Kendrick Lamar and Chris Brown to Perform at 2015 BET Awards
The BET Awards' 15th anniversary show, which airs June 28 at 8PM, will find Kendrick Lamar and Chris Brown setting the stage on fire, according to a press release, while Zendaya and Fantastic Four's Michael B. Jordan have been confirmed as presenters. Tracee Ellis Ross will split hosting duties with her Black-ish costar Anthony Anderson.
Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly was released in March to rave reviews, and the rapper recently performed noteworthy single "King Kunta" for the first time at the Hot 97 Summer Jam hip-hop festival in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Brown teamed up with Pia Mia and Tyga last month for "Do It Again," an ode to fleeting summer flings.
Brown and Nicki Minaj lead this year's pool of nominees with six each, but high praise from BET is nothing new for the "Anaconda" rapper, who tied Missy Elliott's record-setting fifth win in the Best Female Hip Hop category last year. And Azealia Banks, who's also nominated for the prize, tweeted that she's tired of the trend.
"The female rap award at the bet awards goes to nicki every year, it's not even a real award anymore lol it's a bit of a running joke," she wrote.
Will you be tuning in to the 2015 BET Awards? Share your thoughts on the performers!
Feast your eyes on celeb yearbook photos: