Culture’s biggest night is almost here and it’s a night of celebrating Black excellence you don’t want to miss. We already know Taraji P. Henson is going to tear the house down for a second year in a row and she’s sure to have tricks up her gown to have us laughing in our seats. The nominees are even stacked this year with Doja Cat, Lucky Daye, Mary J. Blige, Lil Baby, and City Girls up for consideration and possibly going home with the gold.
If you were wondering what to expect for this years ceremony and how-to watch, as always, we got you! Here’s your all-access guide to everything you need to know for the biggest party to kickoff the summer.
Our Hostess With The Mostess Is Ready To Slay The Stage
For the second year in a row, Taraji P. Henson will serve as the host for this years ceremony. She found some time out of her busy schedule to give us looks, comedy, and a great show come June 26th.
Can I Only Watch The BET Awards If I Have Cable?
Nope. While the show will air on BET this Sunday starting at 8PM ET, you can also live stream the show on Philo, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, Fubo TV and YouTube TV with free trials and memberships. There’s plenty of options.
Who’s Performing This Sunday At The Awards?
While you never know who may surprise you and hit the stage, we can share that Lizzo, Kirk Franklin, Ella Mai, Chance The Rapper, Latto, Jack Harlow, Joey Bada$$, Chlöe, Muni Long, Roddy Richh, Fireboy DML, Maverick City Music, Giveon, OGI, and Babyface are set to take the stage….so far.
Who Is Receiving The Lifetime Achievement Award
The man with many personas Diddy will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement award this year.
"Diddy has always been a pioneering force in our community, breaking barriers, achieving unprecedented heights, blazing new trails, and, in so doing, raising the bar for all of us," BET CEO Scott Mills said in a statement. "His virtuosity is matched only by his range — from music to media, culture, business, and philanthropy — Diddy has exemplified Black Excellence. We are delighted to have this opportunity to use our biggest stage to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of our friend Diddy."
Get ready to Diddy Bop with us on Sunday at the BET Awards starting at 8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT.