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Recap: Key Glock Shuts Down The Belasco

Key Glock at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles.
Key Glock performs at the Belasco in Los Angeles on May 6.

Music Xclusives stopped by the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles to witness Key Glock’s sold out show while on his “Yellow Tape” Tour. 

Before Glock came out to a raucous audience, numerous P.R.E. artists opened up the show. Jay Fizzle, Big Moochie Grape, Joddy Badass, Snupe Bandz, Paper Route Woo, Chitana and Kenny Muney hit the stage. Muney, who recently dropped his project Time Is Muney, performed to an excited audience chanting each word. Time Is Muney debuted at the top 25 on Apple Music’s Best Albums Chart. Muney and Glock’s “Leeches” currently approaches a million views on Youtube.

Artists made numerous references to the late Young Dolph, who died last November after being shot outside a Memphis bakery. Key Glock revealed that he was taking time to cope with the tragedy. “I’m maintaining. Like, I’m not getting better, I’m not getting worse. I’m just here right now,” he said. 

As a tribute to Dolph, Glock performed a bevy of hits from his Dum and Dummer album with Young Dolph. He also broke into a rendition of “100 Shots” to the crowd. 

Yellow Tape 2 (Deluxe) was released on March 25 as a follow up to 2020’s Yellow Tape. P.R.E.’s joining project Paper Route Empire Presents: Long Live Dolph Compilation was released in January.

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An Exclusive Look Inside The 2022 BET Awards

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 26: Taraji P. Henson speaks onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 2022 BET Awards took place on Sunday (June 26) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Taraji P. Henson served as host once again, and Diddy was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Kanye West and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.  

Lizzo opened the show with a thunderous rendition of “About Damn Time” from her forthcoming album “Special.” The “Good As Hell” singer rocked a bedazzled gold outfit and accented her vocal performance with a flute.

Jack Harlow took the stage next, where he performed “Poison” with Lil Wayne. After this opening performance, the crowd erupted when special guest Brandy popped in for a cameo during “First Class.” The legendary singer and the “What’s Poppin” rapper exchanged words earlier this year when Jack Harlow admitted that he didn’t know she and Ray-J were siblings. As a response to this lack of acknowledgement, Brandy released a playful diss-track to Harlow, which she performed while on stage. “Allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is / World-famous, one of the greatest / Living legend, did I mention my résumé is amazing?” It is clear that the two have made amends and are on good terms following the matter.

Later in the evening, Latto brought out Mariah Carey for a special rendition of “Big Energy” to set the crowd ablaze. Latto and Lizzo will go on tour in September of this year. 

The show also acknowledged current events and an estranged political climate. Within the first few minutes of the show, presenters Janelle Monae and Jazmine Sullivan commented on the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade. 

Host Taraji P. Henson used her monologue to comment on the matter. “Guns have more rights than a woman,” Henson said. “It’s a sad day in America. A weapon that can take lives has more power than woman who can give life, if she chooses to.”

Doja Cat was the night’s leading nominee with six nominations, followed by Drake and Ari Lennox with four each. However, despite each of these artists leading the pack in nominations, each artist went home empty-handed. 

Instead, the top winners of the night were Silk Sonic, Kendrick Lamar and Tems. Silk Sonic was awarded Album of the Year for An Evening With Silk Sonic. The duo also took home the award for best group. Kendrick took home the trophy for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, setting a record five wins in that category. The Compton rapper also won Video of the Year for Family Ties with Baby Keem. Lastly, Tems won Best Collaboration for her work on “Essence” with Wizkid and Justin Bieber. The win was Bieber’s first BET Award. Tems also won the trophy for Best International Act. 

View the full list of winners below:

Album of the Year

WINNER: An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic

Back of My Mind, H.E.R.

Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator

Certified Lover Boy, Drake

Donda, Kanye West

Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe, Jazmine Sullivan

Planet Her, Doja Cat

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

WINNER: Jazmine Sullivan

Ari Lennox

Chlöe

Doja Cat

H.E.R.

Mary J. Blige

Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

WINNER: The Weeknd

Blxst

Chris Brown

Givēon

Lucky Daye

Wizkid

Yung Bleu

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion

Cardi B

Doja Cat

Latto

Nicki Minaj

Saweetie

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

WINNER: Kendrick Lamar

Drake

Future

J. Cole

Jack Harlow

Kanye West

Lil Baby

Best Group

WINNER: Silk Sonic

Chlöe X Halle

City Girls

Lil Baby & Lil Durk

Migos

Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best Collaboration

WINNER: “Essence,” Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems

“Every Chance I Get,” DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk

“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar

“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA

“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

“Whole Lotta Money” (Remix), Bia Feat. Nicki Minaj

Best New Artist

WINNER: Latto

Baby Keem

Benny the Butcher

Muni Long

Tems

Yung Bleu

Video of the Year

WINNER: “Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar

“Have Mercy,” Chlöe

“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA

“Pressure,” Ari Lennox

“Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic

“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Video Director of the Year

WINNER: Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak

Benny Boom

Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch

Director X

Hype Williams

Missy Elliott

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

WINNER: “We Win,” Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin

“All in Your Hands,” Marvin Sapp

“Come to Life,” Kanye West

“Grace.” Kelly Price

“Hallelujah,” Fred Hammond

“Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),” H.E.R. & Tauren Wells

“Jireh,” Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music

BET Her

WINNER: “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige

“Best of Me (Originals),” Alicia Keys

“Have Mercy,” Chlöe

“Pressure,” Ari Lennox

“Roster,” Jazmine Sullivan

“Unloyal,” Summer Walker & Ari Lennox

“Woman,” Doja Cat

Best International Act

WINNER: Tems (Nigeria)

Dave (U.K.)

Dinos (France)

Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Fireboy DML (Nigeria)

Little Simz (U.K.)

Ludmilla (Brazil)

Major League DJz (South Africa)

Tayc (France)

Best Movie

WINNER: King Richard

Candyman

Respect

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Summer of Soul

The Harder They Fall

Best Actor

WINNER: Will Smith, King Richard

Adrian Holmes, Bel Air

Anthony Anderson, Black-Ish

Damson Idris, Snowfall

Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Forest Whitaker, Respect | Godfather of Harlem

Jabari Banks, Bel Air

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Best Actress

WINNER: Zendaya, Euphoria | Spider-Man: No Way Home

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Coco Jones, Bel Air

Issa Rae, Insecure

Jennifer Hudson, Respect

Mary J. Blige, Power Book II: Ghost

Queen Latifah, The Equalizer

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary

Regina King, The Harder They Fall

YoungStars Award

WINNER: Marsai Martin

Akira Akbar

Demi Singleton

Miles Brown

Saniyya Sidney

Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the Year Award

WINNER: Naomi Osaka

Brittney Griner

Candace Parker

Serena Williams

Sha’carri Richardson

Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year Award

WINNER: Stephen Curry

Aaron Donald

Bubba Wallace

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Ja Morant

LeBron James

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