BET does it big EVERY YEAR when it comes to the award shows. However the show isn’t the only thing happening during that weekend.

BET literally takes over Los Angeles for an amazing weekend featuring some dope events like concerts at the staples center (Migos, Bryson Tiller & DJ KHALED are among the heavy line up of performers), genuis talks, and even casting calls to be apart of your favorite BET shows!

This year the hilarious Leslie Jones is hosting (about time) and according to reports thesuprises keep coming in. Apparently more artiste are being added to the BET Award stage!

New Edition will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award and Chance The Rapperwill be getting the Humanitarian Award. Beyoncé will also leading with seven nominations and she’s followed by her sister, Solange; and Mars with five nominations.

Now, we’ve just learned that the BET Awards has added more great acts to the performance lineup. Billboard reports that Mary J. Blige, Gucci Mane, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Maxwell, Xscape, Khalid, SZA, Swae Lee and musician Kamasi Washington will be hitting the stage, too!

Moreover; Irv Gotti, Remy Ma, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jamie Foxx, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Issa Rae and more have been tapped as presenters. We’re here for all of this!

In the mean time take a look at our photos from last year! *Ahem some taken by yours truly*