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Foxx scoops two BET music awards
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx is enjoying a hit music career as well as being an actor
Oscar-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx has won two Black Entertainment TV (BET) awards in Los Angeles.

He won best video and collaboration along with hip-hop star Kanye West for their hit song Gold Digger.

Mary J Blige was named best female R&B artist, while Chaka Khan was presented with a lifetime achievement award and sang with Stevie Wonder and Prince.

The awards honour African Americans in music, acting and sport. "Love to all the black people," Foxx said.

Kanye West added: "Y'all are stepping up black music. This is the best music right here, and we've got to keep on giving it to them like that."

Chaka Khan told the crowd at the Shrine Auditorium: "I am so honoured to be honoured by my own people. This means everything to me."

Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan enjoyed a medley celebrating her career
The 53-year-old singer performed a five-song set along with Prince - who won best male R&B singer - plus Stevie Wonder, India Arie and Yolanda Adams.

Foxx, West, Beyonce and other winners Chris Brown and TI also performed at the ceremony.

Teenage R&B singer Brown won both best new artist and the viewers' choice awards, while TI collected the best male hip-hop artist honour.

Missy Elliott won the award in the best female hip-hop category.

Other winners included veteran singer Harry Belafonte, who won the humanitarian award for his work on behalf of Hurricane Katrina survivors.


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