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Chris Rock to Host 2014 BET Awards

The comedian is set to host the 2014 BETs on June 29.

May 15, 2014 | 02:32 PM

Things just got real. 

Comedian Chris Rock will host the BET Awards, scheduled to take place on June 29 at 8:00 p.m. EST at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.    

"I watch the BET Awards every year," Chris said in a statement following Wednesday's announcement. "Where else can you get Rick Ross and Michelle Obama in the same room?!" he added. 

Meanwhile, Stephen Hill, BET's president of music programming and specials, said the network is "ecstatic" about the new host. "We've been trying to make this happen for a VERY long while. Mr. Rock is a comedic genius with a rapier wit who is a keen observer of pop culture," he said. 

Congratulations, Chris!

The 2014 BET Awards wiill air live on BET Sunday, June 29, at 8:00 p.m. EST. For a full list of nominees, click here

Cover image credit: Twitter/BETAwards 

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