Last time Mariah Carey hit the BET Awards stage it was on a somber note, to remember friend and fellow singing diva Whitney Houston, but this time around Mariah will hit the stage as a performer in support of her upcoming album The Art of Letting Go.
Carey’s American Idol colleague Nicki Minaj will also grace the stage at the annual awards show, taping in twelve days on June 30th.
Nicki’s “I’m Out” singing partner Ciara who herself will release her self titled upcoming album in 3 weeks on July 9th will also be performing, although it’s unknown if Nicki and Ciara will perform “I’m Out” live at the show. It was revealed however that the official video for “I’m Out”, will premiere during the award’s pre-show.
Previously announced performers include Chris Brown, R. Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, and Miguel.
Chris Tucker will host this year’s show, which is set to air live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. on Sunday, June 30.