*Rap giants Lil Wayne and Drake will join Chris Brown, Jill Scott and Alicia Keys  as performers for this year’s BET Awards ’11, the network announced today.

Lil Wayne, who is set to release his ninth album “Tha Carter IV” this August, received five nominations this year in the “Best Collaboration,” “Best Male Hip Hop Artist,” “Video of the Year,” categories as well as two nods in the “Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice” category.

Drake will face his mentor Lil Wayne in the “Best Collaboration,” “Best Male Hip Hop Artist and “Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice” categories.

Hosted by comedian Kevin Hart, the ceremony airs live on Sunday, June 26 at 8 p.m. from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.