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  • People Magazine

Busta Rhymes Tears Up in BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Speech and Urges Rappers Not to Fight

The 2023 BET Awards' lifetime achievement honor went to Busta Rhymes on Sunday, and the rap icon accepted the award with an emotional speech.

At the end of the ceremony, Busta teared up as he accepted the lifetime achievement award, reflecting on his career and encouraging rappers to stop fighting with one another and focus on putting out great music to cement their legacies.

"So, I'm gonna wear it on my sleeve. I do wanna cry," began the "I Know What You Want" rapper, 51, as he became emotional and wiped tears from his eyes.


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