The annual BET Awards is easily one of the world’s biggest award ceremonies that celebrates and commends black excellence and achievement in entertainment across the globe.

While a few South Africans were nominated for international awards, the only local winner was legendary singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka, who received the Global Good: Power Award, which recognised her work in supporting initiatives that seek to positively impact communities.

South Africa’s flag was flown high at the award ceremony, with Nomzamo Mbatha and Pearl Thusi both presenting awards alongside some of the world’s biggest celebrities.

Outside the actual ceremony, the stars served up some glamorous and sometimes scandalous looks on the red carpet.

Here are some of our favourites: