Sunday, January 13, 2008

Recap: BET Honors in DC

The BET Honors went down in Warner Theatre (1229 Penn. Ave NW) this weekend in the District. Many black celebs came out to celebrate the achievements of people that have committed themselves to excellence in media, the corporate world, public service and entertainment.

The Honors are scheduled to air on BET on February 22nd but if you're one of those who can't wait to see who was there, see below:

(Photo: Your girl, Joi-Marie with Blair Underwood, a presenter at the BET Honors)

(Photo: Cedric the Entertainer served as the host for the Honors)

(Photo: Cornell West gettin' down on the dance floor. He was honored for his commitment to education and his ability to inspire.)

(Photo: DC's own Raheem DaVaughn sang the Black National Anthem during the Honors)

(Photo: Protestors outside of Warner Theatre. Signs read "I am not a b!tch. I am not a gangster!")

Pics I didn't take:

(Photo: Alicia showed up with her boo, I mean producer Kerry Brothers)

(Photo: Tyra looking stunning!! Too bad her body guard wouldn't let her talk to anybody all night!)

(Photo: Jill Scott performed a song from her new album, "The Real Thing" and look who she showed up with! Her costar from "Why Did I Get Married?" Hmmm...)

(Photo: John Legend performed "Ordinary People")

(Photo: Brian McKnight performed as well)

(Photo: Kerry Washington got my vote for best dressed!)

(Photo: Keyshia Cole introduced Debra Lee, president of BET)

(Photo: Hill Harper presented)

(Photo: Mayor Adrian Fenty gave brief remarks before the Honors)

Other things to note: Stevie Wonder had an amazing performance, Ne-Yo gave a tribute to Micheal Jackson since it's the 25th Anniversary of the Thriller Album (I hear Micheal was supposed to show and BET wasted $40,000. Dag, Mike!), Vivica Fox presented and got wasted at the reception and Gladys Knight got a standing ovation for her performance.