Here’s what we know for sure. The BET Awards is taking place live from Los Angeles this Sunday night on BET, of course, airing at 8 p.m. ET. The stars of Black-ish, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross will be co-hosting.
But everything else is in contention, at least according to co-host Anderson. Yes, Tom Joyner will be honored with a well-deserved Humanitarian Award. But that’s just for publicity, according to Anderson.
“You’re not really being honored,” he told Tom this morning. “You’re just being used to promote the show.”
Janet Jackson will make an appearance on the show, for sure, because she’s receiving the Icon Award.
Anderson says its actually Tito Jackson who’s getting the award.
“Another lie, Tom Joyner, BET is just trying to get people to watch. When have you see Janet Jackson on a Black awards show.”
Don’t believe Anthony, Janet will be there.
“I want to see Janet,” Tracee says. “I want to touch Janet,” Anthony says.
Okay, we got it. Look for a lot of laughs and some big surprises at this year’s BET Awards. Maybe even Tito.
We do know that Smokey Robinson is among the honorees and performers include Chris Brown, Anthony Hamilton, Fetty Wap, Donnie McClurkin, Kendrick Lamar, Robin Thicke, Tamar Braxton, Omarion, Tyga, The Weeknd and Tinashie.
Take a look at few of the hilarious promos from the hosts below and listen above for more of Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson’s pre-show comedy.