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Posted by | Ray Cornelius

BET has added more chart topping names to the already stellar lineup of performances at this year’s BET Awards including Grammy-nominated rapper Nicki Minaj, Grammy winner John Legend, American singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko and American hip-hop singer August Alsina.  106 & Park  hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante along with actor Larenz Tate will also present at the awards show.

In addition, K. Michelle and Mack Wilds will join Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, and Jennifer Hudson at STAPLES Center on Sunday, June 29, 2014

This year is also the first time international acts have performed as part of the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® since the introduction of international BET Award categories, ‘Best International Act: Africa’ and ‘Best International Act: UK’ in 2010.

South African Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo, Ghanaian hip hop artist Sarkodie and Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage will take the stage along with British hip hop duo Krept & Konan and acclaimed rapper MC Ghetts. Nigerian hip hop superstar Ice Prince, who won the 2013 BET Award for ‘Best International Act: Africa’, will also perform and present the award for the same category to this year’s winner.

As previously reported, BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Motown legend, Lionel Richie and will be hosted by none other than award winning comedian Chris Rock.

The BET Awards 2014  will air live on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8pm ET on BET from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA.