The BET 2005 Awards kicks it up a notch with a little ol’school and new school. The awards open with a reunion performance by The Fugees leading on to the hosts Will & Jada Smith who arrived on-stage in a horse-drawn carriage with spinning custom rims.
Performers included Destiny’s Child, Missy Elliott, Ciara, Toni Braxton, Faith Evans, T.I., Fantasia (birthday girl), the legendary Gladys Knight, The Game along with Mary J. Blige and more.
Here is a partial list of winners at the fifth annual BET Awards, presented Tuesday night in Los Angeles:
Best Group: Destiny’s Child
Best Female Hip-Hop: Remy Ma
Female R&B Artist: Alicia Keys
Actress: Regina King
Best Collaboration: Ciara f/ Missy Elliott “1, 2 Step”
Lifetime Achievement: Gladys Knight