Busta Rhymes to Receive BET Awards for Lifetime Achievement

The BET Awards will reward Busta Rhymes this weekend with a lifetime achievement honor and a musical tribute.

The rapper, songwriter and record producer will be honored for his 30-plus years in the music business, BET announced on Friday.

Born Trevor Smith, Jr., the hip-hop star grew up in Brooklyn, New York.

He has released a total of ten solo albums and received 12 Grammy nominations, according to Grammy.com.

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Known for his fast delivery, Busta’s long list of hits includes ‘Gimme Some More’, ‘Touch It’, ‘Woo-Hah!! I have you all under control” and “Put your hands where my eyes could see.

During BET’s tribute celebrating his career, Bia, Coi Leray, Cutty Ranks, Dexta Daps, MOP, Rah Digga, ScarLip, Spice, Supercat, Swizz Beatz and other surprise guests will take to the stage.

Sunday’s awards will also include a tribute to Tina Turner, who died in May. Patti LaBelle will direct the tribute.

And there will be a star-studded performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop music.

The roster for the Hip-Hop Celebration includes 69 Boyz, Big Daddy Kane, Chief Keef, DJ Unk, E-40, Fast Life Yungstaz & Easton (FLY), Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Kid ‘N Play, MC Lyte, Percy “Master P” Miller, Remy Ma, Soulja Boy, The Sugarhill Gang, Trick Daddy, Trina, Tyga, Uncle Luke, Warren G, Ying Yang Twins, and Yo-Yo.

Drake leads the list of nominees this year, with seven nominations. He is followed by GloRilla with six nominations. 21 Savage and Lizzo earned five nominations each.

The BET Awards air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Voting for the 2023 BET Awards Viewers’ Choice Award ends June 25 at 6:30 p.m. PT / 9:30 p.m. ET. The public can vote on BET’s website.

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