Actress extraordinaire Taraji P. Henson has been tapped to host the 2021 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on June 27. Also, the Viacom property has announced that Queen Latifah will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 BET Awards. Together, the two moguls represent this year’s theme, Year of the Woman.
“For more than 20 years, the BET Awards have been a celebration of Black creativity, art and excellence,” Henson said.
“Returning live, this year’s show will be unlike anything we have ever seen before, and I am honored to be sharing the stage with so many powerful and prolific women in music and entertainment. The BET Awards will once again be at the forefront of Black culture.”
Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby lead this year’s slate of nominees with seven nods each. Following behind the two superstars, Drake and Cardi B each earned five nominations each. Other acts like The Weeknd, Nas, Jazmine Sullivan and Pop Smoke have also earned nominations.
The 2021 BET Awards will air on Viacom’s family of networks on June 27 at 8 p.m.