Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise, and Yusef Salaam are now known as the Central Park Five, who have been introduced to the Grammy Award-Winning Singer HER
Exonerated Five, and they received a standing ovation.
Their story was the basis of the Netflix limited series "When They See Us" which dramatized their experiences of being wrongly convicted in a 1989 rape case in New York. The 19th annual event celebrates the best in African-American culture. The 19th annual event celebrates the best in African-American culture.
The show was kicked off with a performance by the most nominated artist of the night, Cardi B.
The rapper kept it hot with a lap dance for her husband,
Rapper Snoop Dogg had scratching his head with his win for Dr.
There were several few buzz-worthy moments during the show. Bobby Jones gospel award
Billy Ray Cyrus sealed his invitation to the family cookout with his performance with Lil Nas X, who is now the reigning rapper of country music with his viral hit, "Old Town Road."
The audience was on their feet singing along to the song, which has stoked debate about whether it's country or hip hop.
Tyler Perry turned the stage into a pulpit while receiving the Ultimate Icon Award
Perry, who went from writing to staring in his own studio, ] "When I built my studio, I built it in a neighborhood that is one of the poorest black neighborhoods in Atlanta so that young people could see that a black man did that and they could do it too," Perry said. "The studio was once a Confederate army base, which meant that there were Confederate soldiers on that base plotting and planning to keep 3.9 million Negroes enslaved."
Hussel's family accepted his award, and DJ Khaled and singer John Legend participated in a musical tribute. "
Guest Regina Hall gave the audience a little Beyoncé /" Homecoming "parody at the beginning of the show, which played off Hall being a native of Washington DC
Singer Sugar Bear kicked off and tribute to DC's go-go music with the classic 1980s song, Da Butt. "
Hall's friend and fellow DC native Taraji P. Henson hopped on stage to join her in energetic dance