June 9th, 2010
03:06 PM ET
An awards show appearance crippled Kanye West’s career. Can an awards show now help save it?
The beleaguered rapper is set to return to the public eye courtesy of the upcoming BET Awards ’10, a rep for the network told CNN.
“Guaranteed to be the biggest night in television, BET is proud to announce and welcome Kanye West to the stage; making this his first major awards show appearance since his appearance on the 2009 MTV VMAs,” a press release about the show says. “While West received much backlash and criticism following the VMAs, BET decided to give the multifaceted performer a spot in music history during its 10 year anniversary special.”
He is nominated for two awards, but no word yet on what song he will perform.
West has been creeping back into the limelight very slowly. MTV reports that on Tuesday he performed at three Chicago high schools as part of the Kanye West Foundation's third annual Stay in School event.
The BET Awards ’10 is set to air live on June 27 from the Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles.
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