LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Rapper Remy Ma managed to pull an upset after she won the award for best female hip-hop artist at the BET Awards on Sunday, ending Minaj's seven-year winning streak.
Remy last won the award in 2005 before she was sentenced to prison in connection with a 2007 shooting in New York.
"I wanna thank God first and foremost," said Ma, in accepting her award. "You can make mistakes and come back."
While Remy had a big night, it was Beyonce who ruled the awards show. Beyonce took home five trophies, including wins for album of the year, best female r&b/pop artist, video of the year, and viewers choice. Kendrick Lamar won the award for best male hip-hop artist and best new artist went to Chance the Rapper.
Bruno Mars won his first BET Award, taking the trophy for best male R&B/pop artist and serving as the opening performer for the awards ceremony with his hit "Perm."
Chance was also recognized with a humanitarian award New Edition, who were the subject of a new three-part biopic on BET earlier this year, earned the lifetime achievement award.
Leslie Jones of "Saturday Night Live" hosted the four-hour show, which took place at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
The full list of 2017 BET Award winners
WINNER: Chance the Rapper
Lifetime Achievement Award
WINNER: New Edition
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Mary J. Blige
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
WINNER: Bruno Mars
Viewers' Choice Award
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk, "Starboy"
WINNER: Beyonce, "Sorry"
Bruno Mars, "24K Magic"
Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane, "Black Beatles"
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert, "Bad and Boujee"
Drake, "Fake Love"
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Freedom"
Chance the Rapper ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – "No Problem"
Chris Brown ft. Gucci Mane & Usher – "Party"
DJ Khaled ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z – "Shining"
WINNER: Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – "Bad and Boujee"
Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane – "Black Beatles"
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Chance the Rapper
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
WINNER: Remy Ma
Video of the Year
WINNER: Beyoncé – "Sorry"
Big Sean – "Bounce Back"
WINNER: Bruno Mars – "24K Magic"
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – "Bad and Boujee"
Solange – "Cranes in the Sky"
Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom – Kehlani, "CRZY"
Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia – Bruno Mars, "That's What I Like"
Director X – Zayn Malik, "Like I Would"
Hype Williams – Tyga "Gucci Snakes ft. Desiigner"
WINNER: Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter – Beyoncé, "Sorry"
Best New Artist
WINNER: Chance the Rapper
WINNER: Taraji P. Henson
Bryshere Y. Gray
WINNER: Mahershala Ali
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
CeCe Winans, "Never Have to Be Alone"
Fantasia ft. Tye Tribbett, "I Made It"
Kirk Franklin ft. Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann, "My World Needs You"
WINNER: Lecrae, "Can't Stop Me Now (Destination)"
Tamela Mann, "God Provides"
WINNER: Yara Shahidi
WINNER: Hidden Figures
The Birth of a Nation
Sportswomen of the Year
WINNER: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the Year
Odell Beckham Jr.
WINNER: Stephen Curry
Fantasia, "Sleeping With the One I Love"
Mary J. Blige, "Thick of It"
WINNER: Solange, "Cranes in the Sky"
Syd, "All About Me"
Yuna ft. Usher, "Crush"
Album of the Year
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole
A Seat at the Table – Solange
Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper
WINNER: Lemonade – Beyoncé
Best International Act: Europe
Best International Act: Africa