• Weekend Hot! or Hmm…: The 2012 BET Awards featuring Beyonce, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and more!

    Hey Bombers and Bombshells!

    Okay, I have a confession: I didn’t watch the BET awards last night! I know, I’m terrible, but after a long weekend in the nation’s capital, I wanted to wind down with a Lifetime movie instead. Looks like I made the right choice as most of last night’s fashions were a veritable bore.

    Anyway, let’s get into it!

    Mystic Creole King Bey of the House of Yincé was escorted to her throne front row seat, radiant even in this questionably-hued Stéphane Rolland frock and Givenchy Sandals. I’m feeling the belt, but I hate to say it, I’m not particularly in love with this look. Hmm… could just be me.

    Kim Kardashian was no doubt thrilled to have the opportunity to legitimize her celebrity by sharing bisous with Her Majesty. I am really getting bored with Ms. K’s penchant for the monochromatic. *Sigh* this is what happens when you (allegedly) let a man take over your closet!

    Jay-Z and Kanye West looked predictably dull next to their respective dates. Kanye seems committed to not wearing color or pattern these days. Hmm… I know he thinks he’s adding some edge to his look, but in reality, he’s putting us all to to sleep! I miss the old Yeezy!

    Lala Anthony stunned in a Lois London Jumpsuit and Jimmy Choo Sandals. I like this look on Lala. Her body looks HOT!

    Selita Ebanks rocked a sheer-skirted printed frock from Falguni & Shane Peacock. I see she’s left her usually-tragic wigs in the crypt where they belong! I’m loving her soft curls! Hot all around!

    Kerry Washington usually brings it on the red carpet, but this time she eschewed glamour and bet on basic. This look is in desperate need of some drama! I’m bored! Hmm…

    Tatyana Ali opted for a poorly-executed version of the ubiquitous peplum, serving bumblebee (not so) chic. Yeah, I love Ms. Ali, but this probably-expensive skirt looks a little cheap to me. Hmm…

    Wow! Is it just me, or is Swizz Beatz tryna style on folks now? The producer threw on a pair of Givenchy tropical print pants, finishing his look with a white slit shoulder top and white shell-tops. Hot!

    Nicki Minaj attended in her usual Hmm…-worthy fare.

    Willow and Jayden Smith posed together on the red carpet. One day Jayden will look back on this photo and chuckle at the fact that he doesn’t look as cool as he thinks he does. Poor chap is serving the kids a bewildered Blue Steel. Work anyway!

    Toccara Jones couldn’t decide which print would be most unflattering on her, so she chose to wear three. Hmm… I’m not feeling this billowy Gucci Spring 2012 look on her. Toccara has a slammin’ bod, it would have been nice to see her figure in a more tailored number!

    Yolanda Adams once again brought a necessary touch of class and elegance in this red floor-lengthed gown. The gospel singer snatched all manner of wigs, one of which she gingerly placed atop her head. Hot! on the dress, Hmm… on the hair.

    Flo Rida hit the carpet in his Easter Sunday suit with boo Melyssa Ford. As long as there are women with figures like hers, cutout bodycon dresses will not go out of style.

    Rapper Lola Monroe thought no one would notice that unfortunate makeup job so long as she looked bangin’ in her dress. Hot! dress, BIG Hmm… on that makeup! An ashy lip will never be chic, unless of course, that zombie apocalypse really does happen.
    What Jermaine Dupri‘s stylist calls swag, I call a suffragette hat.
    Does anybody not like 2 Chainz? The Versace-dipped rapper enjoyed a probably-alcoholic beverage on the red carpet. The Styrofoam cup is a little trashy, but I think the rest of the outfit is Hot!
    I’m not a huge fan of Taraji P. Henson‘s dress (Hmm…), although I’m cool with her obvious lack of shapewear. Go ‘head miss Taraji, you don’t need to spanx!
    You know what? I think Elle Varner is totally cute, but this paisley getup is not my cup of tea. Also, what’s with the long sleeves in the Los Angeles heat?
    Meanwhile, in the real world, Nicole Scherzinger had a fun night out in this black-embellished number. I’m so bored by this look, I can only notice her neon nail polish. Hot! on that pedi!
    Sometimes, you don’t need to wear actual clothes to get a Hot! from me. Case in point: Shemar Moore.
    And finally, Eva Marcille attended Lala Anthony’s Pre-BET Awards Birthday Brunch in an African print skirt and spandex mock turtleneck crop top. The look is Hot!, although I’m not too keen on those earrings.
    Phew! And there you have it! What did you guys do this weekend?

    Images: Getty

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