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The 2014 BET Honors aired tonight with unforgettable performances from Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, Janelle Monáe and Karen Clarke Sheard. But, without a doubt, the evening’s showstopper was Jennifer Hudson, who showed out during her tribute soul-music legend Aretha Franklin.

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Rocking all-white everything and a pixie cut like a fashion goddess, Hudson gave the Queen of Soul much “RESPECT” with a medley of her biggest hits.

Hosted by Wayne Brady, the other honorees of the night included Motown founder Berry Gordy (Tamar paid homage with a performance of “Upside Down” by Diana Ross), rapper and TV producer Ice Cube (Ludacris presented the award to fellow rapper-turned-actor), visual artist Carrie Mae, American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault, and late former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Mariah Carey was a force to be reckoned with as well. She debuted her new single “You’re Mine” with an over-the-top — literally, she was on top of a piano — performance in a black cleavage-baring gown. Afterward, the pop diva was greeted with a hug from her daughter Monroe and we collectively said “aww.”

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The 2014 BET Honors, recorded earlier this month, took place at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Since 2008, the event has celebrated the achievements of African Americans in the arts, entertainment, business, athletics, public service and education. Last year’s honorees included Halle Berry, T.D. Jakes, Chaka Khan, Lisa Leslie and Clarence Avant.

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4 thoughts on “2014 BET Honors Highlights: Jennifer Hudson Leaves Us Awestruck, Mariah Carey & Tamar Braxton Perform & More!

  1. My comment is in reference to Mariah Carey – She is too old – she’s married with two children (which I thought that’s what she wanted), and needs to learn how to dress. She needs to cover her body her breasts need to be covered and dresses lowered. She looks Cheap. Most husbands wouldn’t allow this behavior! This takes away from her talent!

  2. Well Jennifer was invited to her mom’s soiree. Still I don’t believe it was because she likes the “power house” she might just steal my thunder singer/actress. I do believe, however it was so everyone can think well of her. Seeing Jennifer Hudson was among your “highness”

    • luvjones on said:

      I hadn’t noticed. They seem to travel in different realms. Jennifer has done more acting. Beyonce more music. Perhaps there’s some envy on the part of Beyonce? She has not had the same movie success as Jennifer. She’s put her energies into being a dang good stage performer. She is fabulous. Jennifer is an excellent actor. Has had some life changing roles. She also was fabulous as Winnie Mandela. They are each equally talented but just in different arenas. So maybe there’s nothing up at all? All in my humble opinion of course:-)…

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