BET Awards 2022: What you might’ve missed from Sean Combs, Fireboy DML & more

Check out what went down behind the scenes at the 2022 BET Awards.

Jackie Kolgraf
June 28, 2022

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

On June 26, the 22nd Annual BET Awards took place at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, Silk Sonic won the award for Best Group, Jazmine Sullivan won Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, and Latto won Best New Artist. SiriusXM’s Hip Hop Nation and The Heat as well as Pandora Now were on the ground at the Awards to speak with some of your favorite celebrities. Check out what went down on stage and behind the scenes at this year’s BET Awards.

Sean “Diddy” Combs

Sean “Diddy” Combs was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award — by none other than Kanye West, who broke out of his self-proclaimed “little hiatus” to honor Combs. West said, “Back then there was so many rules to hip-hop, and [Combs] broke all of them.”


BLXST dropped a major hint to Hip Hop Nation that he’s got a collaboration with Burna Boy in the works.


Like a golden disco ball, Lizzo took the BET stage for a live performance of her mega-hit “About Damn Time.”

Ray J

Ray J talked to Mina SayWhat about wanting to make things up to Brandy after his recent Verzuz performance.

Fireboy DML

Fireboy DML told The Heat that performing his Afrobeats song “Peru” for the BET Awards is “super-proof that we’re getting somewhere” with the genre.

Jordin Sparks

The American Idol herself Jordin Sparks stopped by the Empire Brunch to tell everyone what her favorite SiriusXM channel is.

Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom introduced everyone to his new BET show, College Hill: Celebrity Edition.

Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin and Maverick City Music brought the sounds of gospel to the BET Awards with performances of “Kingdom” and “Melodies from Heaven.”