Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, Jermaine Dupri Light Up 2013 BET Inaugural Gala

Obama’s Inauguration Ball wasn’t the only celebration happening in his honor on Monday night (January 21). A slew of other stars also rang in the occasion at the 2013 BET Inaugural Gala including Gabrielle Union, Wayne Brady and Boris Kodjoe. See more photos below.

The soiree, a part of the “Hennessy V.S Inauguration Takeover,” included over 2,000 celebs and socialites, and was held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Big Daddy Kane and MC Lyte both performed while Jermaine Dupri DJed and executives like Kevin Liles and Steven Hill enjoyed the night. There was plenty of merriment all around.