The 2018 BET Awards was ablaze this Sunday in more ways the one, with several stars rocking hot fits while basking in the sweet California heat, including New Orleans bounce artist, Big Freedia.

The NOLA native stopped to chop it up with EBONY on the red carpet where she shared her joy over being one member of the LBGT community to “break barriers”’ for others, saying, “I’m here to represent the LGBTQ community and to inspire other artists to do what they want, live their dreams and do whatever their passion is.”

Big Freedia On Breaking Barriers As An LGBT Entertainer

EBONY also caught up with A Wrinkle in Time star Storm Reid, who shared she recently shot an HBO pilot with her fellow young, gifted and Black actress, Zendaya. She also revealed that her latest project will take her to Ghana, sharing her excitement over visiting the motherland. Speaking of which, POWER star Rotimi stopped by as well to discuss the upcoming season and the pride he has for his Nigerian heritage.


Storm Reid on Teaming Up With Zendaya & Having a Strong Support System

Rotimi Talks the Return of POWER & Repping His Naija Heritage

Other stars to hit the red carpet included In Contempt’s Christian Keys, Empire’s Bryshere Gray, The Chi’s Jacob Latimore and comedian Watch Jazzy. Check out our exclusive interviews on the BET Awards red carpet below and check out more coverage from the Los Angeles ceremony here.

Comedian Watch Jazzy: ‘People Think Things Are Handed to Me Because I’m Pretty’

Christian Keyes On How ‘In Contempt’ Reflects on the American Justice System

Bryshere Gray Talks Season 5 of ‘Empire’ & New Music

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