The Most Unforgettable Red Carpet Moments From BET Awards

Relieve the most memorable moments from the BET Awards ahead of the 2021 ceremony, which will air Sunday, June 27 at 8 p.m.

By emily belfiore Jun 27, 2021 1:00 AMTags
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The 2021 BET Awards are right around the corner, and we're looking back at some of the most memorable red carpet moments from previous award shows.

Bringing together the biggest names in entertainment and sports, the annual event, which will be hosted by Taraji P. Henson, honors the year's achievements in music, film, television and sports while also paying tribute to the stars that have been paving the way and using their platform to inspire change.

This year, Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby are among the top contenders, each nabbing seven nominations. Plus, Patrick Mahomes, Serena Williams, Zendaya, Drake, Cardi B and the late Chadwick Boseman also scored nominations. So, needless to say, the BET Awards—held in person at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles unlike last year's virtual show—is going to be a star-studded, must-see event. 

Now, to get ready for the June 27 show, let's take a trip down memory lane.

BET Awards 2019: Red Carpet Fashion

Keep scrolling to relieve some of the greatest BET Award red carpet memories that we'll never forget:

Destiny's Child, 2001

Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams proved to be the ultimate trio with their matching ensembles at the first-ever BET Awards. 

Janet Jackson, 2002

The "Nasty" singer's torso-baring crop top and skirt combo still remains one of her most iconic looks to date. 

Lil' Kim, 2003

The "Crush On You" rapper turned heads in this paisley set, which was comprised of a triangle bikini-styled top and a matching kimono. 

Da Brat, 2003

Paying homage to Spongebob Squarepants, the "What'Chu Like" rapper brought the fun with this unforgettable ensemble. 

Jaden & Willow Smith, 2011

In one of the cutest BET Award red carpet moments ever, the "Whip My Hair" singer gave dad Will Smith a sweet shout-out with her Fresh Prince of Bel-Air tee. Later in the evening, the brother-sister duo won the YoungStars Award. 

Jamie Foxx, 2012

The Ray actor made a poignant statement on the red carpet by wearing a shirt that featured an image of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old who was killed earlier that year. 

Future & Londyn, 2015

The father-daughter pair posed for photos together while sporting matching bedazzled masks. 

Blac Chyna & Amber Rose, 2015

Proving they're the best of friends, the stars served up a memorable twinning moment in their matching white suits. 

Alicia Keys, 2016

The "Girl On Fire" singer attended the 2016 BET Awards makeup-free, creating one of her most iconic beauty looks. 

DJ Khalid & Asad, 2017

Marking one of their first red carpets together, the "Higher" hitmaker and his baby boy looked adorable as they made their way into the big show. 

Janelle Monae, 2018

Arriving in style, the "Tightrope" singer made a bold statement with her rainbow gown, which she wore in celebration of Pride Month. 

Meek Mill, 2018

In his first red carpet appearance since being released from jail in April 2018, the "Going Bad" rapper made a powerful statement with his ensemble. 

YG, 2019

The "Go Loko" rapper paid tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle, who passed away earlier that year in January, with his ensemble, rocking a leather jacket that featured a portrait of the fallen musician on it. 

Lil Nas X, 2019

The "Old Town Road" rapper made his BET Award debut with a stylish aqua blue suit, adding some flare to the carpet with its mismatched prints. 

Lizzo, 2019

For her first BET Awards, the "Juice" singer also opted for a bold outfit. Taking to Instagram after the big event, she said, "No I'm not a branch at all look baby I'm the whole damn tree." 

Saweetie, 2021

This "Icy Grl" wowed in a genie-inspired look.

Lil Nas X, 2021

He stopped the show in floral Richard Quinn suit.

Chloe Bailey, 2021

Have mercy! She stunned in this Valentino gown.

Megan Thee Stallion, 2021

The rapper looked slayed in a white Jean Paul Gaultier gown.

The 2021 BET Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 27 at 8 p.m. ET on BET.