This weekend Selma Alabama will have a big celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma and Bloody Sunday.
BET will be hosting a three hour concert Artists like Bill Withers, Cicely Tyson and Harry Belafonte are set to appear along with Flava Flav, Rick Ross and Doug E. Fresh. One name on the lineup that’s raising a few eyebrows is Vanilla Ice.
Paxton Baker, general manager and executive vice president of Centric TV and president of BET Event Productions, said that he and Belafonte had been chosen as co-artistic directors but that they were given less than three weeks to put together the three-hour production. The rapper is set to perform one of his own songs at the concert, but the most anticipated moment will be the ensemble piece “Self Destruction,” which will be sung by Rick Ross, Bell Biv DeVoe, Flava Flav, Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte, D-Nice and others.