T.I. and Rihanna's collaboration on hit single titled "Live Your Life" made them winning Viewers' Choice at 2009 BET Awards. Unfortunately, both of the musicians were absent at the event. Thus, T.I.'s wife Tameka Cottle, who is also Xscape's former member, took the stage to collect the trophy.
Furthermore, Beyonce Knowles added another kudo to her collection as actress Taraji P. Henson and actor Tyrese Gibson announced her as Video of the Year winner. In this category, Beyonce won over Jamie Foxx, T.I. and Kanye West.
This year's BET Awards was held at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 28. Its previously-announced winners included Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson, DAY26, LeBron James and Taraji P. Henson. Paying tribute to Michael Jackson through on-stage performances and monologues by its invited guests, the show saw Michael's father, Joseph Jackson, sitting on the audience seat.