Chris Tucker to host BET Awards on June 30

Actor Chris Tucker arrives at the 17th annual Keep Memory Alive "Power of Love Gala" benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health celebrating the 80th birthdays of Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine on April 13, 2013, in Las Vegas. Bryan Steffy/Getty Images

Chris Tucker has been tapped to host this year's BET Awards.

The network announced Tuesday that the comedian-actor will host the show June 30 from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

Tucker is riding high off of his supporting role in the Oscar-nominated film "Silver Linings Playbook," which starred Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. The 41-year-old is best known for starring in the "Rush Hour" films opposite Jackie Chan.

He said in a statement that he's honored and "looking forward to being part of a really great show."

The BET Awards is part of three-day event the network is putting on that weekend dubbed "BET Experience at L.A. Live." It kicks off June 28 with a Beyonce concert. Other performers throughout the weekend include Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, The Jacksons and R. Kelly.

Last year's BET Awards were hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, with Jay-Z and Kanye West winning the show's video of the year award for "Otis."

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