The BET hip hop awards 2016 was actually recorded on September 17 but it has not been aired since.
As the world settled in to watch the US Vice Presidential debate, the BET 2016 hip hop awards show, which was hosted by DJ Khaled was finally aired.
Hip-hop heads the world over would have been divided on what to actually concentrate on as the BET hip hop awards are a massive celebration of hip-hop music and culture, and the US elections are pretty entertaining right now. It allows fans to catch up with their favourite artistes and hip-hop personalities.
DJ Khaled was the clear winner of the night, walking away with three awards while the likes of Drake, Rihanna and Beyonce were among the top-nominated artists in categories like Best Artist, Video of the Year, and the R&B/neo soul-focused Centric Award.
Kendrick Lamar also took home three awards one for his verse on Beyonce’s Freedom.
Below are the BET hip hop awards 2016 winners:
Best Hip-Hop Video
Drake – Hotline Bling
Best Collaboration, Duo or Group
Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infrared – All the Way Up
Best Live Performer
Lyricist of the Year
Video Director of the Year
DJ of the Year
Producer of the Year
MVP of the Year
Track of the Year
All the Way Up – Fat Joe and Remy Ma ft. French Montana and Infared
Album of the Year
Views – Drake
Best New Hip-Hop Artist
Chance the Rapper
Hustler of the Year
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé – Freedom
Love Yourz – J. Cole
People’s Champ Award
Travis Scott – Antidote