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Big Names Win at the BET Awards

The BET Awards show, hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, took place on July 1st in L.A. Big names won during the night including Beyoncé for Best Female R&B Artist along with Video Director of the Year and Chris Brown for Best Male R&B Artist. Nicki Minaj also won for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and The Throne took home Best Group. The Best New Artist Award went to Big Sean.

Although performers included Usher and Nicki Minaj, the most memorable and emotional act was by far the tribute to Whitney Houston performed by Mariah Carey, Monica, Brandy and Cissy Houston. The performance by Cissy Houston left everyone in tears.

“We’ll always have that voice we all fell in love with. She inspired us all,” Mariah stated while saying a few words about Whitney who died just over 5 months ago.

Among the nights winners, there were also several losers in the fashion department…


However there were good moments as well produced by what looked like a double date between Beyonce,Jay-Z, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Beyonce opted for a Stephane Rolland canary yellow silk gown and nude Givenchy heels making the pop diva stand out among the crowd. Kim Kardashian chose to steer away from her usual flashy style with a modest, white long sleeved dress, slicked back hair and strappy heels.

Kim Kardashian (L-R) Singer Beyonce, rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West and television personality Kim Kardashian attend the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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