By Rob Markman
Nicki Minaj, Usher and Chris Brown are all confirmed performers at the 2012 BET Awards coming up on July 1, with Samuel L. Jackson hosting and now it’s been announced that Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music crew will also hit the stage that night.
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.”