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The BET Honors Celebrates Lee Daniels, Patti, More

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The BET Honors Celebrated African Americans doing their THANG! The ceremony was hosted by Arsenio Hall, who did a good job and especially when he got on TRUMP! LOL~ But some of the heavy weights like, Empire Producer and director Lee Daniels, music exec Antonio “L.A.” Reid and (our auntie in my head) the one and only legendary singer Patti LaBelle were among this year’s honorees.

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Daniels, famous for his prime-time series Empire and you forgot he did film dramas Monster’s Ball and Precious didn’t ya? He was recognized by Empire actor Jussie Smollett, who honored Daniels with a
rendition of Michael Jackson’s classic “Man in the Mirror.”

The 1980s band The Deele, reunited onstage for the first time in 28 years with honoree Reid playing drums. Usher sang hits that Reid produced for other major acts, including Bobby Brown’s “Roni” and Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road.” The tribute also featured a song that was produced for Usher: 2001’s “U Don’t Have To Call.”

Our girl Fantasia paid tribute to Ms. Patti with the legendary singer’s classic, “You Are My Friend.”

Fellow Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi TORE IT DOWN when she honored Natalie Cole, who died last December, with a rendition of the singer’s ballad “I’ve Got Love on My Mind,” before launching into Cole’s 1975 R&B chart-topper, “This Will Be.” Read more from source.


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