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Rapper Fat Joe will return to his hosting duties for this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards which will be held on October 3 at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta.
This will be the second year in a row that he will host the awards ceremony. The rap veteran is also a co-executive producer for the awards.
According to Billboard, Fat Joe, stated “Hip hop is my life, and I’m extremely proud to return as host of BET Hip Hop Awards 2023. We’re going to make this year’s award show even bigger while also celebrating our hip-hop stars and pioneers in a spectacular way. It’s going to be a legendary night of music and entertainment, and you’re not going to want to miss it.”
As a continuation of the celebration of Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary, this year’s edition will include a diverse assembly of industry veterans, emerging artistes, and international stars.
Meanwhile, 21 Savage and Cardi B are leading the nomination list with 12 nods each. Drake has received nine nominations, followed closely by DJ Khaled and Burna Boy with seven each, and J. Cole with six.