Billboard has reported that,
New Edition and Chance the Rapper will be honored at the 2017 BET Music Awards later this month. Following the group’s record breaking biopic which aired on the network, New Edition will be honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. NE is known for records such as “Candy Girl,” “Cool It Now” and “Mr. Telephone Man.”
Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper will be receiving BET’s Humanitarian Award. The rapper made headlines this year with his efforts to aid the Chicago Public School system. Chance has donated $1 million of his own money to help assist the schools in his hometown.
The BET Awards airs Sunday, June 25th at 7p.