The 2022 BET Awards took place on June 26 in Microsoft Theater, L.A.

Kanye West made a surprise appearance and tributed Diddy.

He thanked the 52-year-old for being an inspiration to him.

Ye recalled being satisfied to be regarded as the Chicago version of Diddy.

He said the "Sean John" creator broke classism, taste, and culture barriers.

The "Yikes" star ended the tribute by expressing his love for Diddy.

BET previously announced that the "State of the Culture" star would receive this year's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Diddy was named the host and executive producer of the 2022 BBMAs.

He added Travis Scott and Morgan Wallace as the show's headliners.