2017 BET HIP HOP AWARDS RECAP: DJ KHALED WINS BIG, UNCLE LUKE HONORED, EMINEM LET’S TRUMP HAVE IN BET CYPHER, + MORE.
The BET 2017 Hip Hop Awards aired last night from Miami 305!!
The awards was hosted by the one and only DJ Khaleddddd!!
It was such a good night, DJ Khaled opened up the show with a throwback performance of “I’m So Hood” bringing out some special guest such as Trick Daddy, T-Pain, Rick Ross (w/ DJ Sam Sneak rockin with them on stage), & Plies. (Watch Here)
In addition DJ Khaled won “DJ of the Year” and “Best Collabo Duo/Group” for Wild Thoughts featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.
In a very special moment, BET get stars like Master P, Pitbull, Ice Cube, and even Luke’s lawyer honored the “King of Dirty Rap” Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell with the “I Am Hip Hop” Award. (Watch Here)
Former DJ Uncle Luke, the creator of southern hip hop, gave an outstanding acceptance speech to the crowd. He recognized the influence his style of dance music created, he talked about his history of southern hip hop and how was excluded from winning awards even when he was on top.
Luke made statements like, “Thirty years in this business, and ain’t nobody ever honor me for s***,” in addition to “We got kicked off stage because they said we did booty music. Said we wasn’t hip-hop. With the conventions, they told us that the South would not be what it is today.” and much more.
Even with everything that went on during the night, one of the most memorable moments was Cardi B winning “Hustle of the Year” & “Best New Artist”, and of course the BET Cyphers….which one you ask? Well there was many great ones, BUT one stood out amongst the rest, and that one was from one of the rap gods, EMINEM!!
If you haven’t watched the four minute freestyle, you missed out for real!!