Monday 29 May 2017

Kanye to make 'comeback' at awards

Kanye West is performing at the Bet Awards
Kanye West is performing at the Bet Awards

Kanye West's going to "come back strong" at the Bet Awards.

The event organiser Stephen Hill said Kanye is hoping to use the event to return to the public eye, after he attracted a barrage of bad press at the MTV Music Awards last year.

The singer swiped the microphone from Taylor Swift and told her she didn't deserve the Best Female Video award, declaring Beyonce's Single Ladies video the "best video ever".

But Hill said: "Everybody wants to see what Kanye's doing. I saw him in March and he said 'I'm staying out of sight and I'm going to come back strong at the BET Awards'."

Also performing at the glittering event is Queen Latifah, who is opening the event.

"All I can say is you're going to want to tune in for Queen Latifah's opening," Hill said.

"She acts, sings, raps - and might be taking tap lessons."

Also making a comeback is T.I, who is making his first televised performance since being released from prison in December.

Last year's Bet Awards, held just days after Michael Jackson's death, celebrated the late King of Pop with a series of tributes. Another is planned for Sunday's show.

"We're going to recognise it's been a year since he passed. All tributes have been missing one thing, and we are providing the one thing every other tribute has been missing," Hill said.

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