Rapper Kanye West performs on World AIDS Day at 'A (RED) Thank You,' presented by (Bank of America)RED on December 1, 2014 in New York City.

Rapper Kanye West performs on World AIDS Day at ‘A (RED) Thank You,’ presented by (Bank of America)RED on December 1, 2014 in New York City.

*BET has revealed Kanye West, Usher and Phylicia Rashad among the five luminaries set to receive awards next month at the next 2015 BET Honors.

West, who has referred to himself as a visionary, will receive the network’s Visionary Award at the eighth annual event hosted by Wayne Brady.

Usher will receive the Musical Arts Award for his two-decade career, and Phylicia Rashad will receive the Theatrical Arts Award.

Director of Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art and honoree Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole speaks on stage during the Brooklyn Museum's Sackler Center First Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on April 18, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City

Director of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art and honoree Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole speaks on stage during the Brooklyn Museum’s Sackler Center First Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on April 18, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City

Johnnetta Betsch Cole, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art and former president of Spelman College, will receive the Education Award. Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson will receive the Technology and Business Award.

The BET Honors will be taped Jan. 24 in Washington D.C. and will air Feb. 23. Ticket sales will benefit the National CARES Mentoring Program.

Past honorees include Maya Angelou and Whitney Houston.