Since June 2001, we have looked forward to the BET Awards each summer. From the thoughtfully chosen hosts to the musical performances and the nostalgic moments where iconic celebs are reunited with their former cast mates (remember that time in 2013 when Nia Long and Larenz Tate stood side-by-side, prompting dreams of a sequel to Love Jones?) or former singing partners, everyone comes together to make us relive good times. It all happens in one place, Black Entertainment Television, the network that celebrates Black excellence in all of its glory.
The BET Awards were where some of your favorite memes were born (like Prince’s side-eye and Whitney’s “thank you” speech) and where fashion trends reign supreme. Hosted by Amanda Seales on Sunday, June 28, this year’s 20th anniversary show will take place virtually. Even in the new pandemic-friendly set-up, it will no doubt deliver unforgettable and powerful moments reflecting on this year. In the meantime, let’s look back at some of our favorite fashion looks that celebs wore on the red carpet.