Good things come to those who wait. When it was announced that both Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj would perform at the 2012 BET Awards on July 1, it was hard to imagine that BET executive Stephen Hill and his gang could pull even more star power for the Samuel L. Jackson-hosted show. But they continue to pile on: They already added Usher to the roster, and on Tuesday (June 19), Vibe.com announced that G.O.O.D. Music will make their first live television performance as a collective during the big show.
Kanye West’s name wasn’t dropped in the report, but it is hard to imagine that Yeezy would miss out on some major camera time. ’Ye actually leads all nominees with seven nods, including two in the Video of the Year category; he also has an upcoming label compilation, Cruel Summer, to promote.
“It’s perfect. My grandma gonna be watchin’, my mom, my family, the whole city,” Big Sean told MTV News of his excitement for the show, for which he earned a few solo nominations. “It’s just tight that I can represent those people, everybody who had that dream, everybody who used to ride to school [listening to] their idols — now I’m with them. It’s just tight that I can show people that it’s possible.”
It’s a safe bet that Sean, along with Kanye, Pusha T and G.O.O.D. affiliate 2 Chainz will all perform Cruel Summer’s lead single, “Mercy.” But if anyone knows how to seize the moment it is West, so don’t be surprised if he opens up the stage to more of G.O.O.D.’s talented roster, which includes Kid Cudi, Common, Q-Tip and CyHi the Prynce.
“G.O.O.D. Music is the best team out there,” CyHi told MTV News earlier this month. “Lyrically, bar-for-bar, song-for-song, concept-for-concept, we are the world, we can take it to a cipher, we can take it on the record. It don’t matter ’cause we the best.”
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