First BET Honors Bring a Full Red Carpet to D.C.

Tyra Banks looked glamorous at the first annual BET Honors, held last night in Washington D.C. Tyra was awarded for her contributions in media, while a rather golden-hued Alicia Keys was honored in the area of music. The show included performances by John Legend, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder — who performed twice thanks to some technical difficulties. Not really a big deal, since the show doesn’t air until February 22, and the audience sure didn’t seem to mind.

The awards were hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. Danny Glover, Chingy, Keyshia Cole, Ne-Yo and many others came to support and honor their peers. Even Vivica Fox showed up, despite her recent headlines.

Others honored at the event include Dr. Cornel West, University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton (education), Richard Parsons (corporate citizen), US Rep. Maxine Waters (public service), and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd (entrepreneur).

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25 more photos from BET Honors featuring Tyra Banks, Ne-Yo, Keyshia Cole, Blair Underwood, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Brian McKnight, Harper Hill, Gladys Knight, Vivica A. Fox, Jill Scott, Cedric the Entertainer, Stevie Wonder and Kerry Washington are after the jump.

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