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Drake, however, wasn’t expected be at the event. Both singer-rappers are nominated for awards.

Common won the first honor of the night, picking up the Centric award, beating out Robin Thicke, Estelle and others. The award is given to a soulful act on behalf of BET’s sister channel, Centric.

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