The stars were out as homage was paid to the likes of Ice Cube, Aretha Franklin and Berry Gordy at last night’s (Feb.8) taping of the 2014 BET Honors award show. Praised for his talents on the mic and the silver screen, Ride Along star Ice Cube earned this years Entertainer Award, which was met with humility from the rapper/actor.
“I am on cloud nine; this is something that you don’t expect,” he said. “You do what you do, you enjoy what you do, and for people to recognize you on this level is just crazy.”
Among the night’s performances were musical tributes by Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson and Ludacris, who hit the stage to present Ice Cube with his award. Mariah Carey also performed at the show, singing her new single “You’re Mine,” which is set to be released later this week.
BET Honors airs on Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. EST. Take a look at some photos from the night here.