1st Annual BET Honors: Red Carpet

BET held their inaugural BET Honors in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. Honorees included Alicia Keys, Tyra Banks, Time Warner board chairman Richard D. Parsons, and Princeton professor Cornel West. Performers included John Legend, Wyclef Jean and Niia, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder.

According to USA Today, Michael Jackson was a scheduled guest/honoree, but he pulled out of the event. Ne-Yo was left performing for Jackson without his idol being in the audience.

The show airs February 22nd at 8 p.m. on BET. More red carpet photos below. For more information, visit

Photo above: Honoree Alicia Keys said, “I’m just a girl still from Harlem, and here I am.”

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Photos (top to bottom): John Legend, Keyshia Cole, Chingy, Ne-Yo, Jill Scott, Niia, and Alicia Keys with Kerry “Krucial” Brothers.