*CENTRIC announced today that Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliott will team for a special performance at this year’s Soul Train Awards.
Funk icons Kool & the Gang will be honored with the Legend Award, which honors talent for their outstanding achievements and contribution to soul music. Lil’ Kim and Missy are among the acts paying homage during their musical tribute. The duo will perform their 1996 platinum single, “Ladies Night (Not Tonight),” which borrowed from Kool & the Gang’s first platinum album and same-titled single, “Ladies Night.”
The Kool & the Gang tribute also includes a performance by R&B crooner Joe. In addition to the celebration during the awards show, Kool & the Gang will headline a live musical event during Centric Presents: The Soul Train Review on Sunday, November 9, 2014.
“We are keeping the momentum going with hit-making musical acts from different decades and are thrilled Missy Elliott, Lil Kim and DaBrat chose Soul Train Awards 2014 for their reunion,” said Paxton Baker, General Manager and Executive Vice President, CENTRIC. “We are humbled to honor Kool & the Gang with the Legend Award this year. They’ve set music trends that are sampled still today, and I know they, along with the other performers, will bring the Celebration to Vegas throughout the weekend!”
Also new to the performance lineup are Tamar Braxton, Bobby Brown, Tank and Sevyn Streeter, who join previously announced hit-makers Chris Brown, Ma$e, Aloe Blacc and Nico & Vinz.
Additions to the roster of presenters are LisaRaye McCoy, Bill Bellamy, Keith Sweat and Leon, who will be joining Wendy Williams at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on November 7, 2014.
The show airs on CENTRIC and BET Networks on November 30, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
This year’s theme will celebrate the history of dance, from the classic Soul Train line and the electric slide, to the Dougie and this year’s breakout, the Nae Nae.
Lil Jon, has been tapped as the house DJ, Wendy Williams is hosting and Big Tigger will serve as this year’s official celebrity announcer.