Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances

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The BET Honors took place at the Warner Theater in Washington DC on January 17th. Samuel L. Jackson was among the many stars that showed up to pay tribute to the lives and accomplishments of "African American luminaries".

The event hosted by Gabrielle Union honored the likes of Mary J. Blige, Tyler Perry and Magic Johnson. Anita Baker performed thrilling versions of "One" and "Caught Up In The Rapture" while Monica sang "Not Gon Cry" during a tribute to Mary J. Blige.

The BET Honors will air on Monday, February 9th at 9:00pm on BET

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Gabrielle Union

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Mary J. Blige will soon be honored

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Sean 'Puffy' Combs

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Sean 'Puffy' Combs

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Sean 'Puffy' Combs

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Anita Baker

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Anita Baker

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Anita Baker

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Anita Baker

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Anita Baker pays tribute to Mary J. Blige in song

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Sean 'Puffy' Combs

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Mary J. Blige and Sean 'Puffy' Combs

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Mary J. Blige and Sean 'Puffy' Combs

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Mary J. Blige and Sean 'Puffy' Combs

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Mary J. Blige and Sean 'Puffy' Combs

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Mary J. Blige and Sean 'Puffy' Combs

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Terrence Howard

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Terrence Howard

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
B. Smith

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
B. Smith

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
B. Smith

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Angela Bassett

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Angela Bassett

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Angela Bassett

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Angela Bassett

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Judith Jamison and Angela Bassett

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Judith Jamison and Angela Bassett

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Judith Jamison and Angela Bassett

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Judith Jamison and Angela Bassett

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Earvin "Magic" Johnson

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Gabrielle Union

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Gabrielle Union

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Ne-Yo

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Ne-Yo

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Ne-Yo

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Ne-Yo

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Ne-Yo

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Ne-Yo

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Ne-Yo

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Ne-Yo

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Ne-Yo

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Terrence Howard

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Terrence Howard

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Terrence Howard

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Gabrielle Union

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Gabrielle Union

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Stevie Wonder

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Stevie Wonder

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Stevie Wonder

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Stevie Wonder

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
Stevie Wonder

Photo Coverage: BET HONORS - The Performances
BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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