Tonight BET Honors some game changers at their annual show in Washington DC on the network at 9pm, but I got your sneak peak of the show right here.

As an Intern at BET back in 2003, I had the honor of working the BET Honors for Aretha Franklin at the corporate offices in DC. That event was surrounded by a host of intimate events including a ladies luncheon with the high profile women on Washington. Stephen Hill was still large and in charge during my time there. In the above video you can see how the event has evolved and Debra Lee explains why it's important to host the event in DC.

This is totally a star-studded event with performers Charlie Wilson, K. Michelle, Mary J Blige, Ne-yo, Patti LaBelle and Trey Songz!

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This year's musical honorees include Kanye West and Usher Raymond!

Watch Usher's confessions on how he got into music, his influences throughout his career and what it means to be a performer.

Kanye West receives "The Visionary" Award presented by Damon Dash and reveals some interesting facts about his wife in his acceptance speech.

Tune into BET tonight at 9pm !! #BETHonors