Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West will make his first award show performance since his infamous MTV Music Awards Taylor Swift incident at this month’s BET Awards.
West will be performing at this year’s ceremony.
For the first time since Taylorgate at MTV’s Video Music Awards last September, Kanye West will be hitting a major awards show stage. This morning BET announced that West will perform at the BET Awards on June 27. The last time West appeared on TV was the day after the VMAs to rap his verse on Jay-Z‘s “Run This Town” alongside Rihanna and apologize for his gaffe on the premier episode of Jay Leno‘s The Jay Leno Show. Since then he’s been pretty low key, working on his next album in Hawaii. (Entertainment Weekly)
The event will also be a big day for scheduled performer T.I.
T.I. will make his official comeback as a performer taking the stage at BET’s 2010 BET Awards. The “I’m Back” rapper joins the previously announced line up of performers including Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj and Diddy. (Singersroom)
New York rapper Fabolous recently talked about facing off against nominees like Jay-Z and Ludacris at this year’s event.
“I’m very appreciative of that,” Fab said acknowledging his BET Awards nominations. “We make music and you hope that it’s well received and I hope to win an award, you know, to be nominated is the first step in that so I can’t wait to go there to the BET Awards, [see] the festivities, watch the great performances and see if I can bring one home.” (Miss LS)
Jay-Z and Beyonce lead this year’s ceremony with the most nods.
Rapper Jay-Z and his wife, Beyonce, will compete in three categories at the 2010 BET Awards. They’re both nominated for video of the year, best collaboration and viewers’ choice. Jay-Z received two nominations in the video of the year category, which includes newcomers B.o.B and Melanie Fiona. Jay-Z is the top contender with five nominations; he’s also up for best male hip-hop artist. Beyonce, Fiona and Alicia Keys, who follow with four nods each, are all up for best R&B female artist. R&B crooner Trey Songz also received four nominations. (ABC News)
The annual BET ceremony is set to kick-off Sunday, June 27th from Los Angeles, California.
Check out footage of Kanye West’s controversial Taylor Swift incident down below: