Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The BET Awards 12 are here and RC has the rundown on the most anticipated night in Black music!

Samuel L. Jackson is hosting the show and Tigger has double duty tonight hosting the pre-show and the post-show with The Game’s Wendy Raquel Robinson!

Performers:  Yolanda Adams, Melanie Fiona, D’ Angelo, Cissy Houston, Amber Bullock, Rick Ross, Jessica Reedy, Y’Anna Crawley, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Wale, Usher, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, The G.O.O.D. Music crew, and Music Matters’ Jennah Bell and Charles Perry.

Honorees: Humanitarian Award Presented by State Farm Rev. Al Sharpton for his tireless dedication to improving the rights of African-Americans in the U.S. and beyond.  Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Maze featuring Frankie Beverly for their impassioned and unforgettable contribution to music.

Last but not least, music’s royal couple, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, are set to attend the 2012 BET Awards.

Click here for a full list of this year’s nominees!

Let’s start counting down…get your fix live at 8P/7C on BET!