BET Awards '20: Our Top 10 Best Performance Outfits Of All Time

BET Awards 2020: Best Performance Looks

BET Awards '20: Our Top 10 Best Performance Outfits Of All Time

Beyoncé, Cardi B, Mary J. Blige and more!

Published June 19th

The BET Awards are always a time to celebrate black excellence, and black culture. Celebrities not only step on to the carpet with their best fashions, but the on-stage outfits are always talked about days after the show.

As we gear up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BET Awards (virtually on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 8pm est),  it's the perfect time to look back at the best performance looks of all time. As a whole, they involve lots of sparkles… and lots of skin. 

See the top 10 performance looks of all times!

  1. 2019: Cardi B wore an emerald performance outfit designed by Bryan Hearns that featured a cut-out corset and puffy sleeves.
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23:  Cardi B and Offset perform onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  2. 2019: Queen Of R&B Mary J Blige performed her hits in a blinged out white baseball outfit.
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Mary J. Blige performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  3. 2019: DJ Kaled Shut down the stage in a custom Versace look.
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: (L-R) DJ Khaled and Lil Baby perform onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  4. 2019: Lizzo and her girls stormed the stage in white lace corset's with white boots for an epic performance.
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Lizzo performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  5. 2018: Janelle Monaé stole the show wearing an Ace of Spades black-and-white look.
    onstage at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
  6. 2018: Nicki Minaj wears a pink glitter latex bikini for her performance.
    onstage at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
  7. 2016: Beyoncé wore a custom balmain look for her 'Freedom' performance.
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26:  Recording artist Beyonce (C) performs onstage during the 2016 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/BET/Getty Images for BET)
  8. 2015: Chris Brown stunted in a black leather 'fit to perform his hit song, 'Yo'.
    onstage during the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
  9. 2009: Beyoncé was angelic in all white to perform 'Ava Maria.'
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28:  Singer Beyonce onstage at the 2009 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
  10. 2006: Prince wore his signature purple suit to perform his hits.
    Prince performs "Through the Fire" during 6th Annual BET Awards - Show at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)

Written by Tira Urquhart

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