Apparently not everybody hates Chris. BET announced today, May 14th, that comedian Chris Rock will host the 2014 BET Awards and critics and fans alike couldn’t be more excited.
“We’ve been trying to make this happen for a VERY long while, and we’re ecstatic that Chris Rock will be the host of the BET Awards for the first time,” said Stephen Hill, president of Music Programming and Specials at BET in a statement. “Mr. Rock is a comedic genius with a rapier wit who is a keen observer of pop culture.” (MTV News)
The hilarious comedic veteran will be bringing his talents to the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, where he’ll serve up the laughs before, during and after Hollywood and music’s biggest stars accept awards for their blockbusters and chart-toppers. Some stars who you should expect to see are Drake, Jay-Z, and Beyonce, who are all nominated for 5 awards each for their albums Nothing Was The Same, Magna Carta Holy Grail and Beyoncé. Pharrell and August Alsina are respectively nominated for 4 awards each.
Chris Rock who happens to be a huge fan of hip-hop, says that he is excited he’ll finally get a chance to host on of his favorite award shows.
“I watch the BET Awards every year,” Rock said later in a statement. “It’s one of my favorite award shows combining people from movies, sports, TV and music. Where else can you get Rick Ross and Michelle Obama in the same room?! The BET Awards is like a party where nothing is off limits. My peers have done the show now it’s my turn.” (MTV News)
Comedic genius Chris Rock to host 2014 BET Awards? I can’t wait to laugh until my stomach hurts. Award shows are nothing without a good host, and I know that Chris Rock will definitely bring the funny. The awards show will broadcast live Sunday, June 29 at 8 p.m. on BET. Make sure to be tuned in, this is one award show you won’t want to miss.
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