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Nicki Minaj: BET Awards Babe!

Nicki Minaj is lovely in lace at the 2012 BET Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (July 1) in Los Angeles.

The 29-year-old rapper posed for a picture with gal pal Kim Kardashian.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nicki Minaj

Nicki performed a mash-up of “Champion” and “Beez in The Trap” earlier in the show. She was also nominated for Best Female Hip Hop artist!

The BET Awards are hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and feature performances by Chris Brown and Usher. Watch the ceremony live, starting at 8/7c!

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Beyonce: BET Awards with Jay-Z!

Beyonce glows and glimmers in gold at the 2012 BET Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (July 1) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old singer sat with her 42-year-old hubby Jay-Z, her sister Solange Knowles, and their pals Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Beyonce

Bey is up for five awards tonight, including Best Female R&B Artist. She’s up against Rihanna – we can’t wait to find out who takes home the award!

Earlier in the evening, Jay-Z and Kanye took home the award for Best Group for The Throne!

FYI: Beyonce wore a Stephane Rolland gown, Givenchy shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz diamond and titanium earrings. Jay-Z suited up in Tom Ford.

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Kanye West - BET Awards 2012

Kanye West is all smiles as he accepts the award for Best Group during the 2012 BET Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (July 1) in Los Angeles.

The 35-year-old recording artist accepted the award with friend and collaborator Jay-Z for their work as The Throne.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kanye West

Over the weekend, Kanye was spotted out enjoying the sunshine with girlfriend Kim Kardashian. The cute couple chatted and kept close on their romantic stroll.

The 2012 BET Awards are hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and include performances by Nicki Minaj and Usher. Watch the ceremony live, starting at 8/7c.

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Jaden & Willow Smith - BET Awards 2012

Willow Smith flashes a peace sign as she and big brother Jaden pose for a picture on the red carpet at the 2012 BET Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (July 1) in Los Angeles.

Willow, 11, is premiering her latest song, “I Am Me” tonight. She tweeted about it: “Thanks for the #IAMME Luv! This is for you guys!!!” along with a link to her song – listen below!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Willow Smith

This year’s BET Awards are hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and will include performances by Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown. The awards show airs live starting at 8/7c!


Willow Smith’s I Am Me
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