This year the BET Hip-Hop Awards will be hosted by a true rap veteran. According to several sources, Fat Joe will orchestrate the performances and award ceremony. Set to air on October 4th, the 2022 BET Awards is labeled as one of “the biggest award show in history.” Joe, who came up with this slogan, told Billboard:
“It’s truly an honor to host and produce the BET Hip Hop Awards.” He goes on to thank BET and Connie [Orlando].
“We’re going to celebrate music, culture, and entertainment, honor the biggest and brightest stars in the world and make this an unforgettable night full of laughs and surprises. Always remember that yesterday’s host is not today’s host.”
Connie Orlando, BET’s music strategist, says about their host for this year:
“Fat Joe is hip-hop royalty. Throughout his outstanding musical career, he has represented the art form and the Bronx, the birthplace of hip-hop.
He is a treasured friend of the network, and we’ve loved seeing and supporting his evolution to become the superstar he is today. We can’t wait to watch him take the stage with his vibrant energy, standing together with today’s hottest and beloved hip-hop stars.”
Outside of this, Fat Joe has a documentary coming out called The Book of Jose.