The 2009 BET Awards

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It was a night of love and support for Michael Jackson and his family at last night’s BET Awards in LA. Taking the stage to speak on behalf of her family Janet Jackson said, “I would just like to say that to you, Michael is an icon. To us, Michael is family, and he will forever live in all of our hearts.” The evening turned out to be one big MJ tribute as several performances paid homage to the King of Pop.

While the show was very MJ-centric, attention was still well deservingly paid to the red carpet fashions. Beyonce was colorful and modern in Balmain, her on and off the red carpet standard as well as Michael’s favorite label. “American Boy” singer Estelle also gave a nod to Michael by pairing her grey Acne dress with a single white glove. It Girl Zoe Saldana was minimally stunning in Calvin Klein and chunky Brian Atwood heels. Tyra Banks took a cue from menswear in skinny black pants, a silk bow blouse and vest, while Alicia Keys was in a sparkling Moroccan inspired Jenny Packham dress.

Between the Michael Jackson tribute and the dazzling red carpet turns, the 2009 BET Awards was a night to remember.

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