The BET Honors took place earlier this month and was broadcast on Sunday in the US. The awards aim to honour those individuals who have excelled in their careers, the trailblazers, community and business leaders, who have changed the world through their work. The late Nelson Mandela was also honoured at the BET Honors, alongside Aretha Franklin, Ice Cube, Smokey Robinson and more.
Aretha Franklin lead the tributes, singing Sam Cooke's A Change is Going to Come. Then stars like Beyoncé, Forest Whittaker, Berry Gordy, Miguel, Smokey Robinson, Russell Simmons, Jermaine Jackson and Idris Elba paid tribute to Madiba.
The show will be broadcast tomorrow, at midnight on BET.
Other performers include Jennifer Hudson, Mariah Carey, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson, Karen Clarke Sheard and a performance by host, Wayne Brady.
|Aretha Franklin paying tribute to Nelson Mandela (PIC: Jose Luis Magana )|