Who better than Pharrell to open the 2014 BET Awards. The “Happy” hitmaker kicked off the award show at Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Sunday.
“This is for Virginia,” he said while taking the stage with his University of Baes to perform “Come Get It Bae.”
He then brought out the “empress of Virginia,” Missy Elliott, to perform her 2003 hit “Pass That Dutch.”
“Love you @MissyElliott. Thank you for performing with me. #TheEmpress #Virginia #BaeUniversity #BETAwards @BET,” tweeted Pharrell.
Watch their opening performance below!
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