City Girls, Big Sean, Jhené Aiko, Brandy, 2 Chainz, and more made the 2020 BET Hip-Hop Awards a night to remember. Hosted by DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean of 85 South, the socially-distanced event went down on Tuesday (Oct. 27).
Doubling as a sounding board for socially conscious commentary and voting engagement, the show featured several references to Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and other victims of police brutality. The night included a statement from vice presidential hopeful and Howard University alum, Kamala Harris, in celebration of HBCU’s.
Although there were more performances than awards given out during the ceremony, the show was full of surprises. Master P received the I Am Hip Hop Award presented to him by former No Limit artist, Snoop Dogg. Rapsody won her first award ever for Best Hip-Hop Lyricist, Pop Smoke was posthumously awarded the Best New Artist trophy, and Lil Baby accepted the Impact Track honor for, “The Bigger Picture.”
Watch some of the performances and cyphers below.
City Girls Perform “Kitty Talk” & “Jobs”
Big Sean, Jhené AIko and Ty Dolla Sign Perform “Body Language”
Brandy, Erykah Badu, Teyana Taylor & H.E.R. Perform Ladies First Cypher
Beenie Man, Bounty Killa, Skip Marley & More Participate In Reggae Cypher
Tobe Nwigwe Performs “Try Jesus, Don’t Try Me”
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne Perform “Money Maker”