主持人塔拉吉-P-漢森(Taraji P. Henson)說:"現在是我們談論槍支比女性擁有更多權利的時候了。"在莉茲索在活動中表演了她目前的主打歌《關於該死的時間》之後。






其他獲獎者包括拿下最佳男性R&B/流行藝術家的The Weeknd、作為Silk Sonic獲得最佳組合的Bruno Mars和Anderson Paak、被評為最佳女性嘻哈藝術家的Megan Thee Stallion,以及獲得最佳男性嘻哈藝術家的Kendrick Lamar。




"It's about damn time we talk about the fact that guns have more rights than women," said host Taraji P. Henson, after Lizzo performed her current hit About Damn Time at the event.

"These artists are making art on our own terms, owning our truths and expressing ourselves freely and unapologetically in a world that tries to control and police our bodies, my body and our decisions," she said.

And when the winner was announced as Jazmine Sullivan, she used her moment to continue the same message - and call for support from males as well.

"I want to speak directly to the men: We need y'all. We need y'all to stand up, stand up for us, stand up with us," she told the audience.

"If you've ever benefited from a woman making one of the toughest decisions of her life, which is to terminate a pregnancy, you need to be standing.

"This is not just a woman issue. This is everybody's issue. We need your support more than ever."

Other award winners included The Weeknd, who took best male R&B/pop artist, Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak, who won best group as Silk Sonic, Megan Thee Stallion, who was named best female hip-hop artist, and Kendrick Lamar for best male hip-hop artist.

Kendrick, who didn't attend the ceremony because he was headlining the closing night of Glastonbury, spoke out against the Roe vs Wade ruling from the festival stage.

"Godspeed for women's rights. They judge you, they judge Christ," he said at the end of his performance, wearing a crown of thorns with blood pouring down his face.

Will Smith was also a winner at the BET Awards, picking up the best actor award for his role in King Richard, which was also named best movie.