Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Ciara, India.Arie to Perform at BET Awards ‘13

Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Ciara, India.Arie to Perform at BET Awards ‘13

The already star-studded show just got bigger and better.

Published June 17, 2013

Didn’t we say anything could happen? Bet you didn’t see this coming though. Global icons Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have been confirmed as performers at the BET Awards ‘13, which is sure to be the biggest and best show yet.

The bigger and better news doesn’t stop there. Ciara and India.Arie have also been named to the already stacked lineup of stars set to hit the stage on June 30 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The "Body Party" singer and Grammy Award-winning songstress are welcomed additions to a group that already includes Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Chris Brown and plenty more.

Oh wait, there’s still more. Hollywood beauties La La Anthony and Paula Patton have been added as presenters for the night. Angela Bassett and Gabrielle Union were previously announced presenters.  

Be sure to catch 106 & Park Live from Los Angeles on Friday, June 28, and for the first time ever, Saturday, June 29. Then tune in Sunday, June 30 for the BET Awards Pre-Show: LIVE! RED! READY! at 6 p.m. ET/PT hosted by Bow Wow and Angela Simmons. BET Awards '13, hosted by Chris Tucker, immediately follows at 8pm ET/PT.


Get ready for the BET Experience, featuring Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar and many more. Go here for more details and info on how to buy tickets. Sign-up now to attend free film screenings, celebrity basketball games and more. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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(Photos from left: Ethan Miller/Getty Images, Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images, Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Caesars Entertainment)

Written by Jacob Rohn


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