2012 BET Awards

2012 BET Awards

ESSENCE.COM Jul, 01, 2012

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Mariah Carey pays tribute to Whitney Houston onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Cissy Houston performs a tribute to her late daughter Whitney Houston during the 2012 BET Award in Los Angeles.

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Monica pays tribute to the late Whitney Houston during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Chaka Khan performs a tribute to Whitney Houston onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Brandy Norwood pays tribute to the late Whitney Houston during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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D’Angelo performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Beyoncé attends the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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ESSENCE Music Festival artist Melanie Fiona performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Chris Brown and dancers backstage at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Faith Evans performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Angela Bassett wears a THEIA lace dress at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Kerry Washington arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Samuel L. Jackson and Latanya Richardson arrive at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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ESSENCE Music Festival performer Kevin Hart accepts the award for Best Actor onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Usher performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Regina King arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Chaka Khan arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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ESSENCE Music Festival artist Trey Songz arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Jamie Foxx arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Kanye West and Jay-Z accept the Best Group Award onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Chante Moore performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles.

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Monica arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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ESSENCE Music Festival artist Tank, Ginuwine and Tyrese arrive at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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ESSENCE Music Festival performer Yolanda Adams arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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ESSENCE Music Festival artist Marsha Ambrosius arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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MC Lyte arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Boris Kodjoe arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Meagan Good arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Lala Anthony wears Lois London at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Letoya Luckett arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Laz Alonso arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Michelle Williams arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Tatyana Ali arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

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Selita Ebanks wears a Falguni and Shayne dress with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and clutch at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Tamia arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Eva Marcille arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Spike Lee and wife Tonya Lewis Lee arrive at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Toccara Jones arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Luke James and guest arrive at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Joyful Drake arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Taraji P. Henson and Regina King attend the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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ESSENCE Music Awards Diggy Simmons arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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ESSENCE Music Festival performers The OMG Girlz arrive at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Chante Moore the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Jaden Smith arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Terrence J and Rosci Diaz attend the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Willow Smith attends the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Swizz Beatz arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Tamar Braxton arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Jessica Reedy arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Kenya Moore arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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Lola Monroe arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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