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BET’s “Rip the Runway” Takes Flight in New York City

Aaron J./RedCarpetImages.net(NEW YORK) -- BET's Rip the Runway is back for another season, showcasing the best in urban fashion. 

During filming in New York City Wednesday night, the show not only featured knock-out performances by Trinidad James, Rick Ross, Meek Mill and Jaden Smith, but also designs from some of those same celebrities.

Boris Kodjoe co-hosted the event with Kelly Rowland and even got in on the fashion fun and performed double duty as a designer, creating custom menswear with his fashion line Alfa.  Still, Kodjoe loved showcasing the various fashions alongside his co-host.

The Real Husbands of Hollywood star told ABC News Radio, that Rowland is "a phenomenal person.  She's a sweetheart.  She has a great heart.  She's funny.  And she's a great artist so she's the full package."

Smith performed "MSFTS Anthem" while he showcased his line of urban wear of the same name.  He delivered a high-octane show, which featured a surprise guest -- spoiler alert -- his little sister Willow.

Before he took the stage, Smith told ABC News Radio he planned to "kill it...and give it all I got; perform my song; kick it with my models [and] be as misfitting as I possibly can."

BET's Rip the Runway, which also features performances by Maybach Music Group's Omarion, Luke James, Sevyn, and Watch the Duck, airs March 20 at 10 p.m. Eastern time.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

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