The awards, set up to honour black figures in music, film and sport, also honour Whitney Houston, Jay-Z and Destiny's Child...

OUTKAST scooped two awards at the inaugural BET awards in LAS VEGAS on Tuesday (June 19), with other winners including DESTINY’S CHILD, NELLY, JAY-Z and EVE.

The awards were held at the Paris Hotel, and included a tribute to Whitney Houston performed by Christina Aguilera and Luther Vandross, who sang two songs before she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award by her mother Cissy.

The awards were set up to honour black figures in music, film and sport.

The full list of winners was:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Whitney Houston

Best Female R&B Artist: Mary J Blige

Best Male R&B Artist: Musiq Soulchild

Best New Artist: Nelly

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Eve

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Jay-Z

Best Female Group: Destiny’s Child

Best Male Group: OutKast

Best Gospel Performer: Donnie McClurkin

Video of the Year: OutKast, ‘Ms. Jackson’

Viewer’s Choice: Lil’ Bow Wow, ‘What’s My Name?’