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Lil' Kim appeared at the 2021 BET Awards and took the stage to honor Queen Latifah. (Photo credit: Instagram/@lilkimthequeenbee)

  • Lil' Kim became the center of one of 50 Cent's social media jokes
  • Kim's style was criticized by 50 Cent for her BET Awards 2021 look
  • Rappers' long-awaited book arrives November 2 via Hachette Books

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American singer song-writer Lil Nas took the BET Awards 2021 red carpet by storm. (Photo credit: Twitter/LilNasX)

  • Lil Nas X walked the red carpet in a blue floral gown
  • The gown was designed by Andrea Grossi
  • After walking the red carpet in a gown, Lil Nas X returned in an embroidered suit by Richard Quinn

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Born in Long Island, New York, in 1971 as Clifford Smith, Method Man is the founding member of the hip-hop supergroup Wu-Tang Chan. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ Method Man)

Method Man, along with Swizz Beatz and Busta Rhymes, paid tribute to late rap legend DMX at the BET Awards.

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Latifah took the stage with her father, Lancelot Owens, Sr., and a photo of her late mother, Rita Owens. (Photo credit: Queen Latifah/ Instagram)

  • Queen Latifah was honored for her illustrious hip-hop and acting career at the 2021 BET Awards
  • "I want to thank BET for creating an outlet for beautiful Blackness to thrive, to shine," Queen Latifah said
  • "We can't live without each other," she added

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The theme for this year's event was "Year of the Black Woman." (Photo credit: Twitter/@BETAwards)

  • The 21st annual BET Awards was hosted by award-winning actor Taraji P. Henson
  • Several artists, including H.E.R., Lil Baby, Migos, DaBaby, DJ Khaled, and Lil Durk performed at Sunday's event
  • Cardi B broke the news of her pregnancy during her performance

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In September 2020, Cardi B filed for divorce from Offset but they reconciled the following month. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ Cardi B)

  • Cardi B gave her fans a glimpse of her baby bump during her performance at the BET Awards
  • She also took to Instagram to announce that she was expecting her second child with Offset
  • Cardi and her husband have a daughter together, Kulture

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The 2021 BET Awards will air on Sunday from Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on June 27.(Photo credit: Twitter/@BETAwards)

  • BET Awards celebrates legends for their achievements
  • This year's event will feature a special tribute to late DMX by Swizz Beatz
  • Take a look at the most impactful tribute performances from over the years