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Chris Tucker to Host the 2013 BET Awards

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Chris Tucker arrives on the red carpet for the 85th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.
Chris Tucker
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It's a done deal!

Friday and Rush Hour funny man Chris Tucker will host the 2013 BET Awards on June 30 in Los Angeles.

The network made the official announcement Tuesday. "We cannot wait for Chris to set fire to the BET Awards stage with his unique brand of mayhem," said BET President of Music Programming and Specials Stephen Hill. "We've been chasing him for years and we couldn't be happier that he is hosting the show in this special year."

Tucker is just as excited about the partnership. "I am honored to be asked to host this year's BET Awards," said Tucker. "I'm looking forward to being part of a really great show."

Tucker will join an impressive list of previous hosts including Kevin Hart, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Steve Harvey, Monique, Jamie Foxx and last year's host, Samuel L. Jackson.

Are you looking forward to this year's show?

PHOTO GALLERY: Live from 2012 BET Awards

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