Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z Dominate BET Hip-Hop Awards

The 5th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards went down over the weekend in Atlanta’s Civic Center, with two of New York’s finest clearly dominating the affair.

Nicki Minaj—who made her first appearance on the show just last year—and Jay-Z came home as the night’s biggest winners; both earning three tropies each. The Young Money star collected the Rookie of the Year, People’s Champ, and the Made You Look awards, while Hov—who was absent from the festivities—racked up honors for Perfect Combo (for his duet with Alicia Keys on “Empire State of Mind”), CD of the Year and Best Live Performer.

Other winners included Rick Ross, who’s hit “B.M.F.” scored him two trophies for Track of the Year and Club Banger of the Year. The Miami Boss opened the gala with a surprising performance that included Diddy, DJ Khaled and MC Hammer, who then offered the audience a rendition of his classic cut, “2 Legit 2 Quit.”

Also hitting the stage was a reunited Dipset. Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zeke “saluted” the crowd with their latest cut of the same name.

Known for their memorable cypher series, BET made sure to come correct with this year’s roster which included Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music family (Pusha T, Common, Big Sean and CyHi Da Prince).

The BET Hip-Hop Awards, hosted by Mike Epps, will air on the network on October 12 at 8 p.m. —Elan Mancini

  • http://DETROITRAP.COM JT

    UMMM XXLMAG MANGT. U FORGOT 1 EMINEM WON LYRICIST OF THE YEAR!!!! EVEN THOU HE SHOULD OF TOOK ALL THAT SHIT CAUSE UMMM EMINEM WON 2 AWARDS AT MTV AWARDS AND HE IS OUTSELLIN EVERY1 2.7 MILL AND STILL PUSHING 65,000 WEEK SO HE SHOULD BE 4 MILL BY HALF WAY NEXT YR AND PLUS EMINEM KILLED TOP 100 AND PLUS MORE EMINEM I JUST HEARD ON NEWS THAT EMINEM IS SLATED TO KILL COMPETITION AT GRAMMYS THEY SAY HE WILL HAVE BIGGEST NIGHT IN MUSIC AT GRAMMYS SO WTF IS EMINEM NOT AT BET DOIN SHOWS AND WINNIN MORE AWARDS THIS NICKI MINAJ IS ABOVE AVERAGE BUT ONLY THING SHE SHOULD OF WON IS BEST NEW ARTIST AND BEST FEMALE ARTIST SUM STUFF LIKE THAT IDK WHY EM DIDNT KILL IT PROB CAUSE ITS BET THEY GONNA SHOW MORE LOVE TO BLACK ARTISTS IDK

    • blues

      agree,it should have been mentioned

    • King

      Stop riding the whiteboys small dick.

  • Sha

    @JT……

    Ummmmm…. It’s called The B.E.T. Awards (The Black Entertainment Television Awards).

    • idiot

      ur a faggot, u faggot

  • Deadly MIME

    only thing imma check out is the cypher. After that, fuck it!

  • Anonymous

    fuck xxl

  • King

    MORE BULLSHIT FROM WHITE DEVILS. NOBODY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT THIS SHIT. STOP SUCKING “MASTER’S” DICK AND START THE REVOLUTION YOU COON PIECES OF SHIT! WE CAN’T LET THESE PALEFACE MOTHERFUCKERS KEEP OUR RACE DOWN. TAKE TO THE STREETS AND BEAT DOWN A WHITEBOY THEN GO FUCK HIS GIRL, THIS MY BROTHERS WILL SET US FREE FROM THE SHACKLES OF RACISM.

    • nosnhor

      you sure do got it all figured out…….HEY EVERYONE LETS FIGHT RACISM BY SUPPORTING RACISM!!!!!!!!!!!!…….king?ha…you are a disgrace to that name fool…………

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  • HotelFrost

    Nicki should have won promotion of the year that’s about it.

  • balaramesh

    what a joke…………..