BET Awards: Chris Tucker to Host; Ced Joins Weekend


Actor Chris Tucker attends the BET Networks 2013 New York Upfront on April 16, 2013 in New York City

*Chris Tucker has been announced as the host of this year’s BET Awards, which is scheduled to take place at the Nokia Theater LA Live on June 30, 2013.

The actor, most recently scene in the Oscar-nominated “Silver Linings Playbook,” says he’s to be taking part in the awards and is “looking forward to being part of a really great show.”

BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, Stephen Hill, said “We cannot wait for Chris to set fire to the BET Awards stage with his unique brand of mayhem,” he said. “We’ve been chasing him for years and we couldn’t be happier that he is hosting the show in this special year: the year we embark on the three-day-long BET Experience.”

As previously reported, this year’s BET Awards is part of the three day event “BET Experience at L.A. Live,” which launches with Beyonce’s June 28 concert at the Staples Center (the first U.S. show on her “Mrs. Carter” North American tour).

Other artists booked for the weekend include Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Miguel and ScHoolboy Q. There will also be a special performance by The Jacksons, along with R. Kelly, New Edition, Erykah Badu, The Roots & Friends and a gospel showcase with headliner Kirk Franklin at the Club Nokia.


Cedric the Entertainer

Recently added is Cedric the Entertainer, who will host “Cedric the Entertainer & Friends,” a comedy show showcasing some of today’s top comedians.

Tickets for the BET Experience and BET Awards are on sale now at and

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