Soul Train Awards: Erykah Badu, Jay Ellis, Tamar Braxton, Jill Scott, India Arie, Tank, Teyana Taylor, V. Bozeman, Claudia Jordan, Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Draya Michele, Omarosa

Soul Train Awards: Erykah Badu, Jay Ellis, Tamar Braxton, Jill Scott, India Arie, Tank, Teyana Taylor, V. Bozeman, Claudia Jordan, Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Draya Michele, Omarosa

Erykah Badu, Jay Ellis, Tamar Braxton, Jill Scott

Last night, the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 took place at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The godmother of soul, Erykah Badu, returned to the stage as host, and for the first time as Executive Producer.

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Host Erykah Badu attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Host Erykah Badu attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The annual event included performances by Brandy, Anderson .Paak, Bobby Brown, D.R.A.M. MA$E, DRU HILL, Doug E Fresh, India Arie, BJ The Chicago Kid, Guy, Candice Boyd, Carl Thomas, Eric Benét, MAJOR., Ro James, Tito Jackson, V. Bozeman, Wreckx-n-Effect, and Yuna.

Brandy was presented with the second annual Lady of Soul Award, while producer, singer and songwriter Teddy Riley was honored with the night’s highly coveted Legend Award.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: The 2016 Soul Train Awards kicked off with Dru Hill performing his medley of 90s R&B jams including “Tell Me,” “In My Bed,” and “Beauty.” Dru Hill lead singer Sisqó then performed his mega-hit “Thong Song.”

Erykah Badu made her grand entrance during a glow-in-the-dark performance followed by her laugh-out-loud futuristic opening monologue where she touched on everything from Trump to alien life. In addition to her hosting duties, Erykah also hit the stage to perform.

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Singer/songwriter India.Arie attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Singer/songwriter India.Arie attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

First with singer/rapper D.R.A.M., performing their recently released song, “WiFi.” and later bringing out India Arie, to sing their spirited, message-driven song “Breathe.”

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Teddy Riley (R) of Blackstreet attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Teddy Riley (R) of Blackstreet attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

For the second year, the awards included a “Soul Cypher” featuring a mix of legendary and contemporary R&B and soul singers coming together. Badu DJed the cypher while Tyrese, Ne-Yo, Angie Stone and the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight performed raw versions of their songs.

After receiving the Lady of Soul Award, she performed a few of her hits including “Almost Doesn’t Count,” “What About Us,” “Full Moon,” “I Wanna Be Down,” “The Boy Is Mine,” “Talk About Our Love,” “Have You Ever,” and “Sitting On Top Of The World,” joined by MA$E. Check out the red carpet photos!

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Teasha Bivins, recording artists Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe and Ricky Bell of Bell Biv DeVoe and New Edition and actress Amy Correa attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Teasha Bivins, recording artists Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe and Ricky Bell of Bell Biv DeVoe and New Edition and actress Amy Correa attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Rapper Fat Joe (L) and guest attend the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Rapper Fat Joe (L) and guest attend the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Teddy Riley (C) attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Teddy Riley (C) attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Teddy Riley (C) attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Teddy Riley (C) attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Host Erykah Badu attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Host Erykah Badu attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Actor Elijah Kelley attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Actor Elijah Kelley attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Man Down Boxing CEO Khalid Washington attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Man Down Boxing CEO Khalid Washington attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Bobby Brown (L), and tv producer Alicia Etheredge attend the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Bobby Brown (L), and tv producer Alicia Etheredge attend the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Teddy Riley (C), musicians Markell Riley and Aqil Davidson of Wreckx-n-Effect attend the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Teddy Riley (C), musicians Markell Riley and Aqil Davidson of Wreckx-n-Effect attend the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Actor Darius McCrary attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Actor Darius McCrary attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Recording artists Leon Bennett, Dave Hollister and Teddy Riley of Blackstreet attend the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Recording artists Leon Bennett, Dave Hollister and Teddy Riley of Blackstreet attend the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Actor Darius McCrary attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Actor Darius McCrary attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Actor Darius McCrary attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Actor Darius McCrary attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Actress Zee James attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Actress Zee James attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Actress Claudia Jordan attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Actress Claudia Jordan attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Actress Draya Michele attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Actress Draya Michele attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Musician Tito Jackson attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Musician Tito Jackson attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Singer V. Bozeman attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Singer V. Bozeman attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Actress Erica Ash attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Actress Erica Ash attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Actress Claudia Jordan attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Actress Claudia Jordan attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Singer V. Bozeman attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Singer V. Bozeman attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Jill Scott attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Singer Jill Scott attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Lalah Hathaway attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Lalah Hathaway attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Candice Boyd attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Candice Boyd attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Singer V. Bozeman attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Singer V. Bozeman attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Actress Teyana Taylor (L) with Iman Tayla Shumpert attend the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Actress Teyana Taylor (L) with Iman Tayla Shumpert attend the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Singer Carl Thomas attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Singer Carl Thomas attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Keke Wyatt attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Keke Wyatt attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Singer MAJOR attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Singer MAJOR attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Teddy Riley (C) attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Recording artist Teddy Riley (C) attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Teasha Bivins, recording artists Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe and Ricky Bell of Bell Biv DeVoe and New Edition and actress Amy Correa attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Teasha Bivins, recording artists Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe and Ricky Bell of Bell Biv DeVoe and New Edition and actress Amy Correa attends the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Recording artists Sisqo, Nokio the N-Tity and Antwuan 'Tao' Simpson of Dru Hill attend the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Recording artists Sisqo, Nokio the N-Tity and Antwuan ‘Tao’ Simpson of Dru Hill attend the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 06: Rapper Fat Joe (L) and guest attend the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 06: Rapper Fat Joe (L) and guest attend the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Authored by: Kellie Williams