Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
Culture | By Kelly Harrison

The Root Goes to the BET Awards and Tries to Look Cool

The Root Goes to the BET Awards and Tries to Look Cool

The BET Awards - honoring African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports and other fields of entertainment over the past year - were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network. For viewers without cable, a livestream will be available on, as well as on YouTube.

The Ghetto Kids dance group from Uganda are in California, Los Angeles United States to represent their country and the East Africa at large at the BET Awards, later today.

In addition to Bruno's performance, the BET Awards will feature performances from DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Future, Migos, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Lifetime Achievement Award recipients New Edition and many more.

Who Will be Performing at the Award Show?

Fans hoping to get a peek at some of the action going on backstage can check out Twitter starting at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday for a livestream capturing behind the scenes moments.

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At last year's edition of the BET Awards, Beyonce won Video of the Year for "Formation", the first track from her hit album "Lemonade".

Singer and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka and social activist Ilwad Elman would also awarded with International Global Good Star and Power Awards. Among her rivals in that race is her sister Solange who is nominated for "Cranes in the Sky".

The 2017 BET Awards will air Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT on BET. The nominees for this year's awards were announced on May 15, 2017, and the two artists who are leading the nominations are Beyoncé Knowles with seven, and Bruno Mars with five.

Another exciting year and the 17th BET Awards are sure to entertain and enthrall viewers.

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