Hosted by actress Taraji P. Henson, the 2022 edition of the BET Awards aired on 27 June 2022 from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.
Guests were treated to performances by some of the biggest names in music, such as Mariah Carey, Lil Kim, Lizzo, Chlöe Bailey, Mary J. Blige, Kirk Franklin and Sean “P Diddy” Combs - who was honoured with a Lifetime Achiever Award by surprise guest and industry friend Kanye West.
The evening’s big winners were Silk Sonic for the categories Album of the Year and Best Group. Kendrick Lamar took home the awards for Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Video of the Year. Nigerian superstar Tems won the Best International Act and Best Collaboration awards.
The awards ceremony boasted a star-studded red carpet with appearances from the likes of Lizzo, Chlöe Bailey, Mary J. Blige, Marsai Martin, Kandi Burruss, Ari Lennox, among others.
Here’s a look at some of our favourite red carpet looks:
Lizzo in Gucci
Ari Lennox in Nedret Taciroglu
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Marsai Martin in Dolce & Gabanna
Chlöe Bailey Nicolas Jebran
Shauwn Mkhize in Francois Vedemme Fashion
Taraji P. Henson in Tom Ford
Saucy Santana in Area SS22
Muni Long in Carolina Herrera
Crystal Smith and Ne-Yo
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