After taking an unwanted/unscheduled break, I’m back just in time for the 2016 BET Awards!
This year’s award show is going to be extra special, one, because of the highly anticipated Prince Tribute, and I just found out that one of the hottest artists who is steadily blowing up will be gracing the stage for BET’s Music Matters segment; that artist is Anderson .Paak and his band, The Free Nationals! Now, we at home will probably only get to see about 30 seconds of the performance, but all that matters is that .Paak will be performing on a huge platform nationwide that will also be included on MTV and VH1.
Also scheduled to perform are Future, Young Thug, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, Desiigner, Bryson Tiller, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Usher, and maybe even a surprise performance from Kanye West!
Tonight’s Prince tribute will include performances from The Roots, Janelle Monae, Bilal, D’Angelo, Sheila E. Stevie Wonder and more! I guarantee that this tribute will not be like the travesty the Billboard Awards put on with Madonna and unfortunately, Stevie Wonder. I’m expecting a great tribute to the Purple One!
*SN* I also hope BET doesn’t forget to pay tribute to Natalie Cole and Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest.
The honorees tonight for the Lifetime Achievement Award will be the actor, and always entertaining, Samuel L. Jackson and the Humanitarian Award will go to actor and activist, Jesse Williams! The show is again hosted by “Black-ish” stars Traci Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson!
I’m looking forward to an entertaining night not only for the award show but also on Twitter! You can always count on Twitter users to hilariously show out during the show, so make sure to follow me @breezyavant and follow the conversation live!
The BET Awards will air TONIGHT @ 8pm EST/7pm CT. Take a look at the nominees here!