Celebrating living legends for ongoing achievements or icons who have passed has become a highlight of the annual BET Awards show. This year, the ceremony is poised to present celebrations of life and talent with powerful words and performances.
The 2021 BET Awards will honored Queen Latifah with the Lifetime Achievement Award, an accolade that is typically bestowed with a musical performance by some of today’s biggest artists and the honoree. Swizz Beatz has curated a DMX tribute with Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, Griselda, and a special appearance by Michael K. Williams.
As we await the live event from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, let’s go down memory lane and look at some of the most impactful tribute performances of years past.
The 2021 BET Awards will air LIVE Sunday, June 27 at 8 pm ET/ PT on BET. The show will also simulcast internationally on BET Africa at 2 am CAT and MTV Brazil at 9 pm BRT on June 27th, followed by international broadcasts on MTV UK on June 28th at 9 pm BST, BET France on June 29th at 8:45 pm CEST.