Queen Latifah to host BET Awards ’09

MUMBAI: Hip-hop’s first lady, Queen Latifah, will be  hosting the My Black Is Beautiful Post Show at the Shrine Auditorium  at the BET Awards ’09 on 28 June  .

The special will capture and recap the atmosphere, style and sexy of the night’s festivities. Joined by BET correspondents Tigger and Alesha Renee, Latifah will highlight show winners, best performances and looks from the stars that lived it all as they stop by Procter and Gamble’s My Black Is Beautiful Lounge.

Latifah  is set to release her new album titled Persona, which includes her recent single Cue the Rain on 7 July. Latifah will also star in 20th Century Fox’s Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, due in theatres on 1 July.

BET Awards ’09 will be hosted by entertainment mogul Jamie Foxx, and feature performances by Kanye West, Maxwell, Ne-Yo, Soulja Boy, The-Dream, and many more. Historically, this special has held the number one spot as the most-watched award show among African-Americans as outstanding moments by James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, The Fugees, Rick James and many others, lit up households across America.