BET aired the 2016 BET Honors last night as they honored this years most monumental people. BET Honors was established in 2008 by the Black Entertainment Television network to acknowledge the achievements of African Americans.
The Men and Women who were honored were:
Lee Daniels Television and Film Award
Eric Holder Public Service Award
Mellody Hobson Award for Corporate Citizen
Patti LaBelle Award for Musical Arts
L.A. Reid Award for Excellence in Entertainment
Toni Braxton opened up the show with an explosive performance of her greatest hits with her sisters (Traci Braxton, Towanda Braxton, Trina Braxton) as backup singers. Toni Braxton was first discovered and signed by LaFace Records the record label L.A. Reid and Babyface created.
Jussie Smollet performs and honors Lee Daniels. Jussie Smollet is the star o Fox’s hit TV show Empire created by Lee Daniels.
Click here to watch Fantasia deliver a shivering tribute to Patti LaBelle by singing You Are My Friend.
Click here to watch Usher show his love to his friend and mentor L.A. Reid. Usher was one of the first artists that L.A. Reid signed to his LaFace Records in the 90s.
We also saw performances from Jazmine Sullivan, Raheem DeVaughn, The Deele, Eddie Levert and Ledisi.
Congratulations to all the 2016 BET honorees.
Photos from BET.com
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