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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 01: Nelly receives the 'I Am Hip Hop' award onstage during the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on October 01, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Leon Bennett/2021 BET Hip Hop Awards/Getty Images)

International Stars score wins at the BET Hip-Hop awards

2021 BET Hip-Hop awards

This year the 2021 BET “Hip Hop Awards” brought the hottest names in Hip Hop back to Atlanta, GA for the annual show. The awards, which was broadcast on BET Africa (DStv Channel 129, GOtv Channel 21) was hosted by comedy supergroup, 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly, and Chico Bean). The iconic HIP HOP Awards will repeat this Saturday 9 October at 19:00 WAT / 20:00 CAT and again on Sunday 10 October at 10:30 WAT / 11:30 CAT, exclusively on BET Africa DStv Channel 129, GOtv Channel 21).

WAP artists, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion ruled the night by jointly snagging three wins each including ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for their smash hit “WAP.” Tyler The Creator took home two wins for ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Live Performer’ in addition to his “Rock the Bells Cultural Influence Award” presented by LL Cool J. Jay Z scored double wins in the “Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse” and “Impact Track” for his Nipsey Hussle collaboration “What It Feels Like.” Newcomer, Yung Bleu, was crowned ‘Best New Hip Hop Artist’ while rap sensation Saweetie took home ‘Hustler of the Year.” Music icon, Missy Elliott, was voted ‘Video Director of the Year’ and ‘Lyricist of the Year’ went to J. Cole while UK rapper Little Simz took home the ‘Best International Flow’ award.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 01: Latto performs onstage during the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on October 01, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/2021 BET Hip Hop Awards/Getty Images for BET)

Monde Twala, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Editorial VCN Africa/Peer Lead, BET International says, “Congratulations to all our 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards winners. The success of the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards is testament to the incredible black talent we enjoy and celebrate globally. BET continues to elevate the best in Hip Hop culture. The 2021 Hip Hop Awards was a great mix of explosive performances, entertainment and humour while also conveying a strong message for unity, equality and social justice. We will continue to showcase and celebrate black culture globally.

Young Thug kicked off the night with an explosive performance of “Tick Tock”, followed by Gunna with “Too Easy” before coming together with their hit collaboration “Ski.”  Hot new rapper, Bia, performed her smash single “Whole Lotta Money,” then brought out Atlanta icon Lil Jon for “Bia Bia” to close it out. Baby Keem made his award show debut with “Family Ties.”  Hip Hop sensation Latto brought the house down with a sparkling, high energy performance of “SoufSide” and new song “Big Energy” while Nigerian- American rapper, Tobe Nwigwe made it a family affair with Fat & Nell on their song “Fye Fye.” Isaiah Rashad performed alongside Doechii & Kal Banx for “Wat U Sed” before ending the set with his solo single “From the Garden.”

The hotly anticipated cyphers were hosted by DJ Hed and featured a bevy of emcees dropping hot sixteens including Grip, D Smoke, Smino, Tierra Whack, Rico Nasty, Sleepy Hallow, Erica Banks, Fivio Foreign, Toosii, Lakeyah, Kidd Kenn and Symba.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 01 Tobe Nwigwe performs onstage during the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on October 01, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

Trina, Remy Ma, and Rapsody were the presenters for the evening“I Am Hip Hop Award” recipient Nelly closed out the show with a performance of his greatest hits including “Country Grammar,” “Hot In Herre,” “Air Force Ones,” “Dilemma,” “Grillz” with an appearance by Paul Wall and more.

The ‘BET Hip Hop Awards’ aired on BET Africa (DStv Channel 129, GOtv Channel 21) on Wednesday 6 October, at 02:00 WAT / 03:00 CAT. It will repeat this Saturday 9 October at 19:00 WAT / 20:00 CAT and again on Sunday 10 October at 10:30 WAT / 11:30 CAT.

For more information about the 2021 ‘BET Hip Hop Awards’ the latest news and updates, visit www.bet.com/hiphopawards and follow the conversation @BETAwards

he complete list of 2021 “BET Hip Hop Awards” winners are:

HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST” – TYLER, THE CREATOR

SONG OF THE YEAR

CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

LIL BABY

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP

BEST NEW HIP HOP ARTIST

YUNG BLEU

BEST COLLABORATION

CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP

BEST DUO OR GROUP

LIL BABY & LIL DURK

BEST LIVE PERFORMER

TYLER, THE CREATOR

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

J. COLE

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW

LITTLE SIMZ (UK)

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

MISSY ELLIOTT

DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ SCHEME

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

HIT-BOY

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

SAWEETIE

BEST HIP HOP PLATFORM

GENIUS

SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE

JAY-Z – “WHAT IT FEELS LIKE” (NIPSEY HUSSLE FEAT. JAY-Z)

IMPACT TRACK

NIPSEY HUSSLE FEAT. JAY-Z – “WHAT IT FEELS LIKE”

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