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The 10 Best ‘90s & ‘00s Looks From The BET Awards

From Zendaya’s Beyoncé tribute to Lil’ Kim’s logomania-inspired bangs.

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The 2021 BET Awards was not to be missed. Between Zendaya’s Beyoncé tribute and Lil’ Kim’s designer bangs, stars didn’t shy away from style statements with a retro flair. Ahead, see references from the ‘80s, ‘90s, and 2000s — and all the glitz and glamour you could hope for.

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Posing alongside Lil Kim, Zendaya paid tribute to Beyoncé in an archive Versace gown that was a slight variation of the style the famed singer wore to the 2003 BET Awards.
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Megan Thee Stallion’s Jean Paul Gaultier gown featured his iconic ‘90s cone bra and an open side with chain detail along the hip.
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Ciara chose an embellished catsuit from Alexandre Vauthier that matched her knee-high heeled boots and had 2000s metallic vibes written all over it.
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Jennifer Hudson brought back the popular 2000s waist belt trend with a gold version she wore with a black dress. She topped the look with an off-the-shoulder coat with a train.
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After announcing she is pregnant with baby 2, Cardi B performed in an embellished mesh bodysuit that embraced the early aughts embellishment trend.
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H.E.R.’s mint-green eyeshadow — courtesy of makeup artist Marissa Vossen — and deep side part delivered all the early-aughts beauty nostalgia. Not only did she nab the award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, but she totally nailed her red carpet look, too.
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Saweetie brought back ‘90s glam with a sultry glow. Her sleek, twisted updo put the rapper’s golden eyelids and bronzed cheekbones on full display.
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Best Female Hip Hop Artist nominee Coi Leray gave off major ‘90s vibes, from her curled-at-the-ends plaits down to her rainbow-inspired French manicure.
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The 2000s-era pouf has now entered the chat thanks to Queen Latifah. The Lifetime Achievement Award winner paired it with a sleek ponytail and a glowy, lit-from-within complexion.
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Andra Day’s mocha-colored lip liner and crystal-adorned hairline felt distinctly ‘90s. Like her critically-acclaimed portrayal of Billie Holiday, her look was a huge win.
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From her frosty blue eyelids and glossy brown lips to her layered, curled-under locks (which were covered by an incredible pearl head wrap), Sevyn Streeter’s look was a total ‘90s throwback. Here for it.
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Lil’ Kim served some of the best looks back in the day and she had the internet abuzz with her blonde, Prada-branded bangs, which recalled the logomania craze of the Y2K era.

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