The network announced Thursday that basketball star Lisa Leslie, music executive Clarence Avant and religious leader T.D. Jakes will also be celebrated at the Jan. 12 event in Washington at the Warner Theatre. The special airs Feb. 11.
BET Honors highlights African-Americans performing at top levels in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, education and more.
Actress Gabrielle Union will host the special. Performers will be announced at a later date.
Information from The Associated Press and BET contributed to this report.
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