Music and fashion once again converged at BET’s 9th annual “Rip the Runway” at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Wednesday. Models strut down the catwalk in the hottest designer threads as some of hip-hop and R&B’s most stylish stars provided the soundtrack.
Trinidad James turned the runway gold with his hit “All Gold Everything,” Meek Mill and Rick Ross ignited the stage with “Believe It,” and Chris Brown’s CBE signee Sevyn Streeter performed her debut single “I Like It.” With proud mom Jada Pinkett watching from the audience, Jaden Smith was joined by his sister Willow as models sported his MSFT brand. Other performers included Omarion, Luke James, and Watch the Duck.
Fresh off her Oscars gig, Kelly Rowland co-hosted with Boris Kodjoe, changing multiple times throughout the taping. Teyana Taylor held it down on the red carpet, bringing her friend Karrueche Tran as her date.
“Rip the Runway” airs March 20 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.