Hip-hop's hottest stars stepped out tonight (July 1) at the 2012 BET Awards, posing for red carpet pictures prior to the show. Rhyme slingers like Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross and R&B hit makers like Elle Varner plus many more arrived at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif., for the big night in rap, R&B and hip-hop music.
Kanye West and Beyonce are the leading nominees for the 2012 BET Awards, with West nabbing seven nominations -- five with Jay-Z as the Throne and two solo mentions. Following behind Yeezy is Beyonce with six nods, including two in the Video of the Year category for 'Love on Top' and 'Countdown.'
The 2011 BET Awards were a night of fashion do's and some really, really big fashion do not's, which we have illustrated for you in this gallery of worst dressed pictures. Some may disagree with our choices, but we have a hunch that you will be asking yourself the good ol' "what were they thinking" question after seeing these outfits.
Beyonce was unable to attend tonight's 2011 BET Awards, given that she was closing out the big Glastonbury Music Festival in England, but she was there in spirit. The Queen B not only delivered her sassiness over the pond, but BET viewers got a taste of her hits 'Best Thing I Never Had' and 'End of Time,' which were aired during the big ceremony.
It was an out and out hip hop party when Young Money cohorts and fan faves Lil Wayne and Drake bounded on stage with Rick Ross and DJ Khaled to perform 'I'm On One' at the 2011 BET Awards. It was the penultimate performance of the show, and while it had enough star power to actually close the BET Awards, that honor was reserved for Beyonce and her satellite performance at Glastonbury in the UK.