With just five days to go, BET Awards 17 is adding more names to its performer lineup. The latest additions include Mary J. Blige, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Gucci Mane, Maxwell, Swae Lee, SZA, Xscape, Khalid, El DeBarge and musician Kamasi Washington. They join such previously announced hitmakers as Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Migos, Future and Tamar Braxton.
Concurrently, Remy Ma, Irv Gotti and the cast of the forthcoming movie Detroit (Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, Laz Alonso and Jacob Latimore) have signed on as presenters. They will be sharing those duties with Yara Shahidi, Issae Rae, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx and Demetrius Shipp Jr., among others.
Beyoncé leads with seven nominations, followed by Bruno Mars with five nods and Solange, Chance the Rapper and Migos with four nominations apiece. Receiving special tributes that evening will be Chance the Rapper (Humanitarian Award) and New Edition (Lifetime Achievement Award).
Comedian Leslie Jones will host the BET Awards for the first time. BET Networks will air the show live on June 25 at 8 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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