The 20th Annual BET Awards are going down on Sunday night, and they might look a little different this year. Instead of doing the show with onstage performances and a live audience full of celebrities, BET is holding an entirely virtual show airing at 8 p.m. ET on June 28, 2020.
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A ton of big names are expected to be in attendance thanks to a truly stacked nomination list, including Megan Thee Stallion, Beyoncé, Lizzo, Roddy Ricch, Nicki Minaj, and DaBaby. And while obviously nothing beats a live show, there will be performances—including from Chloe x Halle and Alicia Keys. So, yeah, you’re one hundred percent gonna want to tune in.
Literally couldn’t be easier. If you have a TV, you can watch on BET, BET Her, or CBS. And if you’re woefully lacking a TV at the moment, it’s still easy. Just hit BET.com and stream the show.
Insecure star Amanda Seales is hosting Sunday’s show and told Essence, “For any comedian, hosting the BET awards is an accolade that we pursue. So to be offered that opportunity is something that I don’t take lightly at all. And to be able to be doing it during this time, in particular, that’s just a considerable honor that I don’t take lightly.”
She added that she’ll be doing a “nuanced” opening monologue: “It’s not like I’m riffing the audience. I don’t have an audience that I’m roasting. We’re also in a ridiculous, serious, but necessary time and I can’t not address that either….I’m going to be in a studio space and it’s gon’ be dope and it’s gon’ be creative just like everything else I associate myself with. You can rest assured I’m not gon’ be on my couch. It’s not gon’ be my Instagram Story…it ain’t gon’ be that type of party.”
So many artists are slated to perform, including but not limited to Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, DaBaby, D Smoke, Kane Brown, Megan Thee Stallion, Nas, Rapsody, Roddy Ricch, SiR, Summer Walker, Usher, YG, and Masego.
You can also expect Lil Wayne to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant, while Wayne Brady will honor Little Richard.. Beyoncé will be honored with BET’s Humanitarian Award for everything the BeyGOOD initiative has accomplished—including launching scholarship programs for students at historically Black colleges and universities, launching a COVID-19 testing initiative for the Black community in Houston, and launching BeyGOOD’s Black Business Impact Fund, with proceeds from her new song “Black Parade” supporting Black-owned small businesses.