By Tony Redz

The 2017 BET Awards went down on Sunday night, and WPGC’s own DJ Flexx and Tony Redz were behind the scenes at the epic event.

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The hilarious “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones hosted the star-studded show at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Bruno Mars kicked off the evening with a killer performance. The singer later took home his first BET Award, for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.

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Bruno Mars accepts the award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist at 2017 BET Awards. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images )

The lineup also included performances from DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Big Sean, Migos, Future, Trey Songz, Post Malone, A$AP Rocky, Gucci Mane, SZA, French Montana, Swae Lee, Mary J. Blige, Khalid, New Edition, Maxwell and many more.

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Stars like Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Trevor Noah, La La Anthony and more handed out awards during the night.

Beyoncé had the most nominations going into the show, seven, followed by Bruno Mars with five nods. The Centric Award went to Bey’s sister, Solange.

And the legendary New Edition and the cast of the “New Edition Story” performed an extended medley of songs in honor of the group receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Young and adult cast members of ‘The New Edition Story’ and original members of New Edition perform onstage at 2017 BET Awards. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

Chicago’s Chance The Rapper was the night’s MVP, receiving Best New Artist, performing and taking home the Humanitarian Award.

Related: Chance the Rapper Accepts Humanitarian Award (Watch)

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Chance The Rapper accepts the award for Best New Artist at the 2017 BET Awards. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images )

The one and only Kendrick Lamar was honored with Best Male Hip-Hop Artis — shouting out God, Chance the Rapper, and Prodigy as he accepted his award.

And there was lots of side-eye to be had when Remy Ma won Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, shading Nicki Minaj in her speech.

Related: Remy Ma Trumps Nicki Minaj at BET Awards

See some of the major winners below. (Many big awards, like Album of the Year and Best Movie, weren’t announced during the show.)

Best Group: Migos
Best New Artist: Chance the Rapper
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Bruno Mars
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Remy Ma
Viewers’ Choice Award: Beyoncé – “Sorry”

And check out highlights from the BET Awards:

WPGC’s DJ FLexx and Tony Redz chopped it up with big name rappers throughout the weekend. Check out their behind-the-scenes photos and videos from the 2017 BET Experience radio room below.

Somewhere in the Hollywood Hills with the @HairWeaveKiller

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I looked up and @chrisbrownofficial standing right there.

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@frenchmontana in the build talking about his new single unforgettable.

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@kcamp in the building #BETAwards17 #BETAwardsradio #itsa247lyfestyle #Fixyourface

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