Today, BET announces 5x GRAMMY Award Winning and Multi-Platinum Artist Lil Wayne will join the show-stopping lineup of performers taking the stage at “BET Awards” 2022. This year’s star-studded presenters include Big Freedia, Bleu, Carl Anthony Payne II, Crystal Hayslett, Daniel Kaluuya, Ebony Obsidian, Eva Marcille, Idris Elba, Irv Gotti, Janelle Monáe, Keke Palmer, KJ Smith, Luke James, Marsai Martin, Mignon, Nene Leakes, Ne-Yo, Novi Brown, Ray J, Sanaa Lathan, Serayah, Tamar Braxton, Terrence J, Tisha Campbell, and Will Packer. MC Lyte returns as the ceremony’s announcer and DJ Diamond Kuts returns as the house DJ. The “BET Awards” 2022 will simulcast on BET, BET Her, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Pop, TV Land, and VH1. Internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa, BET France and will be available to watch on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK, as well as BET Pluto in the UK and Brazil.
Hosted by Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson, “BET Awards” 2022 will air LIVE, Sunday, June 26 on BET at 8 pm ET/ PT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Previously announced performers include Babyface, Chance The Rapper, Chlöe, Doechii, Ella Mai, Fireboy DML, GIVĒON, Jack Harlow, Joey Bada$$, Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin, Latto, Lizzo, Muni Long, Roddy Ricch and more. Additionally, GoGo Morrow and OGI will be gracing the BET Amplified Stage, BET Music's stamp of approval on the next big thing in music.
BET will kick off the celebration with “BET Awards '22: Red Carpet Live!” on BET starting at 6 PM ET/PT. Hosted by Terrence J, the pre-show will include can’t-miss performances by Capella Grey, Fast Life Yungstaz, Juvenile, Pheelz, Saucy Santana, and Victoria Monet. The pre-show will feature red carpet correspondent Pretty Vee, DJ Jae Murphy, and more. Affion Crockett will host the BET Awards Red Carpet Twitter Live Stream Show.
Culture’s biggest night, the “BET Awards,” continues its reign in its twenty-second year as the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – celebrating Black music’s present and future and elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change.
For the latest “BET Awards” 2022 news and updates, including details on audience selection and eligibility, please visit BET.com/bet-awards.