Remy Ma ended Nicki Minaj’s winning streak on Sunday after taking home the BET Award for Best Female Hip Hop artist.
Minaj had won the award every year since 2010.
Ma, who was in prison until 2014, last won the award in 2005, three years before her prison sentence. Ma was imprisoned for shooting a former friend who accused her of theft.
The hip hop artist released her diss single Shether in March, which was praised by rap fans and critics. Minaj did not respond to the track.
“I wanna thank God first and foremost,” Ma said. “You can make mistakes and come back.”
Singer Beyonce took home five awards Sunday evening at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The most anticipated performances of the evening came from 90s R&B favorites Xscape and New Edition.
New Edition was given the lifetime achievement award and a tribute. The group’s three-part biopic was a major success for BET earlier in the year.
The tribute to the ’90s group included the child actors from the film Candy Girl, Bell Biv DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant. New Edition finished the tribute with the song “Can You Stand the Rain” and “Mr. Telephone.”
Xscape, the ’90s group that’s set to launch a reality TV series on Bravo, also hit the stage. The girl group sang its hits “Who Can I Run To?” and “Just Kickin’ It.”
Bruno Mars and Beyonce tied for video of the year. Mars also took home the award for Best Male R&B/Pop artist.
Kendrick Lamar performed with Future and won the award for Best Male Hip Hop artist. Chance the Rapper earned the Humanitarian Award, Best Collaboration and Best New Artist.
Michelle Obama praised Chance in a taped message. The artist raised $2 million for public schools in Chicago.
“Chance is showing our young people that they matter,” said Michelle Obama. “Because of you, countless young people will grow up believing in themselves.”