Idris Elba Joins Performers at BET Awards 2022, with Keke Palmer, Lil Wayne and More to Present
The BET Awards 2022, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, will air live from Los Angeles on June 26
The BET Awards 2022 are getting some added star power!
Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba OBE is an English actor, producer, and musician. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Among the other presenters set to take the stage are Ne-Yo, Janelle Monáe, Nene Leakes, Tamar Braxton, Ray J, Sanaa Lathan, Big Freedia, Bleu, Carl Anthony Payne II, Crystal Hayslett, Ebony Obsidian, Eva Marcille, Irv Gotti, KJ Smith, Luke James, Marsai Martin, Mignon, Novi Brown, Serayah, Terrence J, Tisha Campbell and Will Packer, the network announced on Thursday.
MC Lyte will serve as announcer, and DJ Diamond Kuts will return as house DJ when the BET Awards air live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on June 26.
This year’s show, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, will also include performances by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Latto, Chance the Rapper, Ella Mai, Fireboy DML, Giveon, Joey Bada$$, Muni Long, Roddy Ricch and Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin, plus newcomers GoGo Morrow and OGI on the BET Amplified Stage.
Sean “Diddy” Combs will be honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award