There’s nothing that actor/musician/comedian Jamie Foxx can’t do. After nearly 10 years, the triple-threat will once again return to host the 2018 BET Awards for his second time this Sunday, following up last year’s host Leslie Jones. The Academy Award and Grammy winner will grace the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to highlight the year’s groundbreaking moments, as well as celebrate the most dynamic talent in the industry.
Foxx is no stranger to MC’ing, as he previously hosted the BET Awards back in 2009 — mere days after Michael Jackson’s tragic death. The multi-talented entertainer took an uplifting approach to the tribute as opposed to a somber one in an attempt to keep spirits high, remembering Jackson for his exquisite talent and overall infinite contribution to the music industry. “No need to be sad. We want to celebrate this black man,” Foxx said in respect of Jackson at the BET Awards nine years ago.
Now, just days after XXXTentacion was fatally shot in an armed robbery, there’s no word as to whether the network will pay tribute to the emerging Florida rapper, but if so, Foxx is once again tasked with paying tribute to an artist, albeit one with a much shorter career shrouded in legal controversy.
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