BET Hip-Hop Awards: The Re-Cap

10 Reasons why the festivities were actually worth watching this year.

10. The 4th Duffle Bag Boy

In one of the night’s best performances, a shirtless Weezy managed to play it low key and let Playaz Circle shine—especially Tity Boy, who seemed so at home you’d think he was in the Gucci store. As a special surprise, DTP bossman Ludacris popped out at the end to perform an unheard remix verse to the Southern smash. Luva Luva doin’ pretty damn good!

9. Soulja Boy Hugging BET President During “Crank Dat”

If you ever needed proof that BET love the kids, you got it last night. While performing “Crank Dat (Soulja Boy)” to a crowd who seemed enthusiastic but too grown to actually do his dance, SB brought his mic out to the crowd. But rather than giving dap to a line of rappers, SB made a more valuable connect, stopping to embrace only one person: Debra Lee, the President and Chief Operating Officer of BET. Yuuuugh!

8. The Teacher didn’t sound like a preacher

Inviting notoriously opinionated and verbose KRS up on stage in front of a bunch of fickle Southern rappers was a risky move, but Kris handled it like the vet he is. Rather than berating ignorance in rap, he addressed all the hip-hop criticism that stemmed from the Imus controversey by saying, “Hip-hop is being asked to grow up and answer problems that aren’t really even ours.” He then urged hip-hop to rise to the call, stand tall and unify. That’s a class act.

7. Michael Vick was there…in spirit

The motto for this year’s awards should have been: “when in doubt, make a Michael Vick reference.” While the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was no doubt watching from home under his court mandated house arrest, he was definitely there in spirit. There were no less than four Vick references throughout the evening. The best: after giving a memorable speech in defense of hip-hop, David Banner held a Vick jersey up in the sky and screamed “We still love you my dude!!”

6. The “Ciphers” came correct

In three pre-taped interludes, BET assembled a diverse cross-section of MCs (with DJ Premier on the wheels of steel) on a rooftop to remind the kids of hip-hop’s essence—raw rhyming. The first segment featured Wyclef, Twista, Lil Mama and British rapper Dizzee Rascal. The second segment featured Phonte from Little Brother, Stat Quo and Kardinal Offishal. The third featured French rapper Flo, Cassidy, Joell Ortiz and Ras Kass—with a Michael Vick punchline, of course.

5. Even Cornell West plugged his album!

Okay, so he wasn’t wearing a Macy Gray-esque “BUY MY ALBUM” shirt, but the “Hip-Hop Professor” (as BET dubbed him) still slyly plugged his new album while presenting KRS-One with the “I Am Hip-Hop Award.” After giving a whole long-winded speech about the significance of KRS and hip-hop in general, West managed to send one more message “and thank you for being on my album”. That’s hip-hop.

4. Common winning His First Award on TV

Common seemed genuinely touched to be receiving his first award—scratch that, first two awards—on television. After co-winning CD Of The Year with T.I. and giving a speech about how he doesn’t separate himself from any rapper, the Chi-Town MC said, “This my first award I’ve ever got on TV Yall…14 years!” And he didn’t even have to get it from coffee shop chicks and white dudes.

3. Kanye acting humble

Many black men were given a chance last night, and Kanyeezy was no exception. Far from throwing another Awards show hissy fit that people have come to expect from him, Kanye was all love. When he first won the performer’s “Move the Crowd” award, he kept it simple and low-key, joking, “You know I like winning.” But when he won Video of the Year for “Stronger,” Kanye drove the humble point home by literally giving the award away to UGK, OutKast and director Bryan Barber for the “International Players Anthem,” which Kanye felt deserved to win. Big Boi, Bun and Bryan all came up on stage, but Big Boi (the night’s most unexpectedly charismatic presence) then gave it right back to Kanye. Sharing is caring!

2. No Beef!

Maybe it was everyone’s shock that hometown hero T.I. was arrested just before the ceremony. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that—aside from Busta, Wyclef and older heads like LL and KRS—there were hardly any New York rappers in the building (even the usual suspects like Fat Joe and Jim Jones were absent from the proceedings). Whatever it was, the entire community seemed unified and happy to be together, banding together against all the attacks hip-hop has undergone this year. No one fought, and no one used their platform to air out petty, personal beefs.

1. Lil Wayne performing “Gossip”

The evening’s highlight was undoubtably Lil Wayne’s riveting performance of a new song called “Gossip” from The Carter III. Despite the fact that no one had heard the song before, the crowd seemed to be fully focused on Weezy’s every word. Wayne clearly wanted to make a statement, seeming like he wanted to prove once and for all that he actually is the best rapper alive. He stood alone on a flaming stage, wearing a silver shiny coat and spitting nothing but raw lyrics in the no-frills performance: “My flow sick, so sick it’s like my shit is dyin’/It rains a lot in my city, ’cause my city’s cryin’/’Cause my city’s dyin’/But I emerged from all of that I am a living pion/Neer, Scion/Fear God, not them.” As if to drive the point home, he ended the performace by saying “I Am Hip-Hop! And I ain’t dead, I’m alive.”

  • RAWNESS

    the awards were alot better then last years…. one BIG disappointment was COMMON sharing the best album of the year with T.I. garbage shit. and t.i. didnt even show up

    • Black

      You stupid nigga. T.I. didn’t show up because he was arrested right before the show. Start watching the news!!!!

    • boowie84

      T.I. was locked up man and his album was shit with real good beats Commom needed didn’t need to share that award his album like everyother album he’s had was very consistent and lyrical

    • Beef

      the awards were alot better then last years…. one BIG disappointment was COMMON sharing the best album of the year with T.I. garbage shit. and t.i. didnt even show up
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      I kinda half agree wit dis dude right here. I mean it was definitely way better than last year. But I like the fact that T.I. shared the award with Common because your right T.I. didn’t deserve it as much as Common based on the albums (but that don’t mean T.I.’s album was GARBAGE, it was just average it had some nice hits man replay that stuff)but the key of the show to me was “unity”. That’s what’s real important about hip-hop especially at this time. And I don’t know how old ur comment was but T.I. was in jail my dude, look up the story shits too long to go over.

      And shouts out to Ye for bein humble even more unity and it showed some growth.

    • THE DOGG

      COMMON IS COOL BUT NO FLOW WEAK BEATS AND LOOKS GOOFY AND GAY. THE REAL MAN IS DMX ASK J-Z
      TI SHOULDNT HAVE HAD TO SHARE HIS AWARD WITH HIM

  • D@T Nigga

    1st

    Weezy F. Proves to be the best Rapper Alive!

    • roc

      c’mon now. lil wayne is nice but t.i.p just too real. some of the shit wayne says is not even true. damn he jumped off da porch when he was 12. its a lil bit too late too act gangsta at the age of 12.

  • http://www.blaztv.com begottensun

    First Hoes!!! Weezy F Rocks!!!

  • The Legend (MONT)

    You can’t front on Weezy ….that lil nigga ripped that sh*t on the BET Awards. Just when I was beginning to think he was getting too full of himself by singing hooks and making vocoder tracks like T-Pain …he goes and shows why he the beast right now. Straight lyrics, no chaser, no fluff …just a banging beat! He wanted to make a statement. By no means am I a Weezy d*ck rider but you gotta give credit where it’s due. Homie done came along way since 1999.

    50 may sell more records cuz he got the “corporate machine” behind him but he can’t f*ck wit a focused Wayne when it comes to pure MC’in.

    • RAZ

      The Legend (MONT) says:

      You can’t front on Weezy ….that lil nigga ripped that sh*t on the BET Awards. Just when I was beginning to think he was getting too full of himself by singing hooks and making vocoder tracks like T-Pain …he goes and shows why he the beast right now. Straight lyrics, no chaser, no fluff …just a banging beat! He wanted to make a statement. By no means am I a Weezy d*ck rider but you gotta give credit where it’s due. Homie done came along way since 1999.

      50 may sell more records cuz he got the “corporate machine” behind him but he can’t f*ck wit a focused Wayne when it comes to pure MC’in.

      Wow you must don’t listen to 50, so go and listen to Curtis, and dust off the Massacre and pay attention to 50 word play and see why he’s a monster. There is a reason niggas don’t recover from fucking with him. And bout 50 having a monster behind him these last 2 CD were not pushed like people are saying, his song were getting very little play. Yeah Kanye is killin hi on units moved but I don’t here nobody bangin his CD, I hear 50 though all in the streets of Philly. I hear Wayne to but his numbers are going down, from starting with GDK and trynna act like he aint no who he is (nigga that made him hot), to the picture of him and Baby kissin showin how gay he is, niggas don’t accept that.
      Oh and i hope Nas do release his CD with the title called NIGGA

      • 50 hater

        u r teh ghey 4 what u just wrote down. if philly was the whole world we would still be bangin’ will smith’s “summer time”. go console urself . and tell 50 to keep his word bout releasing an album anytime a def jam top hitter releases( 6th november) if he doesnt want coca cola to rethink the deal they just made. lol. i rather drink myself some gatorade dont want no s**t in a pink container. lol

        p.s.
        cassidy’s next album will most likely sell more than 50′s has. by the way the i get money was a song 4 jerk offs. lol.

        • Trip D

          damn bro!!! i hate 50 too, u got that nigga on that one that shit was funny…..and i just realized that nigga drink PINK damn lol

        • captain

          on yeah it had nothing to do with making good music.I mean how can anyone compete with a classic like bling bling or fire man.

          And can anyone name the last rapper to go plat in less than a year not named 50,kanye,to,and hoc

      • SOUTHERNBREED

        How Many Times ya’ll gonna bring up the baby and wayne kissing thing. DAMN!
        the nigga had the best performance of the night.
        he didn’t do like 50 did at the Bet Awards this year and fuck up.
        all he needed was the mic and himself,no hype man,no special effects and no women shaking they asses.
        you gotta give the man credit boss.
        If gillie wrote wayne shit back then,
        he ain’t got nothing on the shit wayne writing now!
        So Gillie stop Hating and get on your grind!

    • http://XXL TEESY F BABY

      LIL WAYNE HE STRAIGHT BUT HE WILL ALWAYZ REMAIN SUSPECT IN MY EYES I REALLY DONT THINK HE WRITES HIZ ON RHYMES POINT BLANK…..THA AWARDZ REALLY WAZ BORING THA ONLY THING DAT WAZ HOT WAZ THA CIPHERS AND THERE NO NEWYORK RAPPERS NONE WAT KIND OF SHOW WAZ DAT LL AND KRS DIDNT HOLD IT DOWN LIKE THEY SHOULD HAVE IT WAZ JUS WACK DIDDY WASNT EVEN THERE

  • RAZ

    This what I’d like to call my are you serious moment:
    1. Lil Wayne performing “Gossip”

    The evening’s highlight was undoubtably Lil Wayne’s riveting performance of a new song called “Gossip” from The Carter III. Despite the fact that no one had heard the song before, the crowd seemed to be fully focused on Weezy’s every word. Wayne clearly wanted to make a statement, seeming like he wanted to prove once and for all that he actually is the best rapper alive. He stood alone on a flaming stage, wearing a silver shiny coat and spitting nothing but raw lyrics in the no-frills performance: “My flow sick, so sick it’s like my shit is dyin’/It rains a lot in my city, ’cause my city’s cryin’/’Cause my city’s dyin’/But I emerged from all of that I am a living pion/Neer, Scion/Fear God, not them.” As if to drive the point home, he ended the performace by saying “I Am Hip-Hop! And I ain’t dead, I’m alive.”

    Wow how yal talking bout the attacks on hip hop and have Lil Wayne as number 1 moment. Now granted Ima a G Unit fan so of coarse I didn’t like the show but how was Nas and Buck not up for awards, Buck had the best album and Nas lyrically said the best shit. The same people were up 4 every award TI, Jay Z, Common, and Wayne. I don’t know how much people have invested in Wayne but it’s got to be alot, & what city is he talking bout he moved to Miami, & he has been around money since he was young so he wasn’t in the fucked up neighborhoods. He’s a gimick and he is an average rapper at best. Raps MVP all the tracks he was on, werent hits, nigga aint have no CD out, I guess cause of the movement he startin for kids like taking coke, syrup, and being homo.

    • bighomie

      have u ever been to N.O.? everything in new orleans is grimy……9th 13th 7th 17th wards are all gutta. if you are from there u are from the hood. i dont no his background but i know what tha N.O. bout… about living in miami he only moved there after katrina…shit if u saw it u would move too

      • ttuf

        @ bighomie

        its obvious that u are not from n.o. only someone who isn’t would think that boy wayne is a gangster. ask anyone from new orleans who was in school between the late 90′s-early 00′s and they will say the same. its funny how yall let studio gangsters fool yall. i aint hating on the skills cause he is a nice mixtape rapper, but he is definitely not a gangster,thug,d-boy,etc.

    • ALBANY4LIFE

      That last line was some funny shit but you spoke nothin but the truth.

    • BronxFinest

      RAZ says:

      This what I’d like to call my are you serious moment:
      1. Lil Wayne performing “Gossip”

      The evening’s highlight was undoubtably Lil Wayne’s riveting performance of a new song called “Gossip” from The Carter III. Despite the fact that no one had heard the song before, the crowd seemed to be fully focused on Weezy’s every word. Wayne clearly wanted to make a statement, seeming like he wanted to prove once and for all that he actually is the best rapper alive. He stood alone on a flaming stage, wearing a silver shiny coat and spitting nothing but raw lyrics in the no-frills performance: “My flow sick, so sick it’s like my shit is dyin’/It rains a lot in my city, ’cause my city’s cryin’/’Cause my city’s dyin’/But I emerged from all of that I am a living pion/Neer, Scion/Fear God, not them.” As if to drive the point home, he ended the performace by saying “I Am Hip-Hop! And I ain’t dead, I’m alive.”

      Wow how yal talking bout the attacks on hip hop and have Lil Wayne as number 1 moment. Now granted Ima a G Unit fan so of coarse I didn’t like the show but how was Nas and Buck not up for awards, Buck had the best album and Nas lyrically said the best shit. The same people were up 4 every award TI, Jay Z, Common, and Wayne. I don’t know how much people have invested in Wayne but it’s got to be alot, & what city is he talking bout he moved to Miami, & he has been around money since he was young so he wasn’t in the fucked up neighborhoods. He’s a gimick and he is an average rapper at best. Raps MVP all the tracks he was on, werent hits, nigga aint have no CD out, I guess cause of the movement he startin for kids like taking coke, syrup, and being homo.

      Lmao. Lil Wayne is alright, but he’s not real”
      Jay-Z’s that deal, with seeds in a field
      Never fear for war, hug, squeeze that steel
      Fuck, you gotta a flow that’s cool with me
      You got a little dough that cool with me
      You got a little cars, little jewelries
      But none of y’all motherfuckers could fool with me
      You know the wrist frostbit minus two degrees
      Bout as blue as the sea the way I manuever the V
      Hat cocked can’t see his eyes, who could it be?
      With that new blue Yankee on, who but me?
      Niggaz shipped two million, then I blew the three
      Then I skated the four, ‘fore I went on tour
      I came back and it’s plain, y’all niggaz ain’t rappin the same
      Fuck the flow, y’all jackin our slang
      I seen the same shit happen to Kane
      Three cuts in your eyebrows tryin to wild out
      The game is ours, we’ll never foul out
      Y’all just better hope we gracefully bow out…
      Jay-z G.O.A.T…

    • tha kid

      1. fuck 50 and any other bitch ass rapper yall talking bout WEEZY F BABY the F is for FEMA is the hardest rapper!!he has the best lyrics and flow ain’t nobody write this niggaz rhymes yall just mad cuz yalls rappers don’t sound like that!!!! Wayne do it for the dirty south all day and no matter what yall say i can take one track WEEZY ever spit against a generation of your favorite rappers music and he would still rip yall!!!! and fuck all that wayne gay shit if you still hatin on what that nigga did then you probably gay now step your fuckin games up (twice times) and start listening to that real shit!!!! and for the 50 fan that nigga moved to conneticut so shut the fuck up and that dude is pussy to begin with!!!!! finally like wayne said he is hip hop and he ain’t dead!!!!!!

  • JJ

    even tho lil wayne sounded like a cat getting choked. He was alright.

  • Teesy F Baby

    ! think tha award sho waz boring ror tha simple fact that there were no newyork rappers were in attendance…..i thought i waz tha only 1 who noticed that….and i still think they didnt take heed to busta rhymes comment last year about tha performance to me they waz wack even soljah boys waz a little watered down

  • Honest

    The whole awards was average. nothing to get crazy about. If wayne is the best then hip hop is dead. He wasn’t spittin shit. I think hip hop is so desperate for a legend (like Rakim, Biggie, Tupac, Jay-z, etc) that they will give the crown to the closes person

  • DirtDogggy

    What’s with Wayne lookin like MA$E on top and Jim Jones on the bottom ?

    • Hard Rap Cafe

      sho nuff, thats funny

  • HOMOTHUG

    lil’ wayne and kanye wesy got their props….and I’m glad Ti got his just due with a salute to allow him to know we still support him thru this very tuff time…Keep ya head up Cliford Harris!…

  • AOK4911

    I enjoyed the show. I am not a big fan of BET so I expected the worst, but I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the fact that they had a theme to defend Hip Hop music (whether it’s about making it rain on them hoes or uplifting the people). I liked Lil’ Wayne’s performance. It just cracks me up how grown men will follow whatever 50 cent says. If he hates people, then you hate him? I hope that y’all are on his payroll or something the way you are d*ck-riding. Anyway, I agree with Kanye, International Player’s Anthem did deserve the best video award. And it felt good to see a man so excited and honored to receive his first award on Tv after 15 years. Common is a true talent.

  • REESE

    I’M NOT HATING……..

    BUT WHAT WAS SO HOT ABOUT THOSE WANE LINES?????

    THOSE METAPHORES SOUNDED SIMPLE TO ME.

    • Black

      Like Weezy said, “This is Southern face it, If we to simple then yall don’t get the basics!”

      • A

        FOR THE RECORD 50 IS WHACK TOO. IM NOT SAYING THAT THE NORTH DOESNT MAKE WHACK MUSIC TOO. THE DIFFERENCE IS WE DONT POLLUTE THE AIR WAVES WITH A BUNCH OF B/S MUSIC. HIP HOP HAD MATURED AND STARTED TO GAIN MORE RESPECT BUT CLOWNS LIKE WEEZY, GUCCI MANE, JEEZY AND THE REST OF THE GRILLED MOUTH RIM SPINNIN CLOWNS THAT START WITH THE NAME YOUNG THIS YOUNG THAT, LIL THIS LIL THAT. ITS DISQUISTING CANT EVEN COME UP WITH ORIGINAL NAMES. HONESTLY THE SOUTH HAS ALWAYS BEEN CLOWNIN WHEN IT COMES TO MUSIC. LOOK AT 2 LIVE CREW, HAMMER. IT’S SICKENING. NOW THE SOUTH IS GANGSTA? GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE. YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SO CALLED SELF PROCLAIMED KING OF THE SOUTH! YOU NIGGAS IS ASS!!!

        NAS & JAY RUN HIP HOP ALL DAY!!!

        • Beezy

          First off who the f*ck r you. You got a lot of animosity towards the south, why? Yall started with those young and lil names, Young Hov, Lil Cease Big L, Big Pun etc. And the south has always been clownin when it comes to music u cant be serious u dumb ass, hammer aint from the south. We always been gangsta UGK, Geto Boys, Eightball MJG etc. You get the fuck outta here. You nigga is ass thats why Pac pissed on you wack muthafuckaz we run HIP HOP ya biotch!!

      • tha kid

        dude don’t ever fuck with the south the south rules all!!!!beats that jay and them other niggaz get come from the south!!!and you said jay and nas run hip hop??? dude them catz is moist both them niggaz have gone soft look at jay nigga he is a fuckin puss by sucking fuckin nas off just to sign him!!!and nas’ bitch ass is following kelis’ scat ass around so don’t ever hate on the south dude the north is a bunch of self proclaimed PUSSIES!!! and until i say other wise there is no different!!!!yall all claim to be hard i will take you to the 9thward in NO or the tre4 in NC and they will destroy all you pussies!!!!!!!

  • Fencho

    You all need to stop hatin on Weezy F. He done took rap to a whole other level, sure he aint drop a CD yet this year but everything he comes out with is pure fire and he will crush %) in dat beef shit

  • Horus

    I don’t know, maybe it was my bitch grindin her ass into me the whole damn time but for some reason the lil wayne performance didn’t hit home. The fire was dope, but it seemed like the flow was a self-centered little tirade amidst what was a pretty humble and positive award show. Plus the lyrics lacked any real innovative wordplay and ryhme scheme. I thought it was poor performance.

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  • Billy X Sunday Loves Wayne

    I remember the first time I saw Wayne. It was at his XXL photo shot. It was a very HHHHHot and sticky afternoon. Wayne had been in the Sun and under several lights for hours. And his sweat was drippin all over his body. “Lil Wang why can’t I quit you?”

    This was the begining of my fasination with Wayne’s wang

  • futureblacklawyer

    lil wayne killed

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    If you think Wayne’s lines are too simple its because you don’t understand the basics.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Shawty Reg

    Wayne answered everybody who has some negative opinion about him…….PERIOD

    And people still don’t give credit where credit is due!! It’s kool, you are all fuel to the flames the lil homie spits!!

    SO PLEASE KEEP IT UP, BUT PLEASE STOP THE RAP RACISM. U muthafuckaz is killin hip hop

    5-0-4 all damn day

  • South_19

    I have a question for all those who keep talking about wordplay and lack of metaphors. WTF are you talking about this is not your poetry class at you r private school. Rapping has just as much to do with deliver, flow and charisma as it does with lyrics. I want you all to post your perfect example of what is a perfect rhyme and I bet its from some nobody backpacker or some ancient Nas song that noone has heard of. Get over yourself and just enjoy the music that the whole point isn’t it. Quit thinking so hard there would be a quiz on it tommorrow.

  • A

    LIL WAYNE IS WHIIZZZZAAACKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It’s these type of rappers that kill hip hop…

    • Black

      The A must stand for Ass. How the hell you gonna say Wayne is killing Hip Hop. That garbage ass nigga 50 started killin hip hop with his speak and spell lyrics and singing on every track. And this is who everyone picks to save hip hop? Get the fuck outta here

  • South_19

    I have a question for all those who keep talking about wordplay and lack of metaphors. WTF are you talking about this is not your poetry class at you r private school. Rapping has just as much to do with deliver, flow and charisma as it does with lyrics. I want you all to post your perfect example of what is a perfect rhyme and I bet its from some nobody backpacker or some ancient Nas song that noone has heard of. Get over yourself and just enjoy the music that the whole point isn’t it. Quit thinking so hard there will not be a quiz on it tommorrow.

  • joe blow

    quit hatinnn on wayne!!!!!!!! fuck 50 everything he put out now is weak as hell!!!!

  • Lizzy

    i like the soulja boy and lil wayne and kanye performances

  • 4 ya momma

    wayne wanna be a lyricist so bad i give him an e for effort fuck it nelly came harder lol hoe bout that nas gets no luv cause he shuns goffies em what em david banner does addrest like a president if we talking bout broken english bush black people love dog killings and sojah boy is the future

  • 4 ya momma

    they didnt let me post my shit cause lil wanye is the best rapper alive he shiting on everything and he was the best dressed i bet that post come up fuckkas

  • AirlineGeneral08

    The reason why you didn’t see the real stars like Jay-Z, Nas, DMX, Snoop is because the show was straight ass I mean Kayne did a good performance opening (without throwing a fit) but they ended it with souljah boy lame ass (since T.I. was suppose to perform last but he couldn’t make it)…we need the source awards back!!!

  • S.W.A.T.S 73

    KRS up on stage in front of a bunch of fickle Southern rappers was a risky move..wWTF

    Like up north niccas are the only one’s with A BRAIN….you talk about FUN IN HIPHOP STOP WITH THE FAKE GANGSTERS..thats what the south did with the dances an all..KNOW YOU GOT A PROBLEM but when niccas was doin the PEEWEE HERMAN, DA WOP..or saying Cold GETTIN DUMB..IT WAS ALL GOOD…YOU need to STOP with SLY remarks an WALK IT OUT..

    As you know this event was fight free because it wasnt some none selling hatin a44 UPNARTH dude who cant get in the black from a ring tone OR PUSH UNITS wasnt there to HATE ..LIKE THEY DO.

  • janja weed

    not being able to watch the whole show(blame uk for not having BET and iam from africa for that matter) i managed to catch weezy on the internets and i so wished that i cud speak directly to that hater mr BXS,dude let go u lost he is indeed the best rapper alive just based on that song(apart from kanye i havent repeated an artist so many times)

    in the words of the ‘american ganster’ puff-take that take that
    out

  • A

    Wish I could put all you southern rappers on an island and drop an A-BOMB on yah. You’re trash!!!!

    • SOUTHERNBREED

      A,fuck you nigga.
      you probably a 50 cent fan huh?
      fuck 50 too!

    • Black

      Are you mad because 50 bitch ass don’t get no respect down here?

  • johnny rotten

    “Fear God, not them”

  • ZOEBOY509

    WEEZY F BABY KILLED IT….R.I.P TO THE 2007 BET AWARD SHOW.

  • ZOEBOY509

    WEEZY F BABY KILLED IT….R.I.P TO THE 2007 BET AWARD SHOW.

  • http://www.myspace.com/delo45 DeLo

    DA SHOULD HAVE PUT WEEZY AND DA GRAND FINALE CUZ SOULJA BOI’S LYRICS R GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NEO

    IS U FUCKN SERIOUS?????????? NIGGAS STILL WONT GIVE WEEZY HIS PROPS??? COME ON MAN 50 BETTER THAN WAYNE IS FUCKN STUPID 50 AINT NO WHERE NEAR ON THE SAME STAGE AS WAYNE, HE MIGHT BE A BIGGER ARTIST CUZ HE SMART AND ATTACK EVERY HOT RAPPER SO HE CAN GET NOTICED IF NOT 50 WOULD BE NEXT TO SOULJA BOY DOING DA SUPAMAN O SOMETHIN…….AND YALL COMPLAIN HE AINT EVEN DROP AN ALBUM AND HE STILL GOT MVP NICCCCCAAAA PAY CLOSE ATTENTION HOMIE AINT EVEN HAVE TO DROP A FUCKN ALBUM TO TOP THESE NIGGAS OUT. WAIT TILL CIII DROP HE GON KILL DA WHOLE 2008 YEAR (UNLESS HE COME OUT WIT ANOTHER CD). AND BE FOR REAL CURTISS???????? THERES NOT ONE GOOD QUALITY SONG ON THERE I REALLY EXPECTED MORE FROM 50 BUT THIS NIGGAS CD IS WORST THAN HALF THE THROW AWAY SHIT WAYNE PUT OUT!!!!!!!!!

  • SOUTHERNBREED

    A,
    Fuck You Nigga.
    you probably a 50 cent fan huh?
    Fuck 50 too!

  • mreone

    man tha reason tha show was incident free was cuz no ny hate on ur own coast muthafuckas was there tha south supports they own somethin yall east coast cats should learn tha east is tha father of rap but right now tha south is soning yall

  • snoogans

    wayne dissed 50 on gossip.

  • NOLA BOY!!

    Man some of u dudes being tripping, any niggas who know bout rap or even have ears, will know that lil wayne is the best rapper, this dude been on everybody song this year and still have incrible shit to say, that’s brillant man, its hard to think of new shit to say and he keep doing it ova and ova again, i understand niggas mad at him for kissing baby and might dont be as gangsta as he says, but when it comes to rapping, this lil dude cant be fuck with real talk, 50 talking reckless, but he is so fake to me, he is not on waynes level, he is still selling albums because of his first album was so hot, he just selling cause of his name. start giving wayne his props, if u dont he will take it.

  • Trickdd

    WEEZY IS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE

  • Vuitton Gotti

    Shout out to Lil’ Wayne. That shit was tyght fa real. Please come out with a ether for 50, tired of hearing his bitch ass mouth.

  • Vuitton Gotti

    Shout out to Lil’ Wayne. That shit was tyght fa real. Please come out with a ether for 50, tired of hearing his bitch ass mouth.

  • Chocolate Rain

    Wayne is maybe numberrr….about 20 lyrically right now.

    and,to even be considered the best, he has to better
    -ghostface
    -raekwon
    -nas
    -kweli
    -pharoahe
    -eminem
    -jadakiss
    -andre3000
    -bog boi
    -papoose
    -cassidy
    -lupe fiasco
    -Jay-Z

    to name a few…
    and plus wayne has no classic album

    cory gunz is much better than him, watch

    • Black

      @ Chocalate Rain

      Get the fuck outta here, Cassidy, that nigga is garbage name 1 hot single that nigga has ever had. And as for a classic album, every nigga I know in the hood considers “Tha Carter” a classic!

      • Vuitton Gotti

        Yeah, that shit was fire.

  • RAZ

    Yo Wayne is trash, his lyrics are in question if there his own, nigga wasn’t rappin like that until GDK signed with Cash Money, he leaves Wayne diss him. Then Gillie kills him twice (if you listen to rap at all you have to admit that he got crushed on Warning Shots and Frontin Like Ya Daddy) and then Wayne fans hate on GDK. What does Wayne talk bout when he’s rapping, he’s average rapper, he aint better than the Young Gunnerz. I guess yall Wayne fans think he cool for rappin bout snortin his mountain. Oh and he really comes off gangsta when he talks he sees dead bodies all the time, we kill for real, I guess that why he letting a rap beef stop him from coming to Philly to do a show for his fans here, what a bitch.

    • SOUTHERNBREED

      RAZ,the reason why niggas don’t like gillie is because,once he left cash money,HE started dissing CMR and claimed to be the boss.
      nigga didn’t do shit anyway.
      mickey is better then he was and mickey from the west coast.
      gillie just stood in the background and did shit.
      now he’s a boss now!
      whatever,i never been to phila and i don’t know anybody from phila but,how the fuck this lil’gremblin gonna be the boss of phila?
      what about beanie sigel,freeway,young gunners,o and sparks,peedi crakk,cassidy and even will smith!
      if you the boss,you should have money like a boss and respect like a boss!
      wayne got better because he had alot of other niggas around him.
      mack 10 and mickey ain’t no sorry niggas.
      they a beast with their flows!!!
      get off gillie’s nut sack and give props to weezy.
      by the way,wayne’s flow is from jay-z,not gillie!

    • beezy

      Nigga shut the fuckup you dont know what u talking bout, Wayne gets better every year. GDK left along time ago on some hating shit. And you talking shit about the man snorting like America’s favorite Gangsta Scarface aint snort a bunch of lines. East Coast niggaz gotta get that hate out of em, so i guess yall resort to lil weezy since he killin all competition.

  • E

    The b e t show was wack the worst one i’ve seen shit

  • theblastocyst

    yo why is everyone praising michael vick during this whole show, the dude killed dogs.i aint even a dog lover and i still think it was wrong what he did and that everyone was showing love for him. no matter what the case may be, he stilled killed living breathing animals for no reason but entertainment. he fucking disgusts me.

    • beezy

      dogg u sound like a real b*tch right now. We gotta learn to stand behind each other no matter what, thats all he was saying, you dumbass. You loved him when he was right so love when he’s wrong.

  • T.R.E.Y.

    agree Weezy killed it, although he had a coupla awkward lines in there, and dude really needs to stop the Blood shoutouts.

    way he ended it was sick too.

  • luda305

    real shit i dont like wayne n i dont listen to him but wen i heard dat he changed the way i think of him, i still wont listen to his shit cause he too repetitive, but i got respect for him now

  • Ok M’$

    Love Weezys performance… But is he the best rapper alive?? Probebly one of the highest rapper alive though, saw an clip on youtube.. hahah… But if he keeps makin’ songs like Gossip I’m coppin’ his shit!! Peace

  • http://yahoomail.com Official!

    Damn Wayne did it again, no name dropping ether and he still murked the haters my favorite part of the awards. Oh Yeah Lauren Londen was on point too! Also, Chocolate Rain get fuck outta here with that list!

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Junkman

    I love it how if you call yourself the greatest for long enough, people will just end up repeating it. Jay-Z did it, now Lil’ Wayne. I guess it’s the ticket for OK rappers to be elevated to top spot. Lil’ Wayne’s okay, but does he even have any classic albums? Why don’t he flow fast anymore? Same cadence every track.

    • megagavelli

      cosign…if you keep calling yourself the greatest people will start to argue about whether its true, and eventually people will takes sides which means some will say you are the greatest—its a bunch of bullshit–what other form of music lowers itself to this womanly catfight bitching about who is best?
      …one a side note–i don’t have anything against wayne–but i’m sick and tired of him talking about how “hood” he is…he’s a rich kid!!! he grew up under baby and he’s been a multi-millionare since he was 11 years old!!! WTF!

    • T.R.E.Y.

      well i mean, people agree with Hov cuz it’s the truth. ‘course!

      as for Wayne, yeah dude doesn’t have any classics, but let’s at least wait and see what Carter III turns out like. i got a feeling it’ll be at least good.

    • http://trapsntrunks.blogspot.com/ traps n trunks

      i’m sayin……holla at me when wayne drops a classic…

    • Black

      I don’t know what your ratings for a classic would be, but every nigga I know considers “Tha Carter” a classic!!!

  • BronxFinest

    Lil Wayne is alright, but he’s not real”
    Jay-Z’s that deal, with seeds in a field
    Never fear for war, hug, squeeze that steel
    Fuck, you gotta a flow that’s cool with me
    You got a little dough that cool with me
    You got a little cars, little jewelries
    But none of y’all motherfuckers could fool with me
    You know the wrist frostbit minus two degrees
    Bout as blue as the sea the way I manuever the V
    Hat cocked can’t see his eyes, who could it be?
    With that new blue Yankee on, who but me?
    Niggaz shipped two million, then I blew the three
    Then I skated the four, ‘fore I went on tour
    I came back and it’s plain, y’all niggaz ain’t rappin the same
    Fuck the flow, y’all jackin our slang
    I seen the same shit happen to Kane
    Three cuts in your eyebrows tryin to wild out
    The game is ours, we’ll never foul out
    Y’all just better hope we gracefully bow out…
    Jay-z G.O.A.T…

  • Swizzie

    Another thing i liked was Wyclef’s guitar solo, with the american anthem

  • RBMC

    All these award shows are bogus. Uck BET!! Hip POP is alive and kickin and shuckin and jivin. The step and fetch approach goes over well with you young cats who are obsessed with false bravado and homophobia all the while having serious man crushes on your favorite coonin mcs. WAKE UP. None of these so called MCs could evvvver measure up to the greats let alone surpass their greatness!! Fuck weezy and the rest of these drugged out mental cases. Hip Hop lives in hearts and souls of men and women who care about the culture not about whose holding down what block or who has the most guns or the best trees. Furious Flipper was right WAKE UP !!!!

    • wtf?

      rbmc
      yo we aint living in the past, i respect the old school rap shit and still listen but the fact is you aint getting anything new from old school now, so its live now or stuck in da past

      • RBMC

        So if your not getting anything new from the old school as you say and your just settling for weak ass sing song, mediocre, wishy washy, brainless garbage whats that say about you?!! Whats your role in preserving Hip Hop culture( not just the rap element). By no means am I stuck in the past, not rockin parachute pants or civil war hats( but ill battle anyone on the floor in the booth or on the canvas and you wanna beat box we can do that too.) im saying the ish that out right now will never stand the test of time like the true school. ZULU NATION stand up!

  • Trickdd

    YALL NIGGAS JUST DONT GET WEEZY RAP IS HIS JOB AND HE DA BOSS NIGGA .HE COMES OUT WIT MORE MATERIAL THAN ANYBODY AND ITS ALL FIRE LOL HE CANT HAVE A CLASSIC COUSE EVERY SONG HE DOES IS WORTHY OF BEIN A CLASSIC N IT TAKES HIM A COUPLE OF MIN TO DO IT AND HES DOING WHAT HE LOVES TO DO SO HE AINT NEVER GUNNA STOP .SHIT I WOULD LIKE TO GET FUCKT UP EVERY DAY AT A CLUB R PAFORMENCE SOME SNOW DRO LEAN PILLS AND GIVE ME A MIC I WOULD BE RIGHT UP THERE WIT WAYNE

  • http://yahoo.com Infamous Scandle

    Everyone is talkin bout Wheeeeezzy! Listen…. If u are true to hip hop, then you know times have changed a little bit. In some ways, not at all. I look at music like this….. First, I listen to the lyrics, then, the beat, then find out about the artist. People do your research!! Stop hopping on all deese peoples’ stick and twaight. Jay-Z has proven himself to be a renown rap artist over time and battles. As to how real he is…. No one really knows but him. Just because some one says the sky is green doesen’t make it that way. Do more research when picking a favorite artist. LOL

  • http://myspace.com/vick30088 TIsMotivation

    BEST PART OF THE SHOW WAS LIL WAYNE’S PERFORMANCE AND LUDACRIS PERFORMANCE

  • beezy

    At the end of the day, when the smoke clears its only one man left standing at the top when all your old rappers like Jay-Z and 50 die, wayne is only 24 give him time and he will be the best there ever was. Jay comes back like he Jordan with the Wizards while wayne is kobe getting the lakers their 3 rings. Start listening stop hating.

  • mart.

    Listen, wayne aint #1 lyrically, i’d put him in the bottom of the top ten.

    but the swagger is on point. how many others make the fuckin videos he does, promotin and shit, free mixtapes and do that fuckin punchline shit sporadically “YA DIG???” like the dude is funny. no one else puts out shit like that but boosie (and his swagger right, dont get me wrong) cuz they dont care, if jeezy or someone does it’s gonna be right now ill tell you, 8 niggas holdin fake choppers and tryina act hard.

    oh, free that nigga t.i.

  • http://NONE jlcock

    Jay all day!

  • BTB

    I agree with trickdd Wayne is doin what he loves and he’s great with it.. even Jay z acknowledges Wayne’s skills (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5j8hjEXQndLUnOt9vZRZfH3_Fq_ewD8SCJAP80) and with time he will be the last one standing, BEST RAPPER ALIVE

  • real

    yall niggas are dumb. 50 is just baiting that nigga. wayne set himself up. he claims he is the best, then prove it. battle 50. 50 aint no lyrical cat so it should be easy right???? that nigga was a hoe in new orleans and remains one, point blank. i know if i claimed to be the best at something and someone challenged me, i would bust their ass just to prove my point. rap is competitive and if ur claiming something, u better be ready to back it up or make urself look like a hoe. and that is exactly what wayne is doing right now.

  • mega_tron_201

    LiL Wayne has been around for over a decade, doesnt even have 1 classic album,1 classic song, or a classic verse anyone can recite at the drop of a dime. I mean he got one of the sickest deliveries of any rapper out right now but his lyrics dont make sense sometime.
    That dude MAGOO who had an album with Timbaland is way better than LiL Wayne imo
    >=D

  • CMB

    Weezy da best. Haters, bitch flick; bitch trait. Yall cant face. Weezy lyricaly kills.

  • DevoG

    It’s real simple yall. To the older heads, we’ve had our time to shine. Legends wiil always be, especially if they are still in the game. So let the young dudes get their money, you can’t stop’em anyway. To the youngsters, show respect where it is due, and believe me it is. You must respect the architechts of your history. I’m from the Chi and now live in the A. Soo, that regional shit don’t really phaze me, besides being proud of Kanye and Common(let the Lupe shit go, hell I saw a vid the other day of Nas forgetting his own lines). I just like Good Music(no pun intended). Now if yall really want to diss somebody, diss Kinfolk Kia Shines wack ass. I think we can all agree, East Coast-International-Midwest-South-West Coast, that this nicca is garbage. You soo Krispy. Wtf? Is this Churches? Stop it. Even niggas in Baghdad will agree with that shit. Peace!

  • MISTER B

    LIL WAYNE HANDS DOWN KILLED IT, BEST RAPPER ALIVE NOT EVEN, NAME A LIL WAYNE CLASSICS?

    • killa

      how wayne gone be the best and he dont even write his own shit?

  • SWAG

    damn back in 98/99 you couldnt tell me in a million years niggaz would be debating if lil wayne was the greatest rapper alive…he shut it down with that gossip joint…he killed the duffle bag joint too… im not really feelin the other two dudes…kanye shut it down as usual…lol I know niggaz gonna laugh at me but i think nelly shut it down too…that new joint he performed was fire…the beat was crazy…shot out to common for finally getting the recognition he deserves.

  • wat ever

    lil wayne had the best performace cause he knows how to rap and the way he look

  • killa

    fuck lil wayne ol wack ass shit
    he aint lyrical at all
    that shit was wack as fuck
    how you gone be gangsta and you kiss yo daddy
    and you got tear drops tatted on your face but you aint never killed no body
    WEEZY F BABY GET IT WEEZY FUCKIN BABY
    how you gone say no homo and be gay
    fuck faggot

  • Rodjilius

    lil wayne did murder that song tho it was hot he came on hard not the best rapper but hes doin it real big right about now

  • The 7OD

    There are some things I can agree with and others I disagree about the reporting, because I was there. #10, I disagree, not much of a Kanye West fan, but dude rocked it, point blank. Wayne did ok but when Little duffle Bag Boy came on and Luda came out, he out shined that whole proformance. #9, SB, I live in the A, grew up here and still I dont know what the fuck you are saying, but respect for the hug thing. #8, If you ever been in the presence of Kris, you know he is longwinded, and due to the timing of the show he was aware he didn’t have but 2 minutes, at the same time Big Up to the Blastmaster “I Am Hip-Hop”! #7, If at anytime you’ve something wrong or right in your life and have no place to go, Hip-Hop will always have a place for you, even Michael Vick. #6, The Cypher was The hottest part of the Show! #5, Big Up Mr. Cornell West!!!! #4, I think the shitted on Com for sharing that award. He deseveres alot more than. Respect Due God! #3, Hip Hop Unity was in the Building that night. #2, No doubt, there was no Beefs, but NY was massive that night. Fat Joe, Kid Capri, MC Lyte, Whodini, Joell Ortiz, Clef, Diamond D(who lives in Atlanta now),shall I continue. #1, Lil Wayne has grown lyrically, period. But when he got off the stage and dapped up a few heads, he met up with Baby, aka Stunna, aka His Daddy, they were in each others faces for a strangly long time like they were going to kiss, you could hear us in the background egging them, “Kiss, Kiss, Kiss, Kiss!” Publisity Stunt!

  • tone

    You muthfuckas talk shit about 50 so much yall aint even realizing yall hating if you hate 50 so much why yall talking about him in a article about wayne sound to me yall dick ridin yall just lettin him stick it in yall mouth instead of yall ass great men are loved and hated always remember that.

  • BigK

    Weezy F. Baby
    Gettin all them Ladies
    Flyin with them Fairies
    Powder made with Dairy
    Fucks a bitch named Kelly
    Carter 3 gonna Selly
    Bitch im weary

    i dont care what i wrote… but WEEZY IS THE BOSSS!!!! IM FUKIN HIGH….

    and my dealer dont have no more, then i feel like dying!!!

  • Mr.Defrosted
  • Harbinger104

    Lets be real about a few things…

    BET is contributing the most to the so-called death of hip-hop, just making all black folks look bad in general. The show was structured poorly and far too many representatives of hip-hop where not in attendance, given an oppertunity to sperak, or given recognition for thier contribution to hip-hop. Not to mention that hip-hop does not consist soley on rappers and entertainers. I mean come on BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV is owned and edited, by the same rich white people that get rich on the slaes of wack, lame, no freestyling ass actors who call themsleves rappers. Being a good rapper let alone becoming the best is not just about half of the shit any of ya’ll talking bout. We talking lyrical content, performance, perspective, style, action on and off the mic…

    Pac and Big are remebered as two of the greatest becuase of thier delivery based on thier individual perspective, and the influence they have had on the hip-hop culture and rappers alike. These are the things that make a nigga a legend, or the best of all time. Think about it niggaz aint lookin to KRS1, no diss bro, to lead hip-hop or even as a significant influence on hip-hop and rap today. Hov, Wayne, T.I. these are the trendsetters, for lack of a better term. To the best of my knowledge Big was from the streets and sold drugs, and had a crazy freestyle ability, and charisma, based on dilivery. Pac on the other hand always wanted to be a rapper as means of bringing what he seen to the poeples attention, he aint live that shit but that ahd nothin to do with his ability to paint a picture with words, to tell a story, to give others a sense of his own pain at what he saw even if it was misinterpreted at every turn. that the risk you take by putting yourslef out there. I dont mean this rant to justify all rap, cuz alot of it is gimik and fake. In the end you can either listen or turn it the fuck off. The best rappers or artist for that that matter are the ones who have no target or are truely unconcerned with who hears their product cuz it is what it is. once they put it out there they have no control of how we will react. The ones who truely feel a message behind they shit and put it out knowing full well we will either love them or hate them for it.

    ANyway BET is the reason the awards could ahve been better…

    I mean come on people this is the same channel that shows naked ass commercials for kids with cell phones and rap commercials, and televagalist commercials in the same 3 min time span. and here we are all fans of hip-hop, we all fuck with one or some of the rappers, and we still fighting each other, when the real enemy is laughing as we pull each other down. of course there will be internal competition but when has competiton not been good for the whole of hip-hop we should be pushing each other not pulling.

  • harbinger104

    Performance wise wayne shit was exceptional, no extras no hoes, not hype men, no nothing but himself and a mic…

    if we as fans really want to c who the best is why not ask for the next hip-hop show to have these niggaz on stage in a freestyle comp no extras, no writing, none of that shit…

    and if they do that, if they request every “mainstream” rapper to come and perform they wont have to worry about not inviting people some just wont show up, when are we the fans gonna stand up…

    whats up BET, SOURCE, XXL, and anyone else who odes it for the people this is what we want… holla

  • Tony

    I have one question why did Mr. Johnson sell Bet. And, You can’t say it was for the Money… I feel if BET name is “authentic” it should a be Black Own Business….. Now you D@#N fool can continue to argue, critize, and hate about who is what & who is not.

  • Get The Fu*k outta here

    the Best Part was Common recieving a well deserved Lyricist of The Year and Album of the Year. I Can’t Believe ya’ll put that gay rapper as the no. 1 reason to watch the show, now XXL crack kills…Leave them drugs alone homey.

  • yeahman00

    jus cuz a nicca a conscience rapper dont mean we gotta respect them. niccaz like lupe aint necesarily no top rapper even tho he b gettin off sumtimess

  • http://myspace.com/pinkkcici weezy’s #1 fan

    weezy wit the gossip perfomance killed it for real im a real fan of weezy and i dont like when you haterz talk bad about him if u dont like him just get over him stupid well he doESnt give a danm if we hate or love him he is STILL gonna make his money n u r still gonna hater HATERZZZZZZZZZZZ

  • JayGarv

    Let Weezy git his paper! It is a different tyme. Tha fans will tell him when it’s over for him. U know Baby bettin tha HOUSE ON LIL WAYNE!