The 7th annual BET Experience will be loaded with girl power. Billboard learned on Thursday (April 4) that BET will be expanding their Ladies (U)nite lineup slated to kick off the Experience June 20. The talented ensemble of Mary J. Blige, H.E.R., Summer Walker, Queen Naija and Bri Steves will each be hitting the L.A. Live stage.
BET also previously announced that Cardi B, Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, City Girls and Trippie Redd will be closing down the festival's Staples Center concert series on Saturday night (June 22) in an all-Quality Control affair. A third wave of performers penciled in for Friday (June 21) will be revealed at a later date.
Nicki Minaj was also tabbed as a headliner, but would pull out of the BET Experience following a since-deleted tweet seemingly shading her after Cardi's historical win at the Grammy Awards earlier this year.