The 2012 BET Awards rocked television Sunday night (July 1) and it was one of the best we’ve seen thus far. Held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA the show was emotional, hilarious, and of course entertaining. Host Samuel Jackson kept the audience awake when he was joined by Spike Lee for a comedic performance of Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s “N*ggas In Paris.”
Highlights of the night included Jay-Z interrupting Kanye during their acceptance speech, recalling the Taylor Swift and Ye moment at the MTV Music Awards, D’Angelo‘s first televised performance in more than 10 years, and of course the Whitney Houston tribute. Cissy Houston had the audience in tears as she sang “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” to her late daughter. Monica, Brandy, Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, and Gary Houston were among others who did the tribute.
Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Mindless Behavior and more attended the ceremony, which was a completely star-studded event.
Check out photos from the red carpet!