BET Awards 2020: 5 Times Stars Made Political Statements With Their Red Carpet Fashion

BET Awards Political Fashion Statements

BET Awards 2020: 5 Times Stars Made Political Statements With Their Red Carpet Fashion

Meek Mill, Jamie Foxx, and more send a message.

Published June 2nd

Written by Tira Urquhart

The BET Awards are always a time to celebrate black excellence and black culture. While other award shows might struggle to show a little less uniformity among their nominees and winners, the BET Awards is devoted to celebrating Black musicians and actors that might be otherwise overlooked. 

The awards are also the perfect moments to bring awareness to important social and political issues facing the country. Celebrities make statements with speeches and also through their clothing choices.

See 5 times celebrities made political fashion statements at the BET Awards.

  1. BET Awards 2018: Meek Mill
    attends the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo: Johnny Nunez/VMN18/Getty Images for BET)

    Meek Mill has made himself a voice for the incarcerated population. Here is he in 2018 in a t-shirt supporting bail reform.

  2. BET Awards 2018: Janelle Monaé
    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 by Prince Williams/Getty Images)

    Janelle Monaé, after coming out, wore a beautiful gown consisting of a rainbow flag to support her fellow LGBTQ+ community members. 

  3. BET AWARDS 2018: Quest Love
    onstage at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
    (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for BET)

    Quest Love showed his love for immigrants with his T-shirt at the 2018 awards. 

  4. BET AWARDS 2016: Usher Raymond
    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)

    Usher made a bold statement urging Americans to not vote for Trump during his 2016 performance. 

  5. BET AWARDS 2013: Jamie Fox
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: Jamie Fox arrives at the 2013 BET Awards Make A Wish Arrivals at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)
    (Photo: Leon Bennett/WireImage)

    Jamie Foxx wore a T-Shirt to bring awareness to the murder of Trayvon Martin at the 2012 awards.

(Photo by Johnny Nunez/VMN18/Getty Images for BET, Prince Williams/Getty Images)

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