5 things you need to know about the 2017 BET Awards

by Fredrick Graves June 26, 2017, 0:29

The 2017 BET Awards will be hosted by actress/comedian and SNL star Leslie Jones.

"Make sure to let everybody know, I wanna promote joy for the show", the Saturday Night Live veteran said during a conference call Wednesday, according to USA Today.

Leading the pack of nominees is Beyoncé, who we don't expect to be at the show due to the recent birth of her and JAY-Z's twins, with a whopping seven nominations.

Singer and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka and social activist Ilwad Elman would also awarded with International Global Good Star and Power Awards.

Who run the world, especially during award season? As well, a backstage live stream will take place on Twitter around 5:30 p.m. PST. Also, "Amazulu" hitmaker Amanda Black and Tanzanian performer Ray Vanny are nominated for Viewer's Choice Award "Best International Act", in conjunction with performers from the UK, South Korea, Canada, Australia and Jamaica.

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"Beyoncé's "Lemonade" will go up against Bruno Mars' "24K Magic", Chance the Rapper's" Coloring Book", Solange's "A Seat at the Table" and J. Cole's "4 Your Eyez Only".

The group is set to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and BET is sure to have something in store to delight fans.

Nicki Minaj who is a seven-time victor for best female hip hop artist will face off against Cardi B, Missy Elliott, Remy Ma and Young M.A. That race is rounded out by the rap trio Migos for their chart-topping "Bad and Boujee" and Big Sean with "Bounce Back".

The most epic showdown will come when the victor of the best male hip hop artist award is revealed.


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