Sean “Diddy” Combs was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 BET Awards. The honor follows the release of his latest single “Gotta Move On” with Bryson Tiller, the announcement of his upcoming album and relationship with Motown Records, and the launch of his new R&B label, LOVE RECORDS.
Diddy’s celebration included a guest appearance by JAY-Z in a pre-recorded message. A star-studded performance followed, including performances by Jodeci for “Come and Talk to Me”, Mary J Blige’s “I’m Goin Down”, Diddy with Kanye West for “Victory”, Shyne with “Bad Boyz”, The Lox and Lil Kim for All About the Benjamins. Before delivering “I Need a Girl,” Diddy collaborated with Busta Rhymes on “Pass the Ciroc” and Bryson Tiller on “Gotta Move On.”
Diddy’s celebration included the voice of Kim Porter and ended with Faith Evans and the Maverick City Choir taking the stage for “I’ll Be Missing You.”
Lauriann Gibson, creative director and frequent collaborator with Diddy, acted as lead actress for the tribute performance. At the end of the set, an in memoriam video montage featuring images of Kim Porter, The Notorious BIG, Andre Harrell, Craig Mack, Heavy D and Black Rob was presented.
You can see the full tribute below.