The 2013 BET Awards are hours away from starting, but the action is beginning early on the award show’s red carpet. A live stream showing the event will allow fans a sneak peek into the awards show before it actually kicks off.

Expect to see the likes of Drake, Mariah Carey and Justin Timberlake walk the red carpet. Drake leads the BET Awards pack with 12 nominations, and often is vying against himself in many categories. Trailing behind him are 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, both of whom have eight nominations. Meanwhile Carey, Timberlake, R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder and Robin Thicke are all slated to perform.

Hosted by Chris Tucker, the BET Awards are kicking off at 8 p.m. ET on BET. The red carpet officially starts at 6 p.m. ET. Who do you want to see win?

Posted by:Terri Schwartz