2019 BET Awards: Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus Booked to Perform

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus (Credit: Instagram)

Fresh off the release of their hit collaboration “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus have been booked to perform at the BET Awards later this month.

Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Migos, H.E.R., Lizzo, Mustard, Lil Baby, City Girls’ Yung Miami, Lucky Daye and Kiana Ledé are also set to perform, BET announced in a press release Monday.

“The BET Awards stage has become synonymous with powerful and groundbreaking performances that are authentic and bold, celebrating the influence and power of black culture,” said Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming at BET. “We are thrilled to continue to be the launch pad and home for some of today’s most talented and inspiring voices.”

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Cardi B leads the nominees with seven nods, followed by Drake with five, and Beyonce, Travis Scott and J. Cole, each with four.

The show will be hosted by actress and comedian Regina Hall, who’s nominated for best actress and will compete against Issa Rae, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson, Tiffany Haddish and Viola Davis.

Among the first group of presenters announced are Taraji P. Henson, Lena Waithe, Morris Chestnut, Yara Shahidi and Marsai Martin.

The 2019 BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 23, at 8 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on BET.