The fifth annual BET Honors was tapped last month at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. and finally aired on Monday evening (February 13). This year’s award show honored Dr. Maya Angelou, singers Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder, film director Spike Lee, educator Beverly Kearney and the Tuskegee Airmen.
Actress Gabrielle Union was the host for the evening with musical performances done by Aretha Franklin, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson, India. Arie, Ledisi, Common, Anthony Hamilton, Patti LaBelle and more. There was also a spoken word performance given by Willow Smith, Cicely Tyson, Queen Latifah and Jill Scott.
Watch: Queen Latifah, Willow, Cicely Tyson and Jill Scott Perform “Still I Rise”