As the 2021 BET Awards commence Sunday, June 27th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, winners, performers and attendees celebrate the triumphs of tonight’s ceremony. While the stars shine backstage, stars onstage burned just as hot in a night of electrifying performances and a surprise pregnancy reveal from Cardi B.
Winners arriving backstage include Andra Day, whose turn in the Oscar-nominated “The United States vs Billie Holiday” as the eponymous jazz legend scored her a win for Best Actress. Musician and EGOT hopeful H.E.R., who recently covered the 2021 Changemakers issue of Variety, takes home the award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.
Other winners tonight include Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s Silk Sonic, SZA and Lil Baby. Megan Thee Stallion takes home the award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist and shares a Video of the Year win with Cardi B for “WAP.” Tyler the Creator appears backstage after a performance of “LumberJack”, and rapper Saweetie graces the carpet in a heart-stopping red gown.
See below for exclusive backstage photos from the 2021 BET Awards.