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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.

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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