Live from the 2013 BET Awards

It's that time of year! The 2013 BET Awards are upon us. This year, the star-studded telecast will feature performances from Janelle Monae, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, India.Arie and Charlie Wilson. Check out photos from the dazzling show and from the red carpet.

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Elle Varner attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Regina Hall, Melissa De Sousa, Monica Calhoun and Morris Chestnut present an award onstage during the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Mariah Carey

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Gabrielle Union attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Sanaa Lathan attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Nicki Minaj poses backstage during the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Angela Bassett attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Mya attends the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Taraji P. Henson poses in the Backstage Winner's Room at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Janelle Monae attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Omarosa Manigault attends the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Nia Long attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Paula Patton and singer Robin Thicke attend the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Chris Brown performs onstage during the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Jamie Foxx speaks onstage during the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Charlie Wilson and wife Mahin Tat attend the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Forest Whitaker and Michael B. Jordan speak onstage during the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin attend the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Gabby Douglas attends the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Kendrick Lamar, winner of the Best New Artist Award poses in the Backstage Winner's Room at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Brandy Arrives for the 2013 BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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India.Arie arrives for the 2013 BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

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Toccara Jones attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Ciara attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Erykah Badu and Kendrick Lamar perform onstage during the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Quvenzhane Wallis attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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La La Anthony attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Ashanti attends the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Lil' Mama attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Regina Hall attends the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Luke James attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Jay Ellis attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Estelle Swaray attends the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Kenya Moore attends the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Eve attends the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Michelle Williams attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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Tatyana Ali attends the Ford Red Carpet at the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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LeToya Luckett attends the 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.