BET Awards 2013: Elephant Man Added to Performance Lineup

Shabba Ranks, Patra & Elephant Man

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Shabba Ranks, Patra & Elephant Man

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Caribbean representation at the BET Awards , but the 2013 extravaganza will include performances from three dancehall icons: Shabba Ranks, Patra , and Elephant Man .

The “Pon De River” star is just as excited as we are, stating :

“Dem call and seh dem want Elephant Man to perform on BET Awards because dem have Shabba and Patra on the show. They are the ones who requested Elephant Man. You have to feel good fi know seh BET Awards a request Elephant Man as part of them show. We just have to give God thanks, it feels great. You have a million artistes they can call, but them call Ele. Dem see seh nutten nuh change, the same energy, the hits still making. It is going to do a lot because this is BET requesting these artistes to perform. Next thing you can look for is it on MTV and American Music Awards.”

Previously announced performers include Ciara, Mariah Carey, Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Erykah Badu , and Drake . Airing live from Los Angeles, the show will find Chris Tucker serving as the host, with Paula Patton, LaLa Anthony, Angela Bassett, and Gabrielle Union presenting. Charlie Wilson will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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