The 2018 BET Awards will be returning to Los Angeles later this month when the annual celebrity-filled program takes place at the Microsoft Theater on June 24. The show’s producers have already announced this year’s nominees in addition to revealing some of the highlight performers such as Nicki Minaj, Janelle Monáe and Migos. On Monday it was announced that fellow entertainers including musicians T.I., LL Cool J and Bobby Brown, as well as actors Kevin Hart and Yvonne Orji (“Insecure”) will all be making appearances as presenters for the evening.
As Billboard reports Rising R&B singers Chloe x Halle, “The Chi” actors Jacob Latimore and Jason Mitchell and “Superfly” actor Trevor Jackson will also be making appearances throughout the night as presenters as well. Mitchell’s appearance at the upcoming event will certainly be welcomed with high expectations in the hip-hop community, as the soundtrack for the upcoming remake of the 1972 blaxploitation crime drama is being put together by Future along with contributions from Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Young Thug, and Miguel, just to name a few.
Jamie Foxx had previously been announced as the host to this year’s BET Awards, having already held the position back in 2009. Foxx has also had his fair share of special moments at the show over the years, and even took home the award for “Best Collaboration” with T-Pain for their 2009 hit, “Blame It.” Kevin Hart also recently stepped out of the movie world and into the music realm when he appeared as a characterized version of himself in the music video for J. Cole’s “Kevin’s Hart.”
Fans who can’t make it to the show can tune in to BET when it airs live at 8 p.m. EST on June 24. Highlights from 2017's BET Awards can also be watched in the video clip above.
For the 2018 #BETAwards hosted by @iamJamieFoxx the following are set to present: @Tip, @KevinHart4real, @ChloexHalle, @YvonneOrji, @KingBobbyBrown, @TrevorJackson5, @JasonMitch, @RealMikeColter, @LLCoolJ, @Woody_TheGreat, @JacobLatimore, and @GabrielleDennis! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/CB8ouIMxPr— BET (@BET) June 11, 2018