The 2014 BET Honors finally aired on Monday night and featured a night of performances and the honoring of prominent African-Americans in the fields of music, art and more.
Hosted by Wayne Brady, the night highlighted the accomplishments of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Frankin, the late Nelson Mandela, visual artist Carrie Mae, American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault, and the man behind the Motown era, Berry Gordy.
Check out Jennifer Hudson singing “Respect” in honor of Aretha Franklin. Franklin’s granddaughter Victoria also sang a solo of the gospel tune. Also, in the clips up top, you’ll find artists like Smokey Robinson, Janelle Monae, and Tamar Braxton performing in ode to The Motor City’s Berry Gordy.
Oh, and Mariah Carey does a lip-synching number of her latest single, “You’re Mine (Eternal).”