Celebrities will hit the red carpet in style when the pre-show fashion coverage streams live at 6 p.m. ET on Bet.com and via the BET Now app, available to cable subscribers. The award ceremony hosted by “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones will start at 8 p.m.
Another alternative social media platform for viewing the red carpet is via Periscope, which has a channel of BET Awards weekend content from cursory BET Experience events. Some users who appear at red carpet events broadcast their coverage live on the social network.
Behind-the-scenes action will air live for free on the official BET Awards Twitter account beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Performers include Xscape, Mary J. Blige, French Montana, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled, and Big Sean, among others.
Some of the red carpet looks will be featured on Bet.com‘s award show page where fans can vote on their favorite styles.
The BET Awards nominees include Beyonce, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Drake, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown; in the acting categories, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Issa Rae are among the nominees.
New Edition will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Chance the Rapper will receive the Humanitarian Award.
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