T.I., Chris Brown, DMX Suprise Fans at 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards

The BET Hip Hop Awards took place at the Atlanta Civic Center on Saturday evening (October 1) and the network took time to pay homage to legends as well as current big dogs with the annual show.

Ironically, the big winner of the night during the taping was R&B star Chris Brown, who obviously isn’t an MC and also wasn’t in attendance. Although all the award winners were not announced at the ceremony, Breezy’s blockbuster “Look At Me Now” took home three awards.

Busta Rhymes, who co-stars on the record, accepted the honors for Chris and the most nominated man of the night Lil’ Wayne. Weezy also did not make the show.

Both Brown and Bussa Buss flexed their lyrical acumen during several taped rhyme cypher segments, which included MCs such as Machine Gun Kelly, Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B, Tech N9ne, Skillz, 2 Chainz, Blind Fury and The Lady of Rage.

“They say my music’s pop, I call it buying cribs for my mama, shaking hands with Obama,” Bobby Ray rapped.

The two cypher highlights were by rap labels Maybach Music Group and Shady Records. Captained by Eminem, “Shady 2.0″ took the spotlight with Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf.

“I’m not trying to watch the throne, I’m trying to sabotage it,” Joe Budden spit.

Earlier, Rick Ross lead Pill, Stalley, Meek Mill and Wale in treacherous bars as well as live medley that commanded the crowd stand at their feet. Wale commenced the stage performances with “That Way” and then Meek and Ricky Rozay finished with “I’ma Boss.”

A shirtless, jumping Wiz Khalifa did “Taylor Gang,” and Lupe Fiasco brought out Erykah Badu and a live band for “Word I Never Said.”

Big surprises of the night were legends Heavy D and DMX performing unadvertised medleys of their hits. The growling human dog brought out Swizz Beatz for a flurry that consisted of “Get at Me Dog,” “Ruff Ryders Anthem” and Party Up.” The Heavy D set included “We Got Our Thing,” “The Overweight Lover’s in the House” and “Is It Good to You.”

The biggest surprise of the night however was the recently uncaged King of the South,T.I., who performed “F.A.M.E” with Young Jeezy.

The BET Hip Hop Awards air on the network on October 11 at 8 p.m. —Shaheem Reid

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  • DRTW1234

    DMX & Tip r back go make history ma homies!

  • chianne

    Whatcha mean, T.I. performed F.A.M.E.???? FAME is Breezy’s album, and there’s no song called FAME on it.

    • 213

      T.I. and Jeezy have a song named F.A.M.E……Fake Ass Muthafuckas Envy.

    • Thinker

      nah shorty you gotta keep up with the new music thats been comin out. T.I. and Jeezy got a song called “F.A.M.E”

      • chianne

        sorry for bein slow. But didn’t Breezy’s F.A.M.E. come first? Tip and Weezy just playing around with the concept? Well, OK. But a lil L.A.M.E.

  • http://XXLMAG.COM white bitch

    nicki minaj winning lyricist of the year dats fucked up man! jay was ther kanye,eminem! u kidding me!! and album of the year! lupe fiasco,kanye,,wiz khalipha r u jokin fuck dis bet…dat nicki aint gat shit on ma boys dont even know howw 2 rap!!! hip hop’s really dead!

  • matty21

    yooo da King is showin how U mount a comeback… u can damn feel da internet going nuts… just 2 say too, it feels different this time around man… cant quite put da finger on it yet, maybe never will, or maybe its him living dis life n struggle, stayin real; N much progression – time will tell… tip bein back on da scene just feels different this time – he’s str8 comin with it – bringin da truth… raw, let it b known to ne1 dat i’ma keep it in da street n rep da struggle, no matter who dont like it… like hes here, n its gonna b known… 4sure is being noticed – got me n so many glued ha; we c da man… what u expect from da king who seems 2 just get better? try 2 live N learn regardless… as we all should

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  • orel09

    i quite agree wif the white bitch i mean nicki ova em dats preety lame nd

  • TripleBlackBeauty

    Two Fuckin idiots!

    We Cheere, Support and Praise the WRONG Shit… These have to be the two stupidest mofo to ever touch the mike.

    I almost hate everything about what Hip Hop is … a bunch of mainstream Coonery Bafoonery!

    • TripleBlackBeauty

      Correction *Mike* = Mic / Microphone

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