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Taraji P. Henson to host the 2022 BET Awards

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Taraji P. Henson to host the 2022 BET Awards
Taraji P. Henson will host the 2022 BET Awards in June. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

May 5 (UPI) -- Taraji P. Henson is set to host the 2022 BET Awards, marking the second time in a row she has hosted the ceremony.

The 2022 BET Awards are set to take place on June 26 at 8 p.m. EDT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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"I am honored to return as the host of the BET Awards and share the stage with so many powerful and prolific artists; you can even say it is the empire of Black Excellence," Henson said in a statement while referencing her former music drama series Empire.

"Working with amazing partners like Scott and Connie at BET and Jesse Collins Entertainment is a creative's dream. I can't wait to celebrate Black music, entertainment and culture with out viewers on what will be one unforgettable night," the actress continued.

Nominees for the BET Awards will be announced at a later date. First-round voting runs from Friday to May 13.

Henson will next be seen a musical remake of The Color Purple for Warner Bros., which will hit theaters in 2023.

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