BET & BET+ WHAT TO WATCH & BINGE PREMIERES AIRING AND STREAMING THE WEEK OF THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30– WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6
ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 BET PREMIERES “RAP CITY ’21,” HOSTED BY BIG TIGGER, AT 8 PM ET/PT AND
THE 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS,” HOSTED BY 85 SOUTH, AT 9 PM ET ON BET AND BET HER
BET+ ORIGINAL “AMERICAN GANGSTER TRAP QUEENS PRESENTS: BIG FIFTY: THE DELRHONDA HOOD STORY" STARRING REMY MA NOW STREAMING ON BET+
New York, NY – September 30, 2021 – BET and BET+’s must-see programming weeks of September 30– September 6 includes:
“RAP CITY ‘21” PREMIERES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 8 PM ET/PT
The longest-running rap show on BET, “Rap City,” returns for a one-hour special edition in celebration of the 2021 “BET Hip Hop Awards.” Executive Produced and Hosted by legendary Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan, “Rap City ‘21” will celebrate the culture and feature exclusive interviews, never before seen booth appearances, “Rap City” memories, and of course, the memorable freestyle booth. The highly anticipated return of the iconic music show will continue to pay homage to BET’s commitment to Hip Hop and celebrate the stars of the culture’s past, present and future. Making its debut in 1989, “Rap City,” was the preeminent hip hop series dedicated to rap music videos, important cultural commentary, and interviews with the most highlighted stars of the moment along with original freestyles from artists including Jay-Z, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Eve, Ludacris, The Diplomats, Jadakiss, Trina, Common, Big Boi, Killer Mike, and many more!
THE 2021“BET HIP HOP AWARDS” PREMIERES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5 at 9 PM ET/PT
The 2021 “BET Hip Hop Awards” will return to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, October 1, with the broadcast premiere airing Tuesday, October 5, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET, and simulcast internationally on BET Africa on Wednesday, October 6, AT 3 AM CAT. Hosted by 85 South, the annual celebration will bring together the hottest names in hip hop to pay homage to the best in hip hop culture under the banner of this year’s theme: In Hip Hop We Stand. Double-diamond-selling superstar rapper and entrepreneur Nelly named the “BET Hip Hop Awards” recipient of the 2021 “I Am Hip Hop” Award. Cardi B, Lil Durk, and Megan Thee Stallion lead this year’s nominations with an impressive nine nods each. For the full list of nominees, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders, click HERE. #HipHopAwards
The 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” is heating up with a newly announced lineup of presenters and performers. Young Thug, Gunna, Bia, Lil Jon, Baby Keem, and Isaiah Rashad are set to perform and blaze the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre stage. Hip Hop powerhouses Trina, Jermaine Dupri, and Remy Ma, alongside R&B superstar Tank, are slated to present. Rap legend Big Daddy Kane joins for a special tribute to the late Biz Markie. Additionally, comedians, actors, hosts of the “85 South Show” podcast, and stars of “Wild N’ Out” - comedy supergroup 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly, and Chico Bean) return as co-hosts of the annual show premiering Tuesday, October 5, at 9 PM ET/PT.
Rapper, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor Nelly will receive the 2021 “I Am Hip Hop” Award. Global entertainment icon, 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founder and CEO of Rock The Bells, LL COOL J, will present the first-ever “Rock The Bells Cultural Influence Award” to Grammy-Award winning rapper, producer, entrepreneur and four-time “BET Hip Hop Awards” nominee TYLER, THE CREATOR, honoring his impressive cultural contributions, talent and unbound creativity, that has cemented him as one of the most innovative forces in music.
Previously announced nominees include Cardi B, Lil Durk, and Megan Thee Stallion, leading the pack with nine nominations each, followed by Drake with an impressive eight nods. For the full list of nominees, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders, click HERE.
BET+ on BET: “American Gangster Presents:Big Fifty: The Delrhonda Hood Story” PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 at 9 PM ET/PT
BET+ Original “American Gangster Presents: Big Fifty: The Delrhonda Hood Story” premieres Wednesday, October 6, at 9 PM ET/PT– The unbelievable, true story of bigger-than-life personality, Delrhonda 'Big Fifty" Hood, who went from street thug to respected gangster to finding redemption. Starring Remy Ma as Delrhonda Hood. #BigFiftyBET
The film’s cable debut will be followed by an encore presentation of the episode of BET+ Original true crime series, “American Gangster: Trap Queens,” that inspired the movie at 11 PM ET/PT. A new season of the fan-favorite series returns to BET+ Thursday, October 7 with new original episodes detailing the criminal chronicles of some of America’s most notorious female gangsters.
Press Contact: Erin Dwyer [email protected]
BET+ Original “American Gangster Trap Queens Presents: Big Fifty: The Delrhonda Hood Story” NOW STREAMING ON BET+
BET+ Original “American Gangster Presents: Big Fifty - The Delrhonda Hood Story”– The unbelievable, true story of bigger-than-life personality, Delrhonda 'Big Fifty" Hood, who went from street thug to respected gangster to finding redemption. Starring Remy Ma as Delrhonda Hood. #BigFiftyBET
Press Contact: Erin Dwyer [email protected]
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