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Published on June 25th, 2019 | by DJ Luos

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BET Experience 2019 Coverage Fan Fest Concerts and More

The 2019 BET Experience was held at L.A. Live & presented by Coca-Cola®. Bringing together hundreds of thousands of fans, celebrities, and thought leaders, BET Experience and the BET Awards are a whirlwind celebration of culture. BET continues to focus on the millennial experience while providing loyal fans with the opportunity to touch the brand and its culture in an active and experiential way. The Fanfest held artist meet-n-greets, Multiple performances on different stages, a dodge ball tournament, fashion show and so much more.

(Watch A recap of BETX 2019)

500 attendees lined up in hopes of becoming the Next Rap Star. Judges Pharaohe Monch, Ruddy Rock, Snypes Murdock, and Reefa Music selected the hottest up and coming talent to receive the ultimate grand prize – a chance to perform at the BET Experience in 2020, as well as a chance to perform in the 2019 Hip Hop Awards cypher. And if that’s not enough the winner also walks home with a starring role in BET’s Armchair A&R, a five-episode digital series where the winner will produce a song with DJ Damage, and acquire an EP deal with Island Records.

Photo Credit: Brandon Williams/Getty Images For BET

For the first time ever, three teams went head-to-head for the chance to win $50,000 for the charity of their choice in the BET Experience 3-on-3 Celebrity Basketball Game sponsored by Puma. The star-studded talent line-up included 2 Chainz, Blue Face, Allan Houston, Sinqua Walls, Sarunas Jackson,  Miles Brown, The Game and more who played for charities including Moms of Black Boys United, Sean Anderson Foundation, FISLL, and Boys and Girls Club of Oakland. In the end, it was the BET All-Stars team who battled it out and won the afternoon’s grand prize of $50K for the FISLL project,  a values-based model for mentorship, leadership, and coaching. Allan Houston shared kind remarks, thanking BET as he accepted the check on behalf of his team.

Photo Credit: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET

Over at the House of Fashion & Beauty, the day started off with a “She Is” panel moderated by Dana Chanel and featuring Meagan Good, Draya Michele, Shavone Charles, and Stephanie Ike. The ladies got candid on how they stay true to themselves and building a legacy. Not to forget the fellas, author Devon Franklin sat down with Van Lathan, Jacob Latimore, and Orlando Baeza to bring a man’s perspective to the table on all things faith, family and career. With the crowd engaged in meaningful and insightful dialogue, it was time to take it to the next level with hot fashions! Sprayground paraded a dope collection of flashy pieces while the legendary Karl Kani celebrated 30 years in business with an anniversary collection like no other. Keeping the crowd hype was a special performance by hit rapper Megan thee Stallion, performing her popular ladies’ anthem, “Big Old Freak”.

Photo Credit: Juan Gonzalez/The Hype Magazine


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