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BET Awards 2014: Lionel Richie Presented With Lifetime Achievement Award

June 30, 2014 (3:11 am) GMT
Other winners include Pharrell, who claims the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist award, and Young Money who wins the Best Group title.

More winners at 2014 BET Awards, which is currently airing from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, have been revealed. Not so long after collecting the Video of the Year award for the visuals of his smashing hit single "Happy", was announced as the winner in the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist category.

The Grammy Award-winning producer, who opened the Sunday event with the performance of his "Come Get It Bae", managed to beat nominees that included , , and .

He then hit the stage again to present with the Lifetime Achievement award. Before Richie accepted the honor, John Legend sang the veteran singer's famous hits "Hello" and "Still". continued the tribute by performing "Brick House" in a bright pink jacket.

Richie later thanked the Commodores during his acceptance speech. "Without the Commodores I would not be standing on this stage right now," he said.

got too excited after the Best Group award went to . The rapper smashed the mic stand while screaming, "Young mula baby!" Fellow Young Money artist told the crowd she was honored to be in Wayne's presence.



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