The 'Girlfriends' star was back hosting the show and announced to the crowd and TV audience that she would be wearing all "black designers" whilst on stage.
She opened proceedings by requesting everybody watching to "dial up their compassion, dial down their judgment and literally act like they're rooting for one of their best friends doing a talent show."
Tracee then participated in a dance routine in which she wore a navy blue sequin Nicolas Jebran catsuit and floor-length Dapper Dan x Gucci cape and then revealed that, for her, the night was "also about clothes".
She said: "I will feature black designers in all of my looks tonight.
"Might finally make it on to the Shaderoom and if you don't know what the Shaderoom is, it's the black TMZ."