News: Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z & More Dominate BET Hip-Hop Awards

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011 12:15AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money's Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and more took over the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards ceremony in Atlanta Tuesday (October 11) night with multiple wins and all-star performances.

Hosted by Mike Epps, the show was highlighted by multiple wins from Weezy and R&B star Chris Brown.

Best Hip-Hop Video: Chris Brown & Lil Wayne's "Look At Me Now", Best Live Performer: Lil Wayne, Lyricist of the Year: Lil Wayne, MVP of the Year: Nicki Minaj, CD of the Year: Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," Best Hip-Hop Style: Nicki Minaj, Hustler of the Year: Jay-Z, Viewer's Choice: Chris Brown & Lil Wayne's "Look At Me Now" (BET Hip-Hop Awards '11)

Additional winners included DJ Khaled and music video director Hype Williams.

Video Director of the Year: Hype Williams, Producer of the Year: Lex Luger, DJ of the Year: DJ Khaled, Rookie of the Year: Wiz Khalifa, Best Club Banger: Waka Flocka Flame's "No Hands" (BET Hip-Hop Awards '11)

The ceremony also featured live performances from various hip-hop stars.

Did you miss any performances from the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2011? If so, we've got you covered. From T.I. and DMX's return to the stage to Maybach Music Group's family affair with special guest El DeBarge to Lupe Fiasco and Erykah Badu's politically-charged set. Young Jeezy & T.I.'s "F.A.M.E." and "I'm Flexin'". Wiz Khalifa's "Taylor Gang." Rick Ross & MMG's "That Way" and "I'm a Boss." Big Sean's "I Do It" and "Marvin & Chardonnay." (Rap-Up)

Outside of the winners and on-stage sets, there were also separate taped cyphers.

Always on point, this year's BET hip hop cyphers were epic. An outstanding seven sets of cyphers from the best in the business - Eminem, Rick Ross, Ludacris, Joe Budden, Yelawolf, Estelle, Busta Rhymes, Ace Hood, Blind Fury, Mike Epps and many more. LL COOL J was honored as the 2011 recipient of the "I AM HIP-HOP" Icon Award, and received it with a poignant acceptance speech. Part rap, part reminiscence, it was lyrical gold and irrefutable confirmation that the right man had been selected for the distinction. (Market Watch)

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