Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown And Robin Thicke Perform At BET Awards 2013

The 'SexyBack' star took part in a special tribute to Charlie Wilson with Nicki Minaj and Breezy helping open the show.

Justin Timberlake and Pharrell BET Awards 2013

Justin Timberlake was among the star performers at last night's BET Awards 2013.

The 'Mirrors' singer joined forces with Pharrell Williams and Snoop Dogg to pay tribute to legendary singer Charlie Wilson – who picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award prize.

The show in Los Angeles was opened by Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown – who gave a live rendition of 'Love More' after the R&B star performed recent singles 'Fine China' and 'They Don't Know'.

Robin Thicke also descended upon the performers stage as he performed Vodafone Big Top 40 smash 'Blurred Lines' alongside Pharrell.

J Cole also joined forced with Miguel for a special collaborative performance and rap stars Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz also hit the stage together. 

Mariah Carey, Ciara and R. Kelly also performed at the event.

The evening was hosted by US comedian Chris Tucker and saw Drake, Rihanna and Emeli Sande all among the top winners on the night. 

Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake will be back in the UK this month as he headlines the Wireless Festival 2013 alongside Jay-Z.

Catch the BET Awards 2013 premiere in the UK on Tuesday, July 2 at 8pm on Sky 187, Virgin 184 and Freesat 140. It will then be repeated on Saturday, July 6 at 8pm.