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1. James Brown Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award From Michael Jackson At 2003 BET Awards

What a legendary moment! At the 2003 BET Awards, the godfather of soul, James Brown, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the late great Michael Jackson. What made this moment even more special was catching MJ and James Brown bust a few moves together on stage!

2. Destiny’s Child Performs “Cater 2 U” At 2005 BET Awards

That moment when the girls of Destiny’s Child made every man wish they were Nelly, Magic Johnson or Terrance Howard happened at the 2005 BET Awards. Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle showed us their lap dance skills when they serenaded the fellas with a sexy rendition of “Cater 2 U” equipped with hair throwing and sensual movements.

3. Will & Jada Smith Host 2005 BET Awards

Destiny’s Child left the audience feeling quite lusty after their “Cater 2 U” lap dance performance at the 2005 BET Awards so it was only right that the hosts of the evening, Will and Jada Smith, joined in on the fun. This cute moment between the couple always sticks out in my mind: when Will attempted to do a little serenading of his own after taking some notes from Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle.

4. Mo’Nique Dances to Beyonce’s “Deja Vu” At 2007 BET Awards

2007 was the year of Beyonce and at the BET Awarsds host Mo’Nique would not be upstaged by the Queen Bey. Mo’Nique took the stage and showed the world that she too could shake it like Beyonce by opening the show with a hilarious yet awesome rendition of Beyonce’s hit, “Deja Vu.”

5. Alicia Keys Brings Out SWV, En Vogue & TLC At 2008 BET Awards

This 2008 BET Awards moment was all about girl power! Alicia Keys took the stage and brought out legendary girl groups, SWV, En Vogue and TLC, for renditions of classics such as “Weak,” “Hold On” and “Waterfalls.”

6. Janet Jackson Speaks On Michael Jackson’s Passing At 2009 BET Awards

Only a few days after the world lost Michael Jackson, the youngest Jackson sibling, Janet Jackson, took to the stage to give a heartfelt speech about her older brother on behalf of her family.

7. Chris Brown’s Tribute to Michael Jackson At 2010 BET Awards

Chris Brown’s 2010 Michael Jackson tribute couldn’t have came at a better time. It was only one year prior that the world lost the King of Pop and that CB was involved in a domestic violence incident. It’s no secret that Breezy idolizes MJ and when he performed “Man in the Mirror” in tribute, he couldn’t help but to break down in tears, which many believed were both for MJ’s memory and for his own battles.

8. Beyonce and Jay Z Share A Cute Moment At 2012 BET Awards

All eyes were on Beyonce and Jay Z when the couple was up for video of the year at the 2012 BET Awards. When it was announced that Jay had won, they cute duo pretended to fist fight in the audience before Jay went on stage to accept his award with Kanye West. *BONUS* In this same clip, Jay interrupted Kanye’s speech in reference to Yeezy’s 2009 Taylor Swift “excuse me I’m going to let you finish..” moment.

9. Cissy Houston Pays Tribute To Whitney Houston At 2012 BET Awards

This moment will forever be a tear jerker. After an extraordinary tribute to the late Whitney Houston, her mother, Cissy Houston, took the the stage to sing “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in honor of her daughter. Cissy sang her heart out for Whitney and the moment was extremely emotional for everyone.

10. BET Awards 2013 R.Kelly

R.Kelly took us down memory lane at the 2013 BET Awards when he performed a melody of his hits such as “12 Play,” “You Remind Me” and “Ignition”. Only the King of R&B could revive his most memorable and dirtiest hits with a choir serenading the audience before taking the stage to close out the melody to a standing ovation.

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