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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Fashion and Music Have Never Looked Better With the Return of BET's RIP THE RUNWAY, Hosted by Chris Brown and Ciara

Fashion and Music Have Never Looked Better With the Return of BET's RIP THE RUNWAY, Hosted by Chris Brown and Ciara

Nelly, 50 Cent, Jermaine Dupri, Chris Robinson, Russell Simmons, June Ambrose, Rich Boy, Mims, Musiq Soulchild, Paul Wall, Rakim, Deelishis, Brooke Hogan, Lloyd, Steve Harvey and More Amongst the Names of Designers, Performers, Celebrity Models and Special Guests


NEW YORK, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Tuesday fashion and music hooked up in NYC for its annual bang, RIP THE RUNWAY, and the chemistry was explosive! Hosted by R&B sensations Chris Brown and Ciara, today's hottest designers met up with hip hop and R&B's finest at the renowned Hammerstein Ballroom, bringing the celebrities out in numbers. Fashion Lines by MYCHAEL KNIGHT, JORDAN BRAND, APPLE BOTTOM, AMAYA SWIMWEAR, THE STEVE HARVEY COLLECTION, MONIF C. and LRG, donned over 200 models on the high tech catwalk. Scoring this year's special-Rich Boy, Mims, Paul Wall, Musiq Soulchild, Lloyd and surprise guests Jermaine Dupri, Big Gip, Ali and the legendary Rakim all performed hits. Premiering on Wednesday, March 14th @ 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, tune into television's best dressed hour-only on BET.


Fresh off the heels of fashion week, RIP THE RUNWAY returns for its third year with enormous gust. Directed by legendary hip-hop and R&B video producer Chris Robinson, BET spared no creativity in giving viewers a dynamic new look at fashion. One of the most sought after music video directors in the industry, Robinson recently made his feature film directorial debut with the critically acclaimed motion picture, ATL. In addition to the look BET tapped celebrity stylist June Ambrose to deliver the style. Ambrose served as backstage fashion correspondent giving the latest tips of the season.

Celebrity designers Nelly (Apple Bottom), 50 Cent (G-Unit Clothing) and Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Collection) all made special appearances during their segments sending the audience into a frenzy. Adding to the hysteria, 106 & PARK's Rocsi and Terrence; THE BLACK CARPET's, Toccara; Flavor of Love's, Deelishis, Hogan Knows Best, Brooke Hogan; R&B Singer and actor, Tyrese; and hip-hop mogul, Russell Simmons led the list of celebrity models and appearances.

About BET Networks

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom, Inc. (NYSE:VIA)(NYSE:and)(NYSE:VIA.B), is the leading provider of media and entertainment for African Americans and consumers of Black culture on a global basis. The primary BET cable network reaches more than 84 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. BET Digital Networks -- BET J, BET Gospel, and BET Hip-Hop -- are brands that combine to serve a broader and more diverse audience than the core network. is the number one internet destination for the target audiences. BET Mobile delivers music, gaming, and video content to the target audiences on wireless devices across virtually all service providers. BET Event Productions is a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe. BET International delivers BET content to the consumers of Black culture around the world. BET Networks inspires its audiences to make a difference in their lives and communities with a series of impactful pro-social initiatives under the Touch BET umbrella.

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