Image Courtesy Mark Davis/NBCKendrick Lamar and Big Sean each took home three trophies at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards, which took place last weekend in Atlanta and aired Tuesday night, with Snoop Dogg as host.
Kendrick won three awards: Best Hip Hop Video, Lyricist of the Year, and Impact Track, all of them for his single “Alright.” Sean won Best Collabo, Duo or Group for “Blessings,” as well as Best Club Banger, for “IDFWU,” and the People’s Champ Award.
The biggest highlight of the night occurred when Scarface accepted the coveted I Am Hip Hop Award. “I am not an icon,” the Houston rapper said in his acceptance speech. “I’m lyin. I’ve been doing this for 27 years. Twenty-seven years ago, you couldn’t have told me that I would be standing up on stage in front of y’all tonight saying something that I’m making up off the top of my head. Twenty-seven years of this, I know too many of y’all. There’s too many of y’all to name. From start to finish, appreciate y’all. Seriously.” Scarface’s night quickly turned sour when he was arrested and jailed for failure to pay child support.
Performance highlights included Puff Daddy delivering new music with Lil Kim, King Los and Styles P, while Kid Ink made a surprise guest appearance during Dej Loaf‘s set with DJ Mustard. Following TIP taking stage with Young Dro, Travi$ Scott closed out the show with a performance of “90210” and “Antidote”
Out of 19 categories, the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards only distributed three awards during the Tuesday night broadcast. Here’s the complete list of winners:
Best Hip Hop Video: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Best Collabo, Duo or Group: Big Sean f. Drake and Kanye West, “Blessings”
Best Live Performer: J. Cole
Lyricist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
Video Director of the Year: Benny Boom
DJ of the Year: DJ Mustard
Producer of the Year: DJ Mustard
MVP of the Year: Drake
Track of the Year: “Trap Queen” (Produced by Tony Fadd, aka Fetty Wap)
Album of the Year: J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Who Blew Up Award: Fetty Wap
Hustler of the Year: Dr. Dre
Made-You-Look-Award (Best Hip Hop Style): DeJ Loaf
Best Club Banger: Big Sean f. E-40 “IDFWU” (Produced by DJ Dahi, DJ Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane)
Best Mixtape: Future, 56 Nights
Sweet 16 Best Featured Verse: Drake, “My Way (Remix)” (Fetty Wap f. Drake)
Impact Track: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
People’s Champ Award: Big Sean f. Drake and Kanye West, “Blessings”
Legends in the Making Cypher: Vince Staples, King Mez, J-Doe, Raury and Casey Veggies
A Rapper’s Delight Cypher: Def Squad (Erick Sermon, Redman and Keith Murray)
Broader than Broadway Cypher: Black Thought, Cast of Hamilton
Can’t Stop the Beatbox Cypher: Doug E. Fresh, Rahzel and Nicole
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