As the fastest growing automotive brand in the US, and a huge brand for African-American women drivers, it’s only right that Nissan partnered with Black Entertainment Television (BET) for it’s annual BET Awards weekend in Los Angeles. For the fourth consecutive year, Nissan served as the official automotive sponsor of the 2017 BET Awards and the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE (June 22nd – 25th).
The BET Experience is a four-day multicultural music and entertainment festival. Highlights of the event included seminars, celebrity guest appearances and live music. On Saturday afternoon, BETX guests got the chance to stop by the Nissan Dome to meet legendary rapper MC LYTE, and actress and social celebrity Jurnee Bell.
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(L-R) Jocelyn Allen – The Allen Lewis Agency, Journalists Jawn Murray and Flo Anthony.
Yvette Nicole Brown and the 2017 Nissan GT-R at the 2017 BET Awards red carpet.
The 2017 BET AWARDS was hosted by comedian and actress Leslie Jones, of “Saturday Night Live” fame, in her first major award show hosting role. The night kicked off with an electrifying performance from Bruno Mars, and featured the highly-anticipated reunion performance of 90s R&B group, Xscape, as members Kandi Burruss and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle showed that they still have it. Original boy band superstars, New Edition, took home the Lifetime Achievement Award, and were honored with a showstopping tribute performance from the full cast of BET’s smash biopic “The New Edition Story” that brought the crowd to its feet. In a special surprise taped message, former First Lady Michelle Obama introduced this year’s Humanitarian Award to Chance the Rapper, who has raised over two million dollars for public schools in his hometown of Chicago. Additional highlights included performances from Chris Brown, Migos, DJ Khaled, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and Future; as well as appearances by Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, Issa Rae, Yara Shahidi, Solange Knowles, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, and Jada Pinkett Smith. For a list of winners, performances and must-see moments visit bet.com/betawards.
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