BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 Cyphers

Iggy Azalea, B.o.B, T.I., and Trae Tha Truth

The highlight of the BET Hip Hop Awards has always been the cyphers. This year didn’t disappoint, serving up numerous performances featuring both established and up-and-coming spitters. With DJ Premier on the turntables, T.I. led his Grand Hustle squad with a glammed-up Iggy Azalea, Chip, and B.o.B., while the West Coast represented with Snoop Dogg, E-40, and Kendrick Lamar. The Ruff Ryders barked back with DMX and Eve. Showcasing the international appeal of hip-hop, overseas talent also showed off like Sarkode from Ghana.

But Talib Kweli had the most quoted line of the night: “I’m Frank Ocean at a Chick-fil-A, I’ll never get served,” he rapped.

Watch them rip the mic below.

Grand Hustle (T.I., B.o.B, Iggy Azalea, Chip, & Trae Tha Truth)

Mac Miller, Mystikal, Schoolboy Q, Hopsin, & Sprite Hot 16 Winner Jay Bird the Purdi Boi

Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, Ab Soul, & Sarkodie

RZA, Angel Haze, Joey Bada$$, Driicky Graham, Childish Gambino, & A$AP Rocky

West Coast (Xzibit, YG, Kurupt, E-40, DJ Quik, Kendrick Lamar, & Snoop Dogg)

Ruff Ryders (Mook, Cassidy, Eve, & DMX)



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67 Comments

  1. JoJo

    Iggy Killed it

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    Roman Emperor Reply:

    @JoJo, Surprised she could make time from her busy blowjob-ridden schedule to blow the BET awards too. Even when this BROAD was rappin I couldn’t understand the hoe! Go back to Australia bitch, it ain’t workin out. Too bad Her Minajesty wasn’t there to read these bitches. Not ONE could hold a flame to her cypher performance. Fick ANGEL, IGGY…Big chick from the x-men and eve can catch it too after all that shade from bad bad. S/O to Childish G though..
    KILLIN THESE BITCHES MIKE VICKIN’ IT UP!

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    Iconic Iggy Reply:

    @Roman Emperor, Lol Queen Iggy got you pressed as hell. Iggy would murder Nicki in a free style

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  2. iBzThuggin'

    T.I. — B.0.B —- T.T.T —- Tabli Kweli — Sarkodie — JayBird T.P.B. All kiled it

    The Other drop dead…
    Oh yeah the funniest one was MYSTIKAL everything about him just scream out Comedian what kinda of voice is that LMAAO he is FUNNY

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  3. chris

    all of t.i.s crew killed it

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  4. TeamBeeHive (Lil KIm Stan)

    IGGY really impressed me, made me like her even more Eve did too of course

    I liked E-40′s rap too

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  5. DamnThatChucker

    LOVE IGGY!!

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    Kween Ebony Reply:

    @DamnThatChucker, YESS!!

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  6. Big-V

    Yo Iggy is a beast

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  7. Lamb Chopz

    Iggy went ham, porkchops, hogmogs, oxtails, baby back ribs and all that ish!

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  8. griffin

    hopsin and iggy

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  9. XO

    loved Childish Gambino, & A$AP Rocky , T.I., B.o.B, Iggy Azalea, Chip, & Trae Tha Truth. everyone else was ………ok

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  10. MmmHmm

    YES FOR EVE & DMX & THEIR WHOLE CREW!!!!

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  11. sighs*

    Iggy was throwin shade at banks lol

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    QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA'LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL Reply:

    @sighs*, bitch. Queen AB has no time for this chick. This is the first and last time ya’ll see her do anything big.

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    Jay Reply:

    @QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA’LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL, someone is bitter the hip hop community aint acknowledging their fave artist, lolll. and its not iggy fans…

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    Kween Ebony Reply:

    @QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA’LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL, A.Banks is GARBAGE!!! (She can sing though). But as a rapper she SUCKS!!

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  12. @SLICKERTHANSLY

    DAMN. This was ham. There was no better or worse. All different styles. Some of yall clearly didnt watch them all.

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  13. Setra

    I cannot wait to see this huge variety of cyphers on the BET Hip Hop Awards tonight. This is always a favorite part of the show for me. I can’t wait to hear Sardokie’s rhymes and it sounds like Talib Kweli really showed everyone how it’s done. I’m glad my DISH coworker reminded me that the award show would be on tonight. I was able to set up a timer from my phone using the DISH Remote Access app just in time. I also love that I’m able to watch both live and recorded shows all on my phone.

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    QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA'LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL Reply:

    @Setra, LOoool, hoe why tryna promote Dish here? If anything DirecTV >>> Dish.

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  14. sighs*

    My favs were Hopsin, Jean Grae, Ab Soul, Angel Haze, Asap, Childish Gambino, Xzibit, E-40, and Kendrick Lamar.

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  15. GD

    Jean Grae is the truth! So glad she got some mainstream time! I hope it helps build her career!

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  16. @iJustoriginate

    Where’s Brianna Perry??!

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    Sassyandclassy Reply:

    @@iJustoriginate, That’s what I’m sayin cause them chicks was type wack preferred to here Brianna Perry

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    @iJustoriginate Reply:

    @Sassyandclassy, I’m not gonna throw shade, but was really looking forward to Brianna lol.

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  17. THUGSAFC

    the hole west coast killed it hopsin was sick too. the rest was awful

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  18. Ruston

    Best verses spit by T.I. and Gambino!!

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  19. chris

    cassidy was a monster

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  20. QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA'LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL

    White bitch Iggy was whack.

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    Enough Said Reply:

    @QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA’LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL, You seem mad. Iggy was def not wack so you will deal u bitter bitch

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    Kween Ebony Reply:

    @Enough Said, HAHA PREACH!

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    RyanS Reply:

    OMG! I WAS JUST ABOUT TO SAY THIS AHA! I WAS LIKE SHIT, DID I ALREADY CALL THIS BITCH WHITE TRASH AHA! I HATE HER ATTITUDE HER, REMINDS ME OF KIM AND HER PATHETIC ASS

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    Jay Reply:

    @QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA’LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL, sad the hip hop community is not here for alopecia banks? :( aww.

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  21. gsz

    iggy, angel haze, e- 40 my favs.

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  22. D. Kellz

    I have to go with the OG’s of rap Snoop, Quik, and E-40 and leading the way with Kendrick Lamar. And Mystikal cypher was funny as usual I’m a hug fan of the pioneers of hip hop but I also liked them all in a whole.

    I just love seeing rappers freestyle and show there true talent, So much respect and love to all the MC’s in the BET 2012 Cypher this year.

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  23. AlexFedour

    DMX killed that shit

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  24. justrobinr

    E-40 killed it.!! lol

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  25. Sassyandclassy

    TI crew was wack Iggy was especially the weakest wackiest bitch of the night! But Cassidy spit that shit so niceeeee

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    OG Reply:

    @Sassyandclassy, T.I. crew was dope, what you smoking on?

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  26. Sassyandclassy

    Iggy ain’t from the south she keep tryin to act Southern hate a flaw-ger!!!! White girl should not have been n no cypher

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  27. xxx

    dmx killed it!

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  28. Luch

    Eve murked it!

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  29. Cherryfalls

    I need BET to subtract Iggy, Mac Miller, and Asap Wacky from this equation. Asap don’t ever compare yourself to tupac. There is nothing lyrical, thought provoking, or real about you. Iggy…subtitles PLEASE! Figures BET would support a white girl who disrespected the very culture they claim to support. Angel Haze, Jean Grae, and Eve bodied her. Anyone who says different has been musically deprived and I feel sorry for you.

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    JoJo Reply:

    @Cherryfalls, she has not disrespected any cultural and if your referring to her lyrics ” im a runaway slave master ” she said shitting on the past ima spit it like a pastor . Even though i proved you wrong you probably will still continue to hate her cause your a hater

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  30. mas

    T.I and d rest of the hustle crew killed it. Listen to that bitch iggy,listen to her lyrics. Dont hate on her. Shes dope af

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  31. Kam

    The Entire West Coast crew was good, Jean Grea, Eve, Childish Gambino were dope. Dmx, Cassidy were cool too. Liked Sarkodie’s flow even though they had to subtitle his part.

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  32. Will

    B.o.B , Iggy & Tip Murked It !!! #HustleGang coming up!!!

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  33. Mentamir

    I have to give credit where it is due, Iggy Azalea’s verse was worthy to be in a cypher. Why can’t she put as much effort into her mixtapes? This is what I can respect. Not that played-out Down South type of shit.

    …that Talib Kweli line, though. It would’ve worked for Lil Wayne, but for a lyricist like him? It felt like a cheap punchline.

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  34. Enough Said

    Iggy showed herself out. Shes nice

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    Kween Ebony Reply:

    @Enough Said, OMG IKR!

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  35. THUGSAFC

    t.i crew was shit expect much better westcoast killed it.but no where close to slaughterhouse different level.

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  36. Natalie

    West Coast,Grand Hustle, Eve, Dmx, and Cassidy killed it.

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  37. Brandon

    Okay I Don’t Know What Ya Talking About But The Ruff Ryders Had The Best Cypher. Period.

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  38. Jay

    Iggy the best!

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  39. DDdakid

    Im sorry but EVE hands down had the best female cypher. Iggy was aite but EVE was like a force to be reckoned with she murdered Iggy and Cassidy and Murda Mook OMG GREAT!!! Also E-40, Snoop & Kurupt did good. T.I. killed it!! B.o.B. killed it. Talib Kweli killed it and so did that Jay Bird guy. Everybody else i couldve done without.

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  40. Kenya

    Eve killed that shit i didnt know she could freestyle never really heard her freestyle before until now!! Cassidy and Murda Mook omg I was blown away. Idk what Rap-Up talking about the only good freestyle from Grand Hustle was B.o.b. and T.I…. Mac Miller was on point and I liked A$AP too.

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    Kween Ebony Reply:

    @Kenya, Those ain’t really freestyles they all rehearse them lyrics! But Eve did kill her part though>>

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  41. Kween Ebony

    Yes one of m favorite old school female MC’s EVE! And my favorite up and coming female IGGY!!! THEY SLAYED!!!!!!!!!!

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  42. Kween Ebony

    My favorite female cyhpers in order: Eve, Nicki, Iggy, Diamond. Eve did top Nicki’s cypher I must admit.!

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  43. chris

    some of ya need to shut the fuck up if you dont like it go in the cyhper your self if you think you can do better lol

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  44. TJ B

    EVE & Talib K. smashed that joint yo. The BEST on the chypher. And E-40 was hilarious with the delivery! Word.

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    My channel is aimnflam3

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  46. Jason Jeter

    T.I., Chip, B.o.B, Iggy, and Trae (aka Hustle Gang or Grand Hustle) >>>>> live with it or die from it! GDOD!

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  47. James

    Grand Hustle!!! Hustle Gang!!!! Tip’s crew was by far the best! He and B.O.B flawlessly killed it. Iggy was dope too.

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  48. TheTeaRon

    They kept Azealia Banks away from the cyphers cos they know she would have stole the show and mopped the flo!!

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    JoJo Reply:

    @TheTeaRon, is that you ??? QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA’LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL . gorl please sit

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  49. R to the Diamonds star down to the C way

    dope

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