Last night, the biggest names in entertainment, business and politics gathered together in Washington D.C. to honor Black excellence at the 2016 BET Honors.
Celebrating African-American accomplishments, game changers came to rightfully honor those who have paved the way. Toni Braxton was one of the many who graced the stage, paying homage to former manager and honoree L.A Reid.
The legendary producer, songwriter, and industry mogul was honored with the Business of Entertainment Award. In case you didn’t know, Reid is responsible shaping many of your favorite artists careers, including Braxton’s, Whitney Houston, Usher, Mariah Carey, and Rihanna just to name a few.
Other honorees included Patti Labelle, Empire producer Lee Daniels, former U.S Attorney General Eric Holder, and President of Arial Investments Mellody Hobson. Check out more photos from last night’s event below. The 2016 BET Honors will air on March 14 at 8:00 PM EST.
BET Honors 2016 Celebrates Black Excellence
1. Raheem DevaughnSource:Getty 1 of 13
2. Patti LaBelleSource:Getty 2 of 13
3. Janelle MonaeSource:Getty 3 of 13
4. FantasiaSource:Getty 4 of 13
5. Gabourey SidibeSource:Getty 5 of 13
6. Toni BraxtonSource:Getty 6 of 13
7. Melissa Harris PerrySource:Getty 7 of 13
8. Mack WildsSource:Getty 8 of 13
9. L.A Reid accepting the Business of Entertainment Award, presented by UsherSource:Getty 9 of 13
10. Lee Daniels accepting the Television and Film AwardSource:Getty 10 of 13
11. Ledisi performing Natalie Cole tributeSource:Getty 11 of 13
12. Toni Braxton performingSource:Getty 12 of 13
13. Janelle MonaeSource:Getty 13 of 13
PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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