BET Awards Fugs, Fabs and Fines: (Almost) Everyone Wearing White

It was mad crazy hot this weekend, so I totally understand why all these people woke up and said, “hmmmm. What do I have that will prevent me from feeling like I might burst into flames?”

[Photos: Getty]

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  1. Maria L.

    Who on God’s green earth designed the boobs-with-baby-bonnets atrocity that Ms. Simmons was dopey enough to wear? Words almost fail me, but hideous comes to mind pretty fast.

    •  HelenBackAgain

      Everything’s better with boobonnet on it! :-P

    • Lizzy

      I see the Sesame Street bald eagle muppet’s face in her dress – boobs as the eyes, the v-shaped peplum as the beak – and now I can’t un-see it.
      Way bad, Ms. Simmons!

      •  HelenBackAgain

        Haha, Lizzy, you just made my day a little more surreal.

        Thank you! I love it.

      • LoriK

        I thought it looked like Wall-E’s demon cousin. Either way, it was not a good idea.

    • CoCo TheUntameable Wine

      i swear just about everything she wears is HORRID! when I’m unfortunate enough to see her on 106 & Park she’s always wearing something bad.

  2. crookedE

    Am I crazy, or does Mya look an awful lot like Paris Hilton in the face? I never noticed until this photo of her, but now I can’t un-see it.

  3. mary lou bethune

    Ladies and Gents- you were all outdone by a beautiful 61 year old. There was never a contest. Beverly Johnson! Gabrielle looked lovely too.

    • Marnie Barrell

      Can’t get past the way her cheeks look like a couple of bulging oranges. Other than that, she more than holds her own in that undistinguished company.

  4. Jenz

    OMG Boob-Noculars *almost spit my soda out*

  5. Goldfish

    Speaking as a pasty Irish girl who cannot pull off wearing white outside the coffin, I envy all these African American women with their awesome white-wearing selves. Except maybe Angela Simmons. Better luck next time, Angela.

  6. TonyG

    My favorite Whitney/Bobby impersonation was Debra Wilson/Aries Spears on MAD TV with Whitney shouting Bahbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. Ah, those were good times.

    Also, “Boobnoculars” for the funniest portmanteau I have read in a long time!

  7. greena

    Ashanti is so pretty and has a great figure, but her outfit and choices are always lacking

    Nice to see Mya around.Not necessarily in that outfit, but…

    And bow down to Beverly.

  8.  HelenBackAgain

    The rest all made me gape and think “FugWHAT?” so I’ll just cover suits:

    In her usual trademark way, Janelle looks great. I’m starting to wish she’d change it up sometimes, but it’s a good outfit. Maybe a little less of it around the neck would be better.

    Bobby could pull off that suit with some tailoring. The blue/white is nice, very fresh-looking, and I like that he’s wearing a tie. (Myself, I can never see him without mentally re-running that clip of Whitney that got endless play on The Soup, in which she told him “Kiss my ASS!”)

    Chris Tucker looks like a ’70-’80s lounge lizard. I was actually actively looking for the coke spoon and/or Italian horn on his necklaces. Button your shirt, Chris, and get some decent shoes. Also, please give Chris Brown your tailor’s number, because there I’ve gotta give it to you – this fits beautifully.

    •  HelenBackAgain

      *Bobby, darnit! I meant give the tailor’s number to BOBBY Brown.

      I had Chris Brown on the brain because… I have no idea. Although, apparently he got a Fandemonium award here for the fourth year in a row, so hey, go Chris!

    • Kristen from MA

      Janelle looks great. I’m starting to wish she’d change it up sometimes, but it’s a good outfit.

      She gave a little speech a few months ago after winning an award, and explained that her style choices are her ‘uniform’ in tribute to some of her family members, who had jobs that required them. It made sense, and was pretty awesome.

      • Kristen from MA

        Can’t find the clip (it’s out there somewhere) but here’s the quote:

        When I started my musical career I was a maid, I used to clean houses. My parents—my mother was a proud janitor, my step-father who raised me like his very own worked at the post office and my father was a trash man. They all wore uniforms. And that’s why I stand here today in my black and white and I wear my uniform to honor them,” Monáe said, fighting back tears.

        “This is a reminder that I have work to do, I have people to uplift, I have people to inspire,” she said after explaining that she grew up in Wyandotte County, “the poorest county” in Kansas City.

      • HelenBackAgain

        That’s lovely!

        She’s a pretty amazing young woman.

  9. Agent Sculder

    Gabrielle Union is just so gorgeous is almost hurts. That dress is just not worthy of her. She also clearly bathes in the blood of virgins because girlfiend has not aged in FOREVER.

  10. Nee S

    I literally jumped when the picture of Angela Simmons loaded. Need more warnings!

  11. Sabrina

    Gabrielle Union is 40. If she has had some minor work done it was spectacular work and if she hasn’t I feel she owes it to the rest of the human race to procreate to pass those genes on.

  12. karacocoa

    Ashanti, get a job, and stop showing up places looking nekkid and crazy.

  13. Tamburlaine

    I love Estelle’s dress. I hope it looks flowy and pretty when she walks. And goodness me, but Gabrielle Union is gorgeous. She even makes that dress look good.

  14. Sajorina

    Janelle Monae looks AWESOME! Love her! By the way, I recently attended a concert in which one of my favorite singers wore the strapless version of the dress that Angela Simmons is wearing and she looked AMAZING in it! She’s GORGEOUS and has enviable everything… I can send pictures!

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  16. Cassie

    Angela Simmons’ dress is CLEARLY an ode to Sam the Eagle. And for that I applaud her.

  17.  Emma

    “Scandalsuit!” Coined.

  18. yvetterene

    Honestly, I wasn’t that impressed with what anyone was wearing. For this to be a red capet award show, It doesn’t feel like folks were trying very hard.

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    Gabrielle Union’s dress (and maybe the camera angle) made her look wide. To that I say, WTF, designers?! If your creation makes someone as beautiful and shapely as Gabrielle Freaking Union look wide, KILL IT WITH FIRE.

    On a related note, I am incapable of looking at Gabrielle Union without thinking, “My God, she’s beautiful.”

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    Not shown was Sanaa Lathan. She wore a white (natch!) bodycon dress that fitted her to an ‘X’. The dress itself didn’t appear to have truly outstanding details – just her in it. Her sideswept hair was also on poynt. My jaw dropped and I sat up straight when she was on the pre-awards show. Honestly, I’d found a new lady crush.

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