Al B. Sure made his first public appearance at the 2018 Soul Train Music Awards following the death of his son's mother Kim Porter. Also on the carpet, Erykah Badu, Faith Evans, Stevie J, SZA and more light up the events. Pics inside...
Singer-songwriter Al B. Sure made his first public appearance at the 2018 Soul Train Music Awards, presented by BET, held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, following the death of his son's mother, Kim Porter.
As you know, the model/mother-of-four was found dead in her Toluca Lake home on November 15th. Two days after her passing, her former lover Al B. Sure stepped out on the carpet, likely to keep his mind off of losing someone he held close to his heart.
It's becoming tradition for Erykah Badu to shut down the Soul Train Music Awards carpet. Last year, she rolled up on the scene to host for her third consecutive year in an extravagent ensemble. And this year is no different.
The "Next Lifetime" singer turned heads as she made her way down the carpet in a look from Rick Owens' Spring 2019 collection.
Ms. Badu wasn't hosting this year, however, she did cop a prestigious award. The four-time Grammy winner was honored with the Legend Award.
And she had her whole family there to celebrate.
Singer SZA was tapped to present Erykah with the award. Her look gave us Aaliyah vibes. Loves it.
Faith Evans and Stevie J brought their coupledom vibes to the carpet for Faith's big night.
Who would have though these two would get married? We sure didn't.
The multi-platinum singer was awarded the Lady Of Soul Award.
Normani, who was up for the Best New Artist Award, looked HOT in this black number.
Singer Justine Skye popped up on the carpet in a grey and purple fringe Each x Other suit.
Oh, hey BAE!
"Power" star Sinqua Walls threw up the black power salute.
Known for being the iconic best friend duo on the 90’s hit show "Martin," real life besties Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold had loads of fun co-hosting this year's awards show.
Love them. By the way, there is talk that a "Martin" reboot might be in the works.
We almost didn't recognize "Basketball Wives" star Tami Roman.
Singer Jacquees was all smiles before he hit the stage to perform.
Rap vet MC Lyte kept it cute and comfortable.
Our guys! Kid N Play snapped it up with actor Michael Jai White.
Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, and Michael Bivins of Bell Biv DeVoe - and their wives - posed it up on the carpet before they hit the stage.
Shamari DeVoe made her "RHOA" debut last night and it was many things. When Ronnie started critiquing Kandi Burruss and XSCAPE were were clutching our pearls.
Yas, Ledisi! Show OFF. She copped the Soul Train Certified Award.
Our R&B favorites Kelly Price, Jon B and Donnell Jones were in the mix.
Hottie Laz Alonzo was suited and booted.
Darrin Henson and Clifton Powell kept it dapper in their blue suits.
"The Family Business" cast including Darrin Henson, Michael Jai White, Valarie Pettiford, Ernie Hudson, Javicia Leslie, KJ Smith, and Clifton Powell linked up for a photo-op.
Nightschool actress Bresha Webb was also in the mix to present.
BET presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and BET HER on November 25th, 2018 at 8PM EST. In the meantime, get a sneak peek INSIDE the awards show in our gallery below!
Photos: Getty/Paras Griffin