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2019 BET Hip Hop Awards Showcased Hip Hop Legendary

This year at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards old and new artists were brought together to celebrate this year of hip hop’s history. The show was hosted by Lil Duval and had a theme of City Boys vs. Hot Girls. Duval used this theme throughout the whole show for comedic relief.

Megan Thee Stallion opened the show has the captain of the stage! Her performance started with her single “Hot Girl Summer,” then transition to “Cash Sh*t.” She even brought out DaBaby to assist her with the song.

The next big scene came from the cypher. DJ Hed spun the track as five artists continuously rapped effortlessly. Viewers saw freestyles from Kash Doll, IDK, Travis Thompson, King Los, and basketball star, Iman Shumpert. Iman’s transition from the NBA and the music industry have always been known, however, his energetic performance definitely gained him some more fans!

To follow up, Lil Duval added in a Comedy Cypher. In this cypher was Jess Hilarious, Chico Bean, Karlous Miller, and Affion Crockett. This brought in more comedic relief to show as well.

Another twist was added to the show with The Ultimate Rap League (URL). URL hosted a rap battle with 4 contestants and 3 rounds. In the end, rappers, DNA and T-Top, battled in the last round. DNA won and got to take home $25,000.

Other performance came from DaBaby, Lil Baby, Chance The Rapper, Rick Ross, Rapsody, and Saweetie. The Icy Girl shocked the crowd when she brought out Petey Pablo and Lil Jon to assist her with “My Type.”

Lil Kim closed the show with an iconic performance of all her old hits. On stage, she was joined by Junior M.A.F.I.A. She also won her first BET Award ever with the I Am Hip Hip Icon Award.

There weren’t a lot of awards presented during the show, however, viewers got to see the Best International Flow, Best New Hip Hop Artist, Best Mixtape, and the I Am Hip Hip Icon Award. To see the full winners list, take a look below!

Best Hip Hop Video

  • 21 Savage ft. J. Cole - "A Lot"

  • Cardi B - "Money" - WINNER

  • City Girls ft. Cardi B - "Twerk"

  • DaBaby - "Suge"

  • Meek Mill ft. Drake - "Going Bad"

  • Travis Scott ft. Drake - Sicko Mode

Hot Ticket Performer

  • Cardi B

  • DaBaby

  • Drake

  • Megan Thee Stallion - WINNER

  • The Carters

  • Travis Scott

Album of the Year

  • Travis Scott - ASTROWORLD - WINNER

  • Meek Mill - Championships

  • Lizzo - Cuz I Love You

  • DJ Khaled - Father of Asahd

  • Tyler, the Creator - IGOR

  • Dreamville - Revenge of the Dreamers 3

Video Director of the Year

  • Benny Boom

  • Bruno Mars, Florent Duchard

  • Calmatic

  • Dave Meyers

  • Eif Rivera

  • Travis Scott - WINNER

Lyricist of the Year

  • 2 Chainz

  • Drake

  • J. Cole - WINNER

  • Meek Mill

  • Nipsey Hussle

  • YBN Cordae

MVP of the Year

  • Cardi B

  • DJ Khaled

  • Drake

  • J. Cole

  • Megan Thee Stallion

  • Nipsey Hussle - WINNER

Producer of the Year

  • DJ Khaled - WINNER

  • London on Da Track

  • Metro Boomin

  • Mustard

  • Swizz Beatz

  • Tay Keith

Best Collab, Duo or Group

  • 21 Savage f/ J. Cole - "A Lot"

  • Cardi B and Bruno Mars - "PLEASE ME"

  • DJ Khaled f/ Nipsey Hussle & John Legend - "Higher"

  • Lil Baby & Gunna - "Drip Too Hard"

  • Lil Nas X f/ Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road (Remix)" - WINNER

  • Travis Scott f/ Drake - "Sicko Mode"

Single of the Year

  • City Girls - "Act Up"

  • Megan Thee Stallion - "Big Ole Freak"

  • Cardi B - "Money"

  • Lil Nas X f/ Billy Ray Cyrus - "Old Town Road (Remix)" - WINNER

  • Travis Scott f/ Drake - "Sicko Mode"

  • DaBaby - "Suge"

Best New Hip Hop Artist

  • Blueface

  • DaBaby - WINNER

  • Lil Nas X

  • Megan Thee Stallion

  • Roddy Ricch

  • YBN Cordae

Best Mixtape

  • Jack Harlow - Loose

  • Kevin Gates - Luca Brasi 3

  • Megan Thee Stallion - Fever - WINNER

  • Roddy Ricch - Feed Tha Streets 2

  • Wiz Khalifa & Currensy - 2009

  • YBN Cordae, YBN Nahmir, YBN Almighty Jay - YBN: The Mixtape

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

  • 21 Savage - "Wish Wish"

  • Cardi B – "Clout"

  • Cardi B – "Twerk"

  • J. Cole - "A Lot" - WINNER

  • Rick Ross - "Money In The Grave"

  • Rick Ross - "What's Free"

Impact Track

  • 21 Savage - "A Lot"

  • DJ Khaled f/ Nipsey Hussle & John Legend - "Higher"

  • J. Cole - "Middle Child" - WINNER

  • Kap G - "A Day Without A Mexican"

  • Lizo f/ Missy Elliott - "Tempo"

  • Youngboy Never Broke Again f/ Kevin Gates & Quando Rondo - "I Am Who They Say I Am"

DJ of the Year

  • Chase B

  • DJ Drama

  • DJ Envy

  • DJ Esco

  • DJ Khaled

  • Mustard - WINNER

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)

  • Cardi B - WINNER

  • DJ Khaled

  • French Montana

  • Meek Mill

  • Rick Ross

  • Travis Scott

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App

  • All Hip Hop

  • Complex - WINNER

  • Hot New Hip Hop

  • The Shade Room

  • Worldstar

  • XXL

Hustler of the Year

  • Cardi B

  • DJ Khaled

  • Jay Z - WINNER

  • Nipsey Hussle

  • Rick Ross

  • Travis Scott

Best International Flow

  • Falz (NIGERIA)

  • Ghetts (UK)

  • Kalash (FRANCE)

  • Lil Simz (UK)

  • Nasty C (SOUTH AFRICA)

  • Sarkodie (GHANA) - WINNER

  • Tory Lanez (CANADA)

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