Actress Gabrielle Union hosted the second annual BET Honors and, as always, was feminine chic.
Queen Latifah was stunning and served as a presenter.
Tyler Perry was regal in a purple tux. The filmmaker was honored for his accomplishments and successes in media.
Honored for her achievements as an award-winning entertainer, Mary J. Blige’s fiery dress matched her spirit.
Host Gabrielle Union entertains the audience before announcing the next presenter.
A surprise visit from Whitney Houston was welcomed by a thunderous round of applause.
Queen Latifah serenades the crowd with her rendition of “Wishing on a Star.”
Yolanda Adams was on hand for a tribute to Tyler Perry, letting him know his life and accomplishments are an inspiration to us all.
Restaurateur B. Smith lifts her award for entrepreneurship with pride during the show.
Artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Judith Jamison was honored by Angela Bassett for her contributions to education and the world of dance.
Honoree Mary J. Blige accepted her award and thanked her fans for their continued support.
In a special tribute to Mary J. Blige, R&B songstress Monica brought the house down with a performance of “Not Gon’ Cry.”
Angela Bassett chats with the incomparable Judith Jamison, artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater after presenting her with an award for her contributions to education and dance.
Host Gabrielle Union and presenter Terrence Howard enjoy the festivities.
Sean “Diddy” Combs, Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige are all smiles at the star-studded event.
Tyler Perry accepts his award from Whitney Houston and expresses his gratitude.
Queen Latifah’s soulful performance was accompanied by the legendary Stevie Wonder.
Crooner Ne-Yo sings “Miss Independent” to B. Smith, who was honored with an award for her entrepreneurship.
Soul man Anthony Hamilton serenades honoree Judith Jamison who is touched by his heartwarming performance.
Earvin “Magic” Johnson was honored with the Corporate Citizen Award for the many jobs he’s helped create in the African-American community through his business ventures.