The divas showed out during the 7th annual “BET Honors,” which taped earlier this month in Washington, D.C. and aired on Monday night. Mariah Carey, Tamar Braxton, Jennifer Hudson, and Janelle Monáe all blessed the stage, while this year’s honorees included Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, and Ice Cube.
Perched atop a piano, Mariah kicked things off with the debut television performance of her new single “You’re Mine (Eternal).”
Tamar Braxton paid tribute to Berry Gordy with a medley of Diana Ross’ “Do You Know Where You’re Going To” and “Upside Down.”
Janelle Monáe also serenaded the Motown legend with the Jackson 5′s “I Want You Back” and “ABC.”
Jennifer Hudson and Karen Clark-Sheard brought down the house during their soulful salutes to Aretha Franklin.
And the Queen of Soul herself honored the late Nelson Mandela with “A Change Is Gonna Come.”