Hip hop star Diddy made his first public appearance following his arrest for assault with a star-packed tribute to his record label at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. 

Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, was joined on stage by a whole host of stars including Pharrell Williams, Lil' Kim, Mase and Faith Evans for a medley performance that celebrated 20 years of Bad Boy Records.

Diddy, who founded the label in 1993, tripped and fell off the stage halfway through the performance, however it not stop him from belting out hits including Bad Boy with Mase and Peaches And Cream with 112.

The I'll Be Missing You hitmaker also paid tribute to his best friend and Bad Boy artist the late Notorious B.I.G. with a video montage set to music.

Diddy was arrested last Monday (June 22) on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly assaulting his son's football coach with a kettlebell on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles.

Janet Jackson was also honoured at the BET Awards. The 49-year-old star was presented with the Ultimate Icon Award following a dance tribute performance from singers including Ciara and Tinashe, and she dedicated the gong to her famous family.

Jackson said: ""It has been a very long journey and my heart is so full.

"To my beautiful mother and father and my whole family, your love is unbreakable."

Referring to her 1989 album, she continued: "Twenty-five years ago we created Rhythm Nation hoping the world would be a better place but today there is even more to be done."

Motown star Smokey Robinson, 75, was honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre.

Speaking backstage Smokey said: "For those who are pursuing showbusiness I can say to you, showbusiness is a world of accolades and pedestals and people giving you praises and stuff like that but I say to you, remember where you came from and no matter how high your head is in the clouds, you had better try and keep your feet on the ground.

"Know this is nothing unique to you, you didn't start it and you won't finish it."

Sam Smith was named best new artist while Nicki Minaj was named best female hip-hop artist and Kendrick Lamar best male hip-hop artist.

Check out the complete list of winners below: 

Ultimate Icon, Music Dance Visual Award: Janet Jackson
Humanitarian Award: Tom Joyner
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyoncé
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Chris Brown
Best International Act UK: Stormzy
Best International Act Africa: Stonebwoy
Best Group: Rae Sremmurd
Best Collaboration: Common & John Legend, "Glory"
Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor: Terrence Howard
Youngstars Award: Mo'ne Davis
Best Movie: Selma
Best Gospel Artist: Lecrae
Video of the Year: Beyoncé, "7/11"
Video Director of the Year: Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso
Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the Year: Stephen Curry
Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award: Nicki Minaj f/ Drake, Lil' Wayne & Chris Brown, "Only"
Centric Award: The Weeknd, "Earned It"
Fandemonium Award: Chris Brown
Lifetime Achievement Award: Smokey Robinson