Magic Johnson's Genius Talk Highlights BET Experience With A Host Of Others

Lena Waithe, Yara Shahidi and Marsai Martin and more will conduct genius talks this year.

(AllHipHop News) BET has announced that Earvin “Magic” Johnson will participate in this year’s BET Experience Genius Talk, sponsored by Denny’s, taking place during BET Experience Weekend at L.A. LIVE. Johnson will join the stellar lineup of three additional Genius Talks sponsored by Credit Karma that include Lena Waithe, Yara Shahidi and Marsai Martin, where he will share his story of his business endeavors, fostering community and economic empowerment, and bringing the magic to everything he does. Genius Talks interviews will take place at L.A. LIVE on Saturday, June 22nd.

"I am thrilled to participate in this year’s BET Experience Genius Talks sponsored by Denny’s. I look forward to sharing my journey in business and discussing social issues within our community on the BET Experience platform,” said Earvin “Magic” Johnson in a statement.

Lil Yachty takes over the crowd as he joins BJ The Chicago Kid and Zaytoven for special performances on the McDonald’s Stage on Friday, June 21. Attendees will get a kick out of the hilarious Lil Duval, Gary Owen, Deon Taylor and Michael Blackson as they play alongside Bresha Webb, Deon Taylor, London On Da Track, Nafessa Williams and other celebrities in the BET Experience Celebrity Dodgeball Game. Soulful crooner Jacquees joins Tank at the BET Experience “Club Novo”, an R&B after party like no other hosted by Big Tigger.

Social media superstars Aliyah Janell and Watch Jazzy will represent for the ladies at the BETX Live Refreshed by Coca-Cola stage, with beats by DJ Brittany Sky.

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