Kendrick Lamar and Drake

Kendrick Lamar, Drake Big Winners at BET Awards

  /  07.01.2013

Kendrick Lamar and Drake

Kendrick Lamar and Drake were the big winners at the BET Awards ’13. The rappers each took home three awards at Sunday’s show in Los Angeles.

Drake won Video of the Year for “Started From the Bottom” as well as the Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award, while Kendrick scored Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Best New Artist.

While accepting his award for Best Male Hip Hop Artist, the Compton MC delivered a heartfelt speech. “If you keep love, God, respect, and hard work in your heart, you can do anything you want in life,” he told the crowd.

Drake was absent, but he showed his appreciation on Twitter. “Thank you to BET and to the fans for voting!” he tweeted. “I’m home finishing the album and spending time w/ family before we begin our journey Sept 17.”

Rihanna took home Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Miguel picked up the award for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, and Nicki Minaj won Best Female Hip Hop Artist for the fourth year in a row.

She shouted out her Barbz while accepting the award. “It’s a humbling experience because my fans are such amazing people. … They inspire me,” said Nicki.

Chris Brown opened the show with a medley of songs and won the Fandemonium Award. “Don’t read the bull in the news, I’m a real dude,” he said.

The 13th annual event featured performances from Mariah Carey, Ciara, R. Kelly, Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, Justin Timberlake, and more.

See a full list of winners below.


Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Best Group
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Collaboration
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – “Fuckin’ Problems”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom

Best New Artist
Kendrick Lamar

Best Gospel Artist
Mary Mary

Best Actress
Kerry Washington

Best Actor
Jamie Foxx

YoungStars Award
Gabrielle Douglas

Best Movie
Think Like a Man

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Gabrielle Douglas

Subway Sportsman of the Year
LeBron James

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”

Centric Award
Tamar Braxton – “Love and War”

Best International Act: Africa
Ice Prince (Nigeria)

Best International Act: UK
Emeli Sandé

Fandemonium Award
Chris Brown


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