The 13th annual BET Awards return to Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, live from the Nokia Theatre. Before the star-studded main event began, 106 & Park hosts Bow Wow and Angela Simmons kicked off this year’s extravaganza with the pre-show and red carpet arrivals.

As some of tonight’s biggest stars posed for the cameras, artists such as French Montana, Ace Hood, A$AP Ferg, ScHoolboy Q, Trinidad James, Problem, Young Marcus, and more performed on the outdoor stage before the BET Awards 2013.

Check out the pre-show highlights with performances from French Montana, Ace Hood, Trinidad James, and A$AP Ferg below….

French Montana – “Pop That” and “Ain’t Worried Bout Nothin”

Trinidad James – “Females Welcomed” and “All Gold Everything”

Ace Hood – “Bugatti” and “We Outchea”

A$AP Ferg, French Montana, Trindad James, and ScHoolboy Q – “Work (Remix)”

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