When the 2017 BET Experience at L.A. Live arrives next month (June 22-25), it will bring back one of its popular sessions: the Genius Talks series. Pusha T, Nick Cannon, New Edition with choreographer Brooke Payne, actress Tracee Ellis Ross, director Ava DuVernay and HBO star Issa Rae comprise the June 24 lineup announced today by BET Networks and AEG.
Media personality and author Charlamagne Tha God will host the AT&T-sponsored talks, whose topics will range from building careers and brands to self-empowerment and the long-term effects of incarceration in the black and brown community. The Saturday sessions will kick off at 1 p.m. PT with Issa Rae and end with Cannon’s chat at 7 p.m. PT. The Genius Talks lineup for Sunday (June 25, 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m. PT) will be announced soon.
Additional BET Fan Fest weekend activities include earlier announced performances featuring Wizkid, Cardi B, Aminé, Dave East, Nick Grant and Spencer Ludwig, among others. The Celebration of Gospel on Sunday will include performances from Israel Houghton, Tasha Cobbs, MAJOR and Mali Music.
More information and updates are available at BETExperience.com.