01/22/2013 03:15 pm ET Updated Jan 22, 2013

BET Inaugural Gala 2013: Stars Together To Celebrate Obama's Second Term (PHOTOS)

This past inaugural weekend was all about the pomp and circumstance and the glitz and glam. The world watched as President Obama kicked off his second term with the inaugural ceremonies, and civilians and celebrities flocked to the DC streets for the balls and celebrations.

Well, Monday night was no exception. After a jam-packed day of events and parades, and while the First Lady and the President danced the night away in stunning ensembles, celebrities gathered at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for BET's Inaugural Gala as part of the "Hennessy V.S Inauguration Takeover." The drinks were flowing, and the tunes were bumping--compliments of celebrity DJ Jermaine Dupri. Legendary rapper MC Lyte, Bell Biv Devoe and Big Daddy Kane took to the stage, leading guests down memory lane with their old school hits.

Fabulous stars like Gabrielle Union, Kenya Moore, Boris Kodjoe and his beautiful wife Nicole Ari Parker were also in attendance. Check out some photos from the star-studded event below.

BET Inaugural Gala