Red Carpet Recap: 2014 BET Awards

The 2014 BET Awards are upon us, or as host Chris Rock says, 'the Black World Cup.' This year, the star-studded lineup includes appearances by Pharrell, Missy Elliot, Kerry Washington, Beyonce and Jay Z. Here's a look at the exciting evening.

Yolanda Sangweni Jun, 29, 2014

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Actress Kerry Washington attends the BET AWARDS 2014 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California. 

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Nate Parker and Gugu Mbatha-Raw attend the 2014 BET Awards at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

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Singer Jennifer Hudson performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

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Actress Tamera Mowry attends the BET AWARDS 2014 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

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Actress Gabrielle Union attends the BET AWARDS 2014 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

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Singer Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

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Holly Robinson Peete attends the BET AWARDS 2014 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

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Singer/songwriter and Lifetime Achievement Honoree Lionel Richie attends the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

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Singer Usher performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

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Singer Michelle Williams attends the BET AWARDS 2014 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

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Pharrell Williams and rapper Missy Elliott perform onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by )

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Singer Ashanti attends the BET AWARDS 2014 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

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Singer-songwriter Ledisi attends the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

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Singer Tamar Braxton attends the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

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Lil' Mama attends the 2014 BET Awards at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.