was spotted rubbing elbow with American Idol judge Randy Jackson
at the 2012 BET Awards
at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday night (July 1).
Looking gorgeous in a strapless gown, the 42-year-old songbird was on hand to participated in a star-studded tribute to the late Whitney Houston
Following the appearance, the singer otherwise known as Mimi addressed her fans about the chance to honor her idol.
"Just got off ...