J. Cole nabs three BET Hip Hop Awards; Cardi B, Travis Scott, Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Nas X big winners

Andrew Lipovsky/NBC(NEW YORK) — J. Cole was the big winner at the BET Hip Hop Awards that aired Tuesday night, taking home three awards — including Lyricist of the Year, Best Featured Verse, and Impact Track.

Other big winners included Cardi B, Travis Scott, Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Nas X — celebrating two wins each.

Cardi won Best Hip-Hop Style and Best Hip-Hop Video for “Money;” while Scott walked off with Album of the Year and Video Director of the Year.  Lil Nas X earned awards for Single of the Year and Best Collaboration for his record-breaking single “Old Town Road.

Lil’ Kim received the 2019 “I Am Hip Hop” honor, performing a medley of her hits, including “Lighters Up” and “Quiet Storm.”  Junior M.A.F.I.A. joined her for “Crush on You” and “It’s All About the Benjamins.”

“I used to be a little tight because BET ain’t never give me an award,” Kim told the crowd at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. “My godmother said that those awards weren’t big enough for me, and that BET would give me the right award at the right time.”

Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliott were among the stars praising Kim, with Rick Ross presenting the award to the “Not Tonight” rapper.

Other performances of the evening included Megan Thee Stallion, Rick Ross, Chance the Rapper, Offset, T-Pain, Lil Baby, DaBaby, Lil Jon, Rapsody, YBN Cordae, Anderson .Paak, Saweetie, Kamillion and Tom. G.

The BET Hip Hop Awards, Hosted by comedian Lil Duval, were held Saturday in Atlanta.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Hip Hop Video
Cardi B – “Money”

Hot Ticket Performer
Megan Thee Stallion

Album of the Year
Travis Scott – Astroworld

Video Director of the Year
Travis Scott

Lyricist of the Year
J. Cole

MVP of the Year
Nipsey Hussle

Producer of the Year
DJ Khaled

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
DaBaby

Best Mixtape
Megan Thee Stallion – Fever

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
J. Cole – “A Lot” (21 Savage Feat. J Cole)

Impact Track
J. Cole – “Middle Child”

DJ of the Year
Mustard

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
Cardi B

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App
Complex

Hustler of the Year
Jay-Z

Best International Flow
Sarkodie (Ghana)

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