Lil’ Kim ensured all eyes were on her as she took to the BET Awards red carpet, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
The rapper, 44, wowed in a quirky futuristic silver minidress before changing into a burgundy PVC bodysuit to storm the stage with Mary J. Blige.
Lil Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, accentuated her incredible hourglass figure in the minidress, which nipped her in at the waist before curving out at the hips.
Wow factor: Lil’ Kim ensured all eyes were on her as she took to the BET Awards red carpet, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night
The show-stopping ensemble was embellished with ruffle lace cuffs and ribbon corset detailing.
The Lady Marmalade hitmaker added a boost to her petite frame with black ankle sock boots and accessorised the look with a Chanel bag and fingerless gloves.
Donning a pair of gold paperclip earrings, Lil’ Kim wore her raven tresses in a high top knot and finished off her red carpet ensemble with a bronzed make-up look.
Cool: The rapper, 44, wowed in a quirky futuristic silver minidress before changing into a burgundy PVC bodysuit to storm the stage with Mary J. Blige
Killer curves: Lil Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, accentuated her incredible hourglass figure in the minidress, which nipped her in at the waist before curving out
Lil’ Kim later joined Mary J. Blige, 48, who was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, on stage for the performance of I Can Love You.
The girls pulled out all the stops with the rapper pairing her burgundy leotard, with a matching coat and racy thigh-high boots.
Mary, meanwhile, who performed a medley of her greatest hits, opted for a skimpy white co-ord, baseball cap and a peroxide blonde wig.
Sending the crowd wild: Lil’ Kim later joined Mary J. Blige, 48, who was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, on stage for the performance of I Can Love You
Racy display: The girls pulled out all the stops with the rapper pairing her burgundy leotard, with a matching coat and racy thigh-high boots
The R&B legend was presented her Lifetime Achievement Award by Rihanna, who thanked her for ‘setting the bar’ and ‘for being you.’
‘Mary J. Blige, you have set the bar for relatable, timeless, classic music. You opened multiple doors for female artists in this industry,’ she began, according to BET.
‘And on behalf of all the women who came after you like myself, thank you for being you so we could feel comfortable being ourselves.’
Top honor: Mary J. Blige, 48, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award
‘Thank you for pouring your soul into every track and for giving us a song for every feeling. Thank you for showing us that love is all that we need. But we didn’t know how much we actually needed you.’
During her acceptance speech, Mary made sure to give credit to God after pointing out what she felt she is.
‘Although I’m a leader, a queen, a living legend… Although I’m all these things, I’m a servant as well and I’m here to serve,’ she began, according to ET.
‘Being a servant is not always glamorous or popular, but it’s the job and the assignment that I was given. Because in order to become an authority, I had to come under authority. It’s because, when the glory is placed on me, I give it back to God.’
The Bet Award first started in 2001, and is a celebration of the African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year.
Grateful: Rihanna, 31, presented the award to the star, and thanked her for ‘setting the bar’ and ‘for being you’
BET AWARDS 2019 WINNERS
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
BEYONCÉ – WINNER
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
BRUNO MARS – WINNER
CHLOE X HALLE
LIL BABY & GUNNA
MIGOS – WINNER
21 SAVAGE FT. J. COLE “A LOT “
CARDI B & BRUNO MARS “PLEASE ME”
CARDI B FT. BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN “I LIKE IT”
H.E.R. FT. BRYSON TILLER “COULD’VE BEEN”
TRAVIS SCOTT FT. DRAKE “SICKO MODE” – WINNER
TYGA FT. OFFSET “TASTE”
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
MEEK MILL – WINNER
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
CARDI B – WINNER
MEGAN THEE STALLION
Video of the Year
21 SAVAGE “A LOT” FT. J. COLE
CARDI B “MONEY”
CARDI B & BRUNO MARS “PLEASE ME”
CHILDISH GAMBINO “THIS IS AMERICA” – WINNER
DRAKE “NICE FOR WHAT”
THE CARTERS “APES**T”
Video Director of the Year
KARENA EVANS – WINNER
Best New Artist
LIL BABY – WINNER
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
ERICA CAMPBELL FT. WARRYN CAMPBELL “ALL OF MY LIFE”
FRED HAMMOND “TELL ME WHERE IT HURTS”
KIRK FRANKLIN “LOVE THEORY”
SNOOP DOGG FT. RANCE ALLEN “BLESSING ME AGAIN” – WINNER
TORI KELLY FT. KIRK FRANKLIN “NEVER ALONE”
Best International Act
AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)
AYA NAKAMURA (FRANCE)
BURNA BOY (NIGERIA) – WINNER
MR EAZI (NIGERIA)
Best New International Act – (Fan Voted Category)
HEADIE ONE (U.K.)
SHO MADJOZI (AFRICA) – WINNER
TENIOLA APATA (AFRICA)
REGINA KING – WINNER
TARAJI P. HENSON
MICHAEL B. JORDAN – WINNER
MARSAI MARTIN – WINNER
MICHAEL RAINEY JR.
“BLACKKKLANSMAN” – WINNER
“IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK”
“SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE”
“THE HATE U GIVE”
Sportswoman of the Year
Sportsman of the Year
ODELL BECKHAM JR.
Album of the Year
“ASTROWORLD” TRAVIS SCOTT
“CHAMPIONSHIPS” MEEK MILL
“ELLA MAI” ELLA MAI
“EVERYTHING IS LOVE” THE CARTERS
“INVASION OF PRIVACY” CARDI B – WINNER
2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
CARDI B, BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN “I LIKE IT”
CHILDISH GAMBINO “THIS IS AMERICA”
DRAKE “IN MY FEELINGS”
ELLA MAI “TRIP” – WINNER
J. COLE “MIDDLE CHILD”
TRAVIS SCOTT FT. DRAKE “SICKO MODE”
BET Her Award
ALICIA KEYS “RAISE A MAN”
CIARA “LEVEL UP”
H.E.R. “HARD PLACE” – WINNER
JANELLE MONÁE “PYNK”
QUEEN NAIJA “MAMA’S HAND”
TEYANA TAYLOR “ROSE IN HARLEM”