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Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin (Photo credit: Gwendolyn Quinn Public Relations)

*It looks like Detroit came out an took over BET’s chief honcho, Debra Lee‘s annual BET Honors Dinner and Gala at the National Museum of Women in Arts in Washington, DC.

Pictured above are this year’s BET Honors recipients Aretha Franklin and Berry Gordy, along with guest Smokey Robinson.

So why is Smokey in the middle instead of Aretha?

In any event, the BET Honors will premiere on February 24, 2014 on BET.