Saturday, June 27, 2009

2009 BET Awards Quickly Planning Tribute To Michael

The 9th Annual BET Music Awards will air on Sunday night. BET is quickly putting together a tribute to the King of Pop with the biggest stars that he influenced so much his inspiration shines bright in their performances.

"The BET Awards are undergoing "a total overhaul" the network said Friday. The telecast is being lengthened, performers are being added to the lineup and additional guests are expected to attend, said Debra L. Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive of Black Entertainment Television.

You can expect Beyonce and Ne-Yo to perform as planned.

"To change it up in three days is something that's not easy but they're all willing and looking forward to it," Hill said. "There's a direct line from Ne-Yo to Michael Jackson. There's a direct line from Beyonce to Michael Jackson. There's a direct line from Jay-Z to Michael Jackson. I think they'll want to pay tribute in their own way."

Usher and Justin Timberlake didn't plan on attending the show but are heading to Los Angeles to participate.

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