On Monday the BET Network aired the BET Honours show for 2014 taped on the 8th of February in Washington DC. The event was hosted by Wayne Brady and lots of celebrities from the black Hollywood scene were in attendance.

The seventh annual event was being held to salute Aretha Franklin,Berry Gordy, Ice Cube, the late Nelson Mandela and others for their achievements in their respective fields.

Aretha Franklin Honored at BET Honors 2014-Show-Washington DC

Jennifer Hudson on stage at the BET Honours 2014

Soul music queen, Jennifer Hudson performed a tribute song to the Late Nelson Mandela right after Aretha Franklin’s granddaughter, Victoria Franklin sang Tamela Mann’s “Take Me To The King” in honour of her grandmother. Other performers were Tamar Braxton in a gorgeous purple dress performing Diana Ross’ “Upside Down and Janelle delivering a very energetic performance for The Jacksons 5’s “I Want You Back”.


Tamar Braxton


Janelle Monae performing ‘I Want You Back’ at the BET Honours 2014

Mariah Carey’s debut of her new single, ”You’re Mine” (Eternal) stole the show as she performed the Valentine themed song, kneeling on the baby grand piano dressed in a sizzling black cleavage-bearing gown.


Mariah Carey kneeling on the baby grand piano

To some of the viewers, Mariah sounded like she was lip-synching to a previously recorded track which triggered a lot of debate on twitter.

See tweets below:







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