Kanye, Drake, Rick Ross, Khaled Added To BET Lineup Of Performers

(AllHipHop News) Kanye West continues to inch his way back into the spotlight with a performance at the 2010 BET Awards. The performance will be West’s first major performance at an awards show, since his infamous appearance alongside Taylor Swift, at the 2009 MTV VMA’s. “While West received much backlash and criticism following the VMAs, BET decided to give the multifaceted performer a spot in music history during its 10 year anniversary special,” BET said in a statement. Also added to this year’s roster of performers are Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Drake and others. Previously announced performers include T.I., Diddy and Dirty Money, Nicki Minaj and Trey Songz, while John Legend will receive a Humanitarian Award. The BET Awards ‘10 are slated to air live on Sunday (June 27th) at 8:00 PM from the Shrine Auditorium. BET AWARDS '10 NOMINEES AND CATEGORIES Best Female R&B Artist Best Male R&B Artist ---------------------- -------------------- Beyonce Chris Brown Mary J. Blige Raheem DeVaughn Melanie Fiona Maxwell Alicia Keys Trey Songz Rihanna Usher Best Female Hip Hop Artist Best Male Hip Hop Artist -------------------------- ------------------------ Ester Dean B.o.B. Lil Kim Drake Nicki Minaj Fabolous Rasheeda Jay-Z Trina Ludacris Best New Artist Best Gospel --------------- ----------- Justin Bieber The Anointed Pace Sisters Kirk Franklin Presents Artists Melanie Fiona United For Haiti Nicki Minaj Tamela Mann Wale Marvin Sapp Young Money Vickie Winans Best Group Best Collaboration ---------- ------------------ Black Eyed Peas Beyonce f/ Lady Gaga - Video Phone B.o.B. f/ Bruno Mars - Nothin' On Clipse You Diddy-Dirty Money Drake & Trey Songz - Successful Drake f/ Lil Wayne, Kanye West & New Boyz Eminem - Forever Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State Young Money of Mind Trey Songz f/ Fabolous - Say Aah Video Director of the Year Video of the Year -------------------------- ----------------- Benny Boom Beyonce f/ Lady Gaga - Video Phone B.o.B. f/ Bruno Mars - Nothin' On Gil Green You Anthony Mandler Melanie Fiona - It Kills Me Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State Chris Robinson of Mind Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West - Run Hype Williams This Town Best Actress Best Actor ------------ ---------- Taraji P. Henson Quinton Aaron Regina King Don Cheadle Mo'Nique Idris Elba Zoe Saldana Jamie Foxx Gabourey Sidibe Denzel Washington Best Movie YoungStars Award ---------- ---------------- Avatar Selena Gomez Law Abiding Citizen Lil JJ Michael Jackson's This Is It Keke Palmer Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire Willow Smith The Blindside Tyler James Williams Subway Sportswoman of the Year Subway Sportsman of the Year ------------------------------ ---------------------------- Tamika Catchings Carmelo Anthony Vanessa James Usain Bolt Candace Parker Kobe Bryant Serena Williams LeBron James Venus Williams Tiger Woods Viewer's Choice --------------- Beyonce - Sweet Dreams Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind Monica - Everything To Me Rihanna f/ Young Jeezy - Hard Trey Songz f/ Fabolous - Say Aah Young Money (Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Jae Millz, Drake, Tyga) f/ Lloyd - Bedrock Best International Act Centric Award ---------------------- ------------- Kojo Antwi (Ghana) Melanie Fiona Chipmunk (UK) Maxwell Dizzee Rascal (UK) Chrisette Michele Estelle (UK) Monica Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) (South Africa) Sade K'NAAN (Somalia) M.I. (Nigeria) P-Square (Nigeria) Corinne Bailey Rae (UK) Sade (UK)