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'The BET Honors' celebrates 7th year dedication to music, biz, political moguls

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The BET Honors will celebrate its 7th year of homage to entertainment movers and shakers. The show airs live on Mon., Feb. 24.

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Honorees include singer Aretha Franklin, Motown records founder Berry Gordy, CEO of American Express Kenneth Chenault, rapper/actor/producer O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson, the late South African anti-apartheid revolutionary/former president Nelson Mandela and photographer Carrie Mae Weems.

"To be up there with my heroes like that I was like 'Man, what am I doing here?'," said Ice Cube during a recent interview of "The Queen Latifah Show" on Tues., Feb. 11. "I'm so proud, so humble that BET would honor me with people that I looked up to."

Music performances include Mariah Carey, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson and Karen Clark Sheard. TV personality/actor Wayne Brady is the host.

Fun Fact: Queen Latifah starred in Ice Cube's "Barbershop 2: Back to Business" film.

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