How to Watch the 2017 BET Awards

Beyonce, who dominated last year's show with multiple wins and a show-stopping performance, is up for seven honors. "Joy, joy, joy ... that's what I want you all to write about the show". "BET was the first network and place where I was on TV". Following this year's Oscars Best Picture debacle, Jones said she's steeling herself for possible mistakes she might make onstage.

As for the performances, Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige and Trey Songz are expected to perform.

The Ghetto Kids dance group from Uganda are in California, Los Angeles United States to represent their country and the East Africa at large at the BET Awards, later today. The 24-year-old rapper will join the likes of Jesse Williams, Al Sharpton, Muhammad Ali, John Legend and several others who have received the award in the past. Also, "Amazulu" hitmaker Amanda Black and Tanzanian performer Ray Vanny are nominated for Viewer's Choice Award "Best International Act", in conjunction with performers from the UK, South Korea, Canada, Australia and Jamaica. Chance the Rapper and Migos are up for four nominations as wel, and a full list of the 2017 BET Awards nominees is available here.

Other strong competition Sunday include best female hip hop artist, where rivals Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma will go head-to-head. Viewers can also live stream the event on BET.com and YouTube. Host Leslie Jones confirmed the news a couple days ago on Twitter.

Handing out prizes at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles will be Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Champion and Demetrius Shipp Jr.

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