Red Carpet Recap: 2014 BET Honors

The 7th annual BET Honors event paid tribute to Black achievements in the fields of entertainment, business, philanthropy, and sports. Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Ice Cube and Carrie Mae Weems, Kenneth Chenault and Nelson Mandela were honored at this past week's taping in Washington, D.C.  Wayne Brady and Jennifer Hudson were among the celebs who came out for the honorees. Here's a look at who was on hand to make the evening one to remember.

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Mariah Carey performs onstage at BET Honors 2014 at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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Aretha Franklin attends BET Honors 2014 at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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Tamar Braxton attends BET Honors 2014 at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson attend BET Honors 2014 presented by Lexus at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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Jennifer Hudson attends the BET Honors 2014 red carpet presented by Lexus at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.