Chris Tucker Set To Host ‘BET Awards” 2013 At The Nokia Theater In Los Angeles Airing June 30, 2013!! — 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.