The musicians were among the honorees, while Mary J. Blige and Ne-Yo took to the stage to perform.
Some of the biggest names in music were among the esteemed guests of the 2015 BET Honors held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., with Kanye West and Usher Raymond among honorees and Mary J. Blige closing the ceremony with her performance.
Mary J. Blige closed the show with her performance
Unsurprisingly, it was Kanye West who landed the coveted Visionary Award at the event which he attended alongside his reality star wife Kim Kardashian. While the multi-Platinum rapper may be one of the best modern popstars, having released his sixth consecutive number one album 'Yeezus' two years ago, he's hardly going to win any prizes for modesty. Despite himself, he quipped to the audience upon receiving his award, 'I understand what it is to be humbled for the first time'.
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Kanye West landed the Visionary Award at the 2015 ceremony
The rapper even took to the stage for a brief spell, joining Charlie Wilson for a performance of 'Yearning for Your Love' which was originally released in 1981 when Wilson fronted soul collective The Gap Band. Still going solo, he has just released his sixth studio album 'Forever Charlie' which also features collaborations with Shaggy and Snoop Dogg.
Kanye West joined Charlie Wilson on stage
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