Patti was the recipient of the Award for Musical Arts and was paid tribute with a performance by Fantasia, who did the legend’s virtuosity justice with her show-stopping vocals.
It was only right that Usher hit the stage in honor of L.A. Reid, seeing as the music industry giant was the one who discovered him in the first place. Performing a slew of his greatest hits, the incredible singer’s set was definitely a highlight of the night.
“L.A. Reid, what an amazing career. You know, I wanted to come out here and I wanted to say a few words that would depict the way I feel about you and how valuable I think you are for Black music – music and culture for the South. But I figured I’d let the music talk instead. Is that ok?,” Usher said before taking us to church.
Head over to BET to check out the rest of the performances and join us in congratulating all of the honorees.
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BET Honors 2016 Celebrates Black Excellence
1. Raheem DevaughnSource:Getty 1 of 13
2. Patti LaBelleSource:Getty 2 of 13
3. Janelle MonaeSource:Getty 3 of 13
4. FantasiaSource:Getty 4 of 13
5. Gabourey SidibeSource:Getty 5 of 13
6. Toni BraxtonSource:Getty 6 of 13
7. Melissa Harris PerrySource:Getty 7 of 13
8. Mack WildsSource:Getty 8 of 13
9. L.A Reid accepting the Business of Entertainment Award, presented by UsherSource:Getty 9 of 13
10. Lee Daniels accepting the Television and Film AwardSource:Getty 10 of 13
11. Ledisi performing Natalie Cole tributeSource:Getty 11 of 13
12. Toni Braxton performingSource:Getty 12 of 13
13. Janelle MonaeSource:Getty 13 of 13
2016 BET Honors: Usher, Jasmine Sullivan, Toni Braxton, & More Perform was originally published on globalgrind.com