**EXCLUSIVE** 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards Recap

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Bossip Exclusives, News, We Broke It Here First!

Posted by Bossip Staff

You can expect multiple surprises when you watch the 2008 BET Hip Hop awards on Oct 23rd, 2008. Well, they might not be surprises anymore but you know you want that exclusive. Bossip staff was there for the barrage of bling, Obamania, and skankocity that was this year’s hip hop awards show.

Check the recap:

Ludacris and TI opened the show with their new song, “Wish you would.”

We told you that T-pain and his vocoder had to host because Katt Williams was ganked up by one-time. For what, you ask? Stay tuned…. During his opening monologue, T-Pain said, “I got a call around 4am this morning asking if I could host the show.” The circus ape was actually quite hilarious and even did a segment with his beloved vocoder where the machine referred to itself as “Ike” and T-Pain as “Tina.”

In case you fell asleep under a rock, here are some some photos of the show for your viewing pleasure.

Unlike last year’s waste of video footage, this year’s award show was politically charged and did not go 30 seconds without mentioning Obama or “Barack the vote.” Several video montages included the hopeful presidential elect and EVERY thank you speech included a little push to vote. The overall tone of the evening was, ‘If you don’t vote for Barack Obama, you’re a waste of hair, skin and teeth.” Bossip concurs.

Weezy, who won about 564 awards, kept the syrup cups piling up as he announced during one of his acceptance speeches that “I got a son about to drop any day now, so shout out to him.” Shout out to a womb? Really, Weezy?

Derek Luke, who was apparently in character because he was rocking that diddy-esque soul-glo curl, gave us a extended preview of the biographical film of Biggie’s life, “Notorious”.

In old school girl power fashion, MC Lyte, Yo-yo, Lady of Rage and Salt n Pepa rocked the stage and, of course, Salt n Pepa performed “Whatta Man” as a video montage of Michelle and Barack played.

The Game was a no-show yet again (he recently missed a performance in New Orleans; we assume it’s because his sister was shot up) and Ice Cube, who was supposed to be a surprise, ended up performing a new joint featuring Musiq.

‘Blood Diamond Russ’ received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” and gave an impassioned speech about, well…. everything. You know BDR is long winded.

In what was a strange move for BET, the show closed with what T-Pain called “another midget in his circus,” Bow wow and Soulja Boy performing “Marco Polo”…… The hoards of junior high school girls will be asleep before they can even see the ish. As we were leaving, one chick said, “Well Bow Wow was definitely the highlight of the evening,” as she smirked. Our sentiments exactly.

The BET hip hop awards will air on October 23rd, 2008 at 8:00pm.

Image via WENN

Comments

  • SWEET CHEEKS ((As long as Im alive - You'll always have to Settle for 2nd Best))

    Loving that Obama shirt!!!!!

  • K-mia

    what exactly is that supposed to be?

  • Aunt Viv

    Ludacris!!!

  • D.O.O.K.I.E.

    OH MAN WAYNE WON THAT MANY AWARDS DAMN NOW I REALLY WANT 2 SUCK HIS DICK AND LICK LIL WAYNE BLACK ASS CRACK

  • Naturelle

    Not exactly the people/organisms Barack would like endorsing him….just a thought.

  • Crazy in love with a jailbird

    Wow! I need to get me some cable going on huh?

  • Sawyer

    WTF is/who that mascot suppose to be??? Got damn it! And it got on an Obama shirt, well I’ll be got damned!

    I didnt even know the BET hip hop awards was on last night. Wouldnt have matter much, cause I still wouldnt tuned in.

  • http://www.wesmokemarijuana.com wesmokemarijuana.com

    Gimmicks. BET lost its direction a long time ago.

  • Sweetness

    The song that was performed by T.I. and Ludacris is called On Top Of The World not Wish You Would. Thanks!

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re (MADVILLIANY...I heart Dangerdoom)

    Didn’t Lil Wayne announce he was having a baby at the awards?

  • http://www.myspace.com/ocky_j Octavia

    “Shout out to a womb”?

  • Ermy Erm

    D.O.O.K.I.E. said…

    OH MAN WAYNE WON THAT MANY AWARDS DAMN NOW I REALLY WANT 2 SUCK HIS DICK AND LICK LIL WAYNE BLACK ASS CRACK

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    UM….TMI to the 10TH POWER!!!!

  • hmmmm

    is it only me or does that mascot look a likkle bit like Mike Jones…:o

  • NATION

    Hopefully, the ignorance at this show will not cost Obama any votes. They should just STFU until after the election!!! They aren’t exactly viewed in a positive light.

  • http://www.youtubevideo.net youtube video

    funny:)

  • keysha

    HOW MANY OF THE ATTENDERS DO YOU THINK ARE ACTUALLY REGISTERED TO VOTE?!?

  • Afiya - GO PHILLIES - WORLD SERIES -YEA BOI!!

    I hope their in the right place to vote cause if they are on tour and haven’t sent in an absentee ballot they SOL…and that won’t be cool😦

  • meagainsttheworld

    thanks for sparing me that two hours…..damn, does russell get an achievement award every year????

  • Afiya - GO PHILLIES - WORLD SERIES -YEA BOI!!

    Hopefully, the ignorance at this show will not cost Obama any votes. They should just STFU until after the election!!! They aren’t exactly viewed in a positive light.

    ==================================

    Exactly!! I blame Debra Lee 😦

  • warning:very opinionated

    UGH! BET is wack…bad rep for all black ppl….I mean what the hell is that in the picture??? All we need is for the world to think that most ppl that are voting for OBAMA are ghetto hood azz black ppl. so embarassing.

  • sour grapes

    Yo, who the fuk still look at BET? I was in college the last time I saw that back in what 95 or 96.

  • dayg715

    i will most definitely NOT be watching that coonfest, but people, don’t let a few ignorant negroes turn you off from voting for Obama. true, there are some who will vote for him because he is black, just like there are some white people who will vote for McCain because he is white. but at this point, we already know what Obama stands for and what he is all about, so let THAT influence your vote, not the actions of these typical hoodrats.

  • MrS. Pharrell Williams

    damn shame!

  • Kyoto

    I’m lost.. didn’t BET Awards just come on earlier this year and honor Al Green? I’m confused..But BET is the worse station around for black news and entertainment.. Debra Lee need her head examined..

  • King Pin

    @ Its just me

    ya’ll got us yesterday hopefully we can see you in the Superbowl…

    if we make it… 3-4 we need to start winning….

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