News: Lil' Wayne Wins Big At The BET Hip-Hop Awards
Monday, Oct 20, 2008 11:26AM
The 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards was taped last Saturday (October 18) in Atlanta's Civic Center with New Orleans rapper Lil' Wayne
coming out on top.
Weezy, who had a phenomenal year - selling over one million copies of his album Tha Carter III
after its first week of release - won three awards, including "Lyricist of the Year," MVP of the Year" and "People's Champ."
Other winners included Atlanta rapper Shawty Low, who won the "MySpace Music Rookie of the Year" award as well as DJ Khaled, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Fat Joe, Birdman and Rick Ross who won the "Best Hip-Hop Collaboration" award for "I'm So Hood (The Remix)." LL Cool J also hit the stage to present Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons with the
"I Am Hip-Hop" icon award for his commitment and contributions to the
Among the performers at the third annual event were Nas, Ludacris, Common, T.I., Young Jeezy, Bow Wow, Soulja Boy and N.E.R.D. MC Lyte, Lady of Rage, Salt-n-Pepa and Yo-Yo also hit the stage to perform in a special segment honoring the women of hip-hop.
BET's third annual Hip-Hop Awards will air on Thursday, October 23 at 8 p.m. EST