On Sunday, Feb. 11, live from Atlanta’s Tyler Perry Studio, BET introduced the BET Social Awards, a first-of-its-kind celebration of the best (and worst) in social media over the past year.
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Michael Blackson then took the stage cracking jokes. No one was off limits; from President Trump, Tyrese, Kevin Hart and Monique. He even joked about himself, calling for Monique to step aside because he is “the most decorated comedian.”
“Look at me,” said Blackson, wearing traditional African garb, as he pointed to a photo of himself in a green suit. “That suit has every green in it: iguana green, money green, gang green, even Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle green!”
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What resonated with me the most? Watching Amanda Seales bounce onstage and describe the essence of #BlackGirlMagic:
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To drum up excitement before the show aired, BET curated the Museum of Meme, a gallery of memes, GIFs and other forms of social media inspired by black culture. The pop-up exhibit was open on Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10 in New York City, and fans checked out everything social, from Issa Rae’s quote “Rooting for everybody black” to Milly Rocking boomerangs and the legendary GIF of Michael Jackson eating popcorn.
Below is the complete list of winners:
ISSA WAVE winner: Kash Doll
SOCIAL HUSTLE winner: KendallKyndall
LMAO! winner: Blame it on Kway
CLAPBACK winner: Jess Hilarious
BEST PODCAST winner: The Joe Budden Podcast
MOOD AF winner: Issa Rae – “I’m Rooting for Everybody Black”
BEST TEA winner: The Shade Room
Check out BET.com for more clips and photos from BET’s most social weekend of 2018 so far.