2021 BET Awards: Red carpet arrivals


Megan Thee Stallion, Ciara, and Zendaya brought the wow factor to the 2021 BET Awards red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The Hot Girl Summer hit-maker, 26, showed some serious skin as she arrived to Microsoft Theater in a very revealing white dress barely held together with metallic cords.

With her cleavage and legs on full display, Megan had all eyes on her as she posed up a storm in her super glam and sexy ensemble.

Turning heads! Megan Thee Stallion, Ciara, and Zendaya brought the wow factor to the 2021 BET Awards red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday

Turning heads! Megan Thee Stallion, Ciara, and Zendaya brought the wow factor to the 2021 BET Awards red carpet in Los Angeles on Sunday

Taking the plunge! Zendaya, posing with Lil' Kim, got heads turning in a plunging purple dress with sheer skirt

Taking the plunge! Zendaya, posing with Lil’ Kim, got heads turning in a plunging purple dress with sheer skirt 

The WAP hit-maker, who has been nominated for seven awards at the show, turned up the heat as she flashed her legs in near entirety beneath a flowing white dress with bullet bra-like top.

The slinky look was made all the more glam with glittering straps affixed to the chest and hips.

She wore her raven tresses down straight, and brought out her natural beauty with a dramatic pop of makeup.

Meanwhile, Ciara got heads turning in a bedazzled black jumpsuit which hugged every inch of her body.

Sending temperatures soaring! The WAP hit-maker turned up the heat as she flashed her legs in near entirety beneath a flowing white dress with bullet bra-like top

Sending temperatures soaring! The WAP hit-maker turned up the heat as she flashed her legs in near entirety beneath a flowing white dress with bullet bra-like top

Leggy lady! The rapper left little of her legs to the imagination

Leggy lady! The rapper left little of her legs to the imagination 

Loved up! Megan shared a cuddle with her boyfriend Pardison Fontaine

Loved up! Megan shared a cuddle with her boyfriend Pardison Fontaine 

Red carpet sensations! The hit-makers led the awards show glamour in their ultra glam looks

Red carpet sensations! The hit-makers led the awards show glamour in their ultra glam looks

Red carpet sensations! The hit-makers led the awards show glamour in their ultra glam looks 

The low-cut jumpsuit flashed a hint of cleavage while a black belt helped accentuate her trim waist.

Adding an extra few inches to her height, Ciara worked a matching pair of knee-high bedazzled boots.

The Level Up singer also slicked her textured blonde waves over her head in a dramatic side part.

Glammed up! Ciara put her body on display in a bedazzled skintight jumpsuit

Va va voom: The low-cut jumpsuit flashed a hint of cleavage while a black belt helped accentuate her trim waist

Glammed up! Ciara put her body on display in a bedazzled skintight jumpsuit 

These boots were made for walking! Adding an extra few inches to her height, Ciara worked a matching pair of knee-high bedazzled boots

These boots were made for walking! Adding an extra few inches to her height, Ciara worked a matching pair of knee-high bedazzled boots

Rubbing elbows! Zendaya beamed with joy as she shared the spotlight with Lil' Kim

Rubbing elbows! Zendaya beamed with joy as she shared the spotlight with Lil’ Kim

Working it! Also putting on a leggy display was Zendaya, who sent temperatures soaring in a plunging purple dress with sheer skirt

Working it! Also putting on a leggy display was Zendaya, who sent temperatures soaring in a plunging purple dress with sheer skirt

She finished off her radiant complexion with a glossy lip and smoky eye.

Also putting on a leggy display was Zendaya, who sent temperatures soaring in a plunging purple dress with sheer skirt. 

The actress looked fabulous with her long tresses styled into a low ponytail with a chic center part. 

Further accentuating her long legs were a matching pair of violet heels.  

Well heeled! Zendaya posed this clip to her Instagram of her head-turning look

Stunning: The actress looked fabulous with her long tresses styled into a low ponytail with a chic center part

Well heeled! Zendaya posed this clip to her Instagram of her head-turning look

If you've got it! Taraji P. Henson legged her way through the red carpet in this sizzling look

Ab fab! The Empire actress put her svelte midriff on display in this sheer top

If you’ve got it! Taraji P. Henson legged her way through the red carpet in this sizzling look 

Looking good! Lil Nas X hit the red carpet in two very head-turning looks

Looking good! Lil Nas X hit the red carpet in two very head-turning looks

Looking good! Lil Nas X hit the red carpet in two very head-turning looks 

It's an honor! Queen Latifah will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award

It’s an honor! Queen Latifah will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award

Taraji P. Henson also legged her way through the red carpet in vibrant pink, gold, and black dress with thigh-high slit.

The Empire actress proudly showed off her incredible manicure while her long tresses cascaded down past her hips.

Lil Nas X got heads turning twice as he hit the red carpet in two very different looks.

The Old Town Road char-topper wore an elaborate low-cut number with flared hips and a rose print suit with bell bottom trousers.

Golden touch! Jennifer Lawrence and Lil' Kim both wore classic black numbers with golden accessories

Golden touch! Jennifer Lawrence and Lil' Kim both wore classic black numbers with golden accessories

Golden touch! Jennifer Lawrence and Lil’ Kim both wore classic black numbers with golden accessories 

Bringing the wow factor! Saweetie made her grand entrance in a seriously plunging blue dress with gold belt and strappy heels

Bringing the wow factor! Saweetie made her grand entrance in a seriously plunging blue dress with gold belt and strappy heels 

Queen Latifah, who will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, posed with an air of confidence in her black coat, pleated skirt, and button down white shirt.

Summer Walker put her post-baby body on display in a sheer, skintight baby blue dress paired with clear high heels.

Kayykilo dropped jaws with a seriously see-through dress that left very little to the imagination. 

Ashanti put on a seriously attention-getting display with her low-cut gold dress. 

Attention getters! Ashanti, Latto, and Armani Caesar ensured eyes would be on them with their low-cut looks

Making waves! The hit-maker looked stunning with her hair tumbling down in perfect waves

Suits them! Issa Rae and H.E.R. meant business as they commanded the red carpet

Strike a pose! Migos members Takeoff, Quavo, and Offset were exuding cool in their stylish awards show looks

Strike a pose! Migos members Takeoff, Quavo, and Offset were exuding cool in their stylish awards show looks 

They came prepared! Tyler, the Creator arrived with his luggage while DaBaby hit the red carpet with a portable fan in hand

Staying and looking cool! The hit-maker was ready to face the warm summer day with his mini fan

They came prepared! Tyler, the Creator arrived with his luggage while DaBaby hit the red carpet with a portable fan in hand 

Chloe Bailey put her body on display in a sheer black dress with matching black bra and underwear.

Jennifer Hudson flashed some cleavage in a chic LBD with glimmering gold belt. 

Also taking the plunge was Saweetie, who made her grand entrance in a very low-cut blue dress with flowing train.

Andra Day looked breathtaking in an exquisite peach pink dress with delicate spaghetti straps.

Kiss me! Pressa shared a very passionate kiss with Coi Leray on the red carpet

Ab-solutely! Coi put her envy-inducing abs on full display

Kiss me! Pressa shared a very passionate kiss with Coi Leray on the red carpet

Mini fashionista! Marsai Martin put her style prowess on display with a flared orange top and chic high heels

Mini fashionista! Marsai Martin put her style prowess on display with a flared orange top and chic high heels 

Jazmine Sullivan also stood out in her bold fuchsia frock.

The BET Awards honor Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports in 21 categories, and will take place in person this year after being held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, said in a statement: ‘We are back and excited to bring culture’s biggest night, the 2021 BET Awards, safely back to Los Angeles to celebrate this year’s incredible roster of nominees.

‘We broke ground as one of the first official award shows to move forward during the global pandemic and we are ready to take our pioneer status to the next level with the return of an audience to celebrate the best and brightest creative minds in the entertainment industry.’

2021 BET Awards Nominations

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

AFTER HOURS – THE WEEKND

BLAME IT ON BABY – DABABY

GOOD NEWS – MEGAN THEE STALLION

HEAUX TALES – JAZMINE SULLIVAN – WINNER

KING’S DISEASE – NAS

UNGODLY HOUR – CHLOE X HALLE

BEST COLLABORATION

CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP

DABABY FT. RODDY RICCH – ROCKSTAR

DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – POPSTAR

JACK HARLOW FT. DABABY, TORY LANEZ & LIL WAYNE – WHATS POPPIN (REMIX)

MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. DABABY – CRY BABY

POP SMOKE FT. LIL BABY & DABABY – FOR THE NIGHT

BEST FEMALE R&B / POP ARTIST

BEYONCÉ

H.E.R. – WINNER

JAZMINE SULLIVAN

JHENÉ AIKO

SUMMER WALKER

SZA

BEST MALE R&B / POP ARTIST

6LACK

ANDERSON .PAAK

CHRIS BROWN

GIVEON

TANK

THE WEEKND

BEST NEW ARTIST

COI LERAY

FLO MILLI

GIVEON – WINNER

JACK HARLOW

LATTO

POOH SHIESTY

BEST GROUP

21 SAVAGE & METRO BOOMIN

CHLOE X HALLE

CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG

CITY GIRLS

MIGOS

SILK SONIC – WINNER

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

CARDI B

COI LERAY

DOJA CAT

MEGAN THEE STALLION – WINNER

LATTO

SAWEETIE

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST

DABABY

DRAKE

J. COLE

JACK HARLOW

LIL BABY – WINNER

POP SMOKE

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

BEBE WINANS – IN JESUS NAME

CECE WINANS – NEVER LOST

H.E.R. – HOLD US TOGETHER

KIRK FRANKLIN – STRONG GOD

MARVIN SAPP – THANK YOU FOR IT ALL

TAMELA MANN – TOUCH FROM YOU

BET HER AWARD

ALICIA KEYS FT. KHALID – SO DONE

BRANDY FT. CHANCE THE RAPPER – BABY MAMA

BRI STEVES – ANTI QUEEN

CHLOE X HALLE – BABY GIRL

CIARA FT. ESTER DEAN – ROOTED

SZA – GOOD DAYS – WINNER

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

AYA NAKAMURA (FRANCE)

BURNA BOY (NIGERIA) – WINNER

DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)

EMICIDA (BRAZIL)

HEADIE ONE (UK)

WIZKID (NIGERIA)

YOUNG T & BUGSEY (UK)

YOUSSOUPHA (FRANCE)

VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD

CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP

CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG – GO CRAZY

DABABY FT. RODDY RICCH – ROCKSTAR

DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – POPSTAR

DRAKE FT. LIL DURK – LAUGH NOW CRY LATER

LIL BABY – THE BIGGER PICTURE

MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. BEYONCÉ – SAVAGE (REMIX)

SILK SONIC – LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

CARDI B – UP

CARDI B FT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP – WINNER

CHLOE X HALLE – DO IT

CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG – GO CRAZY

DRAKE FT. LIL DURK – LAUGH NOW CRY LATER

SILK SONIC – LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

BENNY BOOM

BRUNO MARS AND FLORENT DÉCHARD

COLE BENNETT

COLIN TILLEY

DAVE MEYERS

HYPE WILLIAMS

BEST MOVIE

COMING 2 AMERICA

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

SOUL

THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY

BEST ACTRESS

ANDRA DAY – WINNER

ANGELA BASSETT

ISSA RAE

JURNEE SMOLLETT

VIOLA DAVIS

ZENDAYA

BEST ACTOR

ALDIS HODGE

CHADWICK BOSEMAN

DAMSON IDRIS

DANIEL KALUUYA

EDDIE MURPHY

LAKEITH STANFIELD

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

ALEX R. HIBBERT

ETHAN HUTCHISON

LONNIE CHAVIS

MARSAI MARTIN

MICHAEL EPPS

STORM REID

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

A’JA WILSON

CANDACE PARKER

CLARESSA SHIELDS

NAOMI OSAKA

SERENA WILLIAMS

SKYLAR DIGGINS-SMITH

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

KYRIE IRVING

LEBRON JAMES

PATRICK MAHOMES

RUSSELL WESTBROOK

RUSSELL WILSON

STEPHEN CURRY

 



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