Get ready for the 2017 BET Awards

Lydia FlemingJun 26, 2017

The event will be hosted by Leslie Jones. "33 years ago this Sunday, Prince and his band, The Revolution, released 'Purple Rain, ' one of the most important albums of all time", reads the YouTube description.

Who Will be Performing at the Award Show?

Last year's energy-filled performances included tributes to the late Prince and a memorable collaboration between Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar; no word yet on whether or not new mom-of-three Beyonce will make an appearance, but if so, it'll most likely be as an audience member rather than performer (though she would be a showstopper nonetheless!).

"Beyoncé's "Lemonade" will go up against Bruno Mars' "24K Magic", Chance the Rapper's" Coloring Book", Solange's "A Seat at the Table" and J. Cole's "4 Your Eyez Only".

Among men, Bruno Mars leads with five nominations, including Album of the Year for his No. 1 disc "24K Magic" as well as Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Video Director and Viewers Choice.

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Lyles' family attorney James Bible criticized the release of the video Thursday and questioned the department's motives. Charles Lyles said his daughter liked to take her children to carnivals and do fun things with them.

Basically, it's a must-watch if you're into seeing your favorite hip-hop artists perform live. In addition, multi-Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist and singer-songwriter, Chance the Rapper, will receive the evening's Humanitarian Award presented by Walmart.

Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Universal Pictures' Girls Trip (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Champion and Demetrius Shipp Jr. are all set to take the stage. Because the BET Awards will air tonight.

Earlier this month BET Networks revealed iconic R&B group New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 "BET Awards".

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