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Justin Timberlake Praises Jesse Williams' BET Speech, Apologizes After Backlash

Justin Timberlake has apologized after he faced backlash for tweeting praise for Jesse Williams‘ inspiring speech at the 2016 BET Awards.

The Grey’s Anatomy actor received the Humanitarian Award for his work with the Black Lives Matter and he spoke about the movement in his speech.

“@iJesseWilliams tho… #Inspired #BET2016,” Justin initially tweeted.

A fan replied saying, “So does this mean you’re going to stop appropriating our music and culture? And apologize to Janet too.”

“Oh, you sweet soul. The more you realize that we are the same, the more we can have a conversation. Bye,” Justin said in response. He later apologized for this statement.

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Aja Naomi King, Nate Parker, & Gabrielle Union Present at BET Awards 2016

Aja Naomi King and her The Birth of a Nation co-stars Nate Parker and Gabrielle Union present on stage at the 2016 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

Also seen on stage later that evening during the show was Empire star Jussie Smollett.

If you missed it, be sure to check out the complete list of winners from the 2016 BET Awards.

The Birth of a Nation, which will hit theaters in October, is about Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, who orchestrates an uprising.

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Usher & Young Thug's BET Awards 2016 Performance Video - Watch Now!

Usher performs on stage at the 2016 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

The 37-year-old recording artist was joined by Young Thug for their performance of “No Limit” at the live award show!

Usher wore a “Don’t Trump America” jacket during his performance in a political statement against Donald Trump. Take a look at the back of Usher‘s jacket below.

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Janelle Monae's Performs Prince Tribute at BET Awards 2016 - Watch Now!

Janelle Monae performs a tribute to the late artist Prince at the 2016 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old entertainer performed some of Prince’s greatest hits including “Delirious,” “Kiss,” “Pop Life” and “I Would Die for You.” Janelle had the audience standing and dancing during her electric and amazing performance! Watch the video below.

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Jamie Foxx Brings Daughter Annalise on Stage at BET Awards 2016

Jamie Foxx holds his daughter Annalise up to the microphone while on stage at the 2016 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

Jamie was on hand to help pay tribute to the late Muhammad Ali.

“Listen, 2016 has been a tough year. We lost a lot of heroes and a lot of great people. [Muhammad] is definitely more than just boxing, more than just entertainment, but a person who has shaped all of our lives and tonight his daughter is in the back,” Jamie said.

Also pictured inside: Actor Orlando Jones on the red carpet at the show earlier in the day.

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BET Awards 2016 - Complete Winners List!

The 2016 BET Awards just wrapped up and we have the list of winners here!

“These nominees represent depth and diversity in achievement over the past year and we look forward to recognizing them next month,” Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Programming, previously said in a statement about the talent of all of the nominees. “This show will be innovative and special; in addition to celebrating the best in entertainment, we’ll also spend time throughout the show remembering Prince as only BET can. You can count on memorable performances and moments in honor of a true legend.”

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Taraji P. Henson Wins Best Actress at BET Awards 2016!

Taraji P. Henson presents an award on stage at the 2016 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

Later that evening, the Empire star won the Best Actress award for her work on the show. Her Empire co-star Bryshere Gray, who plays her son on the show, presented her the award with his New Edition co-stars. Congrats to Taraji on the big award!

Be sure to turn on the BET channel right now to catch the second half of the show! It’s on until 11:30 pm EST.

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