BET Awards Red Carpet Style: See All The Stars From 2001-2019

BET Awards Red Carpet Style: See All the Stars from 2001-2019

BET Awards Red Carpet Style: See All The Stars From 2001-2019

We're celebrating 19 years of fly fashions!

Published 6 days ago

Written by Tweety Elitou

It was 2001 when the first annual BET Awards took place at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Surprisingly, that was nearly 20 years ago! 

Since its inception, celebrities from the worlds of music, acting, and sports have blessed the star-studded event dressed in their best fashions.

As we gear up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BET Awards (virtually on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 8pm est), we've decided to highlight some of the most memorable fashion moments spotted on the BET Awards red carpet over the last 19 years.

From the years of graffiti print to LGBT-inspired dresses, keep scrolling to see a timeline of the most unforgettable looks captured at the BET awards!

  1. 2001: At the very first BET Awards, Mary J. Blige snagged a 'Best Female R&B/Pop Artist' award dressed in a bold denim cut-out dress.
    Mary J. Blige poses during the 1st Annual BET Awards June 19, 2001 at the Paris Hotel and... (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
    (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
  2. 2001: André 3000 and Big Boi of OutKast snagged their award for 'Best Male Group and Video of the Year' wearing casual 'fits.
    André 3000 and Big Boi of OutKast pose with their award for Best Male Group and Video of the Year (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
    (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
  3. 2002: At the 2nd Annual BET Awards, Janet Jackson's abs were perfectly on display with her sheer crop top and long maxi skirt.
    Presenter Janet Jackson during The 2nd Annual BET Awards - Gallery at The Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
    (Photo: L. Cohen/WireImage)
  4. 2002: Trina bedazzled in a colorful graffiti dress by joey rolon.
    Trina during The 2nd Annual BET Awards - Arrivals at The Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
    (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
  5. 2002: B2k snapped a photo dressed in fly matching looks.
    B2K during The 2nd Annual BET Awards - Arrivals at The Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
    (Photo: SGranitz/WireImage)
  6. 2002: Bow wow may have been young, but he flexed his Gucci basketball top like a boss!
    Bow Wow (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
    (Photo: SGranitz/WireImage)
  7. 2003: Lil Kim Wowed In A Barely-There Bikini with flowing Matching Coverup.
    Lil' Kim during The 3rd Annual BET Awards - Arrivals at The Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage for BET Entertainment)
    (Photo: SGranitz/WireImage for BET Entertainment)
  8. 2004: Beyoncé was a natural beauty while wearing a stunning silver satin dress.
    Beyonce during 4th Annual BET Awards - Red Carpet at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for BET Network)
    (Photo: L. Cohen/WireImage for BET Network)
  9. 2005: Lil Wayne casually showed up to the awards wearing a purple army print BAPE hoodie.
    Lil' Wayne (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
    (Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
  10. 2006: Diddy & Kim Porter looked lovely as they arrived in all white attire.
    Diddy (right) and Kim Porter (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage for BET Network)
    (Photo: Lester Cohen/WireImage for BET Network)
  11. 2006: Kanye west looked fresh and clean with a tailored white ensemble.
    Kanye West (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
    (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
  12. 2006: Kelis made all the onlookers double-take in her trendy ruffled dress.
    Kelis during 2006 BET Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
  13. 2006: India.Arie gave us "Mother Nature at War" realness to bring awareness to climate change.
    India.Arie during 6th Annual BET Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
    (Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
  14. 2007: Chris Brown was our favorite round-the-way-guy in his nerd frames and B-boy attire.
    Chris Brown during BET Awards 2007 - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
  15. 2007: Tracee Ellis Ross was red hot in her sexy fitted ruffled dress.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26:  Actress Tracee Ellis Ross arrives at the 2007 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
  16. 2007: Vivica A. Fox looked like a winning trophy in this embellished gold mini dress.
    Vivica A. Fox during BET Awards 2007 - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
  17. 2008: Rihanna looks like a sun goddess in this beautiful tiered Chiffon Gown.
    Photo © 2008 The Grosby Group - Los Angeles, June 24th, 2008 BET Awards 2008 held at the Shrine Auditorium. In this photo: Rihanna PGrfj6 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
    (Photo: Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
  18. 2008: Soulja Boy got his swag on rocking gucci!
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24:  Rapper Soulja Boy arrives to the 2008 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
    (Photo: Maury Phillips/WireImage)
  19. 2009: Beyoncé has always rocked glitter and glam while showing those legendary gams!
    attends Debra L. Lee's 7th annual VIP pre BET dinner event at Milk Studios on June 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  20. 2010: Kandi Burruss decided to go pretty in pink with an embellished dress.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Kandi Burruss arrives at the 2010 BET Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)
    (Photo: Leon Bennett/WireImage)
  21. 2010: Cassie was sun-kissed when she wore this adorable peaches n' creme ensemble.
    Singer Cassie arrives at the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo: Jeff Kravitz / Getty)
  22. 2011: Willow Smith and Jaden Smith always had a unique style. They even found a way to represent their dear ol' dad, will smith!
    arrives at the BET Awards '11 held at The Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo: Maury Phillips/WireImage)
  23. 2011: Ashanti was hollywood glam for the awards with long wavy hair and a satin evening gown.
    Ashanti arrives at the BET Awards '11 held at The Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)
    (Photo: Leon Bennett/WireImage)
  24. 2012: The OMG Girlz proved that girls just wanna have fun with their colorful tutus and hair!
    arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo: Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
  25. 2012: Jamie Foxx wore a red shirt with Trayvon Martin's photo so we'll never forget.
    arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)
  26. 2013: Trinidad James showed up to the awards dripping in gold chains and hardware.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30:  Recording artist Trinidad James attends 2013 BET Awards - Arrivals at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
    (Photo: Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
  27. 2013: Mindless Behavior were a bunch of cuties in their patterned 'fits.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30:  Recording artists Roc Royal, Princeton, Prodigy and Ray Ray of Mindless Behavior attend 2013 BET Awards - Arrivals at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
    (Photo: Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
  28. 2014: Keke Palmer was all woman in her barely-there Alon Livné white and gold dress.
    <<enter caption here>> at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo: C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
  29. 2014: Zendaya was a fancy b-girl when she decided to pair a snapback hat with her floor-length skirt.
    attends the 2014 BET Awards at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  30. 2015: Blac Chyna and Amber Rose were twinning and looking fab in their white suits.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28:  Blac Chyna and Amber Rose attend the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  31. 2015: Zendaya was shimmery perfection as she styled in a sparkly shirt dress.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Actress Zendaya arrived at the BET & Make A Wish Foundation Recipients BET Experience At LA. Live Red Carpet arrivals - Weekend Events on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)
    (Photo: Leon Bennett/WireImage)
  32. 2015: Naturi Naughton beamed with pride while wearing her african print dress.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28:  Naturi Naughton attends the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  33. 2016: LisaRaye McCoy always looks good in white, but this time she gave us lovely lavender hair!
    attends the 2016 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  34. 2016: Alicia Keys showed up to the awards makeup-free wearing a trendy turban and silky black jumpsuit.
    attends the 2016 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  35. 2017: Cardi B demanded attention as she arrived at the awards wearing a red givenchy suit.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25:  Cardi B arrives at the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
    (Photo: Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
  36. 2017: Jada Pinkett-Smith showcased her amazingly toned body in a sexy gold Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25:  Actress Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  37. 2017: Lil Mama captured onlookers in a stylish Steven Khalil gown.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25:  Lil Mama attends the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
  38. 2018: Janelle Monae Paid Homage to Pride Month with a colorful, LGBTQ+ flag-inspired gown by Nicolas Jebran.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Janelle Monae arrives to the 2018 BET Awards held at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Prince Williams/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Prince Williams/Getty Images)
  39. 2018: Before his famous "Stay Woke" performance, MEEK MILL walked the red carpet in a "FREEDOM" FENDI T-SHIRT.
    attends the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo: Earl Gibson III/WireImage)
  40. 2018: 2 Chainz looked sharper than a blade in his tailored black and gold patterned suit.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: 2 Chainz arrives to the 2018 BET Awards held at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Prince Williams/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Prince Williams/Getty Images)
  41. 2018: Keyshia Ka'oir looked paparazzi ready in a pastel pink floor-length gown.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Keyshia Ka'oir arrives to the 2018 BET Awards held at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Prince Williams/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Prince Williams/Getty Images)
  42. 2018: T.I. looked seriously suave in his causally tailored suit.
    poses in the press room at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo: Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for BET)
  43. 2018: YG brought fi-yah to the BET awards with a bold red suit.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Rapper YG arrives to the 2018 BET Awards held at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Prince Williams/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Prince Williams/Getty Images)
  44. 2019: Lizzo created quite a statement in her custom-made House of Holland look.
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Lizzo attends the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)
  45. 2019: Doja Cat looked purr-fect in her elaborate custom ensemble by The Blonds.
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Doja Cat attends the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)
    (Photo: Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)
  46. 2019: Megan Thee Stallion proved to be real-life ‘Hot Girl’ in her belly-dancer-inspired ensemble.
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
    (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)

(Photos: Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images, Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic, Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)

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