Jamie Foxx is all set to host Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards this year. Foxx, executive producer and the host of an interactive game show ‘Beat Shazam,’ first hosted the BET Awards in 2009. That year the ceremony doubled as an all-star tribute to Michael Jackson, who had passed away unexpectedly several days back.
This will be the 51-year-old actor/singer’s second stint at emceeing the BET Awards.
The ceremony is set to take place at Microsoft Theatre stage in Los Angeles Theatre on June 24.
Foxx takes over ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Leslie Jones, who hosted the show last year.
DJ Khaled leads the nominations in six categories, including album of the year, two for best collaboration (‘Wild Thoughts’ with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, ‘Top Off’ with Jay-Z, Future and Beyonce) and video of the year.
Kendrick Lamar comes second close with five nominations with four nods, each for SZA and Migos.