Last night, the 16th Annual BET Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Show stopping moments were apparent from the get-go with Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar opening the show with high-energy and optimal hit, ‘Freedom.’ With the recent death of legendary icon Prince, the award show payed homage with not one, but four tributes throughout the night. Erykah Badu, Bilal, Stevie Wonder and Prince’s long-time bestie and collaborator, Sheila E., were amongst the performers. Jaw-dropping and tear-inducing to say the least. The night was fluid with great performances, awards and acceptance speeches, but the speech to go beyond the night and immortalize itself as nothing short of timeless and necessary was Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams’ acceptance speech following his win for BET’s Humanitarian Award (Watch it here). Needless to say, the BET Awards did not disappoint. Check out some of our favorite red carpet looks below!
Meagan Good looked great wearing a cut-out green thigh-slit gown.
The top model still has it! Eva Marcille stunned on the red carpet wearing a sheer overlay dress embroidered with red roses. Singer Naturi Naughton wore a black lace halter dress and top-knot bun. Janelle Monae kept her signature pantsuit style, playing with patterns this time around opting for black and white stripes.Flawless as ever Alicia Keys (who choose to walk the red carpet sans makeup!) kept it simple and chic in a head wrap and all black jumpsuit.