Last night saw a host of Hollywood’s most famous faces descend on LA’s Shrine Auditorium for the 2012 BET Awards. Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj were the night’s big winners, with Beyoncé winning Best Female R&B artist and her husband Jay-Z and his best mate Kanye taking home the gong for Best Group with their powerhouse duo, The Throne. Nicki Minaj was presented with the award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Chris Brown took home Best Male Hip-Hop Artist.
While the main focus of the night was on the evening’s recipients, Kimye did their best to hog the limelight in matching white outfits. TV Queen Kim was spotted chatting to new best mate Beyoncé and sat next to Nicki Minaj for the night – chatting and posing for pictures.
Whitney Houston was remembered during the night’s proceedings, with her mother Cissy giving a performance of Bridge Over Troubled Water, leaving the Shrine Auditorium in tears. Mariah Carey also paid tribute to the late star, saying “I miss my friend … I miss hearing her voice and laughter”.
Amongst the ceremony’s emotional performance’s, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly took home the Lifetime Achievement Award and soul musician D’Angelo gave his first televised performance in over a decade.
Despite the ceremony reading like a who’s who of Hollywood’s elite, it was the ‘Jay-‘Ye-Bey trinity that dominated the night’s proceedings, with Kanye and Jay-Z receiving the award for Video of the Year for Otis and Beyoncé scooping the gong for Video Director of the Year.