2 Chainz at 106 & Park Studio
2 Chainz at 106 and Park Studio on April 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — If video of the year nominee Usher wins at the BET Awards, he won’t be far away: He’s agreed to perform at the show.

Rappers 2 Chainz and Big Sean also will take the stage July 1 in Los Angeles. They join previously announced performers Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown.

Comedians Kevin Hart and Cedric the Entertainer will present awards. Samuel L. Jackson will host.

Kanye West has the most nominations, with seven. Beyonce follows with six, and her husband, Jay-Z, is up for five.

Usher’s competition for the top award includes two collaborative songs by Jay-Z and West and two songs by Beyonce.

Lil Wayne, Drake and J. Cole also have multiple nominations.

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