Although many went home with an award last night at the 2013 BET Awards, Kendrick Lamar and Drake were the top victors, each trotting home three awards. Upon accepting the awards, Kendrick delivered a touching speech while an absent Drake showed his appreciation via Twitter.

“If you keep love, God, respect, and hard work in your heart, you can do anything you want in life,” Kendrick told the audience when receiving the accolade. Drake later tweeted thanking both the organization and his fans, “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.”

Other winners at last night’s show included Rihanna who took home the award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Miguel who claimed the honor of Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Chris Brown winning the Fandemonium Award and Nicki Minaj won Best Female Hip Hop Artist, making this her fourth year in a row.-Miranda Johnson

See the list of the 2013 BET Awards 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

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

[via LA Times]