Kirk Franklin wins Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award at the 2021 BET Awards

Kirk Franklin and Lil Baby perform onstage at the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles. Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET

The 2021 BET awards have come and gone and award-winning gospel singer, Kirk Franklin, emerged the winner of the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award with his song "Strong God".

Other nominees include 

  • Bebe Winans - “In Jesus Name”
  • CeCe Winans - “Never Lost”
  • H.E.R. - “Hold Us Together”
  • Marvin Sapp - “Thank You for It All”
  • Tamela Mann – “Touch From You”
Incidentally Kirk Franklin and Lil Baby kicked the show off with their uplifting collab "We Win," an offering from the forthcoming, LeBron James-starring movie, Space Jam: A New Legacy.

Check out their performance at the awards night below

Here is the music video of the song, "Strong God"

The video features the song’s thought-provoking lyrics while shedding light on issues such as racism, poverty, drug addiction, domestic violence, and COVID-19 through imagery.

It was released in 2020 to raise funds for COVID-19 relief

The host of the awards was Taraji P. Henson and this year's awards celebrated and honored Black women's impact on culture. The show streamed live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles in front of a live audience.

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