June 19: B.E.T.’s Inaugural Awards Show. (2001)

June 19, 2001 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, BET held its 1st ever BET Awards show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Outkast’s Ms. Jackson won video of the year, Eve was the best female artist, JAY-Z won best male artist and Nelly was the best new artist. Whitney Houston (RIP) received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

ABOVE: JAY-Z Accepts His Award

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