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Leslie Jones Nabs 1st MAJOR Awards Show Gig + Caleb McLaughlin NAILS LL Cool J Lip Sync Battle! + Shirtless Caleb McLaughlin Channels LL On ‘Lip Sync Battle’


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Leslie Jones will be bringing her comedic talents to a major new gig. In rap news, LL Cool J airs out his frustrations with these new rappers. And “New Edition” star Caleb McLaughlin channels his inner LL on “Lip Sync Battle.” Get it all inside…

We didn’t see this one coming!

Comedienne Leslie Jones just booked her first major award show gig. The “Saturday Night Live” star will be brining her comedic talents to this year’s BET Awards! She follows in the footsteps of several stand-up comedians, including Kevin Hart, Chris Tucker and Mo’Nique.

We’re here for Leslie hosting the show because she’s funny as hell and we know she’ll have us cracking up.

Beyonce leads the pack this year, scooping up 7 nominations. Coming in 2nd, Bruno Mars nabbed 5 nominations. Solange, Chance The Rapper and Migos all received four nominations.

The 2017 BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 25th at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. at 8pm EST. Who’s ready?

In rap news...

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In case you were wondering, LL Cool J is NOT here for these new-age rappers. In fact, he thinks they’re TRASH (except for 5-6 of them) and he doesn’t mind letting his feelings be known. His "Lip Syc Battle" co-host Chrissy Teigen agrees.

The rap legend hopped on his Twitter handle recently to air out his frustrations with the current rap game and seemingly shared he may hop on wax to release a new track.

Peep his above and below.

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Speaking of "Lip Sync Battle"...

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It will be a “Stranger Things” face-off during tonight’s episode of “Lip Sync Battle.”

Caleb McLaughlin, who also starred in the “New Edition Story,” will battle it out against his co-stars, Finn Wolfhand, Gaten Matarazzo and Noah Schnapp.

Tapping into his inner rapper, a shirtless Caleb will perform host LL Cool J’s “I’m Bad” and he totally nails it.

Peep a preview from his performance below and be sure to tune in to SPIKE at 10/9c tonight for his full performance:




In case you missed, "Empire" star Bryshere "Yazz" Gray, who's up for a BET Award, channelled Taylor Swift perfectly while performing her track "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" on a previous episode of "Lip Sync Battle" (up against his "Empire" co-star Rumer Willis). It was TV gold. Check it!

Photos: Getty/SPIKE

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