While the red carpet was sunny and colorful in LA last night, the real fun was reserved for the Shrine Auditorium stage at the BET Awards. Some of the best performances of the night were from our young familiar faces like Chris Brown and Rihanna as well as some old favorites like Alicia Keys alongside En Vogue and TLC (minus Left Eye). How cute was it seeing Chris/Rihanna singing along with each other's performances from the audience? Love it. Kanye has said that he's done having tantrums over award shows (though that does not go for everything), but luckily last night he didn't have to walking away with two statues — check out all the winners here. Along with lots of Obama love, Fergie helped close out the show with Nelly her fellow pa-pa-pa-pa-party person before hitting what I'm sure was the real fun at all the after show soirées.
To see more from the show including Al Green, Ashanti, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Cuba Gooding Jr., Queen Latifah, Usher and others and video of Kanye's acceptance speech, Alicia/En Vogue/TLC, and Usher's performance just read more
Images include: Al Green, Ashanti, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Chris Brown, Ciara, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gabrielle Union, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Kanye West, Lil Kim, Melanie Brown, Ne-Yo, Nelly, Fergie, Queen Latifah, Usher