The BET Hip Hop Awards 2023 will bring together some of the biggest names in the rap and hip-hop industry for an unforgettable night of music, celebration, and recognition. While the awards itself is always a highlight, it’s the electrifying performances that truly make the event memorable. This year will be no exception, with a star-studded lineup that will include the likes of DaBaby, Offset, Sexyy Red, Glorilla, Fivio Foreign, Kid Capri, Kool DJ Red Alert, and Spinderella and more names to be announced.


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In addition to the jam-packed performances, previously announced nominees include 21 Savage and Cardi B, leading this year with an outstanding 12 nods each, followed by Drake with nine nods, Burna Boy and DJ Khaled round out the top five with an impressive seven nods each. J. Cole scored six nods. Coi Leray, GloRilla, and Jay-Z are tied at five nods each. Other notable nominations include Lil Uzi Vert, with four nominations, rounding out with DaBaby, Kendrick Lamar, Latto, Lil Durk, Megan Thee Stallion, and Metro Boomin, scoring three nominations each.

“BET Hip Hop Awards” 2023 will also honor the 30th anniversary of iconic record label So So Def with an all-star roster of hip-hop icons taking the stage, including GRAMMY®-Award-winning producer, songwriter, hip-hop artist, author, and DJ, Jermaine Dupri, as well as Bone Crusher, Bow Wow, Da Brat, Dem Franchize Boyz, Ludacris and more.

Super producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz will present this year’s cypher in a hip-hop celebration deejayed by DJ E Feezy and DJ Runna, with lyricists Bun B, Cassidy, Foggieraw, Gloss Up, Lady London, Lola Brooke, Scar Lip, and Symba going head-to-head. The digital cypher will feature DJ Hed, LaNell Grant, Maiya The Don, and That Mexican OT. Hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality Fat Joe, the annual show premieres Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 9:00 PM ET/PT.