The 2012 BET Awards were filled with tears and controversy. This years awards were dedicated the late Whitney Houston.

In the heart wrenching tribute, stars such as Kanye West and Beyonce were shedding tears. While Mariah Carey introduced the tribute, she did not perform. Monica and Brandy took on the singing reigns. Houston’s mother, Cissy, shed some light on the troubled singers life.

During the program, censors worked overtime. Nicki Minaj filed her acceptance speech with various curse words. Censors were also on speed dial when Rick Ross performed. Chris Brown also took to the stage following his nightclub brawl with Drake.

2012 BET Awards: Tears and Controversy