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BET Awards: How to watch, what to expect

Taraji P. Henson is hosting the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
Taraji P. Henson is hosting the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday. File Photo by Christine Chew/UPI | License Photo

June 25 (UPI) -- The 2021 BET Awards are taking place Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Taraji P. Henson is hosting the show, which is themed around honoring Black women and their immense cultural impact.

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Queen Latifah will receive the Lifetime Achievement BET Award. Swizz Beatz, Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Griselda and Michael K. Williams will pay homage to the late DMX.

Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby lead all artists with seven nominations each.

How to Watch

Time: The show begins at 8 p.m. EDT.

Network: BET, BET Her, Logo, MTV, MTV2, VH1 and TV Land

Online: BET is also available through Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, Fubo TV, YouTube TV and Philo

Presenters: Ashanti, Chloe Bailey, Ciara, Crystal Renee Hayslett, DJ Cassidy, Ebony Obsidian, Eva Marcille, Issa Rae, Jill Scott, KJ Smith, Lena Waithe, Marsai Martin, Michelle Buteau, Michelle Mitchenor, Mignon, MJ Rodriguez, Naomi Campbell, Novi Brown, Regina Hall, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Saweetie and Sevyn Streeter.

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Performers: Megan Thee Stallion, Andra Day, City Girls, DaBaby, DJ Khaled, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Migos, Moneybagg, Yo!, Rapsody and Roddy Rich are performing.

Nominees

Album of the Year

After Hours, The Weeknd

Blame It on Baby, DaBaby

Good News, Megan Thee Stallion

Heaux Tales, Jazmine Sullivan

King's Disease, Nas

Ungodly Hour, Chloe X Halle

Best Collaboration

Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, "WAP"

DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch, "Rockstar"

DJ Khaled featuring Drake, "Popstar"

Jack Harlow featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne "What's Poppin (Remix"

Megan Thee Stallion featuring DaBaby "Cry Baby"

Pop Smoke featuring Lil Baby and DaBaby "For the Night"

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B

Coi Leray

Doja Cat

Megan Thee Stallion

Latto

Saweetie

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

DaBaby

Drake

J. Cole

Jack Harlow

Lil Baby

Pop Smoke

Viewer's Choice Award

Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, "WAP"

Chris Brown and Young Thug "Go Crazy"

DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch "Rockstar"

DJ Khaled featuring Drake "Popstar"

Drake featuring Lil Durk, "Laugh Now, Cry Later"

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Lil Baby, "The Bigger Picture"

Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé "Savage (Remix)"

Silk Sonic, "Leave the Door Open"

Video of the Year

Cardi B "Up"

Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, "WAP"

Chloe X Halle "Do It"

Chris Brown and Young Thug "Go Crazy"

Drake featuring Lil Durk "Laugh Now Cry Later"

Silk Sonic, "Leave the Door Open"

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