Mary J. Blige delivered a 20-minute medley packed with hits and guests Method Man and Lil Kim during the 2019 BET Awards, where the singer received the ceremony’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Blige’s medley spanned hits like “Real Love,” “You Remind Me,” My Life” and more, while Lil Kim and Method Man dropped in for their guest verses on “I Can Love You” and “You’re All I Need,” respectively. Blige closed out the career-spanning performance with her “Just Fine.”
Rihanna presented Blige with the Lifetime Achievement Award, with the “Umbrella” singer praising the honoree. “You have set the bar for relatable, timeless, classic music. You opened multiple doors for female artists in this industry, and on behalf of all the women that came after you, like myself, thank you for being you, so we can feel comfortable being ourselves.”