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Taraji P. Henson to host the 2024 BET Awards

Taraji P Henson at the 2024 Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala Arrivals at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 4^ 2024 in Palm Springs^ CA

For the third time, Taraji P Henson will serve as host of the BET Awards.airing live on Sunday, June 30. The network announced that the actress will return to host the annual awards show, taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The Academy Award-nominated actress said in a statement: “I am thrilled to be returning as the host of the ‘BET Awards’ for the third time. I am also looking forward to celebrating my peers and the impact of our culture on entertainment.”

Added Connie Orlando, BET’s EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy: “Taraji is a phenom, known for her vibrant personality and charisma, and we are excited to welcome her back to host Culture’s Biggest Night, ‘BET Awards,’ the ultimate celebration of Black creativity. We are equally as thrilled to have so many incredibly talented performers join us, standing on culture’s biggest stage to deliver an unforgettable night.”

Henson previously hosted the 2021 and 2022 BET Awards. This year’s show will be paying special tribute to Usher, 45, who will receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement BET Award. Usher will be honored with a line-up of surprise guests who will take the stage to celebrate the artist. Previous Lifetime Achievement BET Award recipients include Whitney Houston, Prince, Queen Latifah, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Samuel Jackson, Lionel Richie, New Edition and Busta Rhymes.

The BET Awards will air live Sunday, June 30th on BET at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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