BET Awards 2020: Beyoncé wins Humanitarian Award for BeyGOOD initiative, but fans ask 'will she even show up?'
Honoring black excellence in entertainment and sports, the first-ever virtual BET Awards were held on Sunday with host Amanda Seales presiding over the star-studded broadcast. While Drake earned six nominations, including Video of the Year and Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch weren’t far behind with five nods each.
Not just that, Beyonce is being crowned with the Humanitarian Award owing to her philanthropic efforts for the BeyGOOD initiative, an honor previously bestowed on icons like Nipsey Hussle, Chance the Rapper and Jesse Williams. The Queen of Pop has been nominated for four other awards, including the Album of the Year and Best Movie for 'Homecoming: The Live Album', Best Female R&B and Pop Artist, BET Her Award for 'Brown Skin Girl' featuring Blue Ivy, WizKid & Saint Jhn.
Fans can't stop talking about the 'Halo' and 'Single Ladies' singer and are wondering when she will "pop out" in the virtual show. "Beyoncé knew what she was doing when she started sending her performance videos in for the BET Awards #BETAwards2020," one wrote and another said, "I’m just ready for our forever FLOTUS @MichelleObama to present @Beyonce with this humanitarian award #BETAwards2020."
Many were expecting her to see at Megan's set. "I would’ve loved to see Beyoncé Pop up during Set. A southern Lemonade Ice Tea?! YES PLEASE #BETAwards2020," one said and another wrote, "Beyonce haven’t made an appearance at the bet awards in YEARS chile maybe something good coming from the pandemic #BETAwards2020." Another posted, "I wonder if people actually thought Beyoncé would 'show up' and especially for Meg’s set. Y’all know better lmao."
"WHERE ARE YOU BEYONCE," one wrote and another posted, "Beyoncé ain’t show up for the virtual show." Another even went on to write, "I already knew what was going to happen during Megan’s performance and I was STILL waiting for Beyoncé to pop the f**k out in the desert. Smh #BETAwards2020." Another said, "Don’t get me wrong I’m enjoying the hell outta this BUT I need to see Megan and Beyoncé perform this together #BETAwards2020." Another said, "BEYONCE BETTER COME OUT #BETAwards2020." One more said, "How funny would it be if Beyonce didn’t show up to receive her Humanitarian award?
The annual show aired June 28 on BET and CBS VIAC at 8 pm EST.