Tweeting Live: The Billboard Music Awards

Join The Root and contributor Bassey Ikpi on Twitter for live commentary on the awards show.

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A view of the 2012 BMA stage/Rachel Been

Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder and a host of others will perform at tonight's Billboard Music Awards, and we want to watch it with you!

Join The Root and contributor Bassey Ikpi on Twitter for live commentary on the awards show. In addition to tributes to Donna Summer and the Adam "MCA" Yauch, the show will feature a special tribute to Whitney Houston. Ikpi will live-tweet reactions and commentary.

The Billboard Music Awards air tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Follow us on Twitter @TheRoot247 and follow Ikpi @basseyworldlive, and keep it locked on our Twitter feed tonight.

Also, Ikpi's nonprofit organization, the Siwe Project, is launching an event called International No Shame Day on July 2. It's a day to help reduce stigma surrounding mental health and illness in the global black community. She'll also host a panel on black mental health at Art Sanctuary's Celebration of Black Writing event. Register for the events here.

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