Stephen Hill, President of BET’s Music Programming and Specials,has revealed the 2012 BET Awards nominees, recipient of the “Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award,” and host for the awards; Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson. The show will take place on July 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
“We are massively excited about having Sam Jackson host the BET Awards,” Hill exclaimed. “His wit, presence, and gigantic personality are the perfect match for our show.”
Among the performers for this year's show are A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Melanie Fiona, DJ Khaled, Diggy Simmons, Mindless Behavior, Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj.
Kanye West leads with seven nominations and Beyonce received six nominations.