T.I. brought home the award for Best Hip-Hop Artist at last night’s BET Awards, and took the opportunity to apologize for his scuffle with Disturbing Tha Peace exec Chaka Zulu earlier this week. While accepting his award, the self proclaimed King of the South expressed regret over the situation. “They say it’s a fine line between brilliance and insanity,” he said, in an apparent reference to his troublesome alter ego, T.I.P. During the broadcast, cameras showed his onetime rival Ludacris smiling in the audience.
Luda himself won in the Best Collaboration category for his song “Runaway Love” with R&B queen Mary J. Blige. Gnarls Barkley, the duo helmed by former Goodie Mob member Cee-Lo, took home a statue for Best Group. Baby and Lil Wayne were rewarded by faithful fans, who selected them as the winner’s of the Viewer’s Choice Award for the single “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy,” off their joint LP, Like Father Like Son.