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2009 BET Awards Red Carpet

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Beyoncé adds a splash of color to an already bright red carpet in a flirty minidress.

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Ne-Yo keeps it casual and dapper — as always. The year of the gentleman indeed.

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Alicia Keys shows off some attitude — and a lot of leg — for the photographers on the red carpet.
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Kanye West dressed way down (for him anyway) in jeans and workboots, but Amber Rose, his space-mannequin/girlfriend, adds some visual interest to the proceedings.
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Star Trek hottie Zoe Saldana, who presented with the original Uhura, Nichelle Nichols, beamed up sex appeal in this white peekaboo getup.
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Heroes's Jimmy Jean-Louis (can't remember the last time we saw The Haitian) steps out in a photo-negative tuxedo.
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Is it possible? Tyra Banks looks... frumpy? She would never allow it on Top Model.

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Omarosa and Niecy Nash are all smiles for the cameras, but wouldn't you love to see these two hellcats throw down?
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Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson rocks a harder edge in a sexy one-shoulder black gown.

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Tyrese Gibson indicates who da man is: his Baby Boy director John Singleton.

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Ciara, who sang Michael Jackson's "Heal the World" on the show, poses for the photographers in this wine-colored strapless number.
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Lil Mama wasn't afraid to drag out the old crimping iron, but is it too much to ask for a little lip gloss? She'd be poppin'.
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Humanitarian-award honoree Wyclef Jean pairs a graphic jacket with what looks to be his favorite pair of jeans.
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A smiley Tatyana Ali is a golden girl for the shutterbugs.

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Chaka Khan schooled songbirds Estelle and LeToya Luckett on stage, but on the carpet, she's every woman.
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Akeelah and the Bee star Keke Palmer showed on some vocal chops, riffing on the Jackson 5's "Who's Lovin' You" while presenting an award with Anthony Anderson and Bobb'e J. Thompson.