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From Mariah Carey's diva-like entrance to Ciara and Nicki Minaj's collabo, the show was hot.

Derrick Bryson Taylor
Jul, 01, 2013

Last night, the 2013 BET Awards lived up to all of the Twitter hype, and more!

Chris Tucker hosted the star-studded event and kept the crowd rolling with a bevy of jokes and punchlines. Not to mention, the constant flow of fresh-faced presenters, from Gabby Douglas to the cast of The Best Man Holiday, kept the show energized.

But the night's spotlight certainly belonged to those who rocked the stage. From Mariah Carey's over-the-top diamond flared performance featuring Miguel and Young Jeezy to Janelle Monae's electric jam session featuring the incredible Erykah Badu—there was something for all to appreciate.

Not to forget Charlie Wilson, who will grace the stage at the ESSENCE Festival. Uncle Charlie showed that at age 60 he can still compete with artists 20 and 30 years his junior with a high-powered medley performance with today's top artists after accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award.

With so many great performances, who was your favorite of the night? Vote below!

QUESTION:Who gave the best BET Award performance? Miguel 1% Mariah Carey feat. Miguel and Young Jeezy 2% Robin Thicke 14% Chris Brown feat. Nicki Minaj 3% Charlie Wilson 39% The Reggae/Dancehall medley 11% Kendrick Lamar feat. Erykah Badu 5% Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu 6% Ciara and Nicki Minaj 5% Tamela Mann 14% J. Cole 1% Total votes: 353