Of course, Black Girls Rock! is the brainchild of executive producer, founder, author and legendary DJ Beverly Bond—literal holder of the trademark for “black girl magic”—who showed up on Sunday’s red carpet glistening in low-cut gold and sporting freshly cropped and feathered hair that has us seriously considering our next big chop.


Who else was in attendance? As always, we’ve compiled a roundup of all the black girls who rocked this year’s red carpet for your viewing pleasure. Just consider it a little appetizer in advance of the show, which will air on BET on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. EDT.