BET Awards

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jessiRapper Sean “Diddy” Combs took a tumble, Janet Jackson made an emotional appearance, and the BET TV network paid tribute on Sunday to campaigners across the United States demanding better police accountability after a troubled year.

 Combs fell through a hole in the stage at the BET Awards show during a 20th anniversary celebration of his Bad Boy record label that reunited hip-hop artists including Lil’ Kim, Faith Evans and 112 in a celebration joined by Pharrell Williams.
 Combs quickly got up and carried on with the performance, appearing unhurt. The BET awards pay tribute to the leading black music, acting, sports and entertainment figures in the United States of the past year.

  In one of the most hotly anticipated moments of the almost four-hour ceremony, Janet Jackson was presented with the inaugural Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award.  Jackson, 49, announced last month that she would release her first album of new material since “Discipline” in 2008 and embark on her first world tour in four years.

In the main awards of the night, rapper Nicki Minaj won for best female hip-hop artist and Kendrick Lamar, who performed atop two graffiti-covered police cars, took home best male hip-hop artist.