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Cee Lo Green Drops Out of Rihanna's Tour

Cee Lo Green hits the stage dressed as Patti LaBelle to perform in a tribute to the singer at the 2011 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

The 37-year-old “F**k You” singer has dropped out of Rihanna‘s Loud tour, in which he has been performing as an opening act for the past few weeks.

“He always puts 100 percent into his work and with the requirements and time commitment to The Voice, on top of heading back into the recording studio and an upcoming book, he feels that he wouldn’t give his fans the show that they deserve,” a rep for Cee Lo said in a statement.

Also pictured inside: Cee Lo grabbing lunch in Beverly Hills over the weekend.

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Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams - BET Awards 2011

Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams add a pop of color to the green carpet at the 2011 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

During the show, Kelly took to the stage with Trey Songz to perform the song “Motivation.” At the end of her performance, the 30-year-old entertainer ripped off her top to reveal her toned body.

Kelly and Michelle‘s former Destiny’s Child group mate Beyonce appeared during the show via satellite from the Glastonbury Festival in London and performed her songs “Best Thing I Never Had” and “End of Time.”

FYI: Kelly is wearing Jimmy Choo “Bisson” booties.

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Mary J. Blige & Keri Hilson - BET Awards 2011

Mary J. Blige and Keri Hilson step out at the 2011 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

Mary wore a jumpsuit designed by Marni Senafonte and a Giuseppe Zanotti belt as she kicked off the show with a powerhouse performance of her songs “Mary Jane” and “Real Love” before being joined by the legendary Anita Baker on “Caught Up in the Rapture.”

The 40-year-old singer ended her performance by debuting the song “It Ain’t Over Til’ It’s Over” featuring Jadakiss and DJ Khaled.

Also pictured inside: A photo of Mary shot by photographers Markus and Indrani that was featured during the ceremony.

Keri walked the carpet in a Tibi purple and black strapless jumper, gold Ann Taylor cuff, and an Adeler necklace. She was nominated during the show for Best Female R&B Artist. Keri finished her look with a Carla Amorim “EIXO” ring.

FYI: Mary J wore a Herve Leger dress and Lorraine Schwartz bracelet in the press room.

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Alicia Keys & Kerry Washington - BET Awards 2011

Alicia Keys and Kerry Washington hit the green carpet at the 2011 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

Alicia, who wore paired Dolce&Gabbana with Wilfredo Rosado fine jewelry, performed a medley of her hits to celebrate 10 years of being on the scene.

Kerry looked stunning in an acid green silk column dress with silver neck ring from the Michael Kors Resort 2012 collection, a Movado watch, and Louboutin shoes.

Also pictured inside: Ashanti, who wore a Jean Fares Couture dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and d’Orazio jewels.

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Nicki Minaj - BET Awards 2011

Nicki Minaj is pretty in pink on the green carpet at the 2011 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

The 26-year-old rapper picked up the award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist during the show and had a hard time articulating what she wanted to say!

“Wow, I can’t believe I won,” Nicki said to start her speech, which was met by laughs from the audience. She then said “that’s not what I mean!”

Nicki also hit the stage with Justin Bieber to present the award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist to Kanye West.

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Justin Bieber - BET Awards 2011

Justin Bieber keeps it cool on the green carpet at the 2011 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

The 17-year-old singer (in a Levi’s vest) brought his manager Scooter Braun to the ceremony.

Justin hit the stage during the show with Nicki Minaj to present the award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist to Kanye West.

Nicki and Justin even flirted a bit on stage! She asked him if he could drive and if he can handle curves.

FYI: Justin is wearing David Yurman’s Black Onyx Spiritual Bead Bracelet.

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Chris Brown - BET Awards 2011

Chris Brown hits the stage at the 2011 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

The 22-year-old entertainer walked away from the evening with plenty of honors!

Early on in the show, Chris picked up the award for Best Male R&B Artist.

“All my fans are everything to me,” Chris said as he accepted the award. “I know it’s been a long road. I just appreciate every blessing that’s been put in front of me.”

Chris also performed his hit song “Look at Me Now” alongside Lil’ Wayne and Busta Rhymes.

At the end of the show, Chris picked up the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award even though the presenter made a snafu and presented the award to Rihanna and Drake!


Chris Brown – Performance Medley

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