The BET Awards went down in LA last night, and while the big winners were Drake and Kendrick Lamar with three wins each, the most entertaining part of the evening was, of course, the powerhouse performances from R&B and hip-hop’s biggest stars. Is Mariah Carey lip-syncing during "#Beautiful"? What happened when Robin Thicke took the stage with another hit song of the Summer, "Blurred Lines"? And what other pop star with a famous falsetto made a special appearance to honor Charlie Wilson? Find out which three BET Awards performances have everyone talking today!
The BET Awards were full of epic moments, but nothing was bigger than Erykah Badu's Afro hair. With women like Gabrielle Union, Nicki Minaj, and Janelle Monáe gracing the red carpet, the beauty was both fun and inspirational. Click through to see the best bright lips and natural hairstyles from the night.
The 2013 BET Awards brought together stars from the worlds of music, film, TV, and even sports in LA last night. Justin Timberlake teamed up with pal Pharrell Wiliams and Snoop Lion to pay tribute to musician Charlie Wilson with a special performance. Meanwhile, Robin Thicke walked the red carpet with his gorgeous wife, Paula Patton, but transformed into his "Blurred Lines" persona for a rocking performance of his hit song with Pharrell and T.I. On the actor front, Jamie Foxx wore a Trayvon Martin t-shirt when he took to the stage to accept his best actor award, while Glee star Naya Rivera cuddled with her boyfriend, Big Sean, on the red carpet. Big winners for the night included Jamie, Rihanna, who won best female R&B/pop artist, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who won best group over Jay-Z and Kanye West, and Kerry Washington, who won best actress. Be sure to check out all the performances from the 2013 BET Awards and click through to see the best celebrity moments from the big event.
R. Kelly surprised the audience at last night's BET Awards in LA with a medley performance featuring hits ranging from "Ignition (Remix)" to "Bump n' Grind," and while that was an exciting walk down memory lane, it certainly wasn't the only exciting onstage moment of the evening. Mariah Carey and Miguel teamed up for "#Beautiful," while Robin Thicke led the way for the song of the Summer, "Blurred Lines." Justin Timberlake made an appearance to honor Charlie Wilson, and there's still more to come!
To see the other best BET Awards performances of the night from the "Blurred Lines" crew, Mariah, Justin, Miguel, and more, just read more
The BET Awards went down last night, which meant some of music's brightest names rocked party frocks, glamorous gowns, and romantic dresses we're already daydreaming about. Gabrielle Union wore a red satin dress that hugged her body like a glove, Paula Patton picked a pleated angelic white gown that flashed a bit of leg thanks to sheer paneling, and Ciara went ultrasexy in a black leather pencil skirt and matching bralette (clearly, shirts weren't required!). Her bling came courtesy of Lorraine Schwartz.
Also there? One Miss Mariah Carey, looking every bit the glamorous diva in a white mini covered with a beaded overlay that fishtailed out behind her. Jordin Sparks was comparatively casual in a printed dress and white pumps, and Naya Rivera wore a super sparkly, long-sleeved mini from Emilio Pucci and Jacqueline Nerguizian black diamond earrings.
As is the case with most red carpets, there was something for everybody. Whose look was your personal favorite?
It may have been three years ago, but Kanye West will never live down his MTV VMA moment with Taylor Swift — at least, not if Jay-Z has anything to say about it! Jay-Z and Kanye took the stage at last night's BET Awards when their collaboration "Otis" won video of the year, and Jay took the opportunity to have a little fun with Kanye by interrupting his part of the speech — just like Kanye did to Taylor back in 2009. Take a look at the funny moment, plus Beyoncé's acceptance speech and hug with new friend Kim Kardashian, in today's PopSugar Rush!
This year's BET Awards featured plenty of high-flying stunts, colorful characters, and dazzling accessories . . . and the hair and makeup looks were no different. See which stars sported bright lip colors, metallic makeup, and more beauty trends on the red carpet.
Last night's BET Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium in LA, were equal parts celebratory and reflective as the stars in attendance honored each other and paid tribute to Whitney Houston. Beyoncé Knowles looked stunning in Stéphane Rolland and was one of the evening's big winners, as was husband Jay-Z, who made a surprise appearance on stage. Jay and Kanye West took home a couple statues for their work together on Watch the Throne. Kanye's BET date, girlfriend Kim Kardashian, tweeted how proud she was of his "dope" performance. Usher brought the house down with his single "Climax," and D'Angelo made a big return, having not released new music in 12 years.
Perhaps the most memorable part of the evening, however, was the heartfelt tribute to Whitney Houston. Mariah Carey spoke about the legendary singer, and there was barely a dry eye in the house — including Beyoncé, who sang along as she cried — when Whitney's own mother, Cissy, took the stage. Monica also took part, singing "I Love the Lord," while Brandy shared a joyful rendition of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and "I'm Your Baby Tonight." Chaka Khan belted out "I'm Every Woman," and Whitney's Waiting to Exhale castmates joined in on the special occasion. Check out all the 2012 BET Award winners here.
Forget plain neutrals: the trendsetters at the BET Awards opted for graphic and glittery nail art to complement their looks. Just take a peek at Melanie Fiona, who paired black, architectural lines with bright orange, green, and pink polish. On the other hand (pun intended), Tamia (bottom right) chose cheetah-print nail art with varied golden spots on each digit. Finally, La La Anthony (top right) took the term bedazzled to new heights with her fairy dust, faux-French manicure featuring ombré colors. That's a lot of nail look for one red carpet, but these winning ladies are sure to set the stage for what we can expect more of this season.
Not only did Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z walk away with a total of three of the night's biggest awards, the performer also outperformed the night's other attendees as far as dresses were concerned. The new mom showed off her curves in a chartreuse Stéphane Rolland gown, complete with a thigh-high slit, then complemented her awards-show look with glittering Lorraine Schwartz jewels and a pair of sultry nude Givenchy sandals. Add to the look the beauty's natural, full-bodied waves and megawatt smile, and the glam effect was in full force. Click on to see Beyoncé light it up at last night's BET Awards.