The music industry gathered in Los Angeles for a weekend filled with festivities in honor of the 2013 BET Awards! White House Down co-stars Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum helped kick-off the celebrations at the three-day BET Experience concert at the L.A. Live complex in downtown Los Angeles on Friday. Janelle Monae and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child kept the festivities going at the second day of L.A. Live where they chatted in a live broadcast at the Radio Remote Room, and for Sunday’s main event Gabrielle Union (in Monika Chiang) and boyfriend NBA star Dwyane Wade cozied up in the audience as they waited for the stars like Robin Thicke, Nicki Minaj, Justin Timberlake, and more to take the stage at the Nokia Theatre. Click the photo above to check out more pictures from the BET Awards, and to go inside all of the star-studded parties from the weekend.
At tonight’s Grammys, Janelle Monae rocked a bold red lip, and we caught up with the star’s makeup artist Saisha Beecham to find out the details behind her killer color. The star used CoverGirl’s LipPerfection LipColor in Hot, an extra moisturizing formula packed with rich, pigmented color. “I love that this is Janelle’s favorite red lip color because it’s perfect for her flawless face,” Beecham told InStyle.com. “I chose the color not only because it’s her favorite, but also because it was just the splash of color she needed with her gold embellished blazer.” Add the color to your shopping list, it’s available for $7 at drugstore.com.
Janelle Monáe canceled her performance in an Australian music festival to sing at tonight’s Grammy Awards, where she was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album. And not only did we love her performance with B.o.B and Bruno Mars on stage, we also adored her look. Partly responsible is shoe designer George Esquivel, who handmade Monáe’s black and white footwear for the singer-songwriter and her 20 band members. “Janelle needs a very specific shoe, because she dances,” Esquivel told InStyle. “She needs a very flexible shoe that’s also very durable.” The Oxford style is essentially the same as those worn in Monáe’s video for “Tightrope,” only with reverse black-and-white details. Esquivel, who has also designed for No Doubt and The Killers, said he loved Monáe’s performance. “Just to be able to see her jumping around [on stage] in my shoes—that’s so neat!” he said. “I’m so happy to be a part of it.” Check out Monáe’s “Tightrope” video after the jump! More