NEW YORK (AP):
Cardi B’s WAP has new that means at the Wager Awards: successful and expecting.
The Grammy-winning star debuted her little one bump all through a live overall performance Sunday along with spouse Offset as effectively as Quavo and Takeoff of Migos. She also received Online video of the Yr for her Megan Thee Stallion-assisted No. 1 hit WAP.
Cardi B failed to keep to settle for the honour at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, but Megan Thee Stallion rushed to the phase in a new dress to decide up the award soon after her efficiency, forgetting to thank Cardi in the course of her speech.
But the Savage rapper designed up for it when she won Greatest Woman Hip-Hop Artiste moments later.
“I actually forgot to say thank you, Cardi, for even placing me on WAP mainly because it makes me truly feel so excellent to be acknowledged by 1 of my peers, who I think so very of,” Megan Thee Stallion reported. “I assume so highly of all the girls who was nominated in this class. Every person is aware of I am a girls’ girl.”
Lifetime Accomplishment AWARD
Alongside with celebrating feminine artists, the Wager Awards also highlighted gay pleasure with a seductive general performance by Lil Nas X and Queen Latifah, who thanked her reported husband or wife and son when she acknowledged the Life time Achievement Award.
As she rattled on thank you’s, she claimed, “Ebony, my like, Rebel, my like.” The 51-year-previous ended with, “Peace! Content pride!”
Queen Latifah was honoured for her illustrious career as a Grammy-successful rapper, a Golden Globe-profitable actor and an Emmy-profitable Tv set producer. Rapsody and Monie Enjoy kicked off the tribute with a effectiveness of Women Very first, which was adopted by Lil Kim and MC Lyte rapping the vintage U.N.I.T.Y.
Lil Nas X gained more than the crowd with his No. 1 strike Get in touch with Me By Your Title, which finished with the rapper locking lips with a male qualifications dancer as the crowd roared loudly. Some audience associates jumped out of their seats in praise.
His stage was set in Historical Egypt, a lot like Michael Jackson’s Remember the Time, which Lil Nas X paid tribute to with a expert dance break in the course of the general performance.
Mothers were being also saluted all through the three-hour-in addition display: Queen Latifah, who attended with her father, held a image on her mother onstage Megan Thee Stallion remembered her mother, who died in 2019, in the course of her speech: “She can not be here with me these days, but I still feel about her each working day, and she is the reason why I hold heading.” And Jazmine Sullivan — who gained album of the 12 months for her critically acclaimed EP “Heaux Tales” — attended the show with her mother, who is battling cancer.
“My mother was diagnosed with breast most cancers two a long time back, so we failed to see any of this going on, but God has been so devoted to us, and my mom is in remission,” she said. “This is my prize. This is my present. It implies additional to me than everything that she’s below with me. She supported me all my everyday living.”
Calendar year OF BLACK Females
The ceremony was focused to “the 12 months of the black women,” as actor and host, Taraji P. Henson set at the best of the present. Agent Maxine Waters stated her signature phrase — “reclaiming my time” — before Sullivan hit the phase for a sultry, prime-notch efficiency showcasing fellow R&B singer Ari Lennox. The initial award of the night time went to Andra Working day, who gained Very best Actress, although Darnella Frazier — the teenager who pulled out her cellphone and began recording when she observed George Floyd being pinned to the floor by a law enforcement officer — was offered the Glow a Gentle Award.
Frazier didn’t show up at the awards clearly show, but the honour came weeks after she was awarded a exclusive quotation by the Pulitzer Prizes for her video that served to start a global motion to protest racial injustice.
H.E.R., who also wowed the audience with her efficiency, gained Best Woman R&B/Pop Artiste. The Grammy winner told the crowd that it is “important for us to recognise each and every other and rejoice each individual other.”
“If we will not, who else will?” she added.
Rapper Lil Little one received Very best Male Hip Hop Artiste and joined forces with gospel artist Kirk Franklin to kick off the demonstrate with a general performance that acquired Issa Rae, Queen Latifah, DJ Khaled and Zendaya bouncing in their seats.
Swizz Beatz curated the tribute to DMX, who died in April at age 50. Performers bundled Busta Rhymes, Strategy Guy and Griselda.
Other winners Sunday included Burna Boy, who gained Greatest Worldwide Act Giveon, named Very best New Artiste and Silk Sonic — the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak — who have been named Finest Group.