BET Celebrates Mother's Day With Usher, Ciara & Juelz Santana

 BET is set to honor moms everywhere this Mother's Day with a series of special programs starting today (May 10).

The programming will begin tonight with a special entitled "Dear Mama: A Mothers Day Celebration" premiering at 8 p.m. EST. The show will be hosted by Rocsi and Terrence J of "106 and Park" and will feature a candid interview with Usher and his mother and former manager, Jonetta Patton.

Usher recently confirmed that his mom, who had served as his manager for years, would no longer be working with him. Patton will reportedly speak on several aspects of the R&B superstar's day-to-day, including his love life among other subjects.

The show will also feature personal interviews with a host of other celebrities and their mothers including Ciara, Bow Wow, Omarion, Macy Gray, Ashanti , Fantasia, Monica, Lil' Mama, Justine Simmons and Juelz Santana.

"Rap City" will also join in the salute to motherhood with a pair of special shows which will highlight military Mother's Day wishes from our troops in Iraq on Friday, May 11 at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 12 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Also, a special edition of "106 and Park," which will air this coming Friday (May 11), will see audience members reflecting on their favorite Mother's Day past times as they get ready for the special day.

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