Tori Kelly Takes Us Behind the Scenes at the BET Awards
Tori Kelly has had a pretty big week.
In addition to finally releasing her debut album, Unbreakable Smile – a feat she celebrated with Ed Sheeran and Selena Gomez – she also got to hit the stage with soul legend Smokey Robinson at Sunday’s BET Awards. There’s no need to feel jealous, though: Kelly gave us an up-close-and-personal look at all the glitz, glamour and fun with her @People Twitter takeover.
First up on Kelly’s whirlwind tour is her dressing room, where she prepped for her big BET Awards performance and enjoyed a little bit of downtime between rehearsals. Her pre-show selfie also let us in on the secret to nailing the off-duty superstar look: a killer pair of sunglasses. (We’ll take two pairs, thanks!)
Closer to show time, Kelly’s glam squad (including makeup artist Sarah Uslan and hairstylist Nikki Providence) put the final touches on the singer’s killer red carpet look.
Inside the Microsoft Theater, Kelly was clearly as excited as we were for the show to start. Wonder if she ran into Nicki Minaj on the way in?
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When you find yourself sitting in the audience at one of the biggest award shows of the year, there’s only one thing to do: Take a selfie, of course.
After a quick outfit change, Kelly is ready to honor Robinson with Ne-Yo and Robin Thicke. But before she belted her heart out with a rendition of “Who’s Lovin’ You,” the singer took a moment to herself backstage.
Kelly might have had to run to the airport after the show ended, but she still had a quick moment to let us know how she was feeling after she totally crushed it. (Spoiler: She’s mostly in shock – but we are so not surprised.)