Patti LaBelle Honored At BET Awards

Jun 27, 2011, 14:09 by Sarah Long

Singer Patti LaBelle was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET awards Sunday night.

LaBelle, 67, was given a musical tribute by the likes of Cee Lo Green (who dressed as LaBelle in a spiky dark wig), Marsha Ambrosius and Shirley Caesar, New York Daily News reports.

During her acceptance speech, the singer described the impact the award would have on her.

"I plan to hold myself up higher because I've gotten this wonderful award," LaBelle said, just before taking to the stage to perform a medley of her hits, including "Lady Marmalade," CBS News reports.

Beyonce honored the legendary singer as well, saying LaBelle serves as her own musical inspiration.

"When anyone asks me who I want to be like, I always say Patti LaBelle," she said, as reported by the New York Daily News.

The night's leading nominee, Chris Brown, collected a total of four awards, including best make R&B artist and best collaboration for his song "Look At Me Now" with Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, CBS reports.