The 23 Wildest Denim Looks In The History Of The BET Awards

Many must be seen to be believed.

When it comes to the BET Awards, the popularity of denim has had its ups and downs. It may have ruled the red carpet out the gate, but tastes change, and the turnt denim looks we had come to expect grew somewhat scarce. Don't worry: we've still got hope. Tune in to this year's show tonight, June 28th, to see who is keeping the jean dream alive.

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1. In 2001, Jagged Edge knew what they were doing in coordinated sea blue
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2. While Eve couldn't decide between denim and leather
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3. Unlike Mary J. Blige, whose denim commitment is not up for debate
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4. That same year, Ja Rule wore the faux-faded whisker wash that would come to define the 2000s
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5. Diddy's son was the only denim star of note in 2002
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6. Although Honorable Mention to Will Smith for this strange denim suit
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7. In 2003, everyone believed in the blue god again
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8. Ashanti, for example, really went for it
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9. As did Darryl McDaniels
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10. 2004 introduced Usher as the BET Award's go-to jean guy, a title he continues to proudly uphold
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11. See: Usher four years later
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12. 2004 also introduced us to cowboy Andre 3000
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13. A look that would come back to haunt the BET red carpet, in 2006
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14. But back to 2005, the year Ciara wore this rose-embellished ensemble
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15. The same year Lauryn Hill just slayed in high-waisted flares
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16. And then she formed a blues trio with Pras Michel and Wyclef Jean and we all died
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17. Then there was a lull, but 2008 picked up strong
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18. It was like 2003 all over again
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19. Denim was back! But its return was brief
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20. These days, we have to rely on the children
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21. They'll keep blue jeans alive at the BETs
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22. And even if they don't
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23. There's always Waka
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The 23 Wildest Denim Looks In The History Of The BET Awards