Most Talked About Looks from the 2013 BET Awards: Erykah Badu, Meagan Goode, Ciara

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Erykah Badu’s leggings

Erykah Badu and Kendrick Lamar at the 2013 BET Awards

Erykah Badu and Kendrick Lamar at the 2013 BET Awards

Or should I say, what was IN those blue leggings. From where I sat during the show you could hear all sorts of “damnnnnnn” as the neo-soul diva walked hand-in-hand with Kendrick Lamar, and it took me a minute to figure out why… “but the booty don’t lie…”

The Mane “Q.U.E.E.N”

Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu at the 2013 BET Awards

Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu at the 2013 BET Awards

Also beloved was the singer’s bold blonde kinky tresses that she let loose during her performance with Janelle Monae.

Meagan Goode showing the goods

Meagan Good on the BET Awards 2013 red carpet

Meagan Good on the BET Awards 2013 red carpet

The sexy low-cut dress the preacher’s wife debuted, while she just so happened to be presenting an award for Best Gospel Artist, has been the most talked about item even several days later.

The actress has replied to the backlash:

“…I don’t feel convicted about this at all. my spirit is saddened that our people only know one way to think and process things..

I’m not any less holy because the dress I wore -I may not be who people think I should be -but I’m morphing into exactly who God wants me to be.. My excuse is never “I’m going to do me” and I don’t feel that I need to make an excuse or defend or what I wore .. I know I have a responsibility -and I’m working daily to fulfill the full potential of all God has created me to be..

A dialogue was started about my character, integrity, my walk with God and my Husband -simply based on a dress that I wore.., Of course I’m going to have a reaction to people saying negative things… It’s just sad.. Makes me sad not regretful.. My heart and spirit is always open to whatever my Father would want to share with me… And my spirit tells me to be exactly who I authentically am -because that’s what’s going to reach who I was authentically designed to touch.. people like me who are often misunderstood and told their cut of God’s promise -because they don’t look the role …when God doesn’t care about us “looking the role”..he is always cared about bringing us in -and us being whatever we need to be to bring Those left out in ..

And it just makes me sad that us as Christians can’t see beyond our initial reaction and don’t seek God before the attack other brothers and sisters …and never think for one moment that: God knows what he’s doing and he uses everything for his glory .. and he has a plan for every specific situation.. I had intentions on anything .. Merely picked a dress I saw and loved … God knows my heart and that I didn’t do anything wrong .. And he will use even people’s thoughts to bring him glory.”

Gabby Douglas’ elegance

Gabby Douglas on the BET Awards 2013 red carpet

Gabby Douglas on the BET Awards 2013 red carpet

The fierce little gymnast wowed the crowd and viewers at home in a gorgeous lace embellished Lex’s of Carytown dress.

As she graced the stage for both of her awards, the Young Stars award and Subway sportswoman of the year, whispers from the crowd included, “wow… she’s so pretty” and “she’s so cute! Pretty lil darkskin girl.”

Ciara’s body party x2

Red Carpet Look

Future and Ciara on the BET Awards 2013 red carpet

Future and Ciara on the BET Awards 2013 red carpet

Cici showed off her amazing body in a sexy leather crop top and skirt ensemble by Saint Laurent.

Stage Look

Ciara on stage performing "I'm On It" during the BET Awards 2013

Ciara on stage performing “I’m On It” during the BET Awards 2013

For her performance which had the crowd in awe, the pop star was covered in money, rocking a dollar bill print blouse (All-Over Money Print Shirt, $80) and matching fitting sweatpants (Dollar Word Print Joggers, $50), both from TopShop.com.

See more celeb photos from the 2013 BET Awards by following @MarriottForYou on Instagram. And read all about our on-the-ground awards coverage and the Marriot after party here.

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