For the 2022 BET Awards in Los Angeles, celebrities went big and bold with their red carpet looks. Despite the scorching summer temperatures, many of Black entertainment’s biggest stars — from Billy Porter to Lizzo — stepped out in lavish, long-sleeved ensembles that featured show-stopping design elements. Others, however, opted for more minimalist pieces, like host Taraji P. Henson, who wore a sparkly gunmetal one-shoulder gown accented with a large chain-link necklace that draped along her back.
Lizzo — who is set to perform at the show tonight and won the BET Award for best female R&B/pop artist back in 2020 — arrived wearing a floor-sweeping navy-blue lurex gown with feather accents on the sleeves and hemline, a dazzling shimmer effect on the fabric, and a thigh-high slit. She completed the look with peep-toe platform pumps.
On the casual end of the style spectrum, performer Jack Harlow made a statement with his red carpet choice: a Lil Nas X T-shirt, showing his support for the 23-year-old hip-hop artist who has spoken out about being snubbed by the BET Awards.
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