Last night’s 2016 BET Awards show was arguably one of its best yet. With must see performances (read Beyoncé and Kendrick) and soul-stirring tributes honoring the late great Prince by the likes of Jennifer Hudson and Bilal and more, the night offered surprise after surprise.
The same can be said for the stars’ red carpet arrivals which featured daring ensembles, cut-outs and black girl magic flair. While some looks had us swooning, others, well, tried. From Janelle Monáe and Gabrielle Union to Alicia Keys and Yara Shahidi, click through to check out some of the best looks of the evening.