The multi-hyphenate talent will be presented with the award for his continued cultural impact in the entertainment industry at the 2019 “Bet Awards” on June 23. Most recently, Perry wrote, directed and starred in “A Madea Family Funeral,” the latest addition to his “Madea” franchise.
Actress and comedian Regina Hall is set to host the ceremony which recognizes artists, entertainers and athletes across 20 categories. Cardi B is leading the way this year with seven nominations, followed by Drake with five, and Beyonce, Travis Scott and J. Cole, each with four.
Among the acting nominees are Hall, Issa Rae, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson, Tiffany Haddish and Viola Davis in the best actress race, and Anthony Anderson, Chadwick Boseman, Denzel Washington, Mahershala Ali, Michael B. Jordan and Omari Hardwick on the best actor front.