First Lady Michelle Obama To Participate In 2012 “BET Honors”




BET is pulling out all the stops for the 2012 installment of the “BET Honors.” The First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama will participate in the show which celebrates the achievement of those in music, literature, entertainment, media and education. Actress Gabrielle Union hosts the show for the fourth year. 


Honorees include poet and author Maya Angelou, internationally renowned musician Stevie Wonder, Pop/R&B artist Mariah Carey, pioneering filmmaker Spike Lee, American heroes the Tuskegee Airmen and mentor Beverly Kearney.


The “BET Honors” 2012 airs during Black History Month on Monday, February 13 at 9:00 PM.


Expect performances from legends; Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle and Cicely Tyson. Common, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland and Robin Thicke also perform.


Cuba Gooding Jr., Willow Smith, Jill Scott, John Singleton and Terrence Howard are scheduled to appear.


The show will tape at the historic Warner Theater in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, January 14.


Luxury car brand Lexus returns as the sponsor of the red carpet and VIP reception.


Proceeds from private ticket sales will benefit MetroTeen AIDS, a non-profit dedicated to supporting young people on the fight against HIV/AIDS.


Stay tuned for exclusive red carpet coverage from MSDTV.