The 2016 BET Awards' Best Quotes Will Help You Relive All The Greatest Moments
Just because it's summer doesn't mean awards shows are taking a vacation, too. You can get your fill of red carpet glamour with the 2016 BET Awards on Sunday night as the ceremony honors the best in black entertainment. Even if you're on summer vacation, you can keep up with the best quotes from the 2016 BET Awards here. The event is being held June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and is sure to be a fun night of music and entertainment that will produce some iconic summer 2016 moments.
Among the scheduled performers at this year's BET Awards are Stevie Wonder, French Montana, Tori Kelly, Future, The Roots, Usher, and Alicia Keys. Trophies will be given out in categories like Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Best Gospel Award, Best Actress, Best Movie, and Coca-Cola Viewer's Choice Award, which is voted on by viewers online. Samuel L. Jackson will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award and activist/actor Jesse Williams will be bestowed with the Humanitarian Award for his work with the Black Lives Matter movement, including exec producing the documentary Stay Woke: The Movement for Black Lives Matter.
Get caught up on the best and wittiest remarks of the night below.
"Go Ahead, Talk!"
When Black-ish's Miles Brown goes up to the mic. Too cute.
"It Makes Me Want To Jump Into Lake Minnetonka!"
Ross got really into Stevie Wonder, Tori Kelly, and Jennifer Hudson's Prince tribute performance.
"For Those Who Think That, You Know, ‘He’s Not Gonna Win,’ Think again. So, We Really Need To Pull Together And Turn This Country Around."
Empire star Taraji P. Henson trying to get out the vote to make sure a certain candidate (ahem, Donald Trump) doesn't get elected.
"Wow, This Is Heavy."
Beyonce's mom Tina Knowles Lawson accepted her daughter's Video of the Year Award, and was surprised at its weight.
"This Elect Year At The City, State, And Federal Levels, Know Your Politicians' Position On Gun Control. Use Your Voice And Your Vote."
BET CEO Debra L. Lee speaks out in favor of gun control during the ceremony.
"The Thing Is Though, That Just Because We're Magic Doesn't Mean We're Not Real."
Jesse Williams' entire Humanitarian Award acceptance speech was incredible.
"If You Have A Critique For The Resistance, For Our Resistance, Then You Better Have An Established Record Of Critique Of Our Oppression. If You Have No Interest In Equal Rights For Black People, Then Do Not Make Suggestions To Those Who Do."
"Now Freedom Is Always Coming In The Hereafter, But You Know What Though, The Hereafter Is A Hustle. We Want It Now."
Best speech of the night.
"Let Our Artists Smell The Flowers While They're Still Here."
Lawson said this as she picked up Beyonce's Coca-Cola Viewers Choice award, pretty much saying everyone should keep on obsessing about her awesome daughter.
As you can see, it was a moving show — both thanks to these quotes and the amazing performers involved.