*Chris Tucker will accept Michael Jackson’s award on behalf of his family tonight at the Apollo Theater’s annual spring benefit concert, reports the New York Post.
The actor, who shared a close friendship with Jackson and was featured in the singer’s 2001 video for “You Rock My World,” is expected to make a speech during the King of Pop’s posthumous induction into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame.
Aretha Franklin is also a Hall of Fame inductee, while Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony will be presented with the Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis Arts and Humanitarian Award.
Jamie Foxx will host the gala, which begins at 7 p.m with a red carpet opening at 6:30. Danny Glover and Angela Bassett will be presenters, and there will be performances by Estelle, Sharon Jones and Donnie McClurkin.