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Lil Wayne Crowned “People’s Champ,” “MVP” & Top Lyricist At 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Lil Wayne likes calls himself a lot of things: the “Rapper Eater,” “Pussy Monster,” and most famously the “Best Rapper Alive.”

Well, BET calls Weezy a few different things.

The rapper was named the “Lyricist of the Year” and “MVP” by the network at the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards, E! reports.

And fans voted the Cash Money star the “Alltel Wireless People’s Champ.”

Wayne was up for a number of awards. The “Lollipop” rapper was nominated across 12 different categories, including nods for best video and best hip-hop collabo.

Russell Simmons was presented with the “I Am Hip-Hop” icon award by LL Cool J.

A number of ladies were also recognized during a tribute to the women in hip-hop.

MC Lyte, Salt-n-Pepa with Spinderella, Yo-Yo, and the Lady of Rage of FEM too to the stage.

Images of Democratic Presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama and his wife flashed on screen during the performance of “Whatta Man.”

The 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards, hosted by T-Pain, are set to air Thursday, October 23 at 8PM on BET.—Anthony Thomas

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