A lot has changed over the past 10 years, but the BET Awards red carpet in 2009 wasn’t as different as you might think.
Celebrities like Beyoncé, Ciara and Kanye West — who all may be even bigger stars today than they were back then — attended the award show. With Michael Jackson having passed away just days earlier, A-listers gave heartfelt tributes to the King of Pop, including host Jamie Foxx.
Of course, Beyoncé brought her fashion A-game to the red carpet. The Adidas collaborator turned heads in a multicolored, sparkly Balmain minidress, which she teamed with purple T-strap sandals and oversized teal hoops.
Cassie also got the minidress memo, wowing in a little black dress with cut-out detailing and long sleeves. For shoes, the singer wore edgy black zip-up booties that folded over. She gave a nod to Jackson with her look, wearing a glove on one hand in remembrance of the pop icon.
Elsewhere, Ciara wore a ruched brown midi dress with a strapless neckline and a ruffle along one side. The “1,2 Step” songstress completed her look with suedelike platform sandals from Christian Louboutin.
Meanwhile, Kanye stepped out alongside then-girlfriend Amber Rose. The Yeezy creative director wore gray jeans with Timberland boots. His girlfriend sported a white dress with pink sandals on a slim stiletto heel.
Other stars at the event included Zoe Saldana, Tyra Banks and Alicia Keys.
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