Rick Ross, Wiz, Lupe Added To 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards

BET has added a number of high-profile rappers to the lineup of performers during the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards taking place in Atlanta this weekend.

Miami rap star Rick Ross, Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa and Chicago's Lupe Fiasco have all been confirmed to perform at this year's show.

According to reps for BET, the artists will join Wale, Big Sean, Meek Mill and Roscoe Dash as performers during the evening, which will be hosted by comedian Mike Epps.

Also, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Tracee Ellis Ross, Malcolm Jamal-Warner and Wendy Raquel Robinson have been confirmed as presenters.

This year's event will honor legendary rapper LL Cool J with the “I Am Hip-Hop Icon” award.

The 2011 BET Hip-Hop words will take on October 1st at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlantic Civic Center.

The Awards show will air on the network on Tuesday (October 11th) at 8:00 PM.