BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 - 85 South. (Photo: BET)

Did you catch the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards? If the answer is yes, then you saw how dope the cyphers and performances were. If the answer is no, like where were you? 

This year’s 2020 BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” brought together some of the hottest names in music to celebrate Hip Hop’s biggest night. Comedians, actors, hosts of the “85 South Show” podcast and stars of “Wild N’ Out” – comedy supergroup 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean) co-hosted the annual show that premiered Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 – 85 South and Yellopain. (Photo: BET)

Megan Thee Stallion ruled the night with three wins for ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ’Hip Hop Artist of the Year’ and a shared ‘Best Collaboration’ with Beyoncé for the “Savage (remix).” Beyoncé also took home an additional win for ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse’ for the track. Roddy Ricch was a double winner for ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ for “Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial.” Pop Smoke was posthumously crowned ‘Best New Hip Hop Artist’ and UK rapper Stormzy took home the award for ‘Best International Flow.’

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Cordae opened the show with a powerful freestyle about the importance of voting followed by ‘Impact Track’ winner Lil Baby performing his hit single “We Paid” with 42 Dugg. The City Girls blazed the stage with anthems ‘Kitty Talk’ and ‘Jobs’ in their first televised performance since JT’s release last year.

Taking the stage for her television debut, Mulatto performed a medley of ‘Youngest N Richest,’ ‘B**** From Da Souf’ and ‘Muwop’ with an appearance from Gucci ManeQuavo performed a special tribute to Pop Smoke that included “Shake the Room” and “Aim For the Moon.” Snoop Dogg honored the ‘I Am Hip Hop’ Award recipient Master P2 Chainz and Lil Wayne closed out the show in a major way with their hit single “Money Maker.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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With the election less than a week away, Vice Presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris made a surprise appearance with an impassioned plea urging viewers to let their voices be heard at the polls.

BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 – Kamala Harris. (Photo: BET)

During the “Hip Hop Cares” segments, G Herbo and Trae Tha Truth were spotlighted for their tireless work giving back to their communities and the world at large through social justice, mental health and environmental activism. Rappers Reuben Vincent, Bobby Sessions and Pretty Yellow shared fiery voting freestyles throughout the show.

BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 – Pretty Yellow. (Photo: BET)

The much-anticipated cyphers were hosted by DJ Hed and featured a bevy of emcees, R&B songstresses, and reggae stars dropping hot sixteens including Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Original Koffee, Shenseea, Skip Marley, ZJ Liquid, Adé, Buddy, Deanté Hitchcock, and Flo Milli. 

BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 – Beenie Man. (Photo: BET)
BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 – Skip Marley. (Photo: BET)
BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 – Shenseea. (Photo: BET)

Singers Brandy, Erykah Badu, H.E.R., and Teyana Taylor linked up for a show-stopping, all-female collaboration. Rappers Chika, Flawless Real Talk, Jack Harlow, Polo G, and Rapsody let their voices be heard in the first-ever “Social Justice” cypher. Presenters for the evening included Hip Hop legends Snoop Dogg and T.I. along with R&B superstar Monica.

BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 – HER, Teyana Taylor, Brandy, Erykah Badu. (Photo: BET)

 

The complete list of 2020 BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” winners are:

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

FUTURE FEATURING DRAKE – “LIFE IS GOOD” 

BEST COLLABORATION

MEGAN THEE STALLION FEATURING BEYONCÉ – “SAVAGE (REMIX)” 

BEST DUO OR GROUP

CHRIS BROWN AND YOUNG THUG

BEST LIVE PERFORMER

TRAVIS SCOTT

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

RAPSODY

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

TEYANA “SPIKE TEE” TAYLOR

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

HIT-BOY

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

MEGAN THEE STALLION 

SONG OF THE YEAR

RODDY RICCH – “THE BOX” (PRODUCED BY 30 ROCK & DATBOISQUEEZE)

HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

RODDY RICCH – “PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL” 

BEST NEW HIP HOP ARTIST

POP SMOKE

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

MEGAN THEE STALLION

SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE

BEYONCÉ – “SAVAGE (REMIX)”

IMPACT TRACK

LIL BABY – “THE BIGGER PICTURE”

DJ OF THE YEAR

D-NICE

BEST HIP HOP PLATFORM

THE JOE BUDDEN PODCAST

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW

STORMZY (UK)

 

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