Once again, delivering â€œCultureâ€™s Biggest Nightâ€, the â€œBET Awardsâ€ 2023 will air liveÂ on BET on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 8 PM ET/PT from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The non-stop party will celebrate 50 years of Hip-Hop throughout the liveÂ telecast, featuring special musical medleys curated byÂ pioneering Hip-Hop DJ/producerÂ Kid Capri.Â â€œBET Awardsâ€ 2023 will be simulcast across Paramount on BET, BET Her, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV2, Pop, TV Land, Nickelodeon, and VH1. Internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa and 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.
Kid Capri, whose historic career helped move the genre from a local artform to a global phenomenon, has been working closely with performers, show production, and legendary emceeÂ MC LyteÂ to ensure iconic moments in Hip Hopâ€™s history are represented in what is sure to be one of the most memorable moments in BET Awards history.
The cross-generational and multiregional lineup of performers, includingÂ 69 Boyz,Â Big Daddy Kane,Â Chief Keef,Â Dem Franchize Boyz,Â DJ Unk,Â D-Nice,Â E-40,Â EPMD,Â Fabolous,Â Fast Life Yungstaz & Easton (F.L.Y.),Â Fat Joe,Â Ja Rule,Â Jeezy,Â Kid â€˜N Play,Â MC Lyte,Â Percy â€œMaster Pâ€ Miller,Â Redman,Â Remy Ma,Â Soulja Boy,Â Styles P,Â The Sugarhill Gang,Â Trick Daddy,Â Trina,Â Tyga,Â Uncle Luke,Â Warren G,Â YG,Â Ying Yang Twins, andÂ Yo-YoÂ are set toÂ deliver a wide array of Hip-Hop classics.
Emceed byÂ Terrence J, Pretty Vee,Â andÂ Big Lez,Â â€œBET Awards 2023 Red Carpet Live!â€Â pre-show will air on BET atÂ 6 PM ET/ PT, with performances byÂ Armani White, Big Boss Vette, Crime Mob, Finese2tymes, Freeway, Libianca, NLE Choppa, Rae Sremmurd,Â and more. The pre-show will also reveal the winner of BET Digitalâ€™sÂ TheÂ Greatest Rap Crew of All Time,Â which puts 32 of the most recognized rap crews) in Hip Hop head-to-head for a multiplatform, tournament-style bracket.Â â€œBET Awards 2023 Red Carpet Live!â€Â is Executive Produced byÂ Matasa Williams.
Award-winning multi-platinum MC, songwriter, record producer, and actorÂ Busta RhymesÂ will be honored with the prestigiousÂ Lifetime Achievement AwardÂ atÂ â€œBET Awardsâ€Â 2023.Â The coveted award commemorates industry pioneers who have powerfully shifted culture and the entertainment industry.Â Bia, Coi Leray, M.O.P., Rah Digga, Scarlip, Spice, Supercat, Swizz Beatz,Â and more surprise guests will take the stage to celebrateÂ Busta RhymesÂ and his 30-plus-year musical legacy.
Capri will beÂ immersed in the celebration of Hip-Hopâ€™s 50th anniversary all year-long, performing on the main stage at the 2023 ESSENCE Festival of Culture on July 1st; performing at the official Hip Hop 50 concert at Yankee Stadium on August 11 (Hip-Hopâ€™s birthday); and at ONE Music Fest on the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop stage in October.
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