Janet Jackson (search) and BET will be working without a net on live TV tonight.

Jackson will perform live for the cable channel's fourth annual BET Awards.

"We have every confidence in our production and every confidence in our talent," said Black Entertainment Television (search) spokesman Michael Llewellyn.

"We've always done this show live, and we see no reason to change it at this point," he said.

There won't even be the typical six or eight-second delay as is customary for many live telecasts, Llewellyn said.

Jackson was in rehearsals yesterday that were closed to the media.

Despite lackluster sales of Jackson's latest album, "Damita Jo," (search) the singer's appearance is expected to help snag huge ratings for the BET telecast. Last year's show drew about 5.5 million viewers.

Many viewers are likely to tune in just in case Jackson decides to enjoy some sort of spontaneous nudity, similar to her infamous "wardrobe malfunction" earlier this year during the Super Bowl halftime (search) show on BET's sister network, CBS.

This is Jackson's third live appearance since then on national TV.

Others included a hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" last April — which drew its highest overnight ratings since 2002 — and an interview on "Good Morning America."

Other A-list performances slated for the telecast include Usher, OutKast, Ludacris, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and 50 Cent.

OutKast (search) has the most nominations, six, including best group, video of the year and viewer's choice. They're trailed by Beyonce and Lil' John (a favorite parody of comic Dave Chappelle (search)) who have five nods each.

The show is hosted by comedienne, Mo'Nique.

Jackson's breast-bearing stunt last February rocked the broadcast industry and has resulted in the FCC instituting whopping fines for violations of indecency rules.