5 things you need to know about the 2017 BET Awards

Emmett Rice
June 26, 2017

Starboy music boss, Wizkid has been announced the victor of the "Best International Act: Africa" category at the BET Awards 2017. Mars, who will open the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, is nominated for five awards.

"Make sure to let everybody know, I wanna promote joy for the show", the Saturday Night Live veteran said during a conference call Wednesday, according to USA Today.

Leslie Jones, comedian and host of the 2017 BET Awards, announced Friday morning (June 23) that her unrequited love affair with Bruno Mars is about to hit a new level.

Other nominees include Solange, who's nominated for four awards and is up against her sister for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist. A backstage live stream will take place on Twitter at around 8:30 pm ET.

Stonebwoy earned his second nomination in the 2017 edition of the Black Entertainment Television Awards, following his first nomination and win in 2015.

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People meted out the same treatment for the banner of ISIS which has said it carried out deadly twin attacks in Tehran on June 7. Iran sees it as an occasion to express support for the Palestinians and emphasize the importance of Jerusalem for Muslims.

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BET Networks also revealed iconic R&B group New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award while multi-Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist and singer-songwriter, Chance the Rapper, will receive the evening's Humanitarian Award presented by Walmart.

Nicki Minaj who is a seven-time victor for best female hip hop artist will face off against Cardi B, Missy Elliott, Remy Ma and Young M.A.

Nominees for best male hip hop artist are Kendrick Lamar, Drake, J. Cole, Chance the Rapper, Future and Big Sean. This year, the ceremony will be hosted by Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones with the likes of Jamie Foxx, Trevor Noah and Yara Shahidi as trophy presenters.

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