The 12th annual BET Awards take place this weekend. Are you ready? Here’s our guide to watching the Awards, which air live from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live this Sunday, June 30th at 8 p.m. EST. Chris Tucker hosts the annual showcase of Black music, which began in Las Vegas on June 19th, 2001. OutKast was the very first recipient of a BET Award. This year, The BET Experience offers the general public more opportunities to participate with award show tickets, a slew of special events including concerts starring Beyonce, Erykah Badu, New Edition and the Jacksons, comedy, a film festival and more. Coverage starts with red carpet and pre-show at 6 p.m.
Performers include: Chris Brown, Snoop Lion, Miguel, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Janelle Monae, Robin Thicke, T.I. Stevie Wonder and Erykah Badu. See the complete list here.
Nominees include: Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, 2 Chainz, Drake, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Future and Kendrick Lamar. See the complete list here.
Viewer’s Choice Award: Cast your vote for the Viewer’s Choice favorite. The list of nominees includes Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Miguel and Drake.
Presenters include: Gabrielle Union, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Foxx, Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, LaLa Anthony
2013 Honorees: Charlie Wilson: Lifetime Achievement Award, Dwyane Wade: Humanitarian Award
Twitter: Got some observations during the show? We know you do. Tweet via @BETAWARDS with hashtag #BETAWARDS13 or you can follow these folks on the scene and in the know:
Tom Joyner Morning Show
BET’s Stephen Hill
Rihanna (who knows if she’s attending the Awards, but her Twitter is always fun)
Alicia Keys Tweets regularly about music and everything else
Diddy Because he’s everywhere, you’re never there
Chrissy Teigen (John Legend’s opinionated girlfriend subject to death threats from angry Chris Brown fans if she even suggests he’s not perfect
BET Awards on Facebook
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (6/18-6/24)
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1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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14. #halal #love #thedargans #kattwilliamsSHOW #mashallah when that Jennah piece HIT!! @sweetjennahcollection glasses by @baddieglamaccessories LIZ 😍 @dynamiteko top @dazzledmv and jeans @thevision414 and shoes: @louboutinworld
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15. Big Hair and Optical Illusions #OceanDrive #MiamiLiving #coverparty
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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25. Oh hey! Look who just joined Snapchat
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