words // Brandon Richard
Without a doubt that classiest award show held each year (evident by the picture above), the BET Awards returned for its 11th Annual event last night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and Michael Vick are just some of the people who walked away with hardware on the night.
Anytime you gather a bunch of hip-hop and R&B personalities in one setting, you can expect to see some interesting footwear selections, and the BET Awards were no exception. Overall, the sneakers at this year's awards weren't that impressive, but there were a couple noteworthy sightings. Big Sean, who has been hot on the adidas Originals trail recently, hit the pre-party and award show in Air Jordan retros. Lil' Wayne continues to take an alternative approach with his footwear, wearing wild colorways of the adidas Hardland and Chuck Taylor All Star. Nelly kept it clean and simple, also rolling with a pair of Chucks and showing up to an afterparty in Air Max 97s. To kick off the night, Swizz Beatz hit the stage with Eve in an all-new colorway of the Kamikaze III.
Check out all of these sneakers and more in the 2011 BET Awards Celebrity Sneaker Watch.
Big Sean hits up a pre-party in the Black/True Red Air Jordan Retro 7.
Swizz Beatz rocks the pre-show in a new Reebok Kamikaze III colorway.
The show's host Kevin Hart wearing Blue Steel Android Homme Mach 1 Sneakers.
Diggy Simmons rocking Pierre Hardy "Discorama" sneakers.
Game wearing Louis Vuitton Quilted Tower Hi-Hop Sneakers.
DJ Khaled hits the green carpet in the Nike Air Force 1.
Jaden Smith wearing the Supra Skytop II. I don't know what the hell else he's wearing though.
Tyga wearing Stubbs & Wootton slippers...and red hair.
Miguel also wearing Android Homme Mach 1 sneakers.
Nelly keeps it conservative with the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low.
Romeo wearing "Stealth" Jordan AJF 20. Never thought I'd say this, but he would have been better off in P. Millers.
Singer Jawan Harris rocked the "Celtics" Air Jordan Retro 1.
Chris Brown performs in Maison Martin Margiela Leather Hi-Tops.
That lady is clearly in awe of Lil' Wayne's adidas x JS Bones.
Another look at Wayne's adidas JS Bones; Mack Maine rocks the "Highlighter" Pack Penny 1, Nicki in butt pads.
Another Chris Brown appearance, this time wearing Vans Vault Era 46 LX.
Lil' Wayne performs in swim trunks and Chucks.
Big Sean's award show outfit completed with the "Black Cement" Air Jordan Retro 3.
Members of the Cali Swag District rocking the Nike Koston One, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low and "Independence Day" Air Jordan Retro 5.
Nelly hits the after-party scene in Nike Air Max 97.
Matt Barnes, who is actually staying with a team for once in his career, was spotted out in the Converse Jack Purcell.
Part of the adidas family himself, Snoop Dogg hits the afterparty in a simple white-on-white pair of Superstars.