BET Awards 2021: Best Looks From The Acts Set To 'Pass The Mic' On DJ Cassidy's After-show Event

BET Awards 2021:

BET Awards 2021: Best Looks From The Acts Set To 'Pass The Mic' On DJ Cassidy's After-show Event

After the show it's the afterparty, with all of your favorite acts from the 2000s!

UPDATED ON : JUNE 23, 2021 / 08:12 AM

Written by Emerald Elitou

Just when you thought “Culture’s Biggest Night” couldn’t get any better, DJ Cassidy announced that he will be passing the mic to Ashanti, Ja Rule, Nelly, Akon, Kelis, Fat Joe, Fabolous, Sean Paul, and over a dozen other surprise guests right after the BET Awards 2021 on Sunday, June 27 at 11:30 ET/8:30 PT.

“This edition of Pass The Mic will be the greatest party of all time and will celebrate the greatest party records ever made,” Cassidy shared about the musical event, titled DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic: BET Awards Edition. “The artists I've united for this special have inspired, transformed, and defined the culture for the last two decades.”

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The famous DJ continued, “I am so honored to be passing the mic to so many icons in one night, culture’s biggest night!”

This of course has us extremely excited! As we try to patiently await the on-air bash, we decided to highlight some of the best performance fashions from the Hip Hop and R&B legends set to appear. Enjoy! 

  1. Ashanti: Hammersmith Apollo
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31:  Ashanti performs live on stage at  Hammersmith Apollo on January 31, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

    Ashanti dropped jaws when she performed at the Hammersmith Apollo rocking this boldy patterned two-peice ensemble. Showing off her tiny waistline, the "Happy" singer caused quite a stir in a stylish bodysuit and matching custom blazer that she cinched with an oversized black belt. 

    What we loved most about this fly performance look was the star's bold, oversized shades and the ruffled detailing on her jacket. Yes, sis! 

  2. Ja Rule: Q 100.5's Nightmare on Q Street
    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 26: Ja Rule performs during Q 100.5's Nightmare on Q Street at the Orleans Arena on October 26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
    (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)

    Never one to shy away from a shirtless moment, Ja Rule left fans drooling when he unzipped his fresh white hoodie during a live performance. There's no question that the "Caught Up" rapper has some serious swag, and his trendy sportswear and custom gold jewelry prove it.

  3. Nelly: Supafest Music Festival
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    (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

    Nelly flexed onstage at the Supafest Music Festival. Proud of his workout gains, the "Hot In Herre" rapper displayed his chiseled biceps in a AC/DC muscle tanktop, which he paired with a matching black hat, a massixe diamond earring, and layers of dog chains. 

  4. Akon: MTV EMAs
    SEVILLE, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 03: Akon performs on stage during the MTV EMAs 2019 at FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre on November 03, 2019 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
    (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

    Akon commanded attention during his international performance at the 2019 MTV EMAs. The "Right Now" rapper was all smiles as he danced onstage wearing a floral blazer, bright orange shirt, and fresh white pants. The charismatic entertainer pretty much blinded us when he flashed his diamond chain and pearly whites. Such an iconic moment!

  5. Kelis: MC Theater
    The American singer Kelis performs on stage at the MC Theater, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 13 May 2014. (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)
    (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)

    Lady in red! Kelis sizzled in a bright red wrap dress while performing on stage at the MC Theater. Giving us retro glamour, the "Milkshake" songstress completed her look with full and lustrous hair, red lipstick, and sexy metallic pumps!

  6. Fat Joe: MTV +1 The Vote 'Election Afterparty'
    MTV +1 The Vote "Election Afterparty" on November 6, 2018 in Miami, Florida.
    (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for MTV)

    Fat Joe wore a political statement on his chest when he took the stage at the MTV +1 The Vote 'Election Afterparty'. Dressed in a "Vote Or Die!" t-shirt, the "Lean Back" rapper completed his statement-making 'fit with a pair of blue jeans, dark shades, and layers of diamonds.

  7. Fabolous: Puff Daddy and The Family Bad Boy Reunion Tour
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21:  Fabolous performs onstage during the Puff Daddy and The Family Bad Boy Reunion Tour presented by Ciroc Vodka and Live Nation at Barclays Center on May 21, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation )
    (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation )

    Fabolous paid homage to The Notorious B.I.G. while performing at the Puff Daddy and The Family Bad Boy Reunion Tour. Rocking a graphic tee with the late rapper's likeness, the recording artist completed his look with destressed black jeans, a crisp white jacket, a snapback hat, fresh new kicks, and a huge diamond medallion. 

  8. Sean Paul: Kiss Haunted House Party
    Sean Paul performing at the Kiss Haunted House Party held at the SSE Wembley Arena, Wembley, London. (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
    (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)

    Sean Paul raised the "Temperature" when he showed up and showed out in color while performing at the Kiss Haunted House Party. During the live event, the dancehall recording artist rocked a casual black look, which he brought to life with a bold orange jacket that popped. Smart fashion move!

    Watch DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic: BET Awards Edition on Sunday, June 27 at 11:30 ET/8:30 PT.

(Photos from left to right: Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images, Jim Dyson/Getty Images, Mindy Small/FilmMagic)

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