This year, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown, who lead the pack with six nominations each, are expected to stand out with their fashion choices, particularly during their performances.
These two are singlehandedly keeping the BET Awards in the headlines for their style choices and onstage antics. Last year, Nicki Minaj (known for her provocative looks) won Best Female Hip Hop Artist. During her acceptance speech, the rapper thanked BET for awarding a female artist who writes her own lyrics. “When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it,” she said. The comment was widely publicized as being aimed at Iggy Azalea, who was nominated in the same category.
Also last year, Chris Brown commanded the stage multiple times. Once wearing Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red Octobers, and for a second performance in Maison Martin Margiela 22 Hi sneakers. But Brown’s most memorable BET moment came in 2010 during his Michael Jackson tribute. The singer infamously broke down in tears while singing “Man In The Mirror.”
Beyoncé is the second-most-nominated artist this year. No word if she will be attending, but in years past, her shoe game has certainly been a standout. In 2009, she wore embellished Christian Dior Cha Cha sandals. If she makes a surprise appearance this year, we, for one, hope she brings them out of the woodwork.
Other performers at the 2015 BET Awards include Ne-Yo, Kendrick Lamar, Ciara, Tyga, Jason Derulo and more.
Stay tuned for FN’s coverage on Sunday night. In the meantime, click through the gallery below to see the memorable shoes and sneakers on attendees from years past.