2013 BET Awards….RECAP!

Posted By: “The Young, Black, and Fabulous

Jul 01 | by _YBF

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During the 2013 BET Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Charlie Wilson received a well-deserved tribute from Jamie Foxx, Stevie Wonder and Justin Tmberlake.  Watch the performance inside and see R. Kelly spin through a medley of hits with a full choir.  

 At the 2013 BET Awards, legendary R&B crooner Charlie Wilson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. For his star-studded tribute, BET lined up India.Arie, Jamie Foxx, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell and Snoop Dogg. And if that weren’t enough, Charlie took to the stage and put on an exciting performance of his own.  



Wearing a studded hat and jacket that would have torn your outfit to shreds had you given him a hug, R. Kelly performed a medley of his hits including “Trapped In The Closet”, “12 Play,’ “You Remind Me” and “Ignition.”  Take a stoll down memory lane–with a choir–above….

 Hot Couples Take Over The 2013 BET Awards

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Love was in the air at the 2013 BET Awards and we picked out some of the evening’s hottest couples who put their feelings on display last night. See Big Sean & Naya, Paula & Robin and Rasheeda & Kirk (stirring up rumors their “fight” is all for ratings) inside….


“Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke posed lovingly with his wife, Baggage Claim star Paula Patton.  We had a few thoughts about Paula’s awkward behavior during the broadcast…and y’all already know what they are.  It seemed like she traded his blurred lines for slurred speech.

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Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union posted a few pre-award show photos of her and her man Dwyane Wade.  And the one above is pretty sexy.

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And when Dwyane Wade won the 2013 Humanitarian Award for his work with Wade’s World Foundation, he thanked Gabrielle and called her his Queen.

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Rapper Big Sean was hugged up with his “Glee” star girlfriend Naya Rivera.  

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They’re a couple that’s hot…..with gossip.  These two were caught several times walking around the show together while trying to take pics separately to keep up appearances that they’ve split.  But it looks like “LAHH ATL” stars Kirk Frost and Rasheeda have worked through their differences (off-camera) as they were spotted holding hands and looking at each other in a loving way.   And by worked through their differences, we mean stopped fake fighting over a fake storyline…perhaps.

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Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa were up to their usual antics when it comes to public displays of affection.  It looks like Amber is getting that post-baby body thanks to her work with Jeanette Jenkins.

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And though they missed the red carpet, singer Teairra Mari (in Micahel Costello) looked very cozy with Ray J.  She tweeted, “handsome date.. I’ll post the whole outfit later being that we missed the carpet. #lateboots “.  So much for Ray-J calling her “just a friend.”  During the BET Aftershow that Ray hosted, he kept shouting her out and calling her “Baby.”  Y’all aint slick….

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Ciara posted a coupled up pic with Future, her “Body Party” collaborator (inside and outside of the studio).  

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And when she wasn’t on stage performing with Chris Brown or Ciara, Nicki Minaj was in the audience with her constant companion–since she doesn’t like to admit this is her man–Safaree.

Who were your fave couples of the night?!


Photos via Bobby Metelus IG/Gabrielle Union IG/Nicki Minaj IG/Getty/NayaRivera IG/Amber Rose IG/GParasPhotos’ IG


LEFTOVERS From The 2013 BET AWARDS: Gabrielle Union, Laura Govan, Taraji P. Henson & OTHERS TWIRL For The Cameras

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The 2013 BET Awards have come to a close.  But there’s always leftovers.  We have pics of some of your fave YBF celebs hanging out backstage, on the red carpet and in the press room.  See Gabby, Laura, Taraji, Chris, Kendrick and more inside…..

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Though she donned a strapless Zac Posen for the red carpet, star Being Mary Jane Gabrielle Union slipped into this sexy white thigh-high slit dress during the show.

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During an interview with E! News, Gabby revealed that she is styled by Rachel Zoe.  

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TLAM 2 star Taraji P. Henson did a few spins in her black Izmaylova Spring 2013 silk dress.

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Her body looked amazing with the sheer panelling and leather detailing.  Simply gorge.

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Erykah Badu posed with Kendrick Lamar backstage.  We wonder has he already fallen under her spell….avoid those eyes Kendrick!

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Sherri Shepherd wore a pink lace dress from Jovani.

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Toccara Jones posed in the press room with her Herve Leger gown and Christian Louboutin platform peep toes.

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“R&B Divas” star Angie Stone wore a long peach dress that showed off her curves.  Looking good Angie!

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Laura Govan rocked a gold gown with a train as she enterered the venue with “hubby” Gilbert Arenas.  

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“Cocoa Butter” singer India Arie was all smiles after her Charlie Wilson tribute.  Glad she change dout of that Pepto pink look.

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While holding his 2013 Fandemonium award, Chris Brown danced for photogs backstage.

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Toya Wright walked the red carpet in Versace and posted her own pics.

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“The Game” star Lauren London posed with authors Bria Williams, Reginae Carter and former OMG girlz member Lolo.

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“The Game” star Barry Floyd talked to the press backstage.

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During the show, Barry joined his fellow co-stars Jay Ellis, Lauren London, Hosea Chanchez, and Brandy Norwood for a special presentation.  And announced that the whole cast will be back for Season 7 on July 2nd.  

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The Best Man Holiday cast also hit the stage and gave the audience a sneak preview at the upcoming film.  These folks never age either. Terrence Howard, Harold Perrineau, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Regina Hall, Melissa De Sousa, Monica Calhoun and Morris Chestnut all hit the stage together.  Flawless ensemble cast.

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Jamie Foxx acted the fool with Kevin Hart when Jamie went on stage to accept an award.

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Dwyane Wade chilled in the audience with Don Cheadle.

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The Baggage Claim cast hit the stage to present.  But it was Paula drunken (or high as a kite) antics that had everybody talking.

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And a shirtless Breezy was spotted after his performance snapping pics with T.I.


Photos via Mark Davis/Mike Windle/Getty Images North America


After The Show Is The AFTERPARTY! Kanye West, Chris Brown & Karrueche, LaLa, Kevin Hart & More Flock To 2013 BET Awards Parties

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It’s all about the after parties when a big show like the 2013 BET Awards go down.  We’ve got a few flicks of folks hitting the afterparty circuit last night in L.A….

Jamie Foxx hosted an afterparty at his estate in the Hills (with a full camera crew and everything) with plenty of his celeb friends.   Even new dad Kanye West made a surprise appearance and came out to kick it with the White House Down star and Jeezy.

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Shemar Moore was spotted on the mansion grounds making an arrival.

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And Tichina Arnold was there to chop it up with Jamie on camera.

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Singer Chris Brown hosted an afterparty at The Belasco Theater.  And he was spotted arriving with girlfriend Karreuche Tran.  Kae posted a cutesy pic of the twosome together earlier in the day where she said she wished “her baby” luck on his performance.  Mmhmm….

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The twosome walked in together and partied it up all night:

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And also spotted at Chris’ afterparty:

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Rapper Tyga and his baby moms Blac Chyna, in a green bandage dress, made an appearance.  Wonder why she’s holding her booty in that last pic.  Injection juice dripping?  Tragedy….

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And Nick Cannon was on his Cali ish while hitting up Breezy’s party as well.

Will Packer & his Think Like A Man crew (and his girlfriend Heather) all headed out to pop a few bottles to celebrate winning Best Picture at the Awards…and the fact they’re already working on the sequel:

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Cast members LaLa Anthony, Regina Hall, Terrence J, Gary Owen & Kevin Hart were all on TURN UP TIME as Kevin calls it.  Hilar.


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La posted a pic of her & Kevin readying more Ace of Spades.  She said Kevin bought that ish though.  Ha!


And the newly single Monyetta Shaw made her night out sans baby’s daddy Ne-Yo a longer one with an afterparty.  She and Toya Wright, Malaysia Pargo and friends chilled out:

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The girls were partying it up at Greystone…but looked a bit bored.

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Ciara snuggled up to her boo Future after he performed at Greystone.

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And LeToya Luckett caught up with her long time friend (and Beyonce‘s stylist) Ty Hunter over at Greystone too.



Photos: Splash, LaLa’s Instagram, mayakgoldenberg’s IG, Will Packer’s IG, Toya Wright’s IG, LeToya Luckett’s IG, abegailjoy’s IG, iamstevejames’ IG, Hennessy V.S




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The 2013 BET Awards have come and gone.  But we’ve got all the red carpet fabulousness to dive into tonight.   Check out our massive red carpet fashion round up inside of YBF rocking their fave designers at the Nokia Theater…..

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Let’s kick this off with one of the best looking couples of the night.  Before he accepted his Humanitarian Award for his work with his Wade’s World Foundation, Dwyane Wade escorted his “Beautiful Black Queen” (as he called her during his acceptance speech) Gabrielle Union down the red carpet.

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The Think Like A Man Too & “Being Mary Jane” star looked fab in her curve hugging Zac Posen strapless red dress, Ruthie Davis Eastgate sandals and great makeup and hair.  The cast for Think Like A Man also walked away with an award by the end of the night.



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Meagan Good said TO HELL with covering up with the usher board’s prayer cloth during the gospel segment.  Because chick presented a gospel award rocking this extra deep plunging royal blue gown. 

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We know her hubby DeVon Franklin liked it, but sheesh.  She looks stunning as always though.

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She also hit the carpet with the show’s host, Chris Tucker.


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Speaking of stunning, Lauren London came out on the carpet and turned every head nearby.  Pretty all around.


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Yes Nia Long in all gold everything.  She rocked a Naeem Khan sparkling dress, Jimmy Choo “Lance” shoes, and an LK Bennett clutch. Making 40-something look extra fly.


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Chris Brown quickly hit the carpet with his artist Sevyn Streeter.  Sevyn kept it sexy in an all white–the IT color on the carpet Sunday night–midriff baring look and the ever popular pink Gucci Victorie sandals.


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Ashanti rocked a sexy little white dress by Aiisha and nude Givenchy sandals, one similar to Brandy’s look for the night.

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Cutie LeToya Luckett rocked her all-white jumper and mini red YSL purse.  Gorgeous as always.

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Amber Rose, who rocked Versace, and her fiance Wiz Khalifa hit the red carpet for a parents’ night out.  And got all kissy-faced for the cameras too. Y’all know everybody was yelling (in their heads) ‘Get a room!’…

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Tamar Braxton is looking all kinds of post-baby fabulous.  She took a break from newborn Logan to hit the Awards Sunday night.  And she even walked away with the Centric Award.  Nice!

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Nicki Minaj gave body in her silky black Roberto Cavalli gown with a dramatic lace overlay and major boobage shown through the cut-out.  She completed her look with John Hardy jewelry.


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Before hitting the stage to perform, Ciara walked the red carpet in Lorraine Schwartz jewels, her silver Saint Laurent pumps, and a Saint Laurent combo of a leather pencil skirt and barely-there leather cop top as she posed it up with her man Future. Hot.  Simply because she has the body to pull this off.


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Brandy rocked a slightly sheer cream dress by Michael Cinco for her red carpet stint and her BET after party hosting gig.

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Nelly was there for the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” TURN UP TIME.  That damn Kevin Hart….

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Mya popped out the D.C. woodwork to make her way to L.A. in her all white look.  No clue where this chick has been, but she’s still looking gorge.  Would say she should have hopped on stage with Beenie Man during his Girls Dem Sugar sing during that extra random (yet extra turnt) reggae break…but nevermind. 


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Think Like A Man Too star Regina Hall kept it classy and fabulous in her all black look by Misguided with a peek-a-boo sheer accent.  And she topped it off with sexy & revealing Jimmy Choo “Taste” shoes.

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The newly single Ne-Yo helped his artist Ravaughn twirl her way onto the carpet in a Diego Dolcini dress and Barbara shoes.  She chatted up the press about her upcoming new song with Wale “Better Be Good” (that Ne-Yo wrote) and her brand new single “Best Friend”.

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LaLa showed off those ASSets on the carpet in a ruched soft pink dress by Lanvin and blue heels.  Chick must be on her squats game.

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Big Sean was there and brought his girlfriend Naya Rivera, rocking colorful Emilio Pucci, along.

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Michelle Williams helped co-host a red carpet show.  Pretty look for her (her gown is by Nicci Hou), but she still looks like she’s playi




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