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2011 BET Awards: Wiz Khalifa Wins Best New Artist

June 27, 2011 (2:35 am) GMT
The 'Black and Yellow' rapper beats J. Cole, Bruno Mars, Miguel and Willow Smith in this category.
2011 BET Awards: Wiz Khalifa Wins Best New Artist

The BET Awards is still on going at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Following , and 's early winning, is announced as 2011 Best New Artist at the event. The Pittsburgh rapper wins over , , and .

The "Black and Yellow" hitmaker kissed his girlfriend before coming to the stage to collect his award. "I'm not used to winning stuff, so I didn't come with no speech tonight," he humbly said. "But I want to thank everybody at Rostrum Records, ... all my fans, Taylor [Gang] and all the young people who promote positivity and just enjoying yourself, this is for y'all."

Later in the evening, BET President Debra Lee honors comedian for Humanitarian Award. After a performance by , and her sisters appear on stage to present Best Gospel Artist to . The second special honoree of the night, , is presented by . She receives Lifetime Achievement Award.

2011 BET Awards : Red Carpet | Winner List


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