Chris Tucker was just announced as the 2013 host of The BET Awards. The network made the announcement on Tuesday that the comedian and actor will be hosting the show on June 30 at the Nokia Theater, live in Los Angeles.
The news shouldn’t come as a surprise, however. Tucker was recently spotted with BET CEO Debra Lee and President Stephen Hill at the ‘BET Upfronts’ event earlier this month. It seems the 41-year-old had been in talks with these two for some time now.
Upon the announcement, Tucker released an official statement of his own stating, “ [I’m] looking forward to being part of a really great show.”
Singers Monica, Brandy, and Whitney Houston‘s brother Gary all took the stage in the late singer’s memory but it was her mother Cissy Houston‘s beautiful tribute that left many attendees and viewers in tears. What an incredible and moving tribute to Whitney. Kudos to BET!