Jordin Sparks Confirmed For BET Awards, Has Not Seen Sparkle

Jordin Sparks will be making a special appearance at the BET Awards this Sunday.

The “Sparkle” actress and recording artist confirmed the news with BET and discussed the fact that she has not seen the film she shares with Whitney Houston.

“Hopefully I will before the premiere. They keep telling me, “It’s not perfect yet, not perfect yet.” I’m like, “Okay, we’ve got a little over a month here.” I’m excited to see the movie and I can’t wait for everybody else to see it, too,” says Sparks.

In related news, the music video for “Celebrate” has been released with Sparks, Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo, Derek Luke, Omari Hardwick, Goapele and Mike Epps all remembering the iconic Whitney Houston.

“When we did the song, we planned on it being Whitney and me, but she’s not here, so we wanted to make it a tribute to her,” Sparks says of the music video. “So it’s fun, upbeat and exciting – there are clips from the movie and the main cast is in the video, too.”

Sparkle is due in theaters this August.

The BET Awards 2012 air Sunday, July 1 at 8/7c on BET.