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Electrifying - After paying homage to the Jackson 5 and Berry Gordy?s achievements, Janelle Monae, her band and dancers smiled for the camera looking beautiful and coordinated. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Electrifying - After paying homage to the Jackson 5 and Berry Gordy’s achievements, Janelle Monae, her band and dancers smiled for the camera looking beautiful and coordinated. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Mother Mimi - Mariah Carey was spotted with daughter Monroe walking in style as usual and as expected.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Mother Mimi - Mariah Carey was spotted with daughter Monroe walking in style as usual and as expected.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Brothers Bonded Through Hip Hop - Ludacris stands with BET Honors celebrant Ice Cube after presenting the multi-talented mogul with his award.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Brothers Bonded Through Hip Hop - Ludacris stands with BET Honors celebrant Ice Cube after presenting the multi-talented mogul with his award.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

With a Message - After receiving his honor and delivering an inspiring message, CEO and Chairman of American Express Kenneth Chenault showed off his new award in style.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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With a Message - After receiving his honor and delivering an inspiring message, CEO and Chairman of American Express Kenneth Chenault showed off his new award in style.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Beyond the Screen - After presenting Kenneth Chenault with the Corporate Citizen award, actor Joe Morton stopped for a quick flick before enjoying the remainder of the show. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Beyond the Screen - After presenting Kenneth Chenault with the Corporate Citizen award, actor Joe Morton stopped for a quick flick before enjoying the remainder of the show. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Getting It Together - Wayne Brady huddles with his backup dancers before performing his own rendition of ?Pony? for the audience, paying tribute to the evening's honorees.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Getting It Together - Wayne Brady huddles with his backup dancers before performing his own rendition of “Pony” for the audience, paying tribute to the evening's honorees.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Big Brother Luda - Brothers Vincent and Vicus Visser of Vfour Music chop it up with Ludacris and pose for a quick picture backstage at the BET Honors.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Big Brother Luda - Brothers Vincent and Vicus Visser of Vfour Music chop it up with Ludacris and pose for a quick picture backstage at the BET Honors.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Phenomenal Woman  - The gorgeous Karen Clark Sheard is much more than a singer. Her artistry ranges from writer to vocalist to minister and she continues to inspire some of our favorite artists, like Faith Evans and Mariah Carey, to pursue their dreams. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Praise on Up - After leaving the audience absolutely speechless, Karen Clark-Sheard looked flawless in her navy blue satin gown, with her hair laid completing the perfect look!(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Hotlanta  - Atlanta natives Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris are snapped by our all-access cam.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Hotlanta  - Atlanta natives Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris are snapped by our all-access cam.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Escalator Swaggin'  - The beautiful and talented Jennifer Hudson is snapped with her entourage looking flawless as she journeys to the stage to honor the Queen of Soul.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Escalator Swaggin'  - The beautiful and talented Jennifer Hudson is snapped with her entourage looking flawless as she journeys to the stage to honor the Queen of Soul.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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A Little Extra With AJ Calloway and Jennifer Hudson - 106 & Park alum AJ Calloway, now an entertainment correspondent NBC's Extra, interviews vocal powerhouse Jennifer Hudson. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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A Little Extra With AJ Calloway and Jennifer Hudson - 106 & Park alum AJ Calloway, now an entertainment correspondent NBC's Extra, interviews vocal powerhouse Jennifer Hudson. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

A Path Way for Royalty  - Aretha Franklin is escorted to her front-row seat inside of the Warner Theater, ahead of being honored by Karen Clark-Sheard, Jennifer Hudson and more. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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A Path Way for Royalty  - Aretha Franklin is escorted to her front-row seat inside of the Warner Theater, ahead of being honored by Karen Clark-Sheard, Jennifer Hudson and more. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Cube Meets the Queen  - Musical Arts Award honoree Aretha Franklin and honoree Ice Cube share a moment of congratulations ahead of being honored on an extraordinary night out. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Cube Meets the Queen  - Musical Arts Award honoree Aretha Franklin and honoree Ice Cube share a moment of congratulations ahead of being honored on an extraordinary night out. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

From the Soul Train to the Honors - Funnyman Anthony Anderson is all smiles before he takes the stage to present the Visual Arts Award to Carrie Mae Weems. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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From the Soul Train to the Honors - Funnyman Anthony Anderson is all smiles before he takes the stage to present the Visual Arts Award to Carrie Mae Weems. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

What Extraordinary Looks Like - Presenter Reverend Al Sharpton and Visual Arts Award honoree Carrie Mae Weems are snapped together by our BET.com all-access cam; showing us all what extraordinary looks like!(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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What Extraordinary Looks Like - Presenter Reverend Al Sharpton and Visual Arts Award honoree Carrie Mae Weems are snapped together by our BET.com all-access cam; showing us all what extraordinary looks like!(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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True Blue - In his second look of the night, Wayne Brady shows off an elaborate blue suit and makes sure to kept it dapper.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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True Blue - In his second look of the night, Wayne Brady shows off an elaborate blue suit and makes sure to kept it dapper.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

From the Church to the Top - Tamar Braxton and Karen Clark-Sheard pose for a beautiful and dynamic photo backstage at the BET Honors.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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From the Church to the Top - Tamar Braxton and Karen Clark-Sheard pose for a beautiful and dynamic photo backstage at the BET Honors.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Passing the Torch - Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae stand tall and continue bringing us good music that will always be inspired by the amazing Aretha Franklin.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Passing the Torch - Jennifer Hudson and Janelle Monae stand tall and continue bringing us good music that will always be inspired by the amazing Aretha Franklin.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Humbled - In this candid photo you can see how happy, humbled and excited Janelle Monae is to be speaking with the legendary Aretha Franklin backstage.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Humbled - In this candid photo you can see how happy, humbled and excited Janelle Monae is to be speaking with the legendary Aretha Franklin backstage.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)