Nicki Minaj, Big Sean Attending the 2011 BET Awards
BET is announcing a slew of new stars to their already celebrity packed lineup for the 2011 BET awards.
Included in the new lineup is Nicki Minaj, Queen Latifah, Bruno Mars, Ledisi, Justin Bieber, Gladys Knight, Taraji P. Henson, Big Sean, and Ne-Yo.
Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle, Steve Harvey, Kelly Rowland, Trey Songz, Lil Wayne, Drake, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, Cee Lo Green, Jill Scott, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, DJ Khaled, La La Anthony were all previously announced to attend.
Nick Cannon will join 106 & PARK hosts Terrence and Rocsi for "Live Red and Ready," a LIVE red carpet edition of 106 & PARK.
Before Kevin Hart kicks off the Awards show from inside LA's Shrine Auditorium at 8 p.m.*, viewers will be treated to special, pre-show performances outside by Miguel, Swizz Beatz & Eve, Lloyd, Lil Twist, Diggy Simmons, YC, Mindless Behavior with Tyga, and Internet sensation Karmin, along with exclusive celebrity interviews, beginning at 6 p.m.* on BET.
106 & PARK former hosts Free and Tigger will host the BET AWARDS '11 post-show, "The After Party Live," directly following the Awards telecast on Sunday, June 26 at 11 p.m.*
For the first time in BET AWARDS history, the BET AWARDS '11 Social Media Lounge will be integrated into the LIVE broadcast. Hosted by La La Anthony, the Social Media Lounge will provide viewers with up-to-the-second BET AWARDS '11 updates from Twitter and Facebook along with exclusive celebrity interviews.
For continuous BET AWARDS '11 updates and to view a complete list of Awards nominees, please visit: www.bet.com/BETAWARDS, www.twitter.com/BETAWARDS (hash tag: #BETAWARDS) and Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/TheBETAWARDS.