T.I., DMX, Lupe Fiasco, and Wiz Khalifa Fire Up BET Hip-Hop Awards

Young Jeezy and T.I.

T.I.’s homecoming tour continued at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta on Saturday (Oct. 1). Young Jeezy ignited the stage with a fiery performance of his new single “F.A.M.E.,” bringing out his fellow ATLien, who also performed his just-released track “I’m Flexin’” during the opening number. The sixth annual event, which was taped at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center to air at a later date, featured performances from 2011’s breakout stars and some familiar faces from the past.

The embattled DMX staged a comeback with “Get at Me Dog,” “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” with his fellow Ruff Ryder Swizz Beatz. Lupe Fiasco was joined by Erykah Badu for the politically charged “Words I Never Said.” Big Sean and Roscoe Dash poured out a little “Marvin & Chardonnay” and El DeBarge smoothed it out with Wale and Rick Ross on “That Way.” Nine-time nominee Wiz Khalifa repped for his team with “Taylor Gang” and Heavy D closed out the show, taking it back with some help from Tyrese. LL Cool J was presented with the “I Am Hip-Hop Icon” Award by Nelly.

Despite his record-breaking 18 nominations, Lil Wayne and his Young Money crew were absent.

Check out 24 photos from the red carpet and show in our gallery.



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37 Comments

  1. vibe

    no wayne??

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  2. uhuh

    LMAO. lil wayne is on his Jay-Z! Not showing up @ Bet awards while being nominated trend was started by Hov. Now the whole YM Crew is absent. Who’s next? MMG?

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    MrUnhateable Reply:

    @uhuh, Yup! Wayne above all that, he got more important things to do! Plus he gotta rest his back, carrying the whole hip hop genre on his back has got to wear you out! Lol it should have been called the bet hip hop awards thank you ymcmb for us even able to have hip hop awards. Wayne was nominated for damn near every awards! Lol

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  3. WTF

    Young FoodStamps not in the building? Well tht makes sense since they are Pop not real hip hop

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    I just Can'tWithU Reply:

    @WTF,
    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    MrUnhateable Reply:

    @WTF, Young foodstamps? Wow, I thought haters were more clever than that. Don’t be mad cuz your mom had to raise you on foodstamps and stripper change. Ymcmb make more money no showing bet awards than you make in a life time! And yes ymcmb pop stars, aka POPULAR! Just like em and jay, pop icons. When did being popular stars become bad especially since you always wish your fav was more popular! Lmfao when you trying to get on you a hip hop star but when you reach fame you pop wtf? Funny considering Wayne was nominated for HIP HOP AWARDS!

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    Ronnie Ron Reply:

    @MrUnhateable, so was Chris Brown

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  4. Typical

    Of Course Young Money wasnt at the BET Hip-Hop awards because they are NOT HIP-HOP..They are pop stars!!! They feel they’re too large for such a show, but no worries, their time is almost up..Mark my words.

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    Captainmoore Reply:

    @Typical,
    I feel U… maybe not so much 4 Drake & Nicki though….

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    Typical Reply:

    @Captainmoore, Those are the MAIN two that their time is almost up. Drake and Nicki has no story to tell, artists like that dont last long. After one more album from each of them, they will be irrelevant.

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    MrUnhateable Reply:

    @Typical, Lol you wish hater! Haters always think Wayne, nicki, and drake time almost up but according to what information? Nicki getting bigger, drake getting bigger, and that ymcmb rain shows no sign of letting up! You might wanna keep umbrella out for a few more years!

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    RDK Reply:

    @Typical,shout da fu-ck up what do you mean nicki don’t have no story to tell,and what do you mean ymcmb is too big for BET they always was there,so the one time they miss it your hating a-ss run up on here trying to make something out of it,hater try something else that sh-it you just fling on the wall didn’t stick…you people always be trying to put time limites on peoples carriers..i bet you was one of them who was saying nicki are anyone else from the same time zone wasn’t going to last 2 years and they did so you are trying to fine something else know,what they are not going to last another 2 years right pff get da fu-ck out of her.

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    Lea Reply:

    @RDK, Bytch shut up.Nicki is fake and wack.

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    stfu Reply:

    @Typical, no it’s cus wayne was too busy making hits in the studio, nicki working on her next album and drake was walking the Canadian hall of fame.

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    Typical Reply:

    ALL OF YOU losers Shut up!!!!! Young Money albums are only bought by Children. Wayne too busy kissing Baby, Drake too busy being groomed, and Nicki too busy getting more butt injections, and stealing Kim and Gaga’s latest styles. Young Money is full of Clowns. The true talent dont get any shine time. Hopefully Tyga and YC get off while they can. That ship is sinking.

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    Lea Reply:

    @Typical, Co-sign.

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    bigdog23 Reply:

    @Typical, hates hard but u better get a life saying shit in the internet is not going to affect wayne drake or Nicky so just take a sit.

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    Typical Reply:

    @bigdog23, are you writing in English? Didnt understand what you’re saying? Stay in school hun. K Bye :)

  5. Yeah

    LUPE!

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  6. MrUnhateable

    YM stunting on the bet awards! They above that shit, wtf young money look like sitting next to has beens and never was’s?!? Lmfao!

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    Self Made Reply:

    @MrUnhateable, is YM payin you to dickride?

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  7. RDK

    i see heavy D and DMX i always like them.

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  8. ITAINTYOBABY

    YMCM is overrated, Baby and Wayne claiming that got all this money but there names are never in the top 5 of the Forbes list. I smell another Wesley Snipes situation brewing.

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  9. LOL

    they didnt show up because they are not hip hop. they probably lost every award LOL

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  10. TRA

    The BET Hip Hop Awards over the last couple of years have really sucked, and has been downright terrible. Kanye West who put out the highest rated, classic masterpiece in My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy doesn’t show up to the awards. Jay-Z puts out the platinum-selling Watch The Throne album with Kanye, doesn’t show up to the awards. Lil Wayne who has the highest selling rap album of the year in Tha Carter IV doesn’t show up to the awards. Most of the rappers who perform on the stage are B and C level rappers, with the exception of Lupe Fiasco, and T.I., cause those two rappers are really good. Everybody else at the show puts out weak ass, terrible music. BET needs to cut their losses, cause BET Hip Hop Awards will never be a great show.

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    Haters Stay Pressed!! Reply:

    @TRA, Um….Ok. So I guess you won’t be watching.

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  11. Liss

    DMX!!! That’s whats uuuup

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  12. Steve

    OK if you don’t like YMCMB why are so worried about their Where abouts ? Shit their ALL working on New Albums and More Music that you all will put on your iPod and pretend you hate. YMCMB is the best and best selling Group of the 10′s So far if your Combined they’ve sold over 50 Million Records, Songs, and Features can your favorite group say the same ? Don’t think so. Yall act like Artist can’t miss ONE Award show without them getting “Hollywood” Like Kanye hasn’t attending this show in Years, Neither has Jay but does that mean anything NO. Keep it moving lames.

    Anyway . . .

    I can’t wait to see the show. The Cyphers always get me so excited and I know DMX is gonna shut down the stage he is one of my favorite rappers and I need more music from him !

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    Dare Reply:

    @Steve, YMCMB is no way the best group, are they the most omnipresent yes, but the best hell no. Good music, roc nation, shady records all have way more talented people.

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  13. Steve

    Shit I mean their whole group combined had 29 Nominations if they are “Pop” I don’t know what BET was thinking nominating them from 29 Awards.

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  14. rnb

    happpy for chris with his awards for LOOK AT ME NOW

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  15. SNOOP BABY

    DAM THAT SHIT WAS ROCKING DAM I MISSED IT

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  16. ymcmb

    ymcmb is the best fuck all u haters no wayne,nicki or drake im not looking at it when it come on i mean its no need to watch but i know they won alot and you lames talkin about they are not hiphop for one lil wayne is the best rapper alive fuck jayz yes i said it fuck him nicki is the queen of this rap shit and her second album will show u bitches why shes that because shes going back to her mixtape days bitches and drake is the young king of this shit hands down so fuck all of u without ymcmb the game will really be dead! go kill yourself

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  17. andy

    I LOVE HOW YALL MADE IT ABOUT YM THOUGH! LMAO
    But you guys wanna sit here and talk about how their time is “over” but yet you can’t keep their name out of your mouth! ahahaaahaa

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  18. ladypac

    DMX DID HIS MUTCHFUCKIN THING !! I DON’T CARE WHAT NO BODY SAY ! THE RAP INDUSTRY WAS SLEPPING FOR A MINUTE ! AND DMX BACK IN THIS BITCH! I WAS SO RELIVE THAT A REAL NIGGA FINALLY CAME BACK IN THE GAME AND ENDED ALL THIS FUCK SHYT ! HE BACK,AND ALL THIS FUCK NIGGAZ! GOING FEEL IT ! FUCK ANYBODY THAT DON’T LIKE OR GOT SOMETHING TO SAY! FUCK’EM!!!!!

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  19. LUCRECIA LOFTON

    I THOUGHT DMX WAS WONDERFUL, HE REALLY DID HIS THANG I LOVE U X. U R MY FAVORITE, REGARDLESS OF WHAT U BEEN THROUGH U LOOK WONDERFUL AND SWIZZ BEATS U R THE MAN THATS WHATS UP TRUE FRIEND/FAM FA REAL. STAY STRONG X AND KEEP YA HEAD UP YOU’RE ALWAYS IN MY PRAYERS AND HEART.

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  20. Irkel

    I actually like 3 the best, bsucaee the letters draw you in to the photo without overshadowing the guy in the background. Number 4, however, has the broadest appeal. Easy to read, grabs you. You only have a second to get their attention, etc. 5 seems a bit too much like an album cover, 6 requires too much work on the shopper’s part to figure the book out. Aside from a tree and the connecting lines, these are all vastly different. How do you want the potential reader to feel upon seeing the book?

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