Highlights from the exclusive BET Experience event.
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The Grammy Museum VIP Reception - Marking the inaugural year of the BET Experience, Chairman and CEO of BET Networks Debra Lee helped kicked off the festivities with a VIP Grammy exhibit opening reception at the Grammy Museum. The occasion also celebrated the BET Awards with a special wardrobe display from past Lifetime Achievement winners like Chaka Khan and the late Whitney Houston.(Photo: Earl Gibson/BET/Getty Images for BET)
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A Field of Grammys - During the VIP Grammy exhibit opening reception, attendees took the opportunity to also look at music history artifacts such as Michael Jackson's famed military-styled jacket and video presentation celebrating the BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo: Earl Gibson/BET/Getty Images for BET)
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Nwaka Onwusa: Assistant Curator (Grammy Museum) - The Grammy Museum's Assistant Curator Nwaka Onwusa, who helped assemble the opening BET Awards display, said she was excited that the two award brands were working together since they've honored some of the same music legends like 2007 BET Awards honoree Diana Ross. "There were so many synergies, this partnering was obvious." Onwusa said. "I was just excited that we had a chance to celebrate the power of music." (Photo: Earl Gibson/BET/Getty Images for BET)
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Ready to Get Experienced - Following the opening reception, attendees were off to enjoy the first annual BET Experience, which will feature performances by BET Award winners like Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly and Beyoncé. (Photo: Earl Gibson/BET/Getty Images for BET)
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