On February 23rd, BET will be airing their annual BET Honors award ceremony, and they've just announced that Kanye West will be receiving the coveted "Visionary Award." Usher, Phylicia Rashad, John W. Thompson, and Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole will also be receiving the award, all of whom have "made a difference in business, theater, art, music, and technology."

On BET's site, they write: "Kanye West will be honored for his extraordinary contributions across the arts, including roles as a record producer, rapper, filmmaker and fashion designer. He’s a multifaceted trailblazer and pioneer whose accomplishments are all marked by his unique and forward-thinking approach."

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