2002 BET Awards Performances and Highlights

2002 BET Awards Performances and Highlights.

Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer - The hysterical hosts return for a second year during the 2nd Annual BET Awards show, June 24, 2002, at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California.(Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage/Getty Images)

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Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer - The hysterical hosts return for a second year during the 2nd Annual BET Awards June 24, 2002 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California.(Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage/Getty Images)

Yolanda Adams - The gospel singer performs a medley of "I'm Gonna Be Ready" and "Since The Last Time I Saw You" and wins Best Gospel Artist. (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

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Yolanda Adams - The gospel singer performs a medley of "I'm Gonna Be Ready" and "Since The Last Time I Saw You" and wins Best Gospel Artist. (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

Usher - The R&B singer performs his huge hit "U Don't Have to Call," the third big single from his album 8701. (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

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Usher - The R&B singer performs his huge hit "U Don't Have to Call," the third big single from his album 8701. (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

 Nelly - The St. Louis rapper performs his No. 1 club banger "Hot in Herr" during rehearsals. (Photo M. Caulfield/WireImage)

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 Nelly - The St. Louis rapper performs his #1 club banger "Hot In Herr" during rehearsals . (Photo M. Caulfield/WireImage)

Mary J. Blige  - The No More Drama singer performs "Rainy Days," which features rapper Ja Rule.   (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Mary J. Blige  - The No More Drama singer performs "Rainy Days," which features rapper Ja Rule.   (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Steve Harvey - The star of the long-running eponymous television show cracks jokes and the crowd up.(Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage/Getty Images)

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Steve Harvey - The star of the long-running eponymous television show hosts cracks jokes and the crowd up.(Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage/Getty Images)

 Ludacris - The rapper, nominated for Best Male Hip Hop, performs a medley of "Saturday" and "Move B***h." (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

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 Ludacris - The rapper, nominated for "Best Male Hip Hop" performs a medley of "Saturday" and "Move B***h". (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

2002 ? Ja Rule - Ja Rule once again took over the streets of NY with his blend of melodic choruses as he had the rotten apple "livin' it up" and everyone screaming, "It's Murder!" That platinum run of hits continued with his third album, Pain Is Love. (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

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Ja Rule - The "Best Male Hip Hop" winner performs "Down Ass Chick" with Charli Baltimore. (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

Cedric the Entertainer - The two-time host and actor does his thing on stage during the 2nd Annual BET Awards at the Kodak Theatre.(Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage/Getty Images)

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Cedric the Entertainer - The two-time host and actor does his thing on stage during The 2nd Annual BET Awards at the Kodak Theatre.(Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage/Getty Images)

Chaka Khan - The pint-sized icon with the big voice performs Earth, Wind and Fire's "Fantasy" for their Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

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Chaka Khan - The pint-sized icon with the big voice performs Earth, Wind & Fire's "Fantasy" for their Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

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Lil' Bow Wow - The Viewer's Choice nominee performs "Take Ya Home" for the ladies in the audience and the viewers at home.  (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

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Lil' Bow Wow - The "Viewer's Choice" nominee performs "Take Ya Home" for the ladies in the audience and the viewers at home.  (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

B2K - Omarion, Lil' Fizz, J-Boog and Raz-B get the ladies on their feet during their performance of "Uh Huh." (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

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B2K - Omarion, Lil' Fizz, J-Boog and Raz-B get the ladies on their feet during their performance of "Uh Huh". (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

Ashanti - The Best New Artist nominee performs the hits "Foolish" and "Happy." (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)

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Ashanti - The "Best New Artist" nominee performs the hits "Foolish" and "Happy". (Photo: M. Caulfield/WireImage)