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50 Cent BET performance lip-synched?

June 28, 2007 at 4:20 PM

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- The BET Awards in Los Angeles featured some memorable performances, including one in which rapper 50 Cent was caught apparently lip-synching.

The gangsta rapper was lowered onto the stage and could be seen mouthing the initial chorus to "Amusement Park," MediaTakeOut.com reported Wednesday. He apparently tried to continue lip-synching, even though DJ Whoo Kidd played the instrumental version.

During Tuesday's ceremony, "Dreamgirls" co-stars Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson each won two BET awards. Beyonce was named Best Female R&B Artist and received Video of the Year for "Irreplaceable." Hudson won Best New Artist and Best Female Actress.

Rapper T.I. repeated as Best Hip Hop Artist, and Kirk Franklin repeated as Best Gospel Artist. Ludacris and Mary J. Blige were awarded Best Song Collaboration for "Runaway Love." Gnarls Barkley was named Best Group.

Forest Whitaker earned Best Actor honors for "The Last King of Scotland." Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James and tennis sensation Serena Williams were tapped as male and female athletes of the year.

The BET Awards honored songstress Diana Ross with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Award-winning actor Don Cheadle received the Humanitarian Award for his efforts to raise awareness about the situation in Darfur.

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