Last night, the 2012 BET Awards went down at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. A-list celebs like hip-hop's first family Jay-Z and Beyonce lined the front row and, fittingly, they left with some trophies. There were also great performances by their row neighbors Kanye West (with his (G.O.O.D. Music squad) and Nicki Minaj.

Of course, there were some fails, too. Champagne was spilled. Bad tributes happened. To make sense of it all, let's take a look back at all of the night's highs and lows: The best and worst of the 2012 BET Awards.

Written by Brad Wete (@BradWete)

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