Diddy Takes a Tumble at BET Awards

Sam Smith also made an appearance—sort of
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2015 4:42 AM CDT

Watch where you're walking, Diddy. While rocking out on stage at the BET awards last night, the hip-hop star fell into a hole that had opened in the stage to introduce Lil' Kim during a performance in celebration of Bad Boy Records' 20th anniversary. He managed to pull himself out, with the help of fans, and continue the performance, which also featured Mase, Faith Evans, 112, and the Lox, reports the Guardian. Meanwhile, co-host Anthony Anderson provided comic relief by dressing up as Sam Smith, who won best new artist. "Sam Smith isn't here tonight because he's white and he didn't think he would win at the BET Awards," Anderson said. "But we showed him that we love him, too."

There were also jabs at Rachel Dolezal, while Smokey Robinson earned a standing ovation after performing a medley of hits and accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award. Ciara, Jason Derulo, and Tinashe paid tribute to Janet Jackson, who took home the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award, reports the AP. Nicki Minaj, who was nominated for six awards, won best female hip-hop artist for the sixth year in a row, along with a fan-voted viewers' choice award. Beyonce won three awards but didn't attend. For much more on the night's winners and performers, click here. (More Diddy stories.)

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