One is widely worshipped by the public, one is widely reviled. But their men are best friends -- so shouldn't Beyonce and Kim Kardashian be, too?

At least they're trying. The foursome made for quite a sight at Sunday night's 2012 BET Awards, where the biggest names in black entertainment collected honors for acting, music and more. Beyonce was there to pick up an award, glowing in a lime Stéphane Rolland Couture gown with a dramatically high slit (leave it to Bey to outdo Angie...). Jay-Z was equally dapper, doing his best David Byrne in a gray suit and white oxford shirt buttoned all the way up sans tie (the "invisible tie," we like to call it).

And then there was KimYe in all their matchy-matchy glory. As has been extensively documented, dating Kanye West has literally sucked the color out of Kim Kardashian's formally rainbow-like wardrobe and replaced it with garments entirely black, white and gray. The BET Awards were no exception: Kanye and Kim continued their matching habit with coordinating head-to-toe white looks (Kanye topped his ensemble off with new Air Yeezy II's).

The two pairs took their signature styles head-to-head, sitting together for what might be the most glamourous double-date ever. But Beyonce and Kim were situated on opposite ends, leaving us wondering: are these two really friends? On the one hand, they did party together at Jay and Kanye's recent Watch the Throne concert in Birmingham, England... on the other hand, it's Beyonce. And Kim Kardashian. Together. How is this happening?

In any case, let's get to the fashion. Do your own compare-and-contrast from the pics below. Which couple had the best style of the night?

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See all the best (and worst) fashion from the 2012 BET Awards:

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  • 2012 BET Awards - Roaming Inside And Backstage

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Beyonce attends the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Roaming Inside And Backstage

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Mariah Carey attends the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Roaming Inside And Backstage

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: (L-R) Television personality Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West attend the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Roaming Inside And Backstage

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West attend the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Actress Meagan Good arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Press Room

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Nicki Minaj, winner of Best Female Hip Hop Artist, poses in the press room at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Actress Angela Bassett arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Ford Escape On The Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Actress Angela Bassett arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images For BET)

  • Tatyana Ali

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Actress Kerry Washington arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Rapper Big Sean arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Actor Hosea Chanchez arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Michelle Williams arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • Tamar Braxton

    Tamar Braxton arrives at the BET Awards on Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: TV Personality Lala Anthony arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: TV Personality Lala Anthony (shoe detail) arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Rapper MC Lyte arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Actor Boris Kodjoe arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Host Samuel L. Jackson and Latanya Richardson arrive at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Rapper LoLa Monroe arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Rapper LoLa Monroe arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Ford Escape On The Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Jessica Reedy arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Actress Regina King arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Rapper Machine Gun Kelly arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Miguel arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Elle Varner arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Amber Bullock arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Amber Bullock arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Rapper 2 Chainz arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Yolanda Adams arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Rapper Tyga arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Willow Smith (L) and actor Jaden Smith arrive at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Monica (R) and husband Shannon Brown arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Jaden Smith arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Actress Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Actress Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Ford Escape On The Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Actress Kenya Moore arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Musician Jennah Bell arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Trey Songz arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Radio DJ Donnie Simpson arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BET Networks Debra Lee arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Model Toccara Jones arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Ford Hot Spot

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Tamia attends the 2012 BET Awards Ford Hot Spot at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Ford Hot Spot

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Tamia attends the 2012 BET Awards Ford Hot Spot at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Actor Barry Floyd arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Model Melyssa Ford and recording artist Flo Rida arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Reverend Al Sharpton arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer/song-writer Lira arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Actor RonReaco Lee arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Singer Ray J arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For BET)

  • 2012 BET Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01: Actress Eva Marcille arrives at the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

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