Last night’s 15th Annual BET Hip-Hop Awards was an enjoyable virtual affair hosted by hilarious trio Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly & Chico Bean of the 85 South show and Wild ‘N Out who brought refreshing energy and endless laughs to the star-studded spectacle.
The leopard spotted City Girls won the night with their screen-sizzling performance of “P— Talk” and “Jobs” that may or may not have made us twerk in our living room.
Other performers included Lil Baby, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Big Sean & Jhené Aiko, Quavo, Mulatto, Ty Dolla $ign, Tobe Nwigwe, Burna Boy and Chris Martin.
And yes, Flo Milli, Polo G, Chika, Jack Harlow, Flawless Real Talk, Rapsody, Deante’ Hitchcock, Brandy, Teyana Taylor, Erykah Badu, H.E.R., Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Koffee, Shenseea and Skip Marley killed the rewind-worthy cyphers.
Hot Girl hero Megan Thee Stallion took home three awards–Hip-Hop artist of the year, Best Collaboration (For “Savage” with Beyonce) and Hustler of the Year.
We even heard from Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris who mused about HBCUs ahead of 2 Chainz’s performance of “Money Maker” with Lil Wayne.
“As a proud HBCU alum, a graduate of Howard University … I know there is nowhere like an HBCU campus to fully appreciate the power the dignity and the diversity of the voices in our country,” she said.
“It’s where so many of us go to strengthen our voices, to pursue our dreams, and explore our roles in our fight for justice. As a country, we face enormous challenges. And now more than ever, we need Black scientists and engineers and doctors and teachers and public servants to help us build the shared future we all deserve. … Let’s lift up our voices for a better future.”
What was your fave moment of the Awards? Tell us in the comments and peep the funniest (and pettiest) tweets on the flip.
“You’re on BET but your hairline is on VH1 @chicoBean” – noooooooo
“Me after DaBaby was nominated for Lyricist of the year #HipHopAwards” – pettyyyy
“I can hear DC in this picture” – *cackles*
“Is Chico really gonna stay HATLESS??!!! THE ENTIRE SHOW???” – Chico had ’em skressed
“Get yo cousin chico @chicoBean” – now, see…
Chico Bean:” – whyyyyyy
“@chicoBean @DCYOUNGFLY @KarlousM Chico lookin like a auntie cougar wit that cheetah print on” – outta line
“She that auntie that’ll let you borrow money but you gotta do her a “favor” – relatable
“Me this whole dancehall cypher bc idk what they sayin” – it was a vibe
“aBaby lost all TWELVE (12) of his nominations at tonight’s #HipHopAwards. He was the most nominated artist of the night” – why they do DaBaby like that
“DaBaby songs be like” – you know what….
“Teyana, H.E.R., Erykah Badu and Brandy ATE tf outta that cypher” – A T E
“Me when Big Latto does B*tch from da Souf” – the JAM
“Big Sean and Jhene Aiko — the couple that’s not a couple, but they probably really are a couple but tell people they’re not a couple so no one really knows if they’re a couple or not.” – one of our fave couples