Kid N Play, Soulja Boy & More Close Out BET Awards

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Culture's biggest night featured electric performances from hip-hop's biggest stars.

On Sunday (June 25), the 2023 BET Awards celebrated 50 years of hip-hop through an array of performances from entertainers who have impacted the genre.

Doug E. Fresh kicked off the "Hip-Hop 50" finale of performances with the hit track "Teach Me How To Dougie." A number of break dancers lit up the stage before Kid 'N Play hit the mic. The duo donned "2 Hype" sweatshirts as they performed "Gittin Funky."

King Combs, who was nominated for his first BET Award this year, then took the stage to perform "Can't Stop Won't Stop."

The close-out performance also featured dance hits "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," "Walk It Out," "Stanky Legg," and "Swag Surfin'," which got the audience on its feet at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Earlier in the night, Busta Rhymes won this year's Lifetime Achievement Award and put on a blockbuster performance featuring a plethora of hip-hop greats. Patti LaBelle had a lyric mishap but nevertheless honored legendary singer Tina Turner in a tribute performance following her death last month.

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