"To travel back and to relive something again and not have it drive you crazy is a true gift from God,” the 2019 BET Lifetime Achievement honoree said.
"Own your own way," the filmmaker and showbiz mogul said in accepting the Ultimate Icon Award.
The rapper's family and peers paid tribute to him during the awards ceremony.
"We didn’t know how much we needed you," Rihanna told the Queen of Hip-Hop and R&B.
The men were honored at the ceremony and delivered a powerful message about truth.
Moechella came early with Hall's tribute to the #DontMuteDC movement.
Emani Asghedom gave her father a shoutout in her speech, remembering him as "always being there for me."
Cardi B is the most-nominated artist heading into the ceremony hosted by Regina Hall.
The rapper, who was killed nearly three months ago, will be celebrated for his community activism.
The "Real Love" singer notably scored two Oscar nominations last year for 2017 film, "Mudbound."
The tweet referred to Cardi B's Grammy victory, but ... consequences.
“How can I pledge allegiance to the flag, when they killing all our sons, all our dads?"
"We can't even take a joke anymore," he said in a red carpet interview.
BET recognized Justin Blackman, Anthony Borges, Mamoudou Gassama, Shaun King, James Shaw Jr. and Naomi Wadler.
"Did all of Jamie's scripts get burned in a fire ...?" asked one person on Twitter.
“Excuse me sir, you know we’re live on TV,” pre-show host Terrence J said during the exchange.