Entertainment Music Here's What You Didn't See at the BET Awards 2022, from Post-Show Dinners to Backstage Hugs The post-show place to be was the Los Angeles hotspot Craig's for stars like Lizzo and Bruno Mars By Janine Rubenstein, Janine Rubenstein Instagram Twitter Janine Rubenstein is Editor-at-Large at PEOPLE and host of PEOPLE Every Day podcast, a daily dose of breaking news, pop culture and heartwarming human interest stories. Formerly Senior Editor of music content, she's also covered crime, human interest and television news throughout her many years with the brand. Prior to PEOPLE she's written for Essence, The Cape Times newspaper and Los Angeles Magazine among others. On-screen Rubenstein can be found featured on shows like Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight and she routinely hosts PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's star-studded Red Carpet Live specials. Follow the San Francisco native, Black Barbie collector and proud mom of two on Instagram and Twitter @janinerube People Editorial Guidelines Falen Hardge, Falen Hardge Production Assistant, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines and Rachel DeSantis Published on June 27, 2022 11:39 AM Share Tweet Pin Email The 2022 BET Awards may have given us some memorable performances, speeches and surprise appearances, but not everything made it to air. Here are some of the best moments you didn't see on TV, from the post-show pow-wows to the feel-good backstage hugs. Inside the Show The crowd was the place to be Sunday night at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater, as everyone from Billy Porter and Lena Waithe to Cynthia Erivo snagged a seat at the show. The trio was even seen sharing a laugh together during commercial break. Leon Bennett/Getty Jussie Smollett was also seen in the audience, dancing throughout the night in good spirits. The actor, who previously starred on Empire alongside host Taraji P. Henson, previously received public support from Henson after he was found guilty of staging his own hate crime and filing a false police report in 2019. BET Awards 2022 Red Carpet Arrivals Elsewhere in the crowd, Ray J was pumped to see his sister Brandy take the stage with Jack Harlow for a surprise duet of his chart-topper "First Class," and Lil' Kim received some of the night's biggest cheers when she performed as part of a tribute to Sean "Diddy" Combs. For more on the 2022 BET Awards, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. Diddy, of course, was the man of the hour; on hand Sunday to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, the rapper drew hugs and attention from many people in the audience during commercial breaks. Diddy. Kevin Winter/Getty Backstage The good vibes weren't limited to the stage. Behind the scenes, stars got affectionate, swapping hugs all night. Among those who shared a hug were Tami Roman and Debbie Allen, Tems and Tami Roman, Kirk Franklin and Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier and Babyface and BET's Stephen Hill. Keke Palmer, meanwhile, offered plenty of hugs to her many fans. Before taking the stage with Joey Bada$$ to perform "The Highs & The Lows," Chance the Rapper and his team took part in a prayer huddle, and Chloe Bailey was spotted doing vocal warm-ups before performing "Surprise" and "Treat Me." Jack Harlow Wears Lil Nas X T-Shirt to 2022 BET Awards in Support of Singer After Snub Afterwards Once the show wrapped, many of the night's big stars headed to the celebrity hotspot Craig's, including Lizzo. The singer, who performed her hit "About Damn Time," was spotted with her boyfriend, Myke Wright, and her mom, Shari, at the popular Italian restaurant. Bruno Mars, meanwhile, quickly joined Babyface's table upon arrival. Mars was fresh off a successful night, as he and Anderson .Paak won best group, video of the year and album of the year as Silk Sonic, while Babyface performed with Ella Mai and Roddy Ricch.