12 BET Awards Memes and GIFs That’ll Stir Up All Kinds of Nostalgic Vibes

That time Beyoncé cured Lucious Lyon with a lap dance.

By Jasmine Washington

Year after year, the BET Awards delivers must see TV. From killer performances to fiery acceptance speeches, it’s safe to say that you should always expect the unexpected. Anything from an awkward Prince side eye to getting a sexy lap dance from Beyoncé can quickly turn into social media gold. This year with Leslie Jones hosting the night and stars like Jamie Foxx, Issa Rae and our personal fave Cardi B in the building we’re guaranteed to have some meme-worthy viral moments. So before we tune in to BET on Sunday, June 25 at 8p/7c let’s revisit some of the best memes and GIFs the show has given us over the years.

  • Tamar Braxton

    Tamar Braxton’s bright eyes and epic ensemble fueled a slew of hilarious memes following her performance at the 2015 BET Awards.

  • Beyoncé

    So Beyoncé gave Terrence Howard a lap dance in 2005 and the Internet realized it was the cure that saved his character from Empire.

  • Bilal

    While Bilal’s tribute to Prince was one for the books, his protective style stole the show at the 2016 BET Awards.

  • Diddy

    One of the most memorable moments from Diddy’s Bad Boy Reunion performance at the 2015 BET Awards came as he took an unexpected tumble in the middle of his performance.

  • Maxwell

    Maxwell’s reaction during the 2016 BET Awards was the perfect meme for viewers that felt a little out of touch.

  • Smokey Robinson and Diddy

    Diddy’s less than enthused face as Smokey Robinson accepted an award at the 2015 spawned a slew of hilarious memes.

  • Beyoncé and Jay Z

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    The Carters shared an adorably playful moment right during the 2012 BET Awards. #Baegoals

  • Prince

    Music legend Prince offered up one of the shadiest moments of the 2010 BET Awards.

  • Anthony Anderson

    Host of the 2015 BET Awards, Anthony Anderson had a hilarious explanation as to why Sam Smith was unable to accept his Best New Artist award.

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna was up to no good at the 2015 BET Awards.

  • Soulja Boy

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    Soulja Boy couldn’t help but shed a thug tear during the 2012 touching tribute to music legend Whitney Houston.

  • Jesse Williams

    Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams tackled racism and offered encouragement during his acceptance speech for BET’s 2016 Humanitarian Award.

For the Grammy Awards, we put together some cocktails suggestions in honor of some of our favorite divas (Beyoncé, Adele, Rihanna) along with some drinking rules to get you through the show. Go ahead and customize this for the BET Awards on Sunday June 25 at 8p/7c.

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