Debra Lee at the ‘08 BET Honors Chingy at the ‘08 BET Honors Alicia Keys and Kerry Brothers at the ‘08 BET Honors Vivica A. Fox at the ‘08 BET Honors
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Black Hollywood showed up and showed out at the first ever BET Honors, which were held in Washington D.C. Saturday night. The ladies glammed it up on the red carpet, and the fellas got their GQ on. Honorees included R&B star Alicia Keys and supermodel Tyra Banks, Time Warner board chairman Richard D. Parsons and Princeton professor Cornel West. “For me, I’m just a girl still from Harlem, and here I am,” Keys said. “It’s a tremendous feeling to do what you love and for people to love what you do. … People are honoring me for doing what my heart tells me to do, (and that is) so fulfilling.” Actor Blair Underwood presented Keys’ award, while her musical idol, Stevie Wonder, performed a special rendition of of “As” especially for her. John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Gladys Knight, Brian McKnight, Jill Scott and Raheem DeVaughn also performed. The show is set to air sometime in February. Check your local listings for more details.

Idris Elba at the ‘08 BET Honors Tyra Banks at the ‘08 BET Honors Wyclef Jean and Niia at the ‘08 BET Honors John Legend at the ‘08 BET Honors

Blair Underwood at the ‘08 BET Honors Raheem DeVaughn at the ‘08 BET Honors Ne-Yo at the ‘08 BET Honors Brian McKnight at the ‘08 BET Honors

Cedric the Entertainer at the ‘08 BET Honors Keyshia Cole at the ‘08 BET Honors Kerry Washington at the ‘08 BET Honors Jill Scott at the ‘08 BET Honors

Ne-Yo performs at the ‘08 BET Honors Gladys Knight performs at the ‘08 BET Honors Brian McKnight at the ‘08 BET Honors Raheem DeVaughn at the ‘08 BET Honors

Stevie Wonder at the ‘08 BET Honors

John Legend at the ‘08 BET Honors

Wyclef Jean and Niia perform at the ‘08 BET Honors