Usher, Kanye West & Others Saluted at BET Honors 2015 (Photos)

By |2015-01-26T12:52:30+00:00January 26th, 2015|Categories: Photos|Tags: |0 Comments

It’s that time of year for the 2015 BET Honors, the seventh annual awards ceremony saluting achievements and greatness of those in various industries.

This year, the event took place in Washington D.C. on Saturday night (Jan. 24) Usher and Kanye West were musical honorees; Usher received the Musical Arts Award and West received the Visionary Award. Kanye’s acceptance speech offered a few laughs when he addressed his marriage to Kim K. “They say white girls go out and get a rich black dude. But my wife has dated broke black dudes. So it’s not about the money,” he said.

The event was hosted by Wayne Brady and performances included Trey Songz (who sang for Usher’s tribute “Nice and Slow”), Patti LaBelle, K. Michelle, and Mary J. Blige.

Other 2015 honorees include actress Phylicia Rashad, Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole who received the Education Award, and John W. Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft and CEO of Virtual Instruments.

BET Honors 2015 will air on Feb. 23 at 9 p.m.

Hit “next” for the photo gallery:

Usher and Kanye

Usher and Kanye

Usher accepts the Musical Arts Award while legendary actor Ben Vereen and R&B veteran Bobby Brown look on.

Usher and Kanye

Usher and Kanye

Kanye perfoms with Uncle Charlie Wilson

Usher and Kanye

Usher and Kanye

Kanye arrives on the red carpet with wife Kim Kardashian…stoic faces and all…

Usher and Kanye

Usher and Kanye

Kanye and Usher

Usher and Kanye

Usher and Kanye

K. Michelle sings "Judge Me"

Usher and Kanye

Usher and Kanye

K. Michelle on the red carpet

Usher and Kanye

Usher and Kanye

Mary J. Blige performs

Usher and Kanye

Usher and Kanye

Ne-Yo on the red carpet

Usher and Kanye

Usher and Kanye

Patti LaBelle performs

Usher and Kanye

Usher and Kanye

Trey Songz on the red carpet

Usher and Kanye

Usher and Kanye

Usher and mentor Jermaine Dupri

Usher and Kanye

Usher and Kanye

Usher gets emotional while accepting the Musical Arts Award, and Kanye accepts the Visionary Award.

Usher and Kanye

Usher and Kanye

Usher and Kanye (in the back) pose for pictures with Jermaine Dupri, Dame Dash, and Dash's daughter Ava.

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