Despite the pandemic, B.E.T has still made it their mission to give us black entertainment. Tuesday night, the 2020 B.E.T Hip Hop Awards was owned by the hottest hiphop artist in the game. Not to mention the sneak peak of B.E.T's new LGBT show "BETFoqus" that is set to premiere this Sunday.
Of course the hosts were legendary themselves, The 85 South Show with Karlous Miller, Chico Bean and DC Young Fly. They introduced all the nominations and performers of the night with a pinch of comedy per usual.
Lil Baby came hard with 42 Dugg and blessed us with an opening of "We paid".He then was nominated in 3 categories of the night. Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Best HipHop Video, Hip Hop Album Of The Year and Impact Track . He took home 'Impact Track' for his hit single, "The Bigger Picture" which spoke on police brutality and the love he has for his community.
Rapsody was the first winner of the night for, "Lyricist Of The Year"but the women empowerment didn't stop there.
The City Girls, JT and Yung Miami performed Kitty Talk and Jobs on stage in their cheetah bodysuits and all. If you don't have jungle fever after their performance just log off! They were nominated for "Best Duo Or Group" but Chris Brown and Young Thug snagged the win. Some Gayes weren't feeling The City Girls hair and others loved it.
Queen of da Souf aka Mulatto hit us with a medley and a Gucci Mane feature during her performance. She was nominated for "Best New HipHop Artist. Mulatto tweeted, "Congrats Woo" to The late and great Pop Smoke for winning that award. There was also a tribute of his music from rapper Fivio Foreign and Rah Swish. Pop Smoke died on February 19, 2020, after being shot twice during a home invasion in California.
Big Sean & Jhene Aiko reuniting on stage with a performance of a life time, While Thee Hot Girl Megan Thee Stallion took home the Hip Hop Artist of the Year Awards.The biggest collaboration of the night went to Teyana Taylor, H.E.R., Erykah Badu and Brandy. They didn't hold anything back while performing a new version of Brandy's 90s hit song "Down". From the black and white video to the baggy clothes, they took us right back to 1994.
The most shocking moment of the 2020 B.E.T HipHop Awards was hearing from, Vice presidential candidate, Kamala Harris speak on the importance of attending a HBCU.
"As a proud HBCU Alum....I know there is nowhere like a HBCU campus to fully appreciate the power, the dignity and the diversity of the voices in our country. It's where so many of us go to strengthen our voices, to pursue our dreams and explore our roles in the fight for justice...Now more than ever, we need black scientists and engineers and doctors and teachers and public servers to help us build the shared future that we all deserve so lets support our HBCUs."-Vice President Kamala Harris
There were also more performances, including 2 Chainz featuring Lil Wayne and the awards show's famous cyphers that brought together various performers like Young MA. Gayes who do you think was the biggest winner at the 2020 B.E.T HipHop Awards?
Winners from the 2020 B.E.T HipHop Awards
Hip-Hop Artist of the Year- Megan Thee Stallion
Best Hip-Hop Video- Future feat. Drake, “Life Is Good”
Song of the Year- “The Box” (Roddy Ricch) Produced by 30 Roc & DatBoiSqueeze
Hip Hop Album Of The Year- Roddy Ricch,Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Best Collaboration- Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix)
Best Duo or Group- Chris Brown and Young Thug
Best New Hip-Hop Artist- Pop Smoke
Best Live Performer- Travis Scott
Lyricist of the Year- Rapsody
Video Director of The year- Teyana "Spike Lee" Taylor
DJ of the Year- D-Nice
Producer of the Year- Hit Boy
Hustler of the Year- Megan Thee Stallion
Best Hip-Hop Platform- The Joe Budden Podcast
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse- Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix) (Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé)
Impact Track-Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”
Best International Flow-Stormzy (U.K.)
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