Since 1998, Chris Tucker has been stuck to Rush Hour and Jackie Chan's hip, before he finally stepped away last year as a supporting actor in the Oscar nominated film, Silver Lining Playbook. This summer he'll host the 2013 BET Awards.

Via Vibe:

The Def Comedy Jam pioneer said he's honored to take on the role and is "looking forward to being part of a really great show."

The awards ceremony will be a part of the new "BET Experience at L.A. Live," a three-day event that kicks off with a special concert from Beyonce as part of her Mrs. Carter Tour June 28. Other scheduled performers for the weekend include Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, the Jacksons and R. Kelly.

The BET Awards is set to emanate from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles June 30 at 8:30 p.m.