BET Hip-Hop Awards

Oct
9
BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 Performances

Wiz Khalifa and Young Jeezy

Rick Ross and Young Jeezy made headlines for their backstage brawl at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2012, but the music took center stage at Monday’s pre-taped show. The festivities kicked off with a performance from Wiz Khalifa. The Taylor Gang leader was joined by Jeezy and his fellow Taylor Juicy J on the remix to his single “Work Hard, Play Hard.”

He was followed by Meek Mill, who set the stage ablaze with a fiery performance of “Amen” and his Dreams and Nightmares single “Young & Gettin It” featuring Kirko Bangz.

Lyricist of the Year winner Kendrick Lamar brought the women, weed, and weather to Atlanta with “The Recipe” and “Swimming Pools (Drank)” off his upcoming debut good kid, m.A.A.d city.

The evening also featured sets from Rick Ross, Diddy, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, Future, and T.I., but the highlight was the Chris Lighty tribute starring 50 Cent, Missy Elliott, A Tribe Called Quest, Fat Joe, and Busta Rhymes.

If you missed anything, we’ve got you covered. Watch all the performances below.

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Sep
30
Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, & Missy Elliott Make a Bang at BET Hip Hop Awards

Rick Ross

Rick Ross and Young Jeezy’s backstage brawl may have taken center stage, but there were plenty of other highlights at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2012, which was taped on Saturday at Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center. Wiz Khalifa kicked off the show with “Work Hard, Play Hard,” bringing out special guest Young Jeezy for the remix.

Thirteen-time nominee 2 Chainz played the piano and rapped alongside a gospel choir on “Birthday Song,” picking up the award for People’s Champ. “This is just to let you know what can happen in a year. This is a blessing,” he said.

T.I., who recently completed his probation, displayed some southern hospitality as he welcomed the out-of-towners to his city. “I’d like to welcome you all to Atlanta!” he said before staging a medley of songs off his upcoming album Trouble Man.

Future delivered fireworks during his pyro-filled set of “Turn on the Lights,” calling on Diddy for the remix to “Same Damn Time.” His fellow Bad Boy Machine Gun Kelly was lowered from the rafters for “Wild Boy” and French Montana brought out Uncle Luke for “Pop That.”

A shirtless Rick Ross let it all hang out as he and Omarion performed “Ice Cold” and MMG’s Meek Mill burned up the stage with his new single “Young & Gettin It” featuring Kirko Bangz.

The legendary Rakim received the “I Am Hip Hop Icon” award from T.I. and Kendrick Lamar, who was honored as Lyricist of the Year.

Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Diggy Simmons, and A Tribe Called Quest joined forces in a touching tribute to Violator manager Chris Lighty.

This year’s ever-popular cyphers featured Snoop Dogg, T.I., DMX, Eve, A$AP Rocky, Mystikal, and B.o.B, and will air during the show on October 9 at 8 p.m.

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Sep
30
BET Hip Hop Awards 2012: Red Carpet Photos

2 Chainz and daughter

The music was loud and the fashion was even louder at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2012. Hip-hop’s biggest stars convened in Atlanta for the 7th annual taping at the Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center on Saturday.

Dressed in a colorful jacket, red gloves, and neon MCM backpack, People’s Champ winner 2 Chainz soaked up the moment with his daughter, while Kendrick Lamar repped for the West Coast in a red bandana-print T-shirt.

A Versace-clad French Montana made the press rounds with fellow Bad Boy Machine Gun Kelly and Busta Rhymes repped for his late manager Chris Lighty in a Violator T-shirt. Father-to-be Wiz Khalifa was cool as can be in skinny jeans, Chuck Taylors, and a fedora. As one of the few femcees in attendance, Brianna Perry kept it sexy in short shorts and thigh-high stiletto boots.

Scope out the fashions from the red carpet including 50 Cent, T.I., Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa, Miguel, Q-Tip, Wale, and more.

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Sep
29
Rick Ross and Young Jeezy Brawl at BET Hip Hop Awards

Rick Ross and Young Jeezy

Some of hip-hop’s biggest stars hit the stage at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 taping in Atlanta on Saturday, but the real action was backstage. Rick Ross and Young Jeezy were reportedly involved in a brawl.

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Sep
29
50 Cent and Fat Joe Share the Stage at BET Hip Hop Awards

50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Phife Dawg, and Fat Joe

While Rick Ross and Young Jeezy were brawling backstage, 50 Cent and Fat Joe were making peace onstage. The notorious rivals squashed their beef at the BET Hip Hop Awards.

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Oct
11
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2011 Performances [Video]

Young Jeezy and T.I.

Did you miss any performances from the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2011? If so, we’ve got you covered. From T.I. and DMX’s return to the stage to Maybach Music Group’s family affair with special guest El DeBarge to Lupe Fiasco and Erykah Badu’s politically-charged set, relive these moments and more below.

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Oct
11
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2011 Cyphers [Video]

Slaughterhouse and Eminem

Hip-hop’s freshmen and veterans took turns on the mic during the cyphers for the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2011. From up-and-comers Kendrick Lamar and Machine Gun Kelly to the Maybach Music Group and Shady 2.0 crews to singers-rappers Chris Brown and Estelle, the talent impressed with their wicked wordplay. Watch them all below and tell us who delivered the best bars.

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