[artist id="3187077"]Justin Bieber[/artist] isn’t nominated in any of the categories at this Sunday’s 2011 BET Awards, but that isn’t stopping the teen superstar from making an appearance. With so many of his pals up for prizes at the show, it’s anyone’s guess what the Biebs might do come awards day, and he’s keeping it a surprise.
“You never know. I will never tell you, ever, even if there was a fire right now,” the singer joked to MTV News on Thursday at a New York City event for his fragrance, Someday . “I wouldn’t tell you. I can’t tell you [or I'd] have to kill you.”
Usher, Chris Brown, Drake, former crush Beyoncé and Kanye West are among the performers nominated this year and they’re also pals of Bieber’s. And while he’s excited for all of them, Justin said he’s rooting hardest for his countryman. “I’m rooting for Drake,” he said of his fellow Canadian. “Drake is my homey.”
Brown has six nods , Lil Wayne has five, and Kanye West, Drake and Rihanna each have four. The Video of the Year category has a surprising mix of contenders, including Willow Smith for “Whip My Hair,” Marsha Ambrosius’ “Far Away,” B.o.B’s “Airplanes,” Brown’s “Look at Me Now,” Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock” and West’s “Runaway.”
In addition to the big-name nominees, among the A-list performers slated to take the stage at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium are Beyoncé , Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne, Drake and Brown. Nicki Minaj and Bruno Mars have also been added to the show’s lineup.
The 2011 BET Awards, hosted by comedian Kevin Hart, air live on Sunday, June 26, at 8 p.m. ET on BET.
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