Thursday, 23 November, 2017

How to Watch the 2017 BET Awards

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Clarence Schmidt | 26 June, 2017, 01:06

And Beyoncé dominates this year's nominations with a total of seven including "Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, ' "Best Collaboration" with Kendrick Lamar for "Freedom", "Video of the Year, ' and "Album of the Year" for Lemonade". Yes, tonight The Root is at the BET Awards trying not to be awkward! As well, a backstage live stream will take place on Twitter around 5:30 p.m. PST.

Jones, who will preside over the night that will no doubt be filled with OMG moments and memorable speeches, revealed that she is ecstatic about her latest gig. Between her comedic chops, a list of famous faces being honored, fashion trendsetters and musical talent, the 2017 BET awards will be must watch TV. "I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming".

As for the performances, Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige and Trey Songz are expected to perform.

Who run the world, especially during award season? New Edition, who had success with their BET biopic this year, will receive the lifetime achievement award, while Chance the Rapper will earn the humanitarian award. Past winners include Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Gladys Knight, Prince among others. 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.

Look for a nod the major loss that hit the hip hop community this week, when legendary rapper Prodigy died during a stop in Las Vegas for a performance. Fortunately, you can stream the 2017 BET awards if you don't have traditional cable.

Host Leslie Jones tweeted the big news on Friday (23Jun17).

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