The biggest stars in sports, film, and music will descend on Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday to celebrate the accomplishments of African-American and other minority entertainers Bet Awards 2017. Beyoncé is creating buzz for having the most nominations for the Bet Awards 2017 while hosting Leslie Jones has taken to Twitter all week to tease an event that is arguably one of the most exciting nights in entertainment. Click Here
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The 2017 BET Awards will feature a tribute to Prodigy by Mobb Deep partner Havoc and Lil Kim, according to TMZ. Havoc and Lil Kim will reportedly honor the late rapper, who passed away on Tuesday (June 20), with personal statements during the show, which airs Sunday night (June 25). Billboard has reached out to a representative for the BET Awards for comment.
Some of the biggest artists in rap, hip-hop, pop, R&B, movies, and TV will be at the BET Awards on Sunday. Remy Ma, DJ Khaled, New Edition and more are scheduled to be at the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Here’s what you need to know before the show:
Bet Awards 2017 Live Stream
What time: 8 p.m. ET
What channel: BET, with live streams on BET.com and YouTube. A backstage live stream will be on Twitter at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Who is hosting: “Saturday Night Live” cast member and comedian Leslie Jones.
Who is performing: Bruno Mars will open the show. Mary J. Blige, French Montana, Gucci Mane, Trey Songz, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Tamar Braxton, Big Sean, El Debarge, Xscape, New Edition, SZA, DJ Khaled, Maxwell and A$AP Rocky are among the announced performers.
HBO, 10 ET/PT
The tech-themed sitcom is closing out its fourth season and losing one of its most dynamic presences: T.J. Miller’s Erlich Bachman. It’s not clear how the fan-favorite character will leave the show, but Miller recently told USA TODAY that his character “does not die, but he goes to a better place.” With Erlich, it’s not easy to tell what that could mean.
AMC, 10 ET/PT
If you’re missing the dark and weird tone of American Gods, the second season of comic book adaptation Preacher is here to fill the void. The show’s first season was a violent, stylistic and darkly comedic ride, with great performances from stars Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun and Ruth Negga, an Oscar nominee (for Loving) during the show’s break.
Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones will bring her signature comedic style to this year’s awards, her first time as host. Beyoncé leads the nominations with seven, followed by Bruno Mars with five. The telecast will feature performances from Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton. The young star recently donated $1 million to Chicago public schools.