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Comedian/Writer Chris Spencer Addresses Not Being Able To Work BET Awards During WGA Strike, “It Hurts” [Exclusive]

The BET Awards are just a day away and this year’s show will be unique because the WGA strike has left the production unable to utilize writers or a host in the way they have in previous years.

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BOSSIP caught up with comedian Chris Spencer and his wife Vanessa at the BET Media House Friday. The couple also work together as a writer/producer team and Spencer has been behind the scenes of many jokes at the BET Awards in years past. When asked how the WGA strike is affecting this year’s show, he had this to say:

“It hurts lady!” Spencer told BOSSIP Sr. Content Director Janeé Bolden about missing out on crafting jokes for this year’s ceremonies. “It hurts because usually we’d be writing and producing on the show and the fact that we’re going to have to go watch this concert it’s still exciting because Jesse Collins and Janee and Dionn Harmon and even Stephen Hill who invented this, put together a great show. It’s going to be a great concert but my jokes will be missing this year.”

“And a host will be missing,” Vanessa Spencer added.

The show is set to honor Busta Rhymes with a lifetime achievement award. When asked which artists would get them out of their seats, Chris Spencer responded by requesting artists from his era of music.

“There’s rumors that Mary J. and Method Man are doing a collab, actually I just made that up but that would get me up out of my seat. That’s my era. Anybody from that ’90’s or early 2000’s hip-hop and R&B. Anything Bad Boy, anything Death Row is going to get me excited,” Chris added.

Performances from 69 Boyz, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Unk, E-40, Fast Life Yungstaz & Easton (F.L.Y.), Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Kid ‘N Play, MC Lyte, Master P, Remy Ma, Soulja Boy, The Sugarhill Gang, Trick Daddy, Trina, Uncle Luke, Warren G, Ying Yang Twins, Yo-Yo and more have already been announced.

Tune in to the BET Awards Sunday night at 8pm EST!

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