Black Twitter during awards shows, especially the BET Awards, is a different kind of experience.
It’s like a family reunion with aunties, uncles and cousins that you've never met but instantly click with.
During this year's awards live broadcast, which toasted Black excellence in the arts, films and music and was stacked with stellar performances and amazing speeches, the Twitter party was LIT in so many ways.
Here are some of our favorite tweets of the evening:
FREEDOM FREEDOM I CAN TMOVE pic.twitter.com/1gf3i2aEih— T (@artificiaIover) June 27, 2016
When I hear Anthony Hamilton pic.twitter.com/ixa17891CN— Uncle Lo$⛵️ (@Kvng_Cgoff) June 27, 2016
Regina Hall, 45— Feminista Jones (@FeministaJones) June 27, 2016
Taraji Henson, 45
Tracey Ellis Ross, 43
Kimberly Elise, 49
Gabrielle Union, 43
Tina Knowles, 62#BETAwards
My wife hasn't said a word since @iJesseWilliams speech. I'm looking at her like I'm not like the white ppl he was talking about.— Gary Owen (@garyowencomedy) June 27, 2016
A MAN AND A ACTIVIST! pic.twitter.com/hJvLh5n6sM— ️ (@champagnerocky) June 27, 2016
MOM: Who's this?— Mattie James (@Mattieologie) June 27, 2016
MOM: *sucks teeth* Hmmmm. Then I don't want to see the past.
when jesse williams said they are "gentrifying our genius" pic.twitter.com/jdPGOMMlts— Aaron Edwards (@aaronmedwards) June 27, 2016
Listen Beyonce was expensive, sacrifices had to be made ... https://t.co/kedh75YJCp— two necklace (@effmyusername) June 27, 2016
kids who just watched Jesse Williams speech on Nick bout to confront their racist parents tonight like pic.twitter.com/7lqnNCBd3M— DB (@Est20Db) June 27, 2016
Jessie is about to be on FOX News and CNN in the morning defending his speech like pic.twitter.com/jmFVcloc0R— Jas. (@2blikejaz) June 27, 2016
White parents when they realize their kid is watching the BET Awards on Nickelodeon: pic.twitter.com/m065KHEdn1— Kelcey (@xokelzzz) June 27, 2016
Live footage from black Twitter pic.twitter.com/5fuv9WNeyD— King Mondo (@Carl_noWinslow) June 27, 2016
Sheila E. & Jerome.........ALLLLLTHEWAYLIVE!!!!#BETAwards— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) June 27, 2016
Sheila E just bodied everything. #BETAwards— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) June 27, 2016
I love that now Mama Tina has taken upon herself to spread some wisdom to the audience. Just like a mom. #BETAwards— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) June 27, 2016
Us too, sis, us too.
I JUST LOVE BEING BLACK SO MUCH pic.twitter.com/YfElE4z0SZ— jalee (@thugcouture) June 27, 2016
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