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The winners – and losers – of the BET Hip Hop Awards

The Black Entertainment Television Hip Hop awards proved very fruitful for some, and for others not so much. Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean won big on the night with three awards each, which were pre-recorded over the weekend and was aired on Tuesday.

Fetty Wap took home the bacon, winning Song Of The Year for Trap Queen. However, the rapper couldn’t be there in person due to a motorbike accident he had in September which left him hospitalised.

Drake made bank, scoring two awards including including MVP of the Year.

Lamar took home three awards, namely lyricist of the year, award for impact track and hip hop single Alright.

Big Sean scored the award for best collaboration for Blessings and best club banger for IDFWU.

After his massive year with the release of two number one albums – DS2 and his collaborative mixtape with Drake What A Time To Be Alive, it was only right that Future opened the ceremony.

The cyphers for this years performance incorporated a pretty wide range of artists, including Raury, Vince Staples, Tink, to veterans like Redman and Keith Murray and even Charles Hamilton.

P Diddy also took to the stage with Lil Kim, King Los and Styles P, debuting two new songs Workin and The Auction.

Travis Scott also made an appearance, following performances from Future, Puff Daddy, and Rich Homie Quan, the Houston rapper finishing off the night with an incredible performance with TI to help him out. 

Veteran hip hop performer and original Geto Boys member Scarface was awarded the “I am hip hop” award for his influence in the hip hop world. However his glory was short lived, as Houston-based rapper was scooped up by the cops after the ceremony for not paying child support. He travelled to Atlanta to attend awards despite reportedly not being able to leave the state.

Check out the full list of winners – and losers – below.

Best Hip-Hop Video

Big Sean feat. Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign – Play No Games

Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – Blessings

Fetty Wap – Trap Queen

Kendrick Lamar – Alright — WINNER

Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – Feeling Myself

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – Blessings — WINNER

Big Sean feat. E-40 – IDFWU

Fetty Wap feat. Monty – My Way

Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – Feeling Myself

Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne – Truffle Butter

Best Live Performer


J. Cole — WINNER

Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Lyricist of the Year

Big Sean


J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar — WINNER

Nicki Minaj

Video Director of the Year

Alan Ferguson

Benny Boom — WINNER

Chris Robinson/Lil Chris

Colin Tilley

Director X


DJ of the Year

DJ Drama

DJ Envy

DJ Esco

DJ Khaled

DJ Mustard — WINNER

Producer of the Year

DJ Mustard — WINNER

J. Cole

Kanye West

Mike Will Made-It

Pharrell Williams


MVP of the Year

Big Sean

Drake — WINNER


J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Track of the Year

Alright – Produced by Pharrell Williams and Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)

Blessings – Produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz (Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West)

Commas – Produced by DJ Spinz and Southside (Future)

IDFWU – Produced by Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane (Big Sean feat. E-40)

Trap Queen – Produced by Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap) – WINNER

Album of the Year

Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise

Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive — WINNER

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

Wale – The Album About Nothing

Who Blew Up Award

Bobby Shmurda

DeJ Loaf

Fetty Wap — WINNER

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