BET has announced that comedian and actor Chris Tucker will take over hosting duties for the network’s upcoming annual awards show.
In a statement, Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials said that after years of hoping Chris would play host, BET has finally gotten its wish.
“We cannot wait for Chris to set fire to the BET Awards stage with his unique brand of mayhem,” said Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials. “We’ve been chasing him for years and we couldn’t be happier that he is hosting the show in this special year: the year we embark on the three-day-long BET Experience.”
And for Chris’ own part, he says he is also excited to taking to the stage.
“I am honored to be asked to host this year’s BET Awards. I’m looking forward to being part of a really great show.”
The 2013 BET Awards will take place on Sunday, June 30, at 8PM ET and cap off a weekend long celebration that will start with a concert featuring Beyonce.