Why wear one color when you can just wear them all? That’s what Janelle Monáe—who usually sticks to a strict black-and-white color palette—did on Sunday at the 2018 BET Awards, where she hit the red carpet in a rainbow-covered Nicolas Jebran gown with an embellished bodice, matching rainbow Judith Leiber clutch, and Tiffany & Co. Paper Flowers jewels. Though the show was at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater, she could have easily been master of ceremonies at New York’s Pride parade with this look. Also on the carpet? Nicki Minaj, Ashanti, Tyra Banks, Amber Rose, and Blac Chyna, all of whom hit the carpet in wildly sparkly dresses with cutouts for days. Beyoncé notably was not there, but her queenly presence was felt nonetheless. She received the award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and this year became the star with the most BET Awards nominations and wins. Meanwhile, host Jamie Foxx hit the carpet with his daughter Corinne. (No, Foxx’s rumored girlfriend Katie Holmes was nowhere to be found.) RELATED VIDEO: Chloe Bailey's Mom Hated Her Fanny Pack So Much, She Updated It Twitter lit up with commentary about Minaj’s performance, but the red carpet is what we paid the closest attention to. Scroll down to see the best looks of the night.
The BET Awards are happening right now, and we’re excited to celebrate the nominees, who include an array of great talents, including such sister acts as Beyoncé and Solange Knowles. Solange so far has taken home the Centric award, and Venus and Serena Williams were both nominated for Sportswoman of the Year, alongside fellow athletes Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, and Skylar Diggins-Smith. Follow along to see all you favorite stars’ red carpet looks!
The 2016 BET Awards were perhaps the most memorable in its history, with Beyoncé opening the show with a surprise performance that blew us away. But her moments on stage weren’t the only event that we still can’t get over now that the Sunday night festivities in L.A. are over. Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, and more notables truly brought it and delivered star-studded tributes to Prince. InStyle was, as usual, there to capture all of the action and get some behind-the-scenes details you didn’t see on the show. PHOTOS: The Hottest Looks from the 2016 BET Awards Take a peek at the 5 things you need to know about the BET Awards, below.