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20 Best BET Awards Looks of All Time

2013 BET Awards

Are you ready for black star power? This Sunday (June 30) at 8pm EST, the 2013 BET Awards will air its biggest show to date. With Chris Tucker as host and countless performers including Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, this year is sure to pack enough action to keep your fingers tweeting away. For years, some of our favorite stars have delivered show-stopping ensembles on the red carpet, ensuring that we get our fashion fix every year.

Click through the pages for 20 of our favorite looks in past years.

Rihanna attends 2008 BET Awards

Rihanna made a bold statement in canary yellow at the 2008 show.

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Nia Long attends 2011 BET Awards

Nia Long looked absolutely adorable as she sported this white mini and a growing baby bump in 2011.

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Kerry Washington attends 2011 BET Awards

Kerry Washington kept it regal and sexy in this fitted yellow gown.

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Beyonce attends 2012 BET Awards

In one of her first award show appearances since giving birth, Beyonce showed major leg at last year's BET Awards.

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Lauren London attends 2012 BET Awards

Lauren announced her role on The Game in this sophisticated white jumper last year. We love the shorter do on her, too!

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Alicia Keys attends 2009 BET Awards

Alicia had legs for days in this mini for the 2009 show.

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Keri Hilson attends 2009 BET Awards

We're not so sure about the hair, but Keri was a standout in this multi-colored dress in 2009.

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Tracee Ellis Ross attends 2011 BET Awards

Tracee's curves were dangerous in this body-hugging dress two years ago.

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Eve attends 2007 BET Awards

E-V-E showed off her svelte figure in this leopard print mini in 2007. We loved blonde hair on her!

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Diana Ross attends 2007 BET Awards

Diana Ross kept it age appropriate and elegant in a red flowing gown for the 2007 show.

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Zoe Saldana attends 2009 BET Awards

We've always been a fan of Zoe's style, including this simple white ensemble at the 2009 Awards.

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Jennifer Hudson attends 2006 BET Awards

She may have slimmed down in recent years, but a curvier J-Hud still looked flawless at the 2006 show.

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Amber Rose attends 2009 BET Awards

Amber Rose was a red carpet fixture in 2009. As Kanye West's date to the 2009 BET Awards, she kept it simple with a white mini and magenta heels. That small pop of color was perfection.

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Amerie attends 2009 BET Awards

It's been a minute since the "One Thing" singer graced a major red carpet, but we loved Amerie's white dress and matching smoky eye on the BET red carpet in 2009.

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Melody Thornton attends 2009 BET Awards

Melody Thornton gave us Great Gatsby with a modern twist in this super short flapper dress. We're in love with the fingerwave do to match.

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Elle Varner attends 2012 BET Awards

Last year, Elle Varner turned more than a few heads in this colorful gown. The dark lip matches perfectly.

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Lola Monroe attends 2012 BET Awards

She may be the first lady of a rap crew, but Lola Monroe pulled off this softer look on last year's red carpet.

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Selita Ebanks attends 2012 BET Awards

This peacock dress is to die for! Despite the sheer bottom, we can still see the former Victoria's Secret Angels long and lean legs.

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Lala attends 2010 BET Awards

Even in all black, Lala looked radiant in this short long sleeved creation in 2010.

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Cassie attends the 2010 BET Awards

Cassie is rarely a miss on the red carpet. In 2010, this skin baring black mini dress worked perfectly with her half-shaven hair.

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