The BET Honors 2016 was simply extraordinary! This year’s award show was out of this world with a soul stirring tribute from Ledisi to Natalie Cole and a tribute to Maurice White from Earth, Wind and Fire taking us down memory lane and on our feet dancing and singing. I already knew the show would be everything because the red carpet was lit! Eddie Levert talked Pattie Pies and his tribute to her as she received the Musical Art Award while I talked Dennis Basso, Paris Fashion Week and Chanel with Gizelle Bryant and Monica Brown. Gabby Sidibe had us in stiches as we had our #blackgirlmagic moment blowing kisses at the press and inviting us into her photos. As we were waiting to see if any last minute stars would Grace the carpet our host Arsenio Hall sprinted through on his way to the stage but ran back and jumped in photos with us declaring “This is Black Excellence.”
As part of BET’s commitment to the community, the Network made a limited number of tickets to “THE BET HONORS” available for private sale to invited guests with all proceeds benefiting My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. Launched in 2015, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance was created to help eliminate gaps in opportunity and achievement for boys and young men of color. Executive Producers of the network telecast are as follows: Stephen Hill, Connie Orlando and Lynne Harris Taylor from BET; and Jesse Collins from Jesse Collins Entertainment.