J. COLE WINS BIG AT THE BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2019 WITH 3 WINS FOLLOWED BY CARDI B, TRAVIS SCOTT, MEGAN THEE STALLION AND LIL NAS X WITH 2 WINS EACH
LIL KIM RECEIVES 2019 “I AM HIP HOP” HONOR, TAKES THE STAGE WITH A MEDLEY OF HER HITS AND REUNITES JUNIOR MAFIA
PERFORMANCES INCLUDED MEGAN THEE STALLION, RICK ROSS, CHANCE THE RAPPER, OFFSET, T-PAIN, LIL BABY, DABABY, LIL JON, RAPSODY, YBN CORDAE FT. ANDERSON .PAAK, SAWEETIE, KAMILLION, AND TOM. G.
HOSTED BY LIL DUVAL THE 2019 BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” PREMIERED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET NETWORKS
New York, NY – October 8, 2019 – The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2019 brought together the hottest names in Hip Hop to the biggest weekend in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, October 5, 2019 for the annual taping. Comedian and Rapper Lil Duval hosted this year’s awards from The Cobb Energy Centre which premiered on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 8:00PM ET.
J.Cole took the night, snagging three wins for ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse’ for his verse on 21 Savage’s “A Lot,” and ‘Impact Track’ for his single “Middle Child.” Cardi B took home two wins for ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)’ and the visuals for “Money” took home ‘Best Hip-Hop Video.’ Travis Scott took home his first win in the ‘Video Director of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ categories. Newcomer Lil Nas X, also takes two wins for ‘Single of the Year’ and ‘Best Collabo, Duo or Group’ for “Old Town Road.” Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie, took home the nights first award, and the first ever ‘ Best International Flow’ award.
The “Houston Hottie” Megan Thee Stallion, kicked off the night live from the boat performing a medley of “Hot Girl Summer” featuring Juicy J, and “Cash **it” featuring the night’s “Best New Hip-Hop Artist” winner, DaBaby; before taking home two wins of her own for ‘Hot Ticket Performer’ and ‘Best Mixtape.’ Continuing to be the hottest night in hip hop, performances included Saweetie performing “My Type,” and bringing out surprise guest Petey Pablo and Lil Jon who performed “Freek-A-Leek” and “Get Low.” Rick Ross hit the stage performing a medley that include a special appearance by T-Pain. DaBaby performed “Intro” from his debut album Kirk before bringing out Offset for “Babysitter;” later he joined Lil Baby for a performance of “Baby.” Chance The Rapper, did a powerful performance of “Sun Come Down.” Rapsody, put on for the queens with an inspiring performance of "Nina" and "Serena.” YBN Cordae got the crowd woke along with Anderson .Paak performing “RNP.”
The much anticipated cyphers were hosted by DJ Hed and featured a bevy of emcees dropping hot sixteen including Kash Doll, Iman. ( aka Iman Shumpert), IDK, Bandhunta Izzy, Jazz Anderson , King Los, Travis Thompson, Dae Jones, and 2019 BET Experience rap battle winner Young Devyn. Comedians Affion Crockett, Chico Bean, Jess Hilarious, Karlous Miller and host Lil Duval came together for the first ever comedy cypher.
Presenters for the evening included R&B superstar, Teyana Taylor, and Academy Award-nominated actor and star of “Queen & Slim,” Daniel Kaluuya, “Rap City” host Tigger, and Rick Ross.
For the first time ever, the BET “Hip Hop Awards” also included a live battle rap hosted by Ultimate Rap League founder Smack featuring noted battle rappers DNA, Geechi Gotti, T-Top, and Shotgun Suge. DNA reigned supreme and won a $25,000 cash prize.
The complete list of 2019 BET “Hip Hop Awards” winners are:
Best Hip-Hop Video
CARDI B - MONEY
Hot Ticket Performer
MEGAN THEE STALLION
Album of the Year
ASTROWORLD - TRAVIS SCOTT
Video Director of the Year
Lyricist of the Year
MVP of the Year
Producer of the Year
Best Collab, Duo or Group
LIL NAS X FEAT. BILLY RAY CYRUS OLD TOWN ROAD (REMIX)
Single of the Year
OLD TOWN ROAD (REMIX) - Produced by YoungKio (LIL NAS X FEAT. BILLY RAY CYRUS)
Best New Hip-Hop Artist
MEGAN THEE STALLION - FEVER
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
J COLE - A LOT (21 SAVAGE FEAT. J.COLE)
J. COLE - MIDDLE CHILD
DJ of the Year
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App
Hustler of the Year
Best International Flow
Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, served as Executive Producer of the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2019 along with Connie Orlando, BET Head of Programming and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay, Vice President of Specials, Jesse Collins Entertainment.
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