The festivities and parties leading up to he BET Awards, like many awards programs and annual events like the Super Bowl, actually begin early in the week and build up to a crescendo on the actual day of the internationally-televised extravaganza.
From the mini-awards programs, appreciation dinners, ultra exclusive after parties and fashion shows, the BET Awards weekend 2013 kept the city ablaze for the entire week. Oftentimes, as you will see in the following Instagram photos, what happens during the weekend and behind-the-scenes activities are just as entertaining and enthralling as what takes place on stage in front of millions of people.
As we prepare for the biggest urban awards program, celebrities gave us inside access to the goings on at the BET Awards weekend 2013. Enjoy.