Chris Brown, Chrisette Michele, Pharrell, Nas Join BET's Haiti Telethon
Chris Brown, Chrisette Michele, Nas and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are the latest celebrities added to the roster for BET's "SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti" telethon taking place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami tonight (Feb. 5). Pharrell will join Sean "Diddy" Combs and Queen Latifah as co-hosts, while Michele, Brown and Nas will be performing. Contrary to previous reports, Drake will not be part of the event.
Other performers include: Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson, Akon, Pitbull, Damian Marley, Monica, Jazmine Sullivan, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, India.Arie and Kirk Franklin. Trey Songz, Pete Wentz, Gloria Estefan, Common, David Banner, Missy Elliot, The-Dream, T-Pain, Jeremih, Jason Derulo, Sean Kingston, Ryan Leslie Sean Paul, Brian McKnight, Omarion Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes) and Tyson Ritter (All-American Rejects) will also participate.
To add to the stellar lineup, President Bill Clinton will arrive from supporting the relief efforts in Haiti for a special appearance.
The telecast will broadcast on MTV, BET, VH1 and Cenetric beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Money raised will go to organizations like Wyclef's Yele Haiti, C.A.R.E. and Project MediShare. Tickets to the benefit will also be available on Ticketmaster.com and at the American Airlines Arena box office.
Justin Bieber, Ludacris, Robin Thicke, and Mary J. Blige are previously announced performers.