Drake and Ari Lennox entered the awards with essentially the most nominations, however got here away with no trophies.
Silk Sonic – shaped by Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak – received two awards together with album of the 12 months for his or her venture An Night With Silk Sonic.
The present’s Oscar-nominated host, Taraji P Henson, stated Combs’ affect is “huge for the tradition”.
Throughout Combs’ speech, he paid homage to the late Andre Harrell, who launched his profession, in addition to his mom for working a number of jobs throughout his childhood, and the late Kim Porter, his longtime girlfriend and mom of his three kids.
“I miss you a lot Kim,” stated Combs.
Earlier, in a star-studded tribute efficiency to Combs, he devoted an emotional video montage to Porter. The nostalgic tribute included appearances from Mary J Blige, Lil Kim, Busta Rhymes, Jodeci, Shyne and Religion Evans.
Combs based Dangerous Boy Data and is a three-time Grammy winner who has labored with a slew of top-tier artists together with Infamous BIG, Blige, Usher, Lil Kim, Evans and 112.
He created the style clothes line known as Sean John, launched Revolt TV with a give attention to music and has his personal vodka. He additionally produced the truth present Making The Band for MTV.
In 2004, the rapper-producer performed Walter Lee Youthful within the Broadway revival of A Raisin In The Solar, which aired as a tv adaption 4 years later. He’s additionally appeared in movies together with Get Him To The Greek and Monster’s Ball.