RED CARPET

Lil Nas X, Naomi Campbell, and More of the 2021 BET Awards’ Best Dressed

Lil Nas X at the 2021 BET Awards
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Last year’s BET Awards was a pioneer in pulling off a successful awards ceremony in the midst of lockdown, and as this year’s edition returned to a standard in-person event the stars brought their fashion and performance best. Megan Thee Stallion, for one, performed her new single “Thot Shit” against the backdrop of a giant diamond shaped like a vagina. Cardi B announced the imminent arrival of her second child with Offset in the form of a bedazzled bodysuit with a sheer cutout around her stomach. But one of the biggest standouts came at the evening’s very beginning when practically everyone delivered on the red carpet. There was Tyler, the Creator toting two briefcases; Naomi Campbell shimmering in Gucci; Zendaya throwing it back to spring 2003 Versace in honor of Beyoncé; and Queen Latifah looking regal as ever in a Thom Browne cape. And to no one’s surprise, Lil Nas X lived up to his rep as the awards show’s star. See some of his many looks and more of the night’s best dressed, here.

Saweetie
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In Dolce & Gabbana and Bulgari jewelry.

Meghan Thee Stallion with Pardison Fontaine
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Meghan Thee Stallion wears Jean Paul Gaultier dress and Bulgari jewelry.

Lil Kim and Zendaya
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Lil Kim wears Dolce & Gabbana and Zendaya wears a vintage Versace dress (in an homage to a dress Beyoncé wore to the 2003 BET awards ceremony) with Bulgari jewelry.

Jazmine Sullivan
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Jazmine Sullivan wears Gucci.

Arlo Parks
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Arlo Parks wears Valentino.

Taraji P. Henson
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Henson wears Versace.

Ashanti
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Ashanti wears Julien MacDonald.

Chloe Bailey
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Bailey wears Valentino.

Naomi Campbell and Marsai Martin
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Campbell wears Gucci and Martin wears Saint Laurent.

Cardi B
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Cardi B revealed her pregnancy in a sheer body suit with crystals at the BET Awards.

at the 2021 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California on June 27, 2021.

at the 2021 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California on June 27, 2021.

Maxine Waters
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Lil Nas X
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Lil Nas X wears Richard Quinn.

Migos’s Quavo, Takeoff and Offset
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In Bottega Veneta.

Queen Latifah
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Queen Latifah wears Thom Browne.

Jennifer Hudson
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Hudson wears Dolce & Gabbana.

Tyler the Creator
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Ebony Obsidian
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Obsidian wears Mikael D.

H.E.R.
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H.E.R. wears Armani.

Coi Leray
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Leray wears Venus Prototype.

Ciara and Andra Day
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Ciara wears Alexandre Vaultier and Day wears Rosie Assoulin.

Sevyn Streeter
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Street wears La Roxx.

Taraji P. Henson
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Henson wears Greta Constantine.

Lil Uzi Vert and JT
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JT wears Valdrin Sahiti.