Taraji P. Henson To Host Back-To-Back BET Awards


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Taraji P. Henson was announced on Thursday (May 5) as host of the BET Awards for the second year in a row.

Henson said in a statement, "I am honored to return as the host of the BET Awards and share the stage with so many powerful and prolific artists; you can even say it is the 'empire' of Black Excellence."

 The award-winning actress continued, "Working with amazing partners like Scott and Connie at BET and Jesse Collins Entertainment is a creative's dream. I can't wait to celebrate Black music, entertainment, and culture with our viewers on what will be one unforgettable night."

The 51-year-old also hosted the awards last year where Queen Latifah was presented the lifetime achievement award, People reports.

BET's Connie Orlando said in a statement about Henson's back-to-back hosting gig, "Taraji P. Henson is the personification of Black excellence, and we are excited to collaborate with the phenomenal multi-talented stage and screen actress to host the ultimate celebration of Black culture again this year."

Orlando continued, "For over two decades, the BET Awards has been home to Black brilliance, talent, and creativity, providing unforgettable cultural moments, and we look forward to raising the bar for BET Awards 2022."

The 2022 BET Awards will go live on June 26 in Los Angeles.

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